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Friday, June 10, 2016

Kellogg's Cereal Box Dream #30 - I Always Liked Getting Card #01

Even in 1972 card #1 in any set was desirable.  In some instances like this one with Tom Seaver, card #1 was given to a star player.  Even without a star player card #1 was a big deal.  

1972 Kellogg's Tom Seaver #01

1972 Rating                    -- 9  comment -- One of the games biggest stars. 

2016 Rating                    -- 10  comment --  Moves up from a 9 rating since I can now overlook                                                                             that he was a Met.  

He won three Cy Young Awards.  In the strike-shortened 1981 season he was 14-2 but he lost a close vote to Fernando Valenzuela (13-7) who got off to a great start and threw eight shutouts.  I'll need to look at how Fernando managed to lose seven games with his ERA in the 2s.  Both players got eight first place votes for the Cy Young but Valenzuela prevailed 70-67.

Seaver also lost a Cy Young Award vote to Fergie Jenkins in 1971.  Seaver's stats were superior but Jenkins was given the nod dealing with being at Wrigley Field known as hitter-friendly.

Did he get card #01 because someone though he deserved the Cy Young Award?

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