Kelloggs Cards

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Putting The 1972 All-Time Greats in Order Wasn't Easy For Me

I posed this challenge without looking up the order of their births.  Then I found out that of the 14 players, two were born in 1887 and two were born in 1903.  It was pure luck that I put them in the proper order.

In case you haven't tried this and plan to do so, I will tell you now I did without giving up the order.  Why?  Anyone can look up their birthdays online and figure out how they did.

Where did I do well?  I was able to divide the players into groups well.  I grouped the oldest five (group 1), the next four (group 2) and the youngest five (group 3).  All but one of them were grouped properly.  I used Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig as reference points, but that didn't help me very much.

In the first group I properly figured out who the two oldest players were, but I guessed them in the wrong order.  I had the other players correctly ordered.

In the second group I had none of them correctly placed.  One of them was just wrong and another player belonged in the first group.

In the third group I had none of them in the correct order.

I guess I should read up more on these players.  I know that I can't afford to buy any of their cards from when they played.  I'll just need to be content with their Kellogg's/Rold Gold cards.  Now that I think about it, I think I have some poor conditioned cards of Wagner (sorry, just a 48 Leaf), Hornsby, Speaker , Cochrane and Grove.  I need to go check out my few pre-WWII cards to see about these.

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