Kelloggs Cards

Kelloggs Cards

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Going to Baseball Games as a Kid - NL and AL

When we were kids we'd go to a few Cub games per year and probably about 5-10 White Sox games.  Since the crowds were big for the good teams we always seemed to go and see the other 1970s teams that weren't very good - Expos, Padres and Astros.

Nate Colbert played for all three of these teams, so I bet I saw him play way too much.  He got into four consecutive Kellogg's baseball card sets (1971 - 1974).  He was traded to Detroit after the 1974 season.  He only hit 10 of his 173 homers after the trade.

Steve Blass played for the Pirates so we didn't get to those games.  We didn't see the Dodgers or Reds much either.  He played all ten of his seasons with the Pirates, appearing on Kellogg's baseball cards in 1972 and 1973.

The White Sox games worked the same way.  We never ended up seeing the good teams there either.

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