Kelloggs Cards

Kelloggs Cards

Thursday, July 7, 2016

My Favorite Kellogg's Set - Why I Love the 1981 Set

There are a lot of positives with the 1981 Kellogg's Baseball card set.  I like the 66-card set size and I think Kellogg's did a good job of picking the stars of the day.  There are 22 Hall-of-Fame players and Pete Rose.  There were probably only about seven cards that featured players who didn't have long, productive careers.  Most notably in that group would be Joe Charboneau.

I like the change to a bigger card as well as the bright, yellow colors.  In 1979 and 1980 it was difficult to really get a feel for the uniforms since the cards were so small.  I really like how this design accentuated the photo and minimized the borders.  I think Kellogg's got lazy in 1980 since they had no competition with Hostess.  Remember, 1981 also brought in Fleer and Donruss cards.

I didn't like the cards being exactly 3.5 x 2.5 inches because their thin stock made it difficult to put them into nine-pocket pages.  I prefer the cards a bit smaller than regulation baseball cards.

This set is easy to find cheap, so enjoy a great set with great images from 1980.  The big negative for me is that these cards were not found in cereal boxes.  One had to purchase the set from Kellogg's.  I didn't do that.  When I collect all unopened packs I only need to work on 1970 - 1980.

The image is so much bigger that the brand of bat can even be seen.

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