Kelloggs Cards

Kelloggs Cards

Saturday, November 26, 2016

1970 Kellogg's Baseball Card Backs #43 - #45

Looking at the nine-pocket sheet of 1970 Kellogg's baseball cards from #37 - #45 is great and depressing at the same time.  It is amazing that this sheet contains Cubs Ron Santo, Ernie Banks, Billy Williams and Glenn Beckert.

In a what might have been for the late 1960s and early 1970s Cubs, this nine-card grouping also contains Lou Brock.  These solid Cub teams were always had one or two weak spots in the outfield.  Having Lou Brock, instead of trading him to St. Louis, might have changed the way current fans think of the 2016 Cubs and their World Series win.

Back to the card backs.

#45 Larry Hisle -

He attended Ohio State, a school that my daughter loves for no reason at all.  He was on the disabled list for two months with hepatitis.  Today, they'd never put that injury detail on the card.

It's a fact - Ted Williams was the last player to bat .400, doing so in 1941.

Not on the card - Ted is still the last guy to hit .400.

#44 Lou Brock -

Stolen bases aren't shown in the stats, but it mentions him leading the league multiple times and setting World Series records.

Not on the card - it pains me to see the 1964 stat line which shows him with both Chicago and St. Louis.  I'm not old enough to remember him as a Cub.

Cub debuts -

Billy Williams - 6-06-59
Ron Santo - 6-26-60
Lou Brock - 9-10-61

#43 Glenn Beckert -

He got a college degree, something not very normal for baseball players at that time.  He led the league in runs one year.

Not on the card - I didn't know he'd every led the league in any category.  He received MVP votes in three different seasons.

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