Kelloggs Cards

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Friday, November 25, 2016

1970 Kellogg's Baseball Card Backs - #46 - #48

Here are the next three cards in the 1970 Kellogg's baseball card set.

#48 - Curt Flood

It was mentioned that he was traded to the Phillies at the end of the 1969 season.

Not on the card - Flood refused to report to Philadelphia and he took MLB to court.  He lost but this was a big step in getting free agency and the big contracts that followed.

#47 - Rod Carew

Position - 2nd Base.  That's where I first remember him.  1975 was his last year as a regular at 2B.  He retired in 1985.

It's a Fact - Break up the Yankees was an actual battle cry in MLB circles.  The Yankees led the league in homers for 12 straight years (1936 - 1947).

Not on the card - he played more games at 1B (1,184) than at 2B (1,130).  

Also not on the card - it wasn't just the homers that caused opponents to break up the Yankees.  They won seven World Series titles and lost one in those 12 years.

#46 - Reggie Smith

His hobby is working with plastics.  What does that mean?  Maybe he can figure out how to get rid of the cracks on the plastic coating of many of his Kellogg's cards?

He was a 1969 all-star and he played in the 1967 World Series.

It's a Fact - Walter Johnson led the AL in strikeouts for eight consecutive seasons (1912-1919).

Not on the card - Smith was an all-star six more times in his long career.

Also not on the card - Johnson won four more strikeout titles.  Nolan Ryan won seven times in an eight-year stretch while winning a total of 11 strikeout titles.

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