Kelloggs Cards

Kelloggs Cards

Sunday, November 27, 2016

1970 Kellogg's Baseball Card Backs #40 - #42

Here are the next few card backs.  The two Cubs in this group were the most discussed during the playoffs both because they were with the team for most of their lives.  Both worked for and promoted the team throughout their remaining days.  Sadly, neither made it to see the 2016 victory - Santo passed away in 2010 and Banks in 2015.

#42 Ron Santo -

He led the league in lots of offensive and defensive category and he was a regular all-star.

Not on the card - not only did he miss the Cubs winning the World Series, he passed away two years before getting inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012.

#41 Chris Short -

Chris collected stamps.  He's listed as 6-3 1/2.  That's so specific. lists him as 6-4.  Either way those tall pitchers certainly must have been intimidating with the higher mound in the 1960s.

He led the NL in wild pitches one year.  Wouldn't it have been better to mention that he won 20 games in a season?

#40 Ernie Banks -

Not much text since his career stats take up so much room.  He listed his hobby as swimming.

Not on the card - he was an ambassador for the team for his entire life.  His passing was featured on the news for numerous days and his funeral was televised in the Chicagoland area.  He was quite revered around town just like Minnie Minoso, who passed away a few weeks later, and Ron Santo.

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