Kellogg's Baseball Cards will be the primary emphasis of this blog. I will also talk about 3-D football, basketball and hockey cards and other related cards. Kelloggs (or Kellogs) cards have been an interest of mine since my days munching on Frosted Flakes.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
1970 Kellogg's Baseball Card Backs #34 - #36
Here are three more card backs. As you can see I have no issue with cards that are "used".
#34 Jim Fregosi
Jim Fregosi is listed as having been on Los Angeles and California. As a young kid I didn't realize that those were the same teams. I knew him as a 1970s player. I was surprised to see on baseball-reference.com that he had MVP votes every year from 1963 - 1970. He had none from 1971 to 1978 and he never played more than 107 games in any of those seasons.
To the card back - nothing exciting on there. He was a five-time all-star in the 1960s.
Not on the card - he was also an all-star in 1970.
#34 Ray Culp
I don't remember Ray Culp much as a player since he retired in 1973. Forget about that. I just found out that we might have a winner in the Hobby category. He actually admitted to someone that his hobby is Racing Pigeons. I will ignore his all-star appearances in both leagues and focus on that.
Not on the card - it looks like pigeon racing had a long history in the Culp family. He might still be involved today but I didn't find anything. I did find lots of details on the racing and selling of these birds.
#34 Tim McCarver
Tim McCarver listed Bridge as a hobby. I never learned to play that card game. I like that is October, 1969 trade is listed on this 1970 card.
Not on the card - they usually like to mention all-star game appearances and McCarver played in two of those games. His Cardinal teams won two of those three World Series titles.