Kelloggs Cards

Kelloggs Cards

Monday, January 2, 2017

1970 Kellogg's Baseball Card Backs #10 - 12

If I think back to 1970, these three fall into three distinct groups if found in a box of cereal.

#12 - Willie Mays

Mays falls into the group of cards that I wanted to pull out of the box and never did.

Not a lot of room for text.  Kellogg's does mention that he is destined for the Baseball Hall of Fame.  Not much more needs to be said.

#11 - Tommie Agee

Agee is a card that I might get but that I didn't want.  Why?  He was on the 1969 Mets. 

He played a few games from 1962 - 1965 before becoming a regular and being named Rookie of the Year in 1966.  He listed singing as a hobby.  

Not on the card - I didn't like 1969 Mets.  I would have traded this card of made it look like the Jim Maloney card shown below.  

#10 - Jim Maloney

Maloney would be on the list of guys that I pulled out and said "who is this guy?".  I was not yet old enough to know all of the players featured.  By the time I assembled my first set, 1971 Topps, I knew everyone pictured.  

I like that the card lists his two no-hitters.  By the new rules he only has one no-hitter since he gave up hits in the 11th inning in one of the games.  His official no-hitter also went 10 innings.  

Not on the card - Maloney never won another game after 1969 and he last pitched in the big leagues in 1971.  

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