Kelloggs Cards

Kelloggs Cards

Sunday, February 19, 2017

1976 Kellogg's Card Backs - Card Numbers 28 - 30

I'm hoping to find something else to discuss soon, but I never have a problem going back into the 1976 Kellogg's baseball card set.  On to the next three cards.


#28 - Eric Soderholm




Most of the story is about his minor league days.  I wouldn't have expected to read about Jay Johnstone on this card.  

Not on the card - I caddied for a bunch of White Sox players as a kid, but my son ended up caddying for Soderholm a few years ago.

Not on the card - his brother played for nine years in the minors but didn't get to the majors.



#29 - Bill Lee



Soderholm listed bowling and golf as hobbies.  Those seem to go well together.  Lee's hobbies of hunting and golf don't seem to go together as well.

Lee won 17 games in each of the last three years.  He had a great college career.

Not on the card - anything about the 1975 playoffs.



#30 - Frank Tanana



Three golfers in a row.  Great since I am watching golf on television now. 

He turned down 100 scholarship offers from colleges for basketball.  He is listed as 6-3, so he's not overly tall by basketball standards.

He led all of MLB in strikeouts in 1975.  I didn't realize that his career almost ended at age 17 when he "tore his shoulder".  

Not on the card - in today's world there would be details as to what he did to his shoulder, who fixed it and how long the rehab took.



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