Kelloggs Cards

Kelloggs Cards

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

1976 Kellogg's Card Backs - Card Numbers 16 - 18

Finally back to the 1976 Kellogg's baseball card set.  I've had a busy few days but looking at the three cards below really got me in a good mood.  Most of the Kellogg's sets went with the blue borders but this one went with the white border.  It really helps the uniforms stand out.

According to baseball-reference.com, all three of these players were born in 1948.



16 - Dave Cash


He played 162 games in each of the last two seasons.  In both seasons he surpassed 200 hits.

His early career with Pittsburgh was hampered by his "military commitments with the Marine Reserves".   It also didn't help that the Pirates had Bill Mazeroski and Rennie Stennett.

Not on the card - the Pirates traded him to the Phillies for Ken Brett who was traded six times and released four times.



17 - Ron LeFlore


According to this card LeFlore was born in 1952.

The Tigers signed him out of Southern Michigan prison.  He didn't play baseball until his "confinement at Jackson State".  Jackson State is more common name for Southern Michigan.

His hobbies include reading, chess and woodworking.

Not on the card - a fellow inmate convinced Billy Martin of the Tigers to give LeFlore a tryout.  His book would probably be great to read.

Not on the card - he first played baseball in prison.  I assume that's also where he picked up the hobbies listed on the card.



18 Greg Luzinski


He had 34 homers and 120 RBIs in 1975.  He played first base in the minors.

He is "no gazelle afield or on the bases".  Not surprising when his nickname is "The Bull".

He was a Big 10 football prospect.  He signed out of high school so that didn't happen.

Not on the card - his card can be considered a common now.  That's a surprise since he had some great seasons.  In seven different seasons spanning 11 years he earned MVP votes.   He amassed 307 career homers.

From 1975-1978 he finished 2nd, 8th, 2nd and 7th in the MVP voting.  He lost out to Joe Morgan (1975) and George Foster (1977).






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