Kelloggs Cards

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Monday, March 27, 2017

1976 Kellogg's Card Backs - Card Numbers 49 - 51

Back to the 1976 Kellogg's baseball card set.  I'm ready to stop seeing every third card back being mis-cut.  This group might have the oddest middle name, nickname and television commercial line.

#49 - Jon Matlack

I can't get past the biggest text - his middle name.  First off, no other MLB player has the phrase "Trump" in their name.  None have Obama either and 29 have "Clinton" in their first or middle name.  Two players have had last names of Clinton

Trumpbour?  It must have been his mother's maiden name.  

Wow, he is falling short of expectations.  Text includes "continues to fall short of his tremendous pitching potential", "one of baseball's most enigmatic pitchers", "inability to perform consistently" and more negative stuff.

Not on the card - how about something more positive like he led the league with seven shutouts in 1974 or that losing records came with a 2.41 ERA?

Not on the card - how about that fact that he shared the 1975 All-Star Game MVP with Bill Madlock?

#50 - Boog Powell

Not much is said on Powell's card since he has stats beginning in 1961.  Those are some nice career totals.  He ended up playing until 1977.

Powell later was part of a beer commercial where an umpire put on his glasses and screamed "Hey, you're Boog Powell!"

#51 - Mike Hargrove

He was the 577th pick in the 1972 draft.  This card says it was the 1973 draft.  This card show below is the corrected version of his card (934 AB), so this must not have been corrected.  I will check some other cards that I have.

Not on the card - how many of his cards mention his nickname "The Human Rain Delay"?

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