Kelloggs Cards

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

1976 Kellogg's Card Backs - Card Numbers 34 - 36

Back to the 1976 Kellogg's cards.  I didn't like two of these guys because they dominated the Cubs.

#34 - Gary Carter

His hobbies included golf and hunting.  Why didn't they mention card collecting.  When did he start doing that?

He led the team in RBIs - not a good year for the Expos when you check out his RBI total.

He's a "hustler of the Pete Rose type".  I agree with that one.  That's why I didn't like him or Rose - they just wanted to win.

Nice that his first two hits were against Jon Matlack and Tom Seaver and his first homer was against Steve Carlton.

Not on the card - he had more career ABs against Carlton than anyone else.  He also hit 11 homers against him, more than he hit against any pitcher.   Ditto for his 23 RBIs, 8 doubles and 34 hits.

Not on the card - he ended up 6-for-18 (.333) against Matlack but he batted only .188 against Tom Seaver.

#35 - Rick Wise

That was a great comeback from injury.  He only pitched 49 innings in 1974 due to injury and in 1975 he won 19 games.  

He had a no-hitter in 1971 for the Phillies.  His trade prompted two 1972 Topps cards that surprised all of us - his card and Carlton's were both stamped with "Traded" on the front when they were traded for each other.  

Not on the card - I was surprised to find out that he won 188 games in his career.  

#36 - Johnny Bench

Can Steve Carlton be involved with three cards in a row?  No, but Bench's homer in the World Series off of Rick Wise is mentioned.  They put them next to each other in this set.

Bench listed singing as a hobby.  I remember him from commercials, but not much singing.  

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