Kelloggs Cards

Kelloggs Cards

Monday, March 20, 2017

1976 Kellogg's Card Backs - Card Numbers 46 - 48

Back to three more 1976 cards.  I was too lazy to take them out of the sheets, so there is some glare and some reflection of me taking the photos, which I find to be easier than scanning the cards.

This group includes three AL players from good teams.  What does that mean?  It means that I never got tickets to see them play the White Sox.  Cheap or free tickets never came around for the good teams.

#46 - John Mayberry

I don't remember Mayberry much as an Astro other than his Topps cards.  His trade to KC was one of the best in team history and one of the worst for the Astros.  At least that's what the card says.

He hit 255 career homers, which is 199 more than his son who was also named John Mayberry.

Not on the card - the trade comment makes sense since neither of the players that the Astros received had careers to match Mayberry's career.

Not on the card - he was 1975 MVP runner-up to Fred Lynn.

#47 - Vida Blue

Vida Blue's first high school fame was mentioned as being from the football field.  Blue wants to get to the World Series since he is currently sporting a 0-3 record in the Fall Classic.

Not on the card - he won 209 career games and three World Series rings.  He never got back to the playoffs to change that record.

#48 - Rod Carew

Carew has won four staight batting titles.

Not on the card - he won two more batting titles after this card was produced.

Not on the card - he played 10 more years and his batting average ended up being .328, just like it was after 1975.

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