Kelloggs Cards

Kelloggs Cards

Friday, April 14, 2017

1973 Kellogg's Baseball Card Backs - #46 - 48

Time to look at three more cards from the 1973 Kellogg's baseball card set.

#48 - Joe Coleman

Joe's dad, also Joe Coleman, pitched for the A's, Tigers and Orioles after World War II.

He was a number one draft pick for the Senators in 1965.  He was chosen third in the first-ever free agent amateur draft.

Not on the card - Coleman was an all-star in 1972.

Not on the card - he was traded to the Tigers in a deal that sent Denny McLain to Washington.

Joe won 142 MLB games, his dad won 52 games, and his son, Casey, won eight.  Three generations so far.  Maybe Casey can continue the family history?

#47 - Mike Cuellar

His hobbies are painting and music.  They can both be pursued simultaneously unlike surfing and painting.

The word correlation was used on a baseball card in 1973.  Did Topps or anyone else every do that?  What did I think of that sentence as a kid?  I probably ignored it since it made no sense.

He played nine years in the minors awaiting his chance to get into the big leagues.

#46 - Tom Seaver

Tom listed bridge as a hobby.  He failed to retain his ERA and strikeout titles even though his ERA 2.92 and he struck out 249 batters (Carlton had a 1.97 ERA and 310 K's).

Seaver hit three homers in 1972.

Not on the card - he hit 12 career homers.

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