Kelloggs Cards

Kelloggs Cards

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

1973 Kellogg's Baseball Card Backs #19 - 21

Back for more 1973 Kellogg's baseball cards.

#21 - Tug McGraw

McGraw was a star relief pitcher in 1973.  I was surprised to see that he only had 180 career saves and that he never was the league leader.

Other interesting notes on the card back -

1.  He became the first Met pitcher to defeat Sandy Koufax.
2.  He has a "bat-breaking scroogie".  Is that the first mention of a scroogie on a baseball card?

#20 - Jim Hunter

The A's cards look great with the 2-D effect.  

He is mentioned as "baseball's best hitting pitcher".  Since the DH came into the AL in 1973, Hunter batted only two times in his final seven seasons.  He hit .226 for his career with 51 RBIs. 

#19 - Bobby Murcer

Murcer was signed by the same scout that signed Mickey Mantle.  That's a nice thing to hear.  Is Mantle mentioned on other cards?

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