Kelloggs Cards

Kelloggs Cards

Sunday, May 21, 2017

1973 Kellogg's Baseball Card Backs #25 - 27

Back to the 1973s.  I enjoy reading the paragraphs that Kellogg's came up with each year.

#27 - Carlton Fisk

Fisk was the first player to win AL Rookie of the Year by a unanimous vote.  He became the first AL catcher to lead the league in triples.  I would have never gotten the answer to that question.  

He did a year of military service before playing in the minors.  

At 6-2 and 200 pounds, how did he get called "Pudge"?

He was not on the White Sox until I was older, so he wasn't a big deal to me in the 1970s.

#26 - Dick Allen

He was a big deal in the 1970s with the White Sox and all of the other teams that gave him a try.  I love that both photos show him in the batting helmet that he used in the field.  Did anyone else besides John Olerud use a helmet in the field regularly?

Kellogg's even mentioned his "hard-to-handle" reputation.  How about four teams in four years?  Even kids notice something odd about that when memorized the backs of cards.  Why did we know the backs so well?  We only had the Topps, Hostess and Kellogg's cards to check out for the entire year!  Today there is a new set issued by the time I finish this post.  

He's listed as 5-11.  He seemed like a giant on the field.  He only played for the White Sox for three years, but he was always newsworthy.  

#25 - Willie Stargell

I've mentioned before about Stargell and his passion for bowling.  I don't remember if the other cards also listed dancing as one of his hobbies.

He needed 25 homers in 1974 to become the Pirates all-time leader in homers.

Not on the card - he hit exactly 25 homers in 1974.

He spends time off the field to help those struggling with Sickle Cell Anemia.

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