Tuesday, May 16, 2017
1973 Kellogg's Baseball Card Backs #31 - 33
Let's check out three more cards from the 1973 Kellogg's baseball card set.
#33 - Steve Stone was just talking about Colbert a few days ago during the White Sox telecast. In Stone's first start he struck out Colbert twice.
Colbert's hobbies were cards, checkers and music. That is quite different than the others. He wasn't regarded as an outstanding prospect when the Padres selected him in the expansion draft.
#32 - Bobby Tolan
I can't believe that Tolan would list basketball as a hobby after he was injured playing basketball. Check out this story about Tolan's ups and downs - https://redlegnation.com/2017/04/02/the-enigma-of-bobby-tolan/.
He missed the entire 1971 season, something I would have missed in the stats until I read the bio.
#31 - Joe Torre
"Opposing pitchers still rate Joe near top as hitter". That doesn't fit with the writing on most cards in this set.
His 81 RBIs was an off year. He was good before I was old enough to follow him.