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Monday, May 15, 2017

1973 Kellogg's Baseball Card Backs - #34 - 36

It took a while but I am back to the 1973 Kellogg's set.  Here are the next three cards.  I realize what I love about this set - the uniform colors jump out on these cards more than most other cards from the 1970s.  

#36 - Joe Rudi

He only made three errors in the outfield over the last two years and he added a memorable catch in the World Series.  He led the league in hits in 1972 with 181.

Not on the card - that's the second least amount of hits in a full season since the AL was formed.  In 1968, the year of the pitcher, Bert Campaneris led the league with 177 hits.  The leaders in 1918 (WWI), 1981 (strike) and 1994 (strike) had less hits in seasons that were not complete.

More about the year of the pitcher.  The league average in 1968 of .231 was the lowest ever recorded.  In the AL, only Carl Yastrzemski batting over .300 - he hit only .301.

#35 - Bert Blyleven

Hobbies of bowling, golf and pool.  Those are the exact three courses that I taught in graduate school.  I don't miss that.

"One of the few foreign-born major leaguers".

Not on the card - I went to see the White Sox play the Padres yesterday.  There were 10 players on each roster who were born in other countries.

He lacked run support as a pitcher says the card.  Let me check that one out.   In his 17 losses here is how many runs the Twins scored -
No runs - 4 times.
One run - 6 times.
Two runs - 3 times.
Three runs - 4 times.

Here is something I haven't read on other cards - "Bert also has won fans for the Twins as an after-dinner speaker".

#34 - Joe Morgan

He should hang out with Bert since they both like Golf and Billiards.  Joe was never a spotlight guy.  He is mentioned as one of baseball's most underrated players.

Not on the card - he didn't go unnoticed a few years later with MVP Awards in 1975 and 1976.


  1. Out of all of the 70's Kellogg's sets, this is my least favorite. I miss the 3D technology. With that being said, I do enjoy this design. It just would have been 10x better with some lenticular technology applied.

  2. As a collector now I certainly notice it as being different from all of the other sets. In 1973 I liked it and it really didn't matter about the lack of 3-D technology since I hadn't gotten lots of Kellogg's cards before 1972.