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Monday, October 31, 2016
. I don't hear it often but maybe I will start tuning in more. My brother mentioned that he was listening and they mentioned Kellogg's cards. I appreciate when someone has a good idea for me to discuss.
Here is a link to yesterday's show - http://tcrowntom.com/espn1000radioshow.html. At about 17:30 into the show a caller asks about Kellogg's cards.
Those who don't collect these cards only want to discuss how valuable the 1971 set is. It is always mentioned that this set was not available through a mail-in promotion. The real issue seems to be for those who do collect. We can't find enough of these cards in great condition.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
1970 Indians - McDowell, Gaylord Perry, Tiant
1971 Indians - McDowell, Fosse, Tony Horton, Gaylord Perry
1972 Indians - McDowell
I didn't realize that Sam McDowell was included in the first three sets. Glenn Beckert and Billy Williams also got into the first three sets.
Others shown at least from 1970 - 1972 - Lou Brock, Bob Gibson, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Dave McNally, Tony Oliva, Pete Rose, Tom Seaver, Reggie Smith, Willie Stargell and Mel Stottlemyre.
Update - I forgot Roberto Clemente. Did I miss anyone else?
If I'd been asked to name these 15 players I would have probably gotten half of them correct.
That's only 14 players from 1970 - 1972 to make the cut each year. Tomorrow I will see how many of these guys were dropped in 1973.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
I don't see the Ron Cey error card often.
Friday, October 28, 2016
Another nice effort by this site. They are only up to 1977 so I won't be doing many more of these soon.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
This is not one of my favorite sets. Why? I don't see lots of them with nice coloring.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016
Check this out for the 1972 information - http://www.sportscollectorsdaily.com/1972-kelloggs-baseball-set/
Sunday, October 23, 2016
For 1970 Kellogg's Rose, the PSA's population report shows 387 9's, 58 10's and 756 total cards graded.
For 1970 Topps Rose, the PSA population report shows 99 9's, 13 10's and 2,022 total cards graded.
For the 1970 Topps Rose All-Star card, the PSA population report shows 9 9's, 0 10's and 523 total cards graded.
Of 175,515 cards graded in the 1970 Topps set, only 2,110 got grades of 10. That's 1.2 percent.
For Kellogg's cards 4,182 got grades of 10 out of 28,822. That's 14.5 percent. Quite a difference from the Topps cards.
Why are there more Kellogg's cards getting 10s? Is it the borders, the lasting colors, the unopened packs and sets that were opened later? What else?
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Friday, October 21, 2016
Thursday, October 20, 2016
1973 Cubs - Williams, Jenkins, Santo
1974 Cubs - Monday, Santo, Williams
1973 Dodgers - Sutton, W. Davis, Osteen
1974 Dodgers - Brewer, W. Davis, Mota
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
I was impressed that he only struck out only one for every nine at-bats in his career. Even though that would be quite impressive today, that was not a big deal when he played. The player with a Kellogg's card and the least likely to strike out was a huge surprise to me. Can you name him?
There are no Dodgers who can be found with a Kellogg's card and their last name beginning with a "W".
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016
Rojas had last played in 1977 with the Royals. So, even though a Cub through all of 1978 he didn't play for them.
Davey Johnson played 24 games for the Cubs in 1978. The Cubs got him on August 6th that year and soon after that I was busy with school and the Cubs were finishing with a losing record.
Clay Carroll pitched twice for the Pirates in 1978.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Kellogg's sets are small, but I'm quite concerned with leaving them out since they can still crack and curl I guess no matter how long they've resisted both of those.
I'm looking forward to completing some Kellogg's sets, upgrading some cards from the older sets and creating a few want lists so that I can maybe start making trades. I hope to have time for that in a few months.
I've also found that the thinner Kellogg's cards are much slower for me to sort than Topps cards. My kids are also not interested in helping me with this. Even if they were, I'd be worried about my cards having Doritos or Oreo residue all over them.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Friday, October 14, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
But, it is Glenn Beckert's birthday. Happy birthday to him. I do love that he got into the Kellogg's card sets from 1970 to 1972.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
1991 Kellogg's Cards - Baltimore Sun
The checklist is interesting. How did they end up with Boog Powell and Don Baylor and 13 Hall of Famers?
Boog got five votes in 1983 and then he was off the ballot.
Don got 12 votes in 1994 and 1995 and then he was off the ballot.
Were they trying to get someone else but they couldn't reach a deal?
The team needed someone who could play second base. Any ideas of players from the same era as these guys?
Sunday, October 9, 2016
I have hundreds of packs like the ones shown year. When I thought about one thing it surprised me to learn that none of the packs have the horrible curl that is seen with opened Kellogg's cards. A few have a manageable curl but that's it.
Can anyone tell me if they've seen unopened packs with bad curling?
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Friday, October 7, 2016
1. Nice 1971 cards. No surprise with this.
2. Nice 1975 cards. No surprise here either.
3. Nice George Brett cards including unopened cards. Why is that an issue? I've gotten unopened cards of Nolan Ryan and nice cards of Rose, Jackson and others. What is everyone doing with the George Brett cards?
This lot was an exception since it only contained Brett cards. I just don't find them from the earlier years.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
There will never be a school named in his honor in Chicago. **** Steve Garvey.
I had a great job in the summer of 1984. Whenever the Cubs had a home game, remember there were still no lights, we'd work straight through lunch until game time. We didn't do much work after that since we were all Cub fans. Going to a college that started classes near the end of September made the season even more enjoyable.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
The first pitcher had 442 plate appearances in the regular season and no home runs. He hit a homer in the NLCS in 1975 for the Reds in one of his 28 post-season plate appearances. Don Gullett hit this homer in an 8-3 win against Pittsburgh.
Gullett hit the only home in the game. Who didn't homer - Joe Morgan, Johnny Bench, Tony Perez, George Foster, Ken Griffey, Willie Stargell, Richie Zisk, Dave Parker, great hitting pitcher Ken Brett and Bob Robertson, mentioned in recent posts.
The second pitcher was from the AL. He had 1,017 plate appearances without hitting a homer in the regular season. He homered in only 20 plate appearances in the post-season. Mickey Lolich's homer in the 1968 World Series helped him to get the win on his way to being World Series MVP.
I love the 1972 Kellogg's set, but some of the cards have an odd look. Under the red stripe that says "Pitcher" the dark corner always makes me think that something got cut out from the card.
Monday, October 3, 2016
Who are the other two and why do I care? First, I've been spending time keeping my database analysis skills strong by coming up with odd questions like this. I get this all from combining Sean Lahman baseball data with Kellogg's data. I've added two tables to the Lahman tables. The first table lists all players with a Kellogg's card. The second table lists every Kellogg's card.
The answer is not Ozzie Smith or others who hit a homer during the playoffs without hitting one during that regular season. This is more narrow. I'm looking for the two other players who hit more post-season homers than regular-season homers in their careers.