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Monday, April 30, 2018
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Friday, April 20, 2018
What are your opinions?
Should I buy it?
Is there enough of a story about Kellogg's cards to make it worth getting?
It's been a rough week. We had a track meet in 35 degrees, rainy and windy. Oddly, it didn't seem too bad because every day recently was like that.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Kellogg's cards seem to be all over ebay lately. Lots, sets, graded cards, etc. Go out and buy some today for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Earth Day, etc.
Monday, April 16, 2018
Sunday, April 15, 2018
#30 - Leo Cardenas
#29 - Dave McNally
#28 - Chris Speier
Friday, April 13, 2018
The cards look nice, but are they the victim of late-80s - early-90s overproduction in the baseball card market?
These cards are fairly indestructible. If the early Kellogg's cards were produced with the thickness of these cards they'd surely have less curling and they'd look fantastic.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Monday, April 9, 2018
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Saturday, April 7, 2018
I now have 163 different cards from this set. I think I still need a lot more to get the entire master set. Since I've finally figured out which 1979 variations I need, I should figure out which of the 1971 variations that I need.
Friday, April 6, 2018
#33 - Sam McDowell
#32 - Bud Harrelson
Kellogg's mentioned Bud's lack of long-ball power. With two career homers at this point that didn't need to be said.
Not on the card - in 16 seasons he hit seven homers in seven different seasons, only two of those seasons being consecutive.
I really like this line - "Harrelson is still hampered by the weight problem that annually threatens to reduce him to skin and bones". 5-10 1/2 - 155 lbs. sure made him look like a high schooler.
He's also available for long autograph sessions and he's involved in other public relations events. Did he end up doing lot of card show signings?
#31 - Bill Freehan
Thursday, April 5, 2018
I made no attempt to cleanly delete the Babe Ruth outline but this gives me some hope that I can create a template for each set. Has anyone already created nice templates that can be used for custom Kellogg's cards?
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Monday, April 2, 2018
Fenway Park, which is much revered today, was mentioned on the back of this card as a bandbox ballpark. It is also mentioned as "the pitching graveyard".
He was signed in 1958 and turned into a pitcher in 1960.
Not on the card - why the change to pitcher? His batting stats from early in his minor league career were a good reason to have him try the mound. I read that he injured his ankle so he ended up pitching BP ad eventually being tried on the mound.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Hargan's career was plagued by a bunch of injuries including carpal tunnel. An avid collector himself, Hargan's carpal tunnel was constantly aggravated when he'd reach into a box of Frosted Flakes in search of the card stuck near the bottom of the box. He was excited to be included in the set, but he based his decision to have his card only in the factory set on his volunteer work the the National Carpal Tunnel Research Group.
Claudell Washington, who struck out more times than anyone else against Nolan Ryan, had a different reason for being excluded from the 1976 Kellogg's set. After his first all-star season in 1975 he wanted his card number in the set to be 15, his jersey number. Dave Parker, who was third in the MVP voting in 1975, was already set with that card so Washington struck out again. He finally relented when he heard that they were going to replace him with teammate Billy Williams. I really would have liked to seen that Williams card even if it would have been a painful reminder that my favorite childhood player was in Oakland.
Don Gullett actually was okay with the number 3 in the set. He was all-state in three sports in high school - football, basketball and baseball. What was Don's issue? After pitching the Reds to a game one win in the NLCS and getting two hits, a homer and three RBIs, Don insisted on having the card depict him as a slugger. By the time he agreed to be shown as a pitcher it was too late for him to be included in the cereal boxes.
In no other year did Kellogg's exclude a few of its cards from the cereal boxes. Kellogg's spokesperson Sidd Finch assured kids in 1976 that this would never occur again. He regretted not using the replacements that were planned - Billy Williams, Hamilton Porter, and Roy Hobbs.