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Thursday, May 31, 2018
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Back to the countdown.
#06 - Pete Rose
Rose hit .304 and it was considered a bad season. His career average at the time was only .309.
Rose is proud to be the first "singles" hitter to make at least $100K.
Kellogg's says he has "inexhaustible pep at all times."
#05 - Bill Parsons
#04 - Wilbur Wood
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
#08 - Fergie Jenkins
Jenkins won his 20th game for the fifth straight year in 1971. He led the league in innings (325), complete games (30!) and wins (24).
He walked only 37 batters in those 325 innings.
Not on the card - in his career he averaged two walks (1,9937) per nine innings. In modern times, the career leaders are at 1.4 walks per nine innings. Most of the pitchers less than 2.0 W/9 pitched before WWI.
In 1968 he was 2015 but lost 1-0 five different times.
#07 - Willie McCovey
Monday, May 28, 2018
#12 - Bill Melton
#11 - Merv Rettenmund
Even though I've seen lots of his cards, I don't think that I would have spelled Merv's name correctly. I don't remember announcers pronouncing the first "N" in his last name.
Wow, the Orioles traded Frank Robinson since Merv was playing so well.
Not on the card - 1971 was his only season with more than 107 games played. He never neared his 1971 stats again though he played until 1980. He was traded after the 1973 season. Robinson hit 91 homers in the next four seasons compared to Merv's 66 career homers.
He played football and baseball at Ball State and he was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys.
Not on the card - he was drafted in round 19 of 20 by the Cowboys. He was a year too early for the MLB draft, which didn't exist yet. The Orioles signed him in November of 1964.
After the 1970 season he went on an MLB trip to Viet Nam military bases and other Asian military hospitals.
Sunday, May 27, 2018
#15 - Dave Roberts
He is shown as a Padre in both pictures, but the first thing mentioned in the text is his trade to Houston. At least they didn't attempt (and fail) to airbrush the hat and uniform like Topps tried in the 1970s. The Astros gave up three players for him, but they are not mentioned.
Not on the card - Derrel Thomas was the most well-known guy involved in the trade.
Kellogg's called the team the "lowly Padres". I love that attitude.
He was second in ERA to Tom Seaver.
Not on the card - he won 103 games in his career.
#14 - Doug Rader
#13 - Jim Palmer
Thursday, May 24, 2018
#18 - Joe Coleman
#17 - Wes Parker
There are a few cards in this set that look like there is a portion cut out. To me, the top left box inside the blue border always looks like it was cut out of the card.
Lots of hobbies. Maybe he should have worked more on baseball?
Really, erudite? As a kid I probably stopped reading the back of the card when I got to this word. How do I remember that? I stopped reading it now when I got to that word. Note to Kellogg's - that word was never on any spelling bee list throughout all of my grade school years.
He is working with former Ebbetts Field hero Dixie Walker to get back to his 1970 form.
Not on the card - I never knew much about Dixie Walker because he played from 1931 - 1949, which are eras when card sets weren't produced consistently. He played nine seasons in Brooklyn and hit .311 for the Dodgers.
#16 - Bobby Murcer
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018
Back for three more 1972 Kellogg's baseball cards.
#21 - Ralph Garr
#19 - Manny Sanguillen
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
#24 - Glenn Beckert
The back of the card starts with the fact that he's "short on power". 19 homers in seven seasons, so I guess they are correct. He's an all-star who rarely strikes out.
Not on the card - he struck out 243 times in 5,208 career at-bats. That's one in every 21.4 at-bats, almost the same ratio that Tony Gwynn had in this career. Reggie Jackson struck out every 3.8 at-bats.
He ended his career with 22 HRs, or one in almost every 237 at-bats.
He never hit over .300 in his career until hitting .342 in 1971.
#23 - Rick Wise
Wise had 17 complete games in 1971 along with zero errors and six homers. In his career he pitched in 506 games and he committed only 13 errors. He had 15 career homers, a total that might have been greater had he not spent six years in the AL immediately after the DH began being used.
#22 - Jim Hunter
Hunter threw five no-hitters, including a perfect game, in high school. He added a perfect game in 1968 for the A's. He missed an entire season due to surgery to remove shotgun pellets from his foot.
Friday, May 11, 2018
Now I am down to needing nine cards to complete this unopened set. Thanks Lee.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Do you have any suggestions for using these sites?
I've never used any site above, so this is not an endorsement. I just want to find out how I can get into some trading.
Monday, May 7, 2018
So there is a cereal store in NYC.
Can I slurp my cereal when I eat?
Can I drink the leftover milk right out of the bowl?
Do I get prizes inside the cereal boxes? This would definitely help the baby boomers. I'd take cards, a license plate, stickers, etc. Someone tell them to get going on that.
Here is a link to the story about this store.
Has anyone been there?
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Why Does PSA Grade Kellogg's Cards?
I picked a few All-Time Greats today even though the picture on ebay wasn't that clear. Luckily, all of the cards were great and there were two Ruths and a Gehrig. The cards shown above are not the ones that I picked up today. These cards are the ones that will be put onto the Babe Ruth display.
Friday, May 4, 2018
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Here is my ranking of Hostess products that I've tasted -
1. Ding Dongs - frozen
2. Ho Ho's - frozen
3. Suzy Q's - frozen
4. Cup Cakes - frozen
6. Fruit Pie
7. Crumb Cakes
9. Snow Balls
Which ones did I eat the most?
1. Fruit Pies - my friend's brother drove a Hostess truck and that was the only product he seemed able to give us for free.
2. Twinkies - they lasted longer in our kitchen than other Hostess products when my parents bought them. Don't get me wrong, they didn't last long, but sometimes the box of Twinkies would be around for at least an hour if everyone was out.
3. Ding Dongs and Ho Ho's - I could easily eat these while riding my bike home from the golf course after a long day of caddying.
Which one did I not want to buy if I were home with my many siblings?
1. Donettes - I'd have to share them which would leave me with hardly any of them.
My question - how many players in the 1975 - 1979 Kellogg's sets did not make it into the Hostess sets? I will probably do the analysis when school gets out, but if someone has already done that please let me know.