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Saturday, June 30, 2018
Friday, June 29, 2018
Thursday, June 28, 2018
I've been looking for this card for a while. I'm glad to have this done. I hope to actually attempt to fill some items from my want lists at the National. I'm probably going without my kids so that might make it easier for me.
Not much to talk about regarding the card back.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
He hit 199 homers and stole 550 bases. He won five Gold Gloves. He helped St. Louis to the 1985 World Series.
Not on the card - he is now 27th all-time on the career stolen bases list.
Monday, June 25, 2018
As a kid, the best players on each team in Little League played pitcher, first base and shortstop. When I was a kid, Bert Campaneris was the shortstop in the World Series every year. The card back mentions that he played in five consecutive AL West champs and three World Series winners in a row.
Not on the card - he stole 10 bases in the post season and had 35 hits in 37 career playoff games.
He certainly was a star - six stolen base titles, played all nine positions in a game. I didn't see him play as much because (a) he was in the AL, (b) when the White Sox played the A's no one gave up their tickets, and (c) when the White Sox played in Oakland the games were on late.
Not on the card - he received MVP votes in eight different seasons.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Minnie Minoso was before my time, but not really since he stayed with the White Sox for years after his playing career ended. Or did it end?
He is one of only two players to play in five decades. Who is the other guy to do that?
Friday, June 22, 2018
One more long-term search should be arriving soon too. Stay tuned.
I probably won't buy much else before the National, but anything is possible. I have yet to figure out which day(s) I will be attending the National.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Happy 80th, even if it was a few days ago.
Monday, June 18, 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018
The set came with a header card/checklist of sorts. On the front it listed the players in alphabetical order. Quite odd that seven of the 10 players have a last name beginning with the letter "C".
Unlike the All-Time Greats set, this set made no attempt to have a player at each position. Clemente is listed as playing RF. Three other guys are listed as outfielders, there is a catcher, a first baseman, a shortstop, an infielder and two pitchers. A third baseman is missing.
Tony Perez played five seasons at 3B until switching to 1B. Luis Aparicio would be another star infielder but he played no other position on the field than shortstop during his 18-year career. Has anyone played more games without playing more than one position.
The shortstop for this set certainly played more than one position. He played all nine positions on one major league game. It was the only time in his career that he pitched or caught or played 1B. Bert Campaneris is listed as shortstop on the card, but he played 76 games at 3B during his career.
The card backs are well done. A nice close-up picture is included. Only one stat line, which includes his career totals, is included.
Clemente is mentioned as being the first Hispanic superstar in baseball. He won four batting titles and 12 Gold Glove Awards.
In two World Series he hit safely in all 14 games. I'll need to research to find out if anyone has done better than that.
The card mentions his plane trip to Nicaragua to help earthquake victims. Roberto was a native of Puerto Rico.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Kellogg's provided a cardboard display for the 20 different cards. As shown below, when card number 20 is not in the display, the card topic and number can be seen.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
I liked Kenner Starting Lineup cards when they were unique creations. Eventually some of the Kenner cards were just regular-issued major brand cards with a Kenner logo and a different number scheme. Eventually they didn't even bother re-numbering the cards. Boo again.
Monday, June 11, 2018
I've mentioned this small set in numerous blog posts. Now I will check out what they wrote on the back of the cards.
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Saturday, June 9, 2018
This was a good read. I loved to read the back of the boxes over the years, but it was never like this. I would have been first in line to sign up for a school like that. Anyone who did sign up would be about 88 years old today. I guess that means I'm not too likely to talk to anyone who participated even though I am in the Chicagoland area.
Friday, June 8, 2018
I attended this show a few years ago and it was nothing like the other two Rosemont shows in March and November. This year's was the same. There weren't a lot of tables and the main focus seemed to be the autograph guests. I probably won't be returning to this show.
I bought some pages, some $1 cards that were older than me (54-56s) and a few packs of 2018 Topps cards. I didn't see many Kellogg's cards. There was a 1982 set for $35. Quite a disappointment.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
I hope to get to the Rosemont show this weekend even though I don't collect autographs unless they are free. Last time I went there there wasn't much of a card show but I am willing to give it one more chance.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
The proof card listed is dated 1972, but it is most likely a 1970 Rold Gold proof card. Why do I think that? The first card shown below could be either a 1970 Rold Gold or 1972 Kellogg's. Notice where the signature is located on the card. The signature is in the same place on both cards.
The proof card has the signature in a different place. The signature doesn't look that good on the proof card so they lowered it to make is more visible.
Monday, June 4, 2018
College background - his junior college and four-year college are both mentioned.
Personal information - he's a popular speaker in the off-season and "Hello Ladies" he's single.
He's one of the smallest defensive ends in the league.
I like the DID YOU KNOW section. More about these cards in the future.
Saturday, June 2, 2018
This site does it all and even shows the TV commercials - it is all about UK Kellogg's products.
For most of the sets you can see the card number if you put in a bit of effort. Today, one can just read the name on the front or back and look online for a checklist to determine the card number. I realize, and remember, that in 1972 there was no using the internet to get a checklist.
I'm not concerned with some writing on the back, especially for the star cards in the set. I don't like writing on the front of the card.
Now I am down to needing eight unopened packs for the 1972 set - Seaver, Rose, Gibson, Williams, Brock, Clemente, Stargell and Mays.
Friday, June 1, 2018
The company took great care in creating this set. Check out the images that I will try to describe. The checklist is listed below.
The image below shows the front of the card for the 400 Metres Hurdles. The card on the right below actually was inserted into the card on the left.
The cards below show the backside of the cards above.
I was surprised to then be able to open the to read about the event. I haven't done so yet. I will save that for another blog post, maybe on my Sportscaster blog.
The inserted card was slides up/down to reveal different stories about the stars of the 400 Metres Hurdles. I just noticed that there are two different stories highlighted on the inserted card.
On the top half A. Phillips (USA) won the Seoul Olympics in this event. Notice the red circle next to the category Seoul under Olympic Winners.
On the bottom half the text mentions someone's second gold medal came during his streak of winning 122 consecutive races. The answer, The Great Ed Moses, has a red circle next to it. In the USA he was always called Edwin Moses.
At the same time, when sliding the card, the women's results are utilizing the same style of highlighting winners, record holders and highlights.
That's a lot of stuff to put in a card in a box of cereal. Has anyone seen other items like this?
Now I want an entire set in the package and out of the package. Has anyone seen these in the USA?
1* 100m (Carl Lewis) 2* 200m (Florence Griffith Joyner) 3* 400m (Marita Koch) 4* 800m (Alberto Juantornena) 5* 1500m (Sebastian Coe) 6* 5000m, 3000m (Said Aouita) 7* 10,000m (Brahim Boutayeb) 8* Marathon (Joan Benoit) 9* Sprint Hurdles (Roger Kingdom) 10* 400m Hurdles (Edwin moses) 11* 3000m Steeplechase, 20K Walk, 50K Walk 12* 4x100m Relay (USA team - Graddy, Brown, Smith, Lewis) 13* 4x400m Relay (USSR team) 14* High Jump (Dietmar Mogenburg) 15* Long Jump (Jackie Joyner-Kersee) 16* Shot (Ilona Slupianek) 17* Discus (Jurgen Schult) 18* Javelin (Tessa Sanderson) 19* Pole Vault, Triple Jump, Hammer (Pierre Quinon) 20* Decathlon, Heptathlon (Daley Thompson)