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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

More 1997-98 Kellogg's Basketball Card Information

I found out that there are at least two different versions of these cards - gold and silver.  Are there others?

Based on this card that must have been in packs, I guess that the Gold Edition was only available by buying the set.

The Silver Edition must have been inserted into some Kellogg's product(s).  Any ideas?

The checklist is shown below.

I didn't see the Kellogg's logo anywhere on the cards.  Did I miss something?  Are these the same cards that Upper Deck and Pinnacle produced in 1998 for their regular set?  The cards are numbered 1 - 56.

More oddities.  The NBA cards are from Upper Deck and the WNBA cards are from Pinnacle.  Yet they sold them together.

Grant Hill is card #01.  His is the only card without the Upper Deck or Pinnacle logo on the front.  Instead, it has the Pistons logo.  The other Pistons don't have the Pistons logo either.  What is that all about?

I added the pictures of the Grant Hill card.  Notice it does have the Upper Deck logo on the back.  A nice comment by Billy ( about Hill's Fleer contract makes sense.  Is there a difference with the logo being on the back of a card? 

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Kellogg's 1997-98 NBA WNBA Cards

I don't see these Kellogg's basketball cards offered frequently on ebay.  I saw a set of 57? cards recently that sold for $7.00.  I didn't bid enough to buy it.  Why?  I know nothing about it.  I am no longer collecting basketball, football and hockey cards unless they are from Kellogg's or Sportscaster.  I have none of these 1997-98 cards and I don't remember them.

Let me know what you know about them?  I haven't seen a cereal box advertising them.  Did they come in cereal boxes?

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Where Are The Nice 1975s and 1971s?

I've decided that my new project will be upgrading my 1975 and 1971 Kellogg's card sets.  I don't have all of the 1971 variations but I have at least one of each card.  Most of them are in need of upgrading.

I'm not ready to pay for 1971s so I will start with 1975s.  The color of the cards varies greatly on these sets.  The nice cards have a great, shiny color.  The poor ones, like most of my collection, look much darker.

Do any of you see many of these at card shops and card shows? 

I constantly see cracked and faded cards for these two years.  I know that 1971 had no factory sets, but what happened in 1975?  Did they not have extra inventory of factory sets that some dealer(s) bought at the end of the promotion?  

No one talks about the 1975s, but I have only seen one factory set for sale on ebay in about 10 years.  Does anyone even have one so that I can see a picture?

Besides the 1975 factory set, I am looking for factory sets from 1970 - 1978.  I have 1973 and 1978 sets but I wouldn't mind upgraded to newer looking packages.  I also have the All-Time Greats from 1970.  Is there a 1972 factory set of All-Time Greats? 

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Not My Favorite Card Show Outcome

Daughter spends $10 of my money

and I spend $3. 

Yes, I didn't negotiate at all on the price since the card was decent.  There is a small scratch and the color overall is nice. 

It would have been a win for me but I won't be eating any of those Girl Scout cookies.  I like them, but if I start eating them I can guarantee that none will remain a few minutes later, especially if they are refrigerated.

The card show was across the border into Indiana.  I hadn't been there before and I enjoyed it.  Denny McLain was there signing autographs.  They made some announcements about him signing but they didn't mentioned the cost so that was odd. 

It would good to see different dealers, but I didn't see much that interested me.  I probably would have searched some of the dime boxes if my daughter wasn't with me.

At least I got something nice in the mail this week.  Sorry, I am too lazy to take it out for nice picture.  It is in a top loader and there is a plastic bag over that.  Maybe when I get a better frame for it I will take a decent picture.

I'm going to have to start selling some items since I went way over budget buying something like this.  Don't expect those items to be Kellogg's cards very often.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Scanner Problems?

You probably have noticed that I post terrible pictures from my phone or ipad.  These pictures tend to have some distortion and occasional glare from the lights. 

My scanner wasn't working and it was easy to just use the Apple devices to take the pictures.  When I say my scanner wasn't working, I mean that I couldn't properly use the scanner.  Today I decided to check it out and sure enough I found the problem with the scanner - it was me!

I hope to begin posting scanned pictures going forward.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Chasing Kellogg's Packs

Even though I hadn't listed the unopened packs that I need from 1976, it's not for lack of interest.  This is one of my favorite sets and it always has been.  I didn't list it on the front page of the blog because I am not even close to completing it.  

I had a few reasons for starting this blog.  First, since I don't find much information online about Kellogg's cards I wanted to have a place I could put that information when I find it.  

Second, I am horrible at bringing want lists with me to shows and I am just as bad at keeping them updated.  Adding those to the blog has helped me stay organized.

Lastly, I've been able to correspond with others who have great stories and information about their collections. 

Once I am done here I am going to add to my want list on the blog.  I will list all of the cards from 1976 that I need.   

Unopened Kellogg's Packs

I picked up a 1977 George Brett in its individual pack recently.  I am getting closer to finishing that set. 

Is anyone else working on these sets in packs?  My want list is on the blog for 1972 - 1974 and for 1977 - 1979.  I don't have enough unopened packs from 1970, 1971 and 1975 yet to make a list.

I should post a list for 1976 but I probably need more than half of the cards in that set.  That will be my goal for tomorrow. 

Does anyone ever seen these in bulk at card shows or card shops? 

I think I am also close to finishing the 1972 set in unopened packs.  I will post that as well. 

I am still waiting for someone to tell me if the Rold Gold cards came in sealed packs.  I have yet to see one.  Any ideas? 

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Do You Ever Go to Card Shows When Out of Town?

I've always liked going to card shows when I was out of town.   This was even more fun before the days of ebay.  It was also easier to do before having kids.  I could usually find a card show on vacations where I also ended up going to different ballparks. 

On my five-hour drive to my son's track meet I found that there was a card show in the Milwaukee area.  It was less than 100 miles from my house, but it was certainly a different show from those in Chicago.

This was the only Kellogg's card that I bought.  It is flat and not cracked, but it's color is just okay and there a few scratches.  Not a surprise for 1975 Kellogg's cards. 

There was a curled 1981 set, lots of 1979 - 1983 commons for $1 each and a small stack of older cards that I didn't need.  Even though I didn't need them I would have bought them if they were in my price range.

The show had lots of older cards and memorabilia so it was fun to spend 40 minutes wandering around.  I picked up about 25 1960s Post cards.  As I've been sorting my cards I'm noticing that I've got lots of these cards.  That might be a future pursuit, especially since I will be looking to get them in any condition.