I've been spending a lot less time with my Kellogg's cards because I am organizing basketball cards to get rid of by either selling, donating or throwing them away. They sure seem to be popular now, even some of the junk era ones.
Back to thoughts about baseball even though I shoveled a few inches of snow this morning and I will probably be doing that again tonight and tomorrow morning. When do pitchers and catchers report?
#12 - Darrell Porter
I remember Porter as a Brewer, which shows my age. He played for Milwaukee from 1971 to 1976. I didn't remember him finishing his career with Texas for two seasons. In between he played with St. Louis and Kansas City. With St. Louis he was the World Series MVP in 1982. That was all after this card, which shows him with the Royals.
Darrell had career highs in almost all batting categories in 1979 but the Royals didn't win their division. No wild card, so no playoffs for them. Porter was named the starting catcher for the AL in the All-Star Game.
#11 - Gorman Thomas
Not many guys have drag racing listed as a hobby. He probably had a clause in his contract to protect the team's investment should be get into a big crash.
#10 - Bruce Sutter
Sutter won the 1979 NL Cy Young Award but one of his six losses came as the Cubs lost 23-22 to the Phillies in a game that is shown on television each winter. He gave up a homer to Mike Schmidt in the 10th inning after the Cubs rallying from being behind 17-6 in the fourth inning.