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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Kellogg's Proof Cards / Benanti Collection - Have You Ever Seen One That Wasn't Included in the Set?

I have this Rusty Staub card, which is a 1970 Kellogg's baseball card.  Well, it is a proof card.  Has anyone seen other examples like this where the player wasn't included in the actual set for that year?  I know it has happened with other card sets, but what about Kellogg's?

This card came from the Benanti collection.  Beckett was auctioning off parts of that collection many years ago.  The family had many more items headed to Beckett auctions but for some unknown reason they pulled the items back.  The general consensus was that their first few auctions didn't net them the dollars that they expected.

Did the Benanti collection ever go to another auction house?  Did any more proof cards show up?  If you've seen anything, let me know.  I'd love to see more unique Kellogg's items. 


  1. Cool card. As much as I love Kellogg's cards, I'm not really up to date on Kellogg's news... so this is new to me. I do remember some Kenner SLU cards being produced for figures that never existed (or maybe they existed but were never released).

    1. I have a few Kenner SLU cards that were never released with figures - 1989 Palmeiro, Staubach. I think I have a few more.

    2. There was a time when I was actively seeking the 1988 baseball for my set build, but they were a little too expensive for my budget.