Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Kellogg's Cards

I am a big fan of Kellogg's cards, you know the ones they gave away in cereal boxes or you could mail order a complete let.  I was able to convince dear mom and dad to buy the 1981 and 1982 complete sets from me.  I have them around here somewhere but if I recall I didn't store them too well and a few of the cards got cracked.  The sets started in 1970 and ended up being produced through 1983.  There was also sets produced in 1991 and 1992 that featured retired players rather than the current players featured in the first run of cards.

For some reason, despite my affection for the set, finishing the Giants run of Kellogg's cards has never been a focus.  That may chance now that my appreciate of these cards was reignited after picking up this 1971 Willie Mays.

Yes, it has some cracking but it looks a lot worse in this scan than in person.  I love the 3-D effect and the Candlestick Park appears in the background.  The red star with his name and position look great and this is an overall wonderful card.  The high "book value" for this card is $60, by far the highest of any Giants card throughout the entire run.  I was able to pick it up in a Sportlots auction for $6.24 delivered.

This is my want list for Kellogg's Giants just in case someone has any available to trade.

1977 Kellogg's #38A Ken Reitz No Trade

1976 Kellogg's #38 Bobby Murcer
1976 Kellogg's #39 Von Joshua

1974 Kellogg's #18 Ed Goodson
1974 Kellogg's #24 Orlando Cepeda

1973 Kellogg's #44 Dave Kingman

1972 Kellogg's #28 Chris Speier
1972 Kellogg's #47 Juan Marichal
1972 Kellogg's #54A Willie Mays ERR Lifetime RBI 1855
1972 Kellogg's #54B Willie Mays COR Lifetime RBI 1856

1971 Kellogg's #6A Gaylord Perry 2014 IP
1971 Kellogg's #6B Gaylord Perry 2015 IP
1971 Kellogg's #42 Dick Dietz

1970 Kellogg's #12 Willie Mays
1970 Kellogg's #13 Juan Marichal
1970 Kellogg's #20 Gaylord Perry

I may make this a side goal for 2015 but if not I am fairly certain a complete run of Kellogg's Giants will be on the 2016 goal list.

Are you a Kellogg's fan? 


  1. Am I Kellogg's fan?

    Am I Dodgers fan? Do I love my family? Do I want baked ziti and cheese cake every day?

    Wish I could help you with some of those wants. You're a better man than me collecting those error variations, too.

  2. I love the Kellogg's cards too. I've received several in trades, but never really thought about chasing the set. Seems like a fun and challenging task.

  3. I have the 73 Kingman for trade.