1972 Kellogg's All-Time Baseball Greats Baseball Cards

1972 Kellogg’s All-Time Baseball Greats Baseball Cards

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Today, retired greats are common in a lot of sets. But back in the early 1970s, it was something a little different. A few sets existed here and there, like a handful of the early Fleer baseball sets, but they were the exception. Perhaps that's what makes 1972 Kellogg's All-Time Baseball Greats so interesting.

A spin-off of sorts from the MLB sets the cereal producer was releasing at the time, 1972 Kellogg's All-Time Baseball Greats has a small checklist of just 15 cards. But what a checklist it is. All 14 players in the set (Babe Ruth appears on two cards) are Hall of Famers.

Like Kellogg's other sets from the 1970s, this one brings 3-D images. Considering how far the technology has come, they still look very good today. They're smaller than traditional cards, measuring 2 1/4" by 3 1/2". A small white border gives way to a starred blue inner border. The player's name is in a yellow ribbon along the bottom. A yellow shield at the top of the card notes their place as a great.

Card backs squeeze a lot of info onto them. Besides a small photo,there are two sections of text. The first is a brief bio. The body of the card has a writeup of career achievements and highlights along with some stats.

1972 Kellogg's All-Time Baseball Greats  9 Honus Wagner 1972 Kellogg's All-Time Baseball Greats  9 Honus Wagner Back

Because of the material used to produced the cards, 1972 Kellogg's All-Time Baseball Greats are prone to cracking. This is common for all Kellogg's sets from that period. However, if the plastic manages to stay in tact, these cards don't have a lot of other condition issues.

One might think that the strong checklist, unique theme (for the time) and cereal box distribution might make 1972 Kellogg's All-Time Baseball Greats cards pricey. It couldn't be more opposite. Cards are extremely reasonably priced, even graded. The small checklist also makes it a relatively easy set to build.

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1972 KELLOGG'S ALL-TIME BASEBALL GREATS #12 CY YOUNG HOF Detroit Tigers
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1972 Kellogg’s 3-D Baseball Cy Young with Cleveland card #12 of 15
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1972 Kelloggs - All Time Greats - 15 Baseball Card Set - Cobb Ruth Gehrig Wagner
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BLANK BACK PROOF 1972 Kelloggs All Time Greats Honus Wagner Greatest Shortstop
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1972 Kellogg's # 14 All Time Greats Babe Ruth New York Yankees NM MT BEAUTY
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1972 Kellogg's ATG #15 Ty Cobb - NM-MT
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1972 (YANKEES) Kellogg's ATG #13 Lou Gehrig - NM-MT
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1972 Kellogg's ATG #6 Babe Ruth - NM-MT
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1972 Kellogg's ATG #15 Ty Cobb - NM
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1970-1972 KELLOGGS 12 CY YOUNG NM XOGRAPH 3-D ALL TIME BASEBALL GREATS INDIANS
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1972 KELLOGGS MLB #8 PIE TRAYNOR NM XOGRAPH 3-D ALL TIME BASEBALL GREATS PIRATES
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1972 Kelloggs All Time Greats #6 Babe Ruth NM MT NEW YORK YANKEES A13207 - NM-MT
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Babe Ruth 1972 Kellogg's Greats RARE Hand Cut from Big Book of Baseball Cards
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Lou Gehrig 1972 Kellogg's Greats RARE Hand Cut from Big Book of Baseball Cards
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1972 Kellogg's #15 Ty Cobb All-Time Baseball Greats Mint +
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1972 Kellogg's #11 Tris Speaker All-Time Baseball Greats NM-MT
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1972 Kellogg's All-Time Baseball Greats Checklist

15 cards.
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1972 KELLOGG'S ALL-TIME BASEBALL GREATS #6 BABE RUTH HOF PSA 9 B2218291-803
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1972 Kellogg's ATG #7 Lefty Grove PSA 10 Boston Red Sox Gem Mint 193
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1972 Kellogg's ATG #8 Pie Traynor PSA 10 Pittsburg Pirates Gem Mint 253
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1972 Kellogg's ATG #8 Pie Traynor PSA 10 Pittsburg Pirates Gem Mint 949
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TY COBB 1972 72 kellogg's #15 PSA 9 TIGERS GREATS
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1972 Kelloggs #3 John McGraw PSA 9 MINT ATG All Time Baseball Greats
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1972 KELLOGG'S ALL-TIME BASEBALL GREATS #6 BABE RUTH HOF PSA 8
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1972 Kellogg's ATG #12 Cy Young PSA 10 Cleveland Indians Gem Mint 530
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1972 KELLOGG'S ALL-TIME BASEBALL GREATS #14 BABE RUTH HOF PSA 9 B2268235-768
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1972 KELLOGG'S ALL-TIME BASEBALL GREATS #12 CY YOUNG HOF PSA 9 B2241989-435
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1972 Kellogg's ATG #12 Cy Young PSA 10 Cleveland Indians Gem Mint 158
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1972 Kellogg's All-Time Baseball Greats #2 ROGERS HORNSBY Gem Mint RARE PSA 10
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1972 KELLOGG'S ALL-TIME BASEBALL GREATS #12 CY YOUNG HOF PSA 8 B2125225-026
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1972 KELLOGG'S ALL-TIME BASEBALL GREATS #8 PIE TRAYNOR HOF PSA 9 B2265655-218
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1972 KELLOGG'S ALL-TIME BASEBALL GREATS #6 BABE RUTH HOF PSA 8 B2223214-475
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1972 Kellogg's PSA 10 Gem Mint #9 Honus Wagner and #2 Rogers Hornsby All Time
$50.00
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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff. His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

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