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 Kelloggs All Time Baseball Greats 9 Honus Wagner1 191x300 Image 1972 Kelloggs All Time Baseball Greats 9 Honus Wagner Back 190x300 Image

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 KELLOGGS "ALL TIME GREATS" COMPLETE SET (15 CDS)...RUTH, GEHRIG, COBB! L@@K
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1972 Kellogg's ATG #13 Lou Gehrig NrMt Mt L1165
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1972 Kellogg's ATG #3 John McGraw NrMt Mt L1165
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1972 Kellogg's Babe Ruth All Time Greats 3D baseball card Yankees
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1972 KELLOGGS ALL TIME GREATS #6 BABE RUTH - YANKEES - NM MT
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1972 KELLOGGS ALL TIME GREATS #15 TY COBB - TIGERS - NM MT
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1972 KELLOGGS ALL TIME GREATS #14 BABE RUTH - YANKEES - NM MT
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1972 KELLOGGS ALL TIME GREATS #12 CY YOUNG - INDIANS - NM MT
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1972 Kellogg's All Time Baseball Greats Babe Ruth Store Display w o Cards
$209.99
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Vintage 1972 Kellogg's All Time Greats George Sisler Browns 3D Baseball Card #5
$10.00
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Vintage 1972 Kellogg's All Time Greats Rogers Hornsby Cardinals 3D Card #2
$12.00
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Vintage 1972 Kellogg's All Time Greats Tris Speaker Indians 3D Card #11
$10.00
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1972 Kelloggs ATG #3 JOHN McGRAW Giants All Time Greats Tiny crack Kellogg's
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1972 Kelloggs ATG #12 CY YOUNG All Time Greats Tiny crack Kellogg's
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1972 Kelloggs ATG #9 HONUS WAGNER Pirates All Time Greats Tiny Crack Kellogg's
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1972 Kelloggs #15 Ty Cobb Near Mint Baseball Cards
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1972 Kellogg's All-Time Baseball Greats Checklist

15 cards.

1972 Kelloggs All Time Baseball Greats 14 Babe Ruth Image

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1972 Kellogg's ATG #12 Cy Young PSA 10 Cleveland Indians Gem Mint 158
$42.99
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1972 Kellogg's ATG #2 Rogers Hornsby PSA 9 St. Louis Cardinals Mint 172
$15.99
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1972 Kellogg's All-Time Greats #1 Walter Johnson PSA 9 Mint
$15.00
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1972 Kelloggs #1 Walter Johnson PSA 9 MINT ATG All Time Baseball Greats
$29.99
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1972 KELLOGG'S TY COBB *ALL TIME GREATS* #15 GRADED PSA 9 MINT !!!!!
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1972 Kelloggs #10 Eddie Collins All TIme Greats PSA 8
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1972 Kellogg's All-Time Baseball Greats Rogers Hornsby #2 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)
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1972 KELLOGG'S ATG BABE RUTH # 14 PSA 9
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1972 KELLOGG'S #5 GEORGE SISLER BROWNS PSA 10 GEM MINT
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PSA 8 nm mint 1972 Kellogg's # 6 Babe Ruth New York Yankees All time great
$14.95
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1972 Kelloggs All Time Greats Babe Ruth #6 HoF Yankees PSA 9
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1972 KELLOGG'S ALL-TIME BASEBALL GREATS #5 GEORGE SISLER HOF PSA 8 B1708109-888
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1972 KELLOGG'S ALL-TIME BASEBALL GREATS #9 HONUS WAGNER HOF PSA 8 B1708110-887
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1972 KELLOGG'S ALL-TIME BASEBALL GREATS #12 CY YOUNG HOF PSA 8 B1708111-886
$7.99
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1972 Kellogg's All-Time Baseball Greats #14 Babe Ruth PSA 9 MINT HOF YANKEES
$39.99
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1972 Kellogg's ATG #8 Pie Traynor PSA 10 Pittsburg Pirates Gem Mint 252
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Ryan's 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. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

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