1970 Kellogg's Baseball Cards

1970 Kellogg’s Baseball Cards


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1970 Kellogg's Baseball is an important issue as far as oddball releases go. It is the first full baseball card set released by the cereal maker. They would continue to do so on an annual basis for more than a decade, creating some of the hobby's most distinct cards in the process.

1970 Kellogg's Baseball is most notable for its 3-D look. They feature a player photo in the foreground. A ballpark background is layered behind. Although the technology was fairly primitive, it is very affective. Card fronts have a baseball icon at the top with the player's last name, team an position. A facsimile signature is on the bottom part of the card. Like most Kellogg's baseball cards, these are smaller than standard-sized baseball cards, measuring 2 1/4" by 3 1/2".

Card backs offer a ton of info, especially when you consider the smaller dimensions. Arranged horizontally, tops have vital player info as well as logos for both the MLBPA and MLB. The bottom two-thirds has complete career stats and a short bio.

1970 Kellogg's Baseball has a 75-card checklist. While there are a lot of common players, the oddball set also has several Hall of Famers. Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente, Pete Rose and Ernie Banks are among the highlights. The set also has Reggie Jackson, which is a second-year card.

Unfortunately, 1970 Kellogg's Baseball cards are prone to damage. Because of their thickness, corners and edges are normally okay. However, the plastic often curled if not stored properly. This resulted in lots of cards cracking. Cracked cards are much less desirable to most collectors and sell for a lot less.

1970 Kellogg's Baseball cards came in boxes of cereal. A mail-away offer was also available.

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1970 Kellogg's Baseball Checklist

75 cards.

1 Ed Kranepool
2 Pete Rose
3 Cleon Jones
4 Willie McCovey
5 Mel Stottlemyre
6 Frank Howard
7 Tom Seaver
8 Don Sutton
9 Jim Wynn
10 Jim Maloney
11 Tommie Agee
12 Willie Mays
13 Juan Marichal
14 Dave McNally
15 Frank Robinson
16 Carlos May
17 Bill Singer
18 Rick Reichardt
19 Boog Powell
20 Gaylord Perry
21 Brooks Robinson
22 Luis Aparicio
23 Joel Horlen
24 Mike Epstein
25 Tom Haller
26 Willie Crawford
27 Roberto Clemente
28 Matty Alou
29 Willie Stargell
30 Tim Cullen
31 Randy Hundley
32 Reggie Jackson
33 Rich Allen
34 Tim McCarver
35 Ray Culp
36 Jim Fregosi
37 Billy Williams
38 Johnny Odom
39 Bert Campaneris
40 Ernie Banks
41 Chris Short
42 Ron Santo
43 Glenn Beckert
44 Lou Brock
45 Larry Hisle
46 Reggie Smith
47 Rod Carew
48 Curt Flood
49 Jim Lonborg
50 Sam McDowell
51 Sal Bando
52 Al Kaline
53 Gary Nolan
54 Rico Petrocelli
55 Ollie Brown
56 Luis Tiant
57 Bill Freehan
58 Johnny Bench
59 Joe Pepitone
60 Bobby Murcer
61 Harmon Killebrew
62 Don Wilson
63 Tony Oliva
64 Jim Perry
65 Mickey Lolich
66 Jose Laboy
67 Dean Chance
68 Ken Harrelson
69 Willie Horton
70 Wally Bunker
71 Bob Gibson
72 Joe Morgan
73 Denny McLain
74 Tommy Harper
75 Don Mincher
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Ryan Cracknell  |  E-Mail Author
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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