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1972 Kellogg's Baseball

By Patrick Mondout

Once again Kellogg's released a memorable set that was filled with corrected error cards. In fact, nearly 40% of the cards were corrected in later printings! The cards themselves are somewhat smaller (about 1/4" both ways) and the number of cards in a complete set dropped from 75 to 54 in '72. 

The cards were made available in boxes of Raisin Bran instead of Corn Flakes. Collector's who bought box after box of Corn Flakes in 1970 to complete the set were sucker-punched at the end of the season when Kellogg's made the cards available to dealers. They thought they had Kellogg's figured out and waited for the same thing to happen in 1971. They felt sucker-punched when it didn't and scrambled to complete sets. This time they reverted to their 1970 behavior and bought the boxes of cereal immediately when the cards were introduced. Kellogg's followed its 1970 behavior and sold quantities of the cards at the end of the season to dealers!

Here's a checklist of 1972 Kellogg's 3D cards. A brief description of this set is here and background on the Kellogg's cards is here.

1 Tom Seaver
2 Amos Otis
3 Willie Davis
4 Wilbur Wood
5 Bill Parsons
6 Pete Rose
7 Willie McCovey
8 Ferguson Jenkins
9 Vida Blue
10 Joe Torre
11 Merv Rettenmund
12 Bill Melton
13 Jim Palmer
14 Doug Rader
15 Dave Roberts
16 Bobby Murcer
17 Wes Parker
18 Joe Coleman
19 Manny Sanguillen
20 Reggie Jackson
21 Ralph Garr
22 Jim Hunter
23 Rick Wise
24 Glenn Beckert
25 Tony Oliva
26 Bob Gibson
27 Mike Cuellar
28 Chris Speier
29 Dave McNally
30 Leo Cardenas
31 Bill Freehan
32 Bud Harrelson
33 Sam McDowell
34 Claude Osteen
35 Reggie Smith
36 Sonny Siebert
37 Lee May
38 Mickey Lolich
39 Cookie Rojas
40 Dick Drago
41 Nate Colbert
42 Andy Messersmith
43 Dave Johnson
44 Steve Blass
45 Bob Robertson
46 Billy Williams
47 Juan Marichal
48 Lou Brock
49 Roberto Clemente
50 Mel Stottlemyre
51 Don Wilson
52 Sal Bando
53 Willie Stargell
54 Willie Mays


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Year: 1972

Manufacturer: Kellogg's

# of Cards: 54 (Checklist)

Value/Price: Check eBay (see links below)

Size: 2⅛ x 3

Image courtesy of Kellogg's

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