1970-1983 Kellogg's Baseball Complete Set Collection (10 Sets, 546 Cards)

Sold For: $1,560

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1230

Item Year: 1970

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

Rate This Item

Comprehensive collection of ten complete sets of Kellogg's baseball cards, spanning the years 1970 to 1983, for a total of 546 cards. Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, the Kellogg's cereal company was the only true competition for Topps in the baseball-card market. These sets include cards of Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente, Ernie Banks, Nolan Ryan, Tom Seaver, Reggie Jackson, and Pete Rose. All the other stars of the day are also included. Of course, instead of having to buy only a stick of gum to get a stack of cards, you had to buy an entire box of cereal just to get one card (unless you sent in for a set by mail, an offer that was not available with the 1971 Kellogg's set)! This collection consists of the following: 1) 1970 Kellogg's Complete Set (75 cards): Condition is Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, with thirteen cracked (including Clemente and Jackson). 2) 1972 Kellogg's All-Time Greats Complete Set (15 cards): Condition is Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt. 3) 1972 Kellogg's Complete Set (54 cards): Condition is Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt. 4) 1974 Kellogg's Complete Set (54 cards): Condition is Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, with eight cracked (including Ryan). 5) 1976 Kellogg's Near-Complete Set (54/57 cards): Missing #1-3. Condition is Nr/Mt to Mint, with sixteen cracked. 6) 1977 Kellogg's Complete Set (57 cards): Condition is Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, with three cracked. 7) 1978 Kellogg's Complete Set (57 cards): Condition is Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, with seven cracked. 8) 1979 Kellogg's Complete Set (60 cards): Condition is Nr/Mt to Mint, with fourteen cracked. 9) 1980 Kellogg's Complete Set (60 cards): Condition is Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, with one cracked. 10) 1983 Kellogg's Complete Set (60 cards): Condition is Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, with two cracked. While to us it seems these cards were issued just yesterday, the fact is that all of these cards are now beginning to have some age to them! They are being rediscovered by the new generation of vintage-card collectors, and appreciated for the great value they represent, especially compared with earlier issued sets. It is not surprising that interest in cards from the 1970s and 1980s era has increased in recent years (and will probably continue to increase). This is an extremely substantial and comprehensive collection of cards from theis classic food issue. Total: 10 sets, 546 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500++.


More items like this:

(Swipe images to see more)