Tuesday, June 21, 2011

1976 Hostess #2 - Joe Morgan

  • I'll post about the other twelve cards in the Kellogg's set once I get my hands on them.
  • Hostess put cards on the bottoms of boxes of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, and other assorted snack foods from 1975-1979. I remember beating the heck out of those boxes to find the cards I wanted. We didn't eat nearly enough of the things to complete a set.
  • I don't really like "partial stats" on cards, but it does have an upside. One can see whether a player is at his peak, past his peak, or if he is in the early part of his career.
  • Joe Morgan was at the peak of his career when this card was made. He had his highest batting average and his highest RBI total to date. Joe would have his career  high in RBI (127) during the 1976 season.
  • Before peak, peak, or past it? peak


  1. This Morgan is from the Twinkies double-pack set, which is actually different from the cards that were on the bottom of the boxes. Not all of them were issued as singles, and there are some differences in picture cropping...plus the black line you see on the top and bottom of the back of the card.

  2. cool -- I had forgotten that there were cards on the smaller packs as well