Saturday, July 24, 2021

1976 Kellogg's #37 - Jim Palmer


What did he do to deserve a 1976 Kellogg's card?
    * Multiple Cy Young Award winner
    * Multiple 20 game winner
    * American League ERA leader
    * American League victories leader

1976 Highlights:
    * Won his third Cy Young award
    * Led the AL in victories for the second of three straight years

Twitter handle: @Jim22Palmer

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

1976 Kellogg's #55 - Pete Rose

* Another one of the "cards to get" for us in the mid 70s. This one definitely wouldn't have been put in the trade or flip piles.

* What did he do to deserve a 1976 Kellogg's card?
    * As the back of the card says, Pete bounced back from an off year (by his standards) to bat over .300 again.
    * World Series MVP in 1975.
    * Moved to third base partway through the 1975 season so that Sparky could put George Foster in the lineup and complete the Big Red Machine.

* 1976 Highlights:
    * Led the NL with 130 runs scored, 42 doubles, and 215 hits.
    * 4th in MVP voting
    * Started at 3B for the NL in the All Star Game and went 2 for 3 with a triple and a run scored.
    * Only batted .188 in the World Series, but got his second ring.


Sunday, July 4, 2021

1976 Kellogg's #54 - Steve Garvey

* I was a Reds fan at this time, so getting a Dodger card wasn't much fun. But Steve Garvey was one of the prime cards to get no matter what team he played for.
* What did he do to deserve a Kellogg's card?
- MVP award in 1974
- Had another good year in 1975, batting .319 with 210 hits.
- NL All Star both years.
* 1976 Highlights:
- Batted .317 with 200 hits, but it still seemed like an off year due to having only 13 home runs and only 80 RBI
- Made the NL All-Star team for the third straight year
- Third of four straight Gold Glove awards.