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1970-1992 Kellogg's and Rold Gold Baseball Complete Set Collection (18 Sets, 905 Cards!)

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,920

Comprehensive collection of eighteen complete sets of Kellogg's (seventeen) and Rold Gold (one) baseball cards, spanning the years 1970 to 1992, for a total of 905 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. The Rold Gold set includes legends such as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Ty Cobb. 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 or package of Rold Gold pretzels 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 two cracked. 2) 1970 Rold Gold All-Time Greats Complete Set (15 cards): Condition is Nr/Mt-Mt or better. 3) 1971 Kellogg's Complete Set (75 cards): Condition is Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, with a few Ex and thirty-five cracked. 4) 1972 Kellogg's All-Time Greats Complete Set (15 cards): Condition is Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, with one cracked. 5) 1972 Kellogg's Complete Set (54 cards): Condition is Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, with two cracked. 6) 1973 Kellogg's Complete Set (54 cards): Condition is Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, with two lesser. 7) 1974 Kellogg's Complete Set (54 cards): Condition is Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, with three cracked. 8) 1975 Kellogg's Complete Set (57 cards): Condition is Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, with fourteen cracked. 9) 1976 Kellogg's Complete Set (57 cards): Condition is Nr/Mt to Mint. 10) 1977 Kellogg's Complete Set (57 cards): Condition is Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, with eight cracked. 11) 1978 Kellogg's Complete Set (57 cards): Condition is Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, with eight cracked. 12) 1979 Kellogg's Complete Set (60 cards): Condition is Nr/Mt to Mint. 13) 1980 Kellogg's Complete Set (60 cards): Condition is Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, with nine cracked. 14) 1981 Kellogg's Complete Set (66 cards): Condition is Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, with one cracked. 15) 1982 Kellogg's Complete Set (64 cards): Condition is Nr/Mt to Mint, with one cracked. 16) 1983 Kellogg's Complete Set (60 cards): Condition is Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, with three cracked. 17) 1991 Kellogg's Baseball Greats Complete Set (15 cards): Condition is Nr/Mt to Mint. 18) 1992 Kellogg's Baseball Greats Complete Set (10 cards): Condition is Nr/Mt to Mint. While to us it seems these cards were issued just yesterday (we actually remember getting Kelloggs cards in boxes of cereal), the fact is that all of these cards (like us) 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 these classic food issues. Total: 18 sets, 905 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,920


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