It's been reported many times over, that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For many folks, this is likely true. They rise, eat their Wheaties and go about their day. I'm not usually hungry in the morning - drink my coffee, read awhile and out the door to conquer the world I go.
A package I received last month brought to mind yet another reason why I should've listened to my elders, "eat your breakfast." Cereal. Plain and simple, with or without milk. Renowned ROY Blogger Tony of Off Hiatus Baseball Cards sent a stack of cards with a note which reveals his sense of humor: I hope you don't mind the random stack of Kellogg's I've sent. Oh Tony, what a knee-slapper! Don't you ever do that again - ever (I never said not one time.)
These fellas are from 1979, one of my fave K-3D designs with the bright yellow and blue combo. Skipping breakfast, going to high school I never saw their smiling faces staring back at me from my cereal
bowl box. It's a shame these days are gone, and not just because I want my youth back. Young collectors will never know the joy of finding their favorite players' cards in food products, at gas stations, on advertising panels etc. It's all about the big green $ now.
1982 brought another K-3D design to collectors. Still a good-looking set; blue background and white stars on slightly larger cardboard. The bright yellow colors gone, not unlike my own cheerful disposition. I would be graduating soon and not so excited to make the next move.
For their final release, 1983 Kellogg's returned to the smaller card and lost the color. Seems they'd lost all inspiration at this point. I know I had, but managed to pull it together, beginning my college days still unsure what to do or really, who to be. Years had to pass before I found it was ok to be ME.
It's as if Tony knows me, that I like living in the past. He even included a fantastic oddball ticket to the 5th Annual Sports Collector's Convention in 1984. I can't wait to go! Maybe I can pick up some early Kellogg's cards while they're still cheap! Today's prices on the early 1970s issues are jacked up!
Tony, thanks for another ride in the 70s time machine! You're a great driver!
70s heart-throb Scott Baio - or is it Lee Mazzilli?