Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Breakfast time

Number 4 in Kellogg's 1981 offering is Al Oliver. These cards are really kind of neat. A forerunner of sorts to Sportsflics, they were included as prizes in cereal boxes.

The card is made of pretty thin stock and only measures 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches. It has the same plastic ridged plastic front as the later Sportsflics. This makes some of the earlier versions warp but this particular card is in pretty good shape.

The back of the card informs us that Al's hobby was racquetball; it may still be for all I know. It also tells us that he had personalized license plates on his car that read "Al Hits." He was also the only player who wore the number zero as his uniform number. Something tells me that there wasn't much competition for the number.

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