Monday, September 6, 2010

1983 Post Cereal Baseball Team Cards

Post Cereal followed up their 1982 Team Card set with a similar set in 1983:


Given the Super Sugar Crisp logo on the front of the card, it appears that rather than being found in a number of different brands of Post Cereal like the 1982 set, the 1983 set was only available in this one brand of cereal.

The cards once again featured a team history on the back:


In looking at the back of this Orioles team card, it looks like Post has got its history wrong. According to this card, Jim Palmer never won 20 games or a Cy Young award. I guess this means you can't trust Sugar Bear to get his baseball facts straight.


If you want to get a cereal spokesanimal who actually knows his baseball, then Tony the Tiger is the guy to talk to since everyone knows he rolls with Ozzie Smith.


You can see the full story here at Cardboard Junkie's awesome retelling of the baseball classic "The Kid Who Could".


There was no contest associated with the team card promotion as far as I can tell as there is no contest card attached to the team card like there was the year before. Perhaps there was some type of promotion on the cereal box, but I have not found any pictures of the box to confirm.

Since a number of complete sets can be found for sale on ebay, the cereal box may have contained an offer to order the entire set. Speaking of complete sets, here is a look at the full set of 26 teams:


It would be nice to see an updated version of a promotion like this as it sure would make breakfast more fun!

2 comments:

Charles @ Hoopography said...

Cool blog!!! I collect Panini basketball stickers. I love the old MLB team logos.

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

I always like when you feature an Orioles card up top.

And I totally agree about a promotion like this today. I would buy whatever cereal just to get the cards/stickers/etc.