Tuesday, September 6, 2011

1978 Kellogg's (?) Baseball Stickers

Recently a group of baseball stickers came up for auction on ebay that caught my eye:




I believe these were put out by Kellogg's in the late 1970s as they are very similar to the 1978 Kellogg's Football Stickers that were available in packages of Pop-Tarts:


Unfortunately however, whereas the Football stickers have information on the back with the Kellogg's logo


the baseball stickers have blank backs.

In looking around to see if I could find any other examples of these stickers, I did find a few examples of stickers still in the packaging that they would have originally come in



as well as a few examples of some that had been opened



The seller identifies these individual stickers as 1978 Kellogg's stickers based on the similarity to the football stickers, but indicates Kellogg's is not mentioned on the packaging or on the sticker.

The stickers were packaged individually, so the stickers that were recently up for auction look like parts of a strip that was cut into sections of two stickers.

I remember getting some of these stickers as a kid, and still have the A's sticker stuck on the trunk that is the "Original" Fleer Sticker Project:



That is why I was so glad to come across this group of stickers - I have always thought that the A's sticker had come from a breakfast item, and now I think I have the proof:


3 comments:

night owl said...

I would assume these came out of boxes of cereal? I normally would have knowledge of any baseball item that appeared in a cereal box from the mid-1970s. But '78 might have been slightly past my kid-cereal eating days.

Reivax said...

I like that Beastball wacky pack!

--David said...

"Past (your) kid-cereal eating days!?" Surely you jest! I have to to outgrow my kid-cereal eating days! :-) BTW, great research, FleerFan!