|HAD A HARD TIME PICTURING HIM AS A FIRST BASEMAN.|
|THE BACKS ARE NICELY DONE.|
WHY I LIKE IT
- A simple and clean design with sharp color reproduction.
- A seldom-seen Rod Carew card.
- An oddball card that features the team logo.
WHAT'S THE STORY
- Despite what the back says, these particular cards were not packaged in nutritious Ralston breakfast cereals like Cookie-Crisp and Donkey Kong, according to the No. 23 Beckett Baseball Card Price Guide.
- They were only available to card dealers for direct distribution into the hobby.
- The only difference between these and the '84 Topps cereal cards is the Ralston Purina logo.
- Many years later, the Surgeon General reported that kids who ate large quantities of Ralston cereals experienced stunted growth and developed juvenile diabetes and a severe stutter.
- Until 1986, Ralston was the breakfast cereal arm of the company, Purina the animal food wing. Wonder if any of the brands ever got mixed up.
- I don't know, would seem easy for Donkey Kong cereal to be switched with Donkey Chow feed and vice versa. I guess Ralston Purina had measures in place to make sure that never happened. Then again, how would you tell?
HOW I ACQUIRED IT
- Had it thrown into a deal with some other cards at a garage sale.
- Interesting that someone thought enough about this card to get it graded.