Tuesday, December 24, 2013

ODDBALL ROLL CALL: 1976 KELLOGG'S BILL LEE


DO NOT HOLD CLOSE TO FACE.


TERRIFIC BLURB.


WHY I LIKE IT

  • Bill Lee is right at home on this oddball 3D card. OK, it's not really 3D, it's "Xograph technology,'' a photo wedged between a blurred background and a layer of ribbed plastic for her pleasure. You need to be severely far-sighted or baked to get the full effect.

WHAT'S THE STORY?

  • The seventh consecutive year Kellogg's issued its 3-D Super Stars, but the effect never improved. This was Spaceman's only Kellogg's card, a damn shame and missed marketing opportunity. After all, he sprinkled marijuana on his buckwheat pancakes, so you have to wonder how he would've fixed up his Kellogg's breakfast cereal.
  • There are 57 cards in the set, each measuring 2 1/8 x 3 1/4 inches.
  • On a side note: While watching the 3D blockbuster Gravity a couple months ago, I thought this card should've been shown floating among the space debris in the trashed shuttle, right next to the Marvin the Martian figurine. 

HOW I ACQUIRED IT

  • From COMC for about a dollar. I'm working on building the set. 

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