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ghooper33
03-08-2011, 03:49 PM
Hello all,

I am hoping someone can offer some assistance. I own these two cards and had always thought they were from a 1940 Kellogg's release, but I am not sure now.

Does anyone have any information on these cards?

Thanks for your responses!

http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz49/ghooper33/Cards%20for%20the%20website/1940_Kelloggs_front_1.jpg

http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz49/ghooper33/Cards%20for%20the%20website/1940_Kelloggs_back_1.jpg

http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz49/ghooper33/Cards%20for%20the%20website/1940_Kelloggs_front_2.jpg

http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz49/ghooper33/Cards%20for%20the%20website/1940_Kelloggs_back_2.jpg

Vintage Basketball Pat
03-09-2011, 03:36 PM
Hi Ghooper33...

It has been awhile since we talked! You may know me from a long time ago as vesper20 or vintagebasketball.

Yes, the 1940 date is definitely incorrect. I can guess where that info came from and there is a lot of misinformation on that site.

However, to be fair, these cards have been a little difficult to investigate over the course of time. I've heard 1940, 1947, 1948, and 1953. However, I believe that 1947 is our best bet, and I'm about 95% confident in that.

The All-wheat cards came in three series. Basketball cards 11,12,13,14,15 showed up in Series 3, while cards 29 and 30 were in Series 2.

Here are the cards in the set.

http://www.net54baseball.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=34419&stc=1&d=1299701913

http://www.net54baseball.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=34420&stc=1&d=1299701925

I need a few upgrades...but we see these cards reasonably often.

I've been to your website before too. I am always glad to offer input if interested.

Best regards, Pat

ghooper33
03-09-2011, 04:32 PM
Pat good to hear from you - I always enjoyed your insight on the vintagebasketball site! My vintage basketball portion of the website needs a lot of work, but I welcome your feedback.

And yes you guess where I came up with the initial 1940 date, plus there were Kellogg's cereal booklets released in 1940 with artwork that looked similar to these cards. However I could never find any of the other cards from this set, so I suspected the 1940 date to be incorrect.