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Old 09-19-2018, 02:00 PM
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Default 1962 Post Cereal Football Book Published

A bit of self-promotion here, but wanted to give interested collectors a heads-up on a book I recently finalized discussing the Post Cereal's 1962 football card promotion. The book titled "Goal Posts: The 1962 Post Cereal Football Card Promotion" is published on Amazon.com. It contain hundreds of color pictures of cards, panels, boxes and advertising materials along with discussion and analysis of various aspects of the card set; and has been very well received within the hobby.

Rich Mueller of Sports Collectors Daily graciously did a write-up today on his website detailing more information about the book. If interested, this is the link to his story.

https://www.sportscollectorsdaily.co...ball-card-set/
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Old 09-19-2018, 05:52 PM
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Hey Ken is the book offered anywhere other than Amazon? Their shipping is brutal.

Thanks, Mike
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Old 09-19-2018, 05:54 PM
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I found it on Barnes and Noble and my copy is ordered!
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Old 09-19-2018, 06:31 PM
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Interesting. This is all new to me. I thought it was only on Amazon. But glad you found it with at Barnes and Noble with better shipping costs. Thanks for the info!
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:15 PM
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One of my favorite football sets of all time. I feel very fortunate to own a number of unfolded boxes. Canít wait to read the book.
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Old 09-20-2018, 05:14 AM
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The book sounds awesome! I will need to track it down.

For anyone looking for online information about the Post football set, Robin Pauls created a very comprehensive web site here:

http://postcerealfootball.com/

Robin is a great guy and also a member of the new Vintage Football Community (VFC)!

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Old 09-20-2018, 09:21 AM
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I know both Robin and Ken. Robin's site is fantastic. I have ordered Ken's book through Amazon (the wife has Prime so free shipping) I know it will be well worth reading.
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Old 09-20-2018, 11:54 AM
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Default 1962 Post Cereal Football Book Published

Thanks Ken - just ordered. Looking forward to your book!
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Old 09-20-2018, 02:25 PM
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Thanks everyone for ordering. Hope you enjoy. If anyone wants to contact me with questions or observations or whatever, please do so.

Ken Marks bwnrot@aol.com (916) 508-7872.

Mike B-intend to give you a call here soon if OK. Have a question want to discuss with you if we can.
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:19 AM
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I absolutely love this set---player selection is A+, and a top condition set is a beauty to behold. I bought my set (minus 5 cards) from Larry Fritsch in 1980 for about 400.00 (when it was listed for 125.00 in the first Becket FB guide) and am so happy i did. Apparently mine was a second set (in addition to his own) that Fritsch tried to put together as a young collector.
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:37 PM
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Great set thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-21-2018, 04:16 PM
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What a nice conditioned set and a good story to go along with it. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-22-2018, 02:06 PM
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Default Ken Marks New book on the 62 Post FB set

Hi Gang:

Got my copy and all I can say is WOW!!

If you have any interest in this set, this book is a MUST.

The work that went into this must have been massive. Great info and photos.

Super job Ken!

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Old 09-27-2018, 12:41 PM
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I only own a couple of these cards, which I inherited from my dad, but I've always liked them, and have enjoyed reading the threads on here about them. I received my copy of the book yesterday, and am very impressed with it. It has inspired me to go after the Steelers in the set.

Thank you Ken for such a great book!
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:20 AM
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Starting working on this set about 3 years ago. Was very lucky to come across a lot with the baker (black), title, Ditka, #93 and 3 other sp's along with 50 or so commons for a buy it now price. Then connected with a dealer in Ohio to get most of the rest. Still need to upgrade a few, but this set has a great look and feel to it. More than the std Fleer and topps issues of that era. So many print variations that are challenging. Great set, will look to buy the book.

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Old 09-29-2018, 06:34 PM
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Default Print Variations

Glad you like the set. Three weeks with a giant dent in collecting the set. Nice.

You are right on the many print variations. There are a ton, and in fact, those (and the red and black asterisk cards of Ninowski and Baker) are all caused by the same player being printed on multiple boxes of cereal. This causes color, cropping, packaging adhesive markings differences, or other things that allow identification of which cereal box and size a player's card comes from. I try to layout in the book the various differences of each version of all players to allow someone to identify which cereal box specific cards came from. Have a great day.
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:51 PM
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My book came Friday and it is outstanding!
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Old 10-03-2018, 03:47 PM
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My copy just arrived at my door a while ago. Thumbed thru it on my break from work and can't wait to dive into it! Looks like an amazing read if not overwhelming!!! As I've said before, the research involved must have been daunting but your efforts are greatly appreciated. My next questions would be, 1. When does your book on 62 Jell-O baseball come out?
2. When I get a second copy, where can I send it to have it signed??

Thanks for all your hard work, Ken and for the work that all the others contributed as well!

Tim
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Old 10-09-2018, 02:23 PM
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Not sure if anyone besides me cares, but there is also a 1962 (and 1963) Post CFL set. Toughie to put together in nice condition, especially the '62 set. I believe the '62 CFL set was only available on the back of boxes, while the 1963 set was available as a mail in.
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:36 PM
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Bob,

You are correct. The 62 set was available only on boxes. There are a dozen or so cards that are extremely tough to get. The 63 set was available through a mail in offer. The cards from the mail in, can be identified by their crisp white borders. There was an album available in which to paste the cards. The album exists in both French and English.

It should be noted that both sets have variations that if collected would make a "Master" set possible. 10 variations in the 62 set. 20 in the 63.
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:32 AM
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Saw your reply to Post CFL cards and certainly agree (especially since we kind of tag-teamed a few years ago to reconcile the various card variations and descriptions occurring for players having cards printed on two different cereal boxes). What was not mentioned above (at least directly) relates to what is included in a 63 Post CFL Master Set. Would not you believe that for that 63 Post CFL Master set, you would need all the 160 mail-in cards in addition to the basic 160 boxed cards and the 20 variations. So that complete a 63 master set would be 340 cards. That is my view of the 63 CFL Master set.
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Old 12-26-2018, 05:39 PM
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Default Tremendous resource!

My wife ordered a copy for Christmas and I havenít been able to put it down. Really sparks my interest in putting this set together. Great job!
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Just wanted to get this back up on top of the page.

Went through my copy of this book again tonight and can not express how much info is included.

For anyone with just a cursory interest in the 62 Post Football set this book is a MUST!!!
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:15 AM
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Fred looking through the book actually took me back to 1962, great memories!
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Old 04-20-2019, 02:42 PM
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Just out of curiosity, how many complete sets do you think exist in collections? And just how difficult might it be to build a set from scratch in 2019 (in terms of time, money and at least EX condition or better)?
This set has always been a favorite of mine---I purchased a near set of 195/200 from Larry Fritsch in 1980 (which he told me he had put together himself along with his own set in 1962). I seem to remember paying about 400.00 for it, and that it was priced in the first Beckett at about 125.00. I don't recall all of the 5 cards it was missing, but #139 and 193 were the last two i purchased to finish the set a few months later.
Here is a link to my set--so happy to have this in my collection:
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:27 PM
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That is a very nice set. Simply outstanding and one to be proud of. There was a story that back around that time, there was a large find of uncut Post Football panels. Believe Mr. Mint was involved and panels were cut to create sets. And a number of top notch sets were built. Seems possible your set may have been one of those. Whatever the genesis, certainly a good one.
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