Because in the process of writing about Carlton Fisk cards, I came across cards I didn’t know existed which has led to time jumps and some weird chronology in the process. This Kellogg’s card from 1973 closes the book on the four Kellogg’s cards which were made of Fisk in the 70s and 80s.
Most notably, this is the only traditionally printed Kellogg’s card. All others are lenticular and marketed as “3-D,” so this set is “Pro Super Stars” instead of the following cards being “3-D Super Stars.” Also, notably, “Kellogg’s” is nowhere to be found (like the 1974 card). Not exactly marketing geniuses at work, here. The trivia of Kellogg’s cards only including last names, printed autographs, and big ol’ position indicators are present even on his first card.
The front is a “building blocks of color” approach, with cyan, magenta, yellow, and black getting featured roles. Hot take: I don’t have the card handy, but I think that they might be printing spot red instead of magenta (more about printing… soon). It’s not an action shot, but it’s a nice, regular season posed picture.
The rear has Kellogg’s customary great printing on white, and even includes a headshot and team logo (though in just a single color, like the rest of the Kellogg’s cards). There’s also Kellogg’s trademarked TON of copy, especially voluminous due to only have three years of statistics to include. Also, “Hobby: Sports”… for a professional baseball player.
And that wraps up every Kellogg’s Super Stars Carlton Fisk card. None of them are great, but 1983 and 1973 are the highlights.