Monday, June 14, 2010

1970 Rold Gold

Offered in packages of Rold Gold pretzels in 1970, this 15 card set celebrated the greatest players in the first 100 years of the majors.

The Rold Gold set is a bit harder to find than the almost identical 1972 Kellogg's set, which borrowed everything except the copyright date. The way to distinguish the rarer Rold Gold set from the much more common Kellogg's set is to look for the 1970 copyright date on the back of the card.

In 1970, kids didn't see the potential in a 3-D card set with long since retired players. Many of the cards were thrown away, due to lack of interest. There still isn't much interest in this set today. If you look hard enough, you can put together this 15 card set of Hall of Fame players for a fraction of the cost of other vintage sets.

The White Sox have one card in the set.

10 - Eddie Collins

In a card set which consists of only fifteen cards and two are of Babe Ruth, one White Sox card is pretty decent. I'm sure a case could be made for a few other White Sox players, but I have no complaints for a set this small.

This set brings the feeling of the seventies cereal sets with a twist. The fact that the set was reprinted as a cereal set just hammers home that point more. This is a nice little niche set that shouldn't be too difficult to find.

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