Friday, May 4, 2012

1976 Kellogg's Hank Aaron

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Although Hammerin' Hank spent only 2 years in the twilight of his career in a Brewers uniform, he had played 12 years as a Milwaukee Brave in County Stadium. By the time Aaron retired in 1976, the Brewers still hadn't finished above 5th place in the division let alone finish above .500. The addition of the newly crowned Home Run Champ bolstered attendance. In 1974 attendance was 9th place out of 12 AL teams. In 1975 it was 3rd despite losing 8 more games. 

I can't understand why Hank Aaron was never on a Kellogg's card. Kellogg's produced cards from 1970 through 1983. Aaron was one of the most popular players during that time.


  1. your dame right he should have been .i love this shot can you put this on the 1971 72 kellogg's card i want to print it on a t-shirt

  2. I could not agree more. This has been something that has bothered me for a while. Would love to know what the deal is. Did they not want Aaron? Did he not want Kelloggs? I was looking for another image of Aaron and saw your card (not knowing that it was a card that never was) and thought, I don't remember that card.

  3. Maybe someone can contact the director of marketing, or someone privy to that department during those times and find out why Hank Aaron was not included in any years as an active player I suspect that there was an issue of money involved?