If you’ve ever collected 1961 Post Cereal baseball cards, you know there’s a curious error/variation across the set. When the Washington Senators moved to Minnesota, it sent Post into a bit of a scramble. Someone thought they’d be called the “Minneapolis Senators” and so cards found on millions of boxes of cereal that spring and summer carried “Minneapolis” on the front instead of “Minnesota.”
According to Dan Mabey’s 1961 Post Cereal baseball card book, the error is believed to have actually been caught before the cards went to press but “the cost and schedule impacts of making the necessary corrections were prohibitive.” It would likely have taken three to four months for the change to be implemented.
The errors were corrected in a second printing that allowed collectors to send in for 10-card team sheets that were separated by perforations.
Nevertheless, all of those boxes were on store shelves, leaving the company a little embarrassed. They took out a company large newspaper ad published in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. We found a copy of the ad, which you can read below. It’s written with a big dose of humor, although some of it might ruffle a few feathers today.
The top-selling individual baseball player trading cards through SportsMemorabilia.com in April were Luka Doncic, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Mike Trout, Clint Frazier and Bryce Harper.
The top-selling product continues to be 2018 Donruss football boxes that carry some parallel cards exclusive to the company. Other top sellers in April included 2019 Topps Series 1 blasters and 24-count retail packs, 2018 Topps Stadium Club, 2018 Topps Update, 2018 Panini Contenders blasters, 2019 Topps Gypsy Queen retail boxes and 2018 Allen & Ginter.
It just goes to show that sales through giant retailers can vary quite a bit from what’s popular on websites considered popular inside the hobby.
The Midwest League’s Cedar Rapids Kernels wore Snoopy themed jerseys Friday night against Dayton. Afterward, the jerseys were auctioned off and among those bidding was a guy from Atlanta who made it a point to fly from his home in Atlanta.
Mark Hylrack is a long-time collector of minor league jerseys–and he’s retired which gives him time and opportunity to chase down some additions to a stash that numbers in the thousands.
Yes, you read that right.
The Cedar Rapids Gazette caught up with him at the game.