1961 Post Cereal

Total Cards: 200

Rating: 6.3 (13 votes)
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  1a   Yogi Berra VAR
VAR: Box Version
  New York Yankees
  1b   Yogi Berra VAR
VAR: Mail Order Version
  New York Yankees
  2a   Elston Howard VAR
VAR: Box Version
  New York Yankees
  2b   Elston Howard VAR
VAR: Mail Order Version
  New York Yankees
  3a   Bill Skowron VAR, UER
VAR: Box Version; UER - Date of Birth 1931, Should be 1930
  New York Yankees
  3b   Bill Skowron VAR, UER
VAR: Mail Order Version; UER: Date of Birth 1931, Should be 1930
  New York Yankees
  4a   Mickey Mantle VAR
VAR: Box Version
  New York Yankees
  4b   Mickey Mantle VAR
VAR: Mail Order Version
  New York Yankees
  5   Bob Turley
Mail Order Only
  New York Yankees
  6a   Whitey Ford VAR
VAR: Box Version
  New York Yankees

Trivia

  • Cards were issued singly, on cereal boxes, and in team sheets offered directly from Post through a mail-in offer.

User Comments

Apr 29, 2020 - 7:42PM
mzentko

4 cards are company only (5 Turley, 73 Estrada, 94 Stobbs, 106 Mathews)

and 40 cards are box only distribution

Feb 12, 2020 - 9:14AM
Jack Webster

Card #163 of Mel Roach is also very hard to find.

May 12, 2010 - 9:49AM
iffie99

This was Post's first of three annual 200 card sets that were traditionally found on the back of cereal boxes (or as an insert in those small ten-package variety packs). This is the only one of the three annual sets that has a box version and a company version. A complete set can not be put together without cards from both box and company variation.

Box cards were cut off the back of cereal boxes by kids with scissors so they are perfect for the OBC collector. There are a number of box only cards, in other words, there are cards that were not part of the mail order company cards.

Company cards arrived in team sets of ten cards and were separated by perforations. The cardboard is slightly lighter in weight than the box cards. You may also be able to differentiate box vs. company because some company cards will exhibit the perforation tabs.

The Company team sets includes some players who were traded mid-season creating a number of different variations. For example, the box card of Gene Conley shows him as a Phillie. The corresponding company card still shows him as a Phillie but another line of text is in the bio portion indicating "traded to the Red Sox" on a certain date. Conley is part of the mail away Red Sox team set (perfect for the variation collector).

This set is readily available with the exception of two cards, both of which are company only cards: Chuck Estrada of the Orioles and Chuck Stobbs of the Twins.

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1961 Post Cereal #86 Dick Williams UER?5Dec 16, 2019 8:13 PM
by vrooomed
1961 post cereal #46 Pete Burnside question0Aug 23, 2019 5:48 PM
by NJDevils
Interesting0May 5, 2019 9:11 PM
by Splinter_9

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