1971 Kelloggs Football Cards

There are 60 cards in the full set of 1971 Kellogg's 3-D football cards. The cards came inside boxes of Kellogg's cereal. (You can see a picture of an empty box at mrbreakfast.com.) Whereas 1970 Kellogg's football cards could also be purchased via mail order, 1971 cards could not, so the 1971 cards are scarcer.

Inside the cereal boxes, the cards were wrapped in plain, semi-transparent paper. You can usually find a few unwrapped 1971 Kellogg's cards on eBay. Because you can see which player is inside each wrapper, it is possible to collect a full unopened set of cards.

The Kellogg's cards are plastic (with a paper backing), and their corners are not dinged as easily as cardboard. The plastic is susceptible to cracking, however. Apparently, it is even possible for a card to crack while inside a hard plastic holder.

There is not much overlap between the 1970 and 1971 Kellogg's sets. I presume this was intentional. I count just five players--Dick Butkus, Bob Griese, Mel Renfro, Floyd Little, and John Unitas--who appeared on both 1970 and 1971 Kellogg's cards. Two players in the 1971 set, Tom Barrington and Bob Grant, never appeared on a football card in a major issue.

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1971 Kelloggs Tom Barrington 1971 Kelloggs 1 Tom Barrington New Orleans Saints running back Ohio State Barrington played for the Redskins in 1966 and for the Saints from 1967 to 1970. He did not appear on a card in a major issue. This card was issued after his last season in the league.
1971 Kelloggs Chris Hanburger 1971 Kelloggs 2 Chris Hanburger Washington Redskins linebacker North Carolina Redskins Ring of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2011
1971 Kelloggs Frank Nunley 1971 Kelloggs 3 Frank Nunley San Francisco 49ers linebacker Michigan Nunley played 10 seasons in the NFL, all with the 49ers.
1971 Kelloggs Houston Antwine 1971 Kelloggs 4 Houston Antwine Boston Patriots defensive tackle, defensive end Southern Illinois
1971 Kelloggs Ron Johnson 1971 Kelloggs 5 Ron Johnson New York Giants running back Michigan College Hall of Fame 1992 Johnson placed sixth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1968. See my page of football cards of Heisman Trophy candidates.
1971 Kelloggs Craig Morton 1971 Kelloggs 6 Craig Morton Dallas Cowboys quarterback California Broncos Ring of Fame 1988, College Hall of Fame 1992
1971 Kelloggs Jack Snow 1971 Kelloggs 7 Jack Snow Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Notre Dame
1971 Kelloggs Mel Renfro 1971 Kelloggs 8 Mel Renfro Dallas Cowboys defensive back Oregon Cowboys Ring of Honor 1977, College Hall of Fame 1986, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1996
1971 Kelloggs Les Josephson 1971 Kelloggs 9 Les Josephson Los Angeles Rams running back Augustana
1971 Kelloggs Gary Garrison 1971 Kelloggs 10 Gary Garrison San Diego Chargers wide receiver San Diego State Chargers Hall of Fame 1985
1971 Kelloggs Dave Herman 1971 Kelloggs 11 Dave Herman New York Jets guard Michigan State
1971 Kelloggs Fred Dryer 1971 Kelloggs 12 Fred Dryer New York Giants defensive end San Diego State College Hall of Fame 1997
1971 Kelloggs Larry Brown 1971 Kelloggs 13 Larry Brown Washington Redskins running back Kansas State Redskins Ring of Fame
1971 Kelloggs Gene Washington 1971 Kelloggs 14 Gene Washington Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michigan State College Hall of Fame 2011
1971 Kelloggs Joe Greene 1971 Kelloggs 15 Joe Greene Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle North Texas College Hall of Fame 1984, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1987, Steelers All-Time Team
1971 Kelloggs Marlin Briscoe 1971 Kelloggs 16 Marlin Briscoe Buffalo Bills wide receiver Nebraska - Omaha Briscoe had 1036 yards receiving and made the Pro Bowl in 1970.
1971 Kelloggs Bob Grant 1971 Kelloggs 17 Bob Grant Baltimore Colts linebacker Wake Forest Grant played for the Colts from 1968 to 1970. He played for the Redskins in 1971, the year this card was issued. He never appeared on a football card in a major issue.
1971 Kelloggs Dan Conners 1971 Kelloggs 18 Dan Conners Oakland Raiders linebacker Miami Florida
1971 Kelloggs Mike Curtis 1971 Kelloggs 19 Mike Curtis Baltimore Colts linebacker Duke
1971 Kelloggs Harry Schuh 1971 Kelloggs 20 Harry Schuh Oakland Raiders tackle Memphis Schuh is shown with the Raiders, but he played for the Los Angeles Rams in 1971.
1971 Kelloggs Rich Jackson 1971 Kelloggs 21 Rich Jackson Denver Broncos defensive end Southern Broncos Ring of Fame 1984
1971 Kelloggs Clint Jones 1971 Kelloggs 22 Clint Jones Minnesota Vikings running back Michigan State College Hall of Fame 2015 Jones had his best season in 1971, rushing for 675 yards.
1971 Kelloggs Hewritt Dixon 1971 Kelloggs 23 Hewritt Dixon Oakland Raiders halfback Florida A and M Dixon did not play in 1971; his last season was 1970.
1971 Kelloggs Jess Phillips 1971 Kelloggs 24 Jess Phillips Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Michigan State
1971 Kelloggs Gary Cuozzo 1971 Kelloggs 25 Gary Cuozzo Minnesota Vikings quarterback Virginia