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.

To see a large picture of any card (or stamp, sticker, etc.) in the Gallery, click on the small picture or the title.

Picture Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Est. Retail Value (?) Grades available at nearmintcards.com
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.

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1971 Kelloggs Chris Hanburger 1971 Kelloggs 2 Chris Hanburger Washington Redskins linebacker North Carolina Pro Football Hall of Fame 2011, Redskins Ring of Fame 2000

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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.

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1971 Kelloggs Houston Antwine 1971 Kelloggs 4 Houston Antwine Boston Patriots defensive tackle, defensive end Southern Illinois

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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.

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1971 Kelloggs Craig Morton 1971 Kelloggs 6 Craig Morton Dallas Cowboys quarterback California Broncos Ring of Fame 1988, College Hall of Fame 1992

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1971 Kelloggs Jack Snow 1971 Kelloggs 7 Jack Snow Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Notre Dame

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1971 Kelloggs Mel Renfro 1971 Kelloggs 8 Mel Renfro Dallas Cowboys defensive back Oregon College Hall of Fame 1986, Cowboys Ring of Honor 1977, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1996

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PSA 10
1971 Kelloggs Les Josephson 1971 Kelloggs 9 Les Josephson Los Angeles Rams running back Augustana

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1971 Kelloggs Gary Garrison 1971 Kelloggs 10 Gary Garrison San Diego Chargers wide receiver San Diego State Chargers Hall of Fame 1985

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1971 Kelloggs Dave Herman 1971 Kelloggs 11 Dave Herman New York Jets guard Michigan State

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1971 Kelloggs Fred Dryer 1971 Kelloggs 12 Fred Dryer New York Giants defensive end San Diego State College Hall of Fame 1997

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1971 Kelloggs Larry Brown 1971 Kelloggs 13 Larry Brown Washington Redskins running back Kansas State Redskins Ring of Fame 2000

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1971 Kelloggs Gene Washington 1971 Kelloggs 14 Gene Washington Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michigan State College Hall of Fame 2011

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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

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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.

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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.

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1971 Kelloggs Dan Conners 1971 Kelloggs 18 Dan Conners Oakland Raiders linebacker Miami Florida

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PSA 9
1971 Kelloggs Mike Curtis 1971 Kelloggs 19 Mike Curtis Baltimore Colts linebacker Duke

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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.

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PSA 9
1971 Kelloggs Rich Jackson 1971 Kelloggs 21 Rich Jackson Denver Broncos defensive end Southern Broncos Ring of Fame 1984

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PSA 9
1971 Kelloggs Clint Jones 1971 Kelloggs 22 Clint Jones Minnesota Vikings running back Michigan State Jones had his best season in 1971, rushing for 675 yards.

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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.

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PSA 9
1971 Kelloggs Jess Phillips 1971 Kelloggs 24 Jess Phillips Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Michigan State

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1971 Kelloggs Gary Cuozzo 1971 Kelloggs 25 Gary Cuozzo Minnesota Vikings quarterback Virginia

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1971 Kelloggs Bo Scott 1971 Kelloggs 26 Bo Scott Cleveland Browns running back Ohio State Scott scored 9 rushing touchdowns in 1971, the most in his NFL career.

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PSA 9
1971 Kelloggs Glen Ray Hines 1971 Kelloggs 27 Glen Ray Hines Houston Oilers tackle Arkansas Though Hines is shown with the Oilers, he played for the Saints in 1971.

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1971 Kelloggs John Unitas 1971 Kelloggs 28 John Unitas Baltimore Colts quarterback Louisville Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979

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1971 Kelloggs John Gilliam 1971 Kelloggs 29 John Gilliam St. Louis Cardinals wide receiver South Carolina State

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1971 Kelloggs Harmon Wages 1971 Kelloggs 30 Harmon Wages Atlanta Falcons running back Florida In a game in 1969, Wages ran for a touchdown, threw a pass for a touchdown, and caught a pass for a touchdown.

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1971 Kelloggs Walt Sweeney 1971 Kelloggs 31 Walt Sweeney San Diego Chargers guard Syracuse Chargers Hall of Fame 1981

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1971 Kelloggs Bruce Taylor 1971 Kelloggs 32 Bruce Taylor San Francisco 49ers defensive back Boston University College Hall of Fame 1997 Taylor made the Pro Bowl in 1971, his only appearance.

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1971 Kelloggs George Blanda 1971 Kelloggs 33 George Blanda Oakland Raiders quarterback, kicker Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame 1981

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1971 Kelloggs Ken Bowman 1971 Kelloggs 34 Ken Bowman Green Bay Packers center Wisconsin Packers Hall of Fame 1981

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PSA 10
1971 Kelloggs Johnny Robinson 1971 Kelloggs 35 Johnny Robinson Kansas City Chiefs defensive back LSU Chiefs Hall of Fame 1974 1971 was Robinson's last season. He finished his career with 57 interceptions.

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1971 Kelloggs Ed Podolak 1971 Kelloggs 36 Ed Podolak Kansas City Chiefs running back Iowa Chiefs Hall of Fame 1989 Podolak led the NFL in all-purpose yards in 1970, with 1715.

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1971 Kelloggs Curley Culp 1971 Kelloggs 37 Curley Culp Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Arizona State Chiefs Hall of Fame 2008, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2013 Pre-rookie card

Culp was a two-sport star at Arizona State. He won the NCAA heavyweight wrestling championship in 1967.

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1971 Kelloggs Jim Hart 1971 Kelloggs 38 Jim Hart St. Louis Cardinals quarterback Southern Illinois

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1971 Kelloggs Dick Butkus 1971 Kelloggs 39 Dick Butkus Chicago Bears linebacker Illinois College Hall of Fame 1983, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979 In a game against Washington in 1971, Butkus caught a pass for an extra point to win the game 16-15. Bobby Douglass, the holder, had fumbled the snap.

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1971 Kelloggs Floyd Little 1971 Kelloggs 40 Floyd Little Denver Broncos running back Syracuse Broncos Ring of Fame 1984, College Hall of Fame 1983, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2010 Little led the NFL in rushing in 1971, with 1133 yards.

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1971 Kelloggs Nick Buoniconti 1971 Kelloggs 41 Nick Buoniconti Miami Dolphins linebacker Notre Dame Dolphins Honor Roll 1991, Patriots Hall of Fame 1992, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2001

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1971 Kelloggs Larry Smith 1971 Kelloggs 42 Larry Smith Los Angeles Rams running back Florida

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1971 Kelloggs Wayne Walker 1971 Kelloggs 43 Wayne Walker Detroit Lions linebacker, kicker Idaho

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1971 Kelloggs MacArthur Lane 1971 Kelloggs 44 MacArthur Lane St. Louis Cardinals running back Utah State Lane led the NFL in rushing touchdowns in 1970, with 11.

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1971 Kelloggs John Brodie 1971 Kelloggs 45 John Brodie San Francisco 49ers quarterback Stanford 49ers Hall of Fame 2009, College Hall of Fame 1986 Brodie had the lowest sack percentage of all NFL quarterbacks in 1971. He was sacked on 2.8 percent of his pass attempts.

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1971 Kelloggs Dick LeBeau 1971 Kelloggs 46 Dick LeBeau Detroit Lions defensive back Ohio State Pro Football Hall of Fame 2010

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1971 Kelloggs Claude Humphrey 1971 Kelloggs 47 Claude Humphrey Atlanta Falcons defensive end Tennessee State Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014, Falcons Ring of Honor 2008

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PSA 8
1971 Kelloggs Jerry LeVias 1971 Kelloggs 48 Jerry LeVias Houston Oilers wide receiver SMU College Hall of Fame 2003

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PSA 9
1971 Kelloggs Erich Barnes 1971 Kelloggs 49 Erich Barnes Cleveland Browns defensive back Purdue Barnes played in just two games in 1971, his 14th and final NFL season.

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1971 Kelloggs Andy Russell 1971 Kelloggs 50 Andy Russell Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Missouri

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