Tuesday, July 30, 2013

1976 Hostess Phillies

From 1975 to 1979, Hostess included baseball cards on the boxes of their snack cakes.  Growing up in South Jersey, our family was loyal to the Tastykake brand and their products, so discovering these Hostess cards for the first time in the collection of one of my friends was truly a mind-blowing experience.

My reaction was probably somewhere along the lines of, "Wait . . . there are three baseball cards on these boxes, and you just cut them out with scissors and then you get to eat a delicious Twinkie?  Why isn't there anything on our boxes of our Butterscotch Krimpets!  This is outrageous!"  Maybe it wasn't that dramatic, but you get the point.

I'm still looking for the 1975 Hostess Dave Cash card to complete that set, so here's the first completed Hostess Phillies team set in my collection from 1976.  Kudos to the Mom or Dad who originally cut these off the boxes.  Well done.



Matt Runyon said...

The 1976 set is my favorite of the Hostess sets. I had mixed feelings about the Hostess cards -- I had no hope of ever completing a set, but it was a lot of fun to go through the twinkie boxes and try to find a favorite player.

night owl said...

I never heard of Tastykake until like five years ago. It was Hostess all the way.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry... You didn't get baseball cards AND you had to eat Tastykakes? That's just awful. :-D

Sorry, but I grew up on Drake's, and didn't have Tastykakes until I was in my twenties... By then it was too late for me to be converted.

Jim said...

Two of my college roommates recently visited me and experienced their first visit to Wawa and their first Tastykakes.

They were humming "Nobody bakes a cake as tasty as a Tastykake" in no time at all.