Sunday, February 28, 2010

1978 MSA Wiffle Ball

Not to be confused with the 77 issue this one came in 2 formats 5 players to a wiffle ball box 3 on the outside and 2 on the inside.  Plus some were 2 on the cardboard packaging for the bats those are generally come with 2 folds on them.




The balls were issued in Regular, Softball and Junior size one could surmise that less popular sizes of products might lead to some lesser quantities of certain cards. That's why it is important to understand how these cards were distributed.  As of now 12 cards are unknown how distributed most likely 2 boxes and 1 bat still exist.

Here is a 77 vs 78 just to tell them apart the backs are different.



Here is the current checklist


Ball Size Player card facing





Junior Outside –  Bert Campaneris Dave Lopes Mark Fidrych
Inside –  Rennie Stennett Dave Kingman




Baseball Outside –  Wayne Garland Frank Tanana Tony Perez
Inside –  Larry Hisle Jim Rice




Baseball Outside –  Randy Moffitt Gary Maddox Ted Simmons
Inside –  John Mayberry Ellie Rodriguez




Baseball Outside-  Lou Brock Dave Concepcion Mike Schmidt
Inside –  Fred Lynn Dave Parker




Baseball Outside-  Bert Blyleven Richie Zisk Lee May
Inside –  Von Joshua Ralph Garr




Baseball Outside-  Buddy Bell Willie Stargell Gene Tenace
Inside –  Manny Sanguillen Greg Luzinski




Baseball Outside-  Tom Seaver Craig Nettles Jon Matlack
Inside –  Manny Trillo Sixto Lezcano




Baseball Outside-  Jorge Orta Vida Blue John Montefusco
Inside –  Pete Rose Carlton Fisk




Baseball Outside-  Thurman Munson Steve Garvey Joe Rudi
Inside –  Jose Cardenal Jim Spencer




Softball Outside-  Sal Bando Jeff Burroughs Bob Watson
Inside –  Jim Hunter Gary Matthews




Softball Outside-  Luis Tiant Cesar Cedeno Jerry Koosman
Inside –  Butch Wynegar Bill North




Softball Outside-  George Bett Dave Cash Ray Burris
Inside –  John Candelaria Ron LeFlore




Bat/Ball  Andy Messersmith Al Oliver




Bat/Ball  Chris Chambliss Gaylord Perry




Bat/Ball  Dennis Eckersley Bill Buckner




Bat/Ball  Reggie Jackson Tug McGraw




Bat/Ball  Rollie Fingers George Foster




Bat/Ball  Steve Carlton Reggie Smith




Bat/Ball  Nolan Ryan Ron Cey




Bat/Ball  Joe Morgan Hal McRae




Unidentified Packaging

Johnny Bench


Bobby Bonds


Rod Carew


Don Gullett


Al Hrabosky


Randy Jones


Ed Kranepool


Bake McBride


Jim Palmer


Steve Rogers


Rusty Staub


Carl Yastrzemski








1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much for the article! I have a handful of these from my youth. Some have those double-creases in them and from your picture, I guess they're from the bat/ball combo. For years I've wondered why they had that crease like that.

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