|1987 Kraft Home Plate Heroes, Tony Pena and Ozzie Guillen.|
I guess these must have come from a box of Kraft Mac & Cheese, which was something we didn't eat much when I was a kid. So, these two Kraft cut-out cards are (almost) the only such things I have. As the picture shows, I wasn't especially good at cutting them out, so I left a lot of space around the dotted line. For some reason, many food-issue cards like Kraft, Post, and Ralston-Purina don't get the license to use the logos (unlike Hostess and Kellogg's, though); I always thought less of these cards because of that.
Even if I dislike the airbrushed caps, at least I like the two players. As a Pirates fan, I always liked Pena, although by the time I started really paying attention to baseball he was the former Pirates catcher; he was traded to the Cardinals on April 1, 1987. At least the Pirates got some talent for him, especially Andy Van Slyke. I remember Guillen mainly as the 1985 AL Rookie of the Year, but he of course distinguished himself later as a manager by breaking the White Sox drought, winning the World Series in 2005, the first for the White Sox since 1917.
I say that these are almost the only Kraft cut-outs that I have. That's because I got a couple of Kraft cards from the 60s at the consignment shop that I mentioned in a previous post. I'll post about them another time.