1976 Hostess

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1976 Hostess baseball cards There are 150 cards in this set (50 panels of 3), each individual card measuring 2-1/4 x 3-1/4 inches, or panels 3-1/4 x 7-1/4 inches.

Card fronts have a color photo of the player, surrounded by a thin white border, while below in red white and blue text spaces are the player's name, team, and position.

Card backs have the card number in a large black circle at the top left; to the right of this is the player's name, followed by brief biographical data and then a year-by-year rundown of his game stats.

This was the second Hostess card issue. It can be easily differentiated from the other four regular Hostess issues by 1. the colors used in the little banners below the player photo; and 2. the square photos.

There was also a Canadian issue of these cards, which can be differentiated by a black band at the bottom of the card backs. There also a number of existing proof cards for this set, which can be differentiated by their blank backs; these were cut from full proof sheets.

Note that particular brands/flavors of Hostess cakes had certain card panels on their packaging; this meant that the cards which appeared on less-widely-distributed or less popular cakes are probably going to be more difficult to find today.

Notable cards in this set include:
2 - Joe Morgan
4 - Gaylord Perry
7 - Lou Brock
11 - Robin Yount
16 - Thurman Munson
22 - Johnny Bench
33 - Rod Carew
35 - Tom Seaver
36 - Brooks Robinson
49 - Willie Stargell
56 - Jim Palmer
64 - Carlton Fisk
66 - Pete Rose
79 - Nolan Ryan
94 - Hank Aaron