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Examining the Short Prints

This page is a January 2020 update from the original version done in early 2017. Recently it has come to be known that some Post cereal football panels were double printed by brand and size, explaining why some short prints are rarer than others. That is reflected here, mainly by grouping the short print list into three tiers. Tier 1 cards are the rarest. Tier 2 cards are the "no doubt" short prints. Tier 3 cards are the ones we all like to debate, including some you won't expect and many that are double prints within their product group. Please wander on down the page and see where they rank and why they made the list this time.

Deciding which cards are short prints along with the order of difficulty is one of the favorite subjects Post cereal football collectors like to discuss. It is an extremely subjective topic because each collector's experience gathering cards is different. There is some of that subjectivity below, but a real effort to create as much objectivity as possible has been undertaken. The pages preceding this one ranked Post cereal football cards based on eBay data of some of over 16,000 cards sold during the years 2008-2019 by 1) card scarcity and corresponding panel scarcity based on which panels the card was printed, 2) selling price and 3) total cards sold. Any card that has traditionally been thought of as a short print plus cards that are either single prints or are thought of as being close to a short print was included in the ranking process.

The ranking process was done by combining rankings for the three areas listed above: 1) card and panel scarcity, 2) sales prices and 3) total cards sold. Each area has its positives and negatives and the thinking is that combining these rankings helps to overcome any shortcoming that a particular area may have.

For the card and panel scarcity area, each card was given a score based on a ranking of the scarcity of the panel(s) on which the card appeared. For instance, Dave Baker was assigned a total of 3 because he appeared on the 1st (GN11) and 2nd (OF10) scarcest panels. Sam Baker got a 7 with a card on GN11 and one on Post Tens, ranked 6th. Cards that came from single or double printed panels were assigned an adjusted score depending on whether the card came from a single or double printed panel. Mike Connelly, Larry Morris and Bobby Walston were each on a single printed GNF16 panel, while Frank Clarke and Galen Fiss were on double printed GNF16 panels. GNF16 panels had a rank of 7. Since two of the six GNF16 panels are single printed panels, a 1/3rd subtraction for single prints was applied to the overall panel rank. Double printed cards had 1/3rd added to their score. Connelly, Morris and Walston each had GNF16 panels scores of 4.67 (7.00 - 2.33) and Clarke and Fiss ended up with scores of 9.33 (7.00 + 2.33) as adjustments to more accurately reflect the difficulty factor of obtaining these cards. These five cards were also on BF11 boxes that were all printed in equal numbers, so no panel ratio adjustment was necessary. The scores for the BF11 and GNF16 panels were added, giving each card a panel rank score. All of the cards on the list were sorted from low to high and a sum of all the scores was made. Each card's score was then divided by the sum giving a percentage corresponding to the whole group. The percentage as related to the group allowed for equitably combining the three areas of panel and car scarcity, price and total cards rather than trying to combine scores that have no correlation to each other.

Price ranking was done similar to the card by panels rank except average sales price was used. Each card received a percentage of the price of that card to the sum of the whole group. Doing it this way rather than first sorting by rank from highest to lowest and using the rank gives more accurate perspective to the disparity between prices. In the case of Dave Baker's card, it is worth nearly 22% of the sum of the group's price averages reflecting a very high demand. Sam Baker's card has the second highest average price but is only about 8.7% of the sum of all cards prices. If these were simply ranked 1 and 2, the disparity in demand for Dave Baker's card over Sam Baker's wouldn't be accurately reflected. Using the percentage as related to the whole group keeps the relationship between cards in perspective.

The total cards ranking works just like the card and panel scarcity ranking. Cards with the lowest sales totals rank lower than others that sell more often.

To get a final ranking, the percentage of card and panel scarcity was added to the percentage of total sales. Both of these areas reflect scarcity by having a lower percentage. Price percentage scarcity is shown by having a higher number. Thus, the price percentage was subtracted from the total of card/panel and sales percentages giving a final "score." The whole group's scores were sorted and the lowest scores should reflect scarcity somewhat accurately.

Following is a chart of the card/player, price, sales and final rankings. The chart is not exactly the same as the list below and that's where the subjectivity mentioned above comes into play. Cards like Tom Moore, Allen Green and Bob St. Clair are listed together because they were on the same products and should be of the same theoretical scarcity, since no one knows for sure how many of each card actually still exists. This also applied in other instances where short prints from the same products were grouped together resulting in some slight shifting. A subjective decision was made to move both #193 Joe Krakoski and #110 Angelo Coia down a few slots. The price of their cards seems to be a result of historical high prices in guides rather than based on actual supply and demand.

Short Prints
Panel rank score Price Card Sales Count Short Print Ranking
Rank Player Panel ranks Pct Rank Player Price Pct Rank Player Sold Pct Rank Player Pct
1 D.Baker 3.00 0.52% 1 D.Baker 409.43 21.82% 1 Hunter 47 1.36% 1 D.Baker -19.94%
2 Pardee 7.00 1.21% 2 S.Baker 163.66 8.72% 2 Martin 53 1.54% 2 S.Baker -5.97%
3 S.Baker 7.00 1.21% 3 Moore 88.51 4.72% 3 St. Clair 56 1.63% 3 Moore -1.88%
4 Tracy 7.00 1.21% 4 Krakoski 80.27 4.28% 4 Crow 57 1.65% 4 Green -1.41%
5 Connelly 7.67 1.33% 5 Green 79.89 4.26% 5 Shofner 58 1.68% 5 Krakoski -1.24%
6 L. Morris 7.67 1.33% 6 Coia 61.21 3.26% 6 Brookshier 60 1.74% 6 Shofner -0.19%
7 Walston 7.67 1.33% 7 Ditka 52.09 2.78% 7 Bosseler 61 1.77% 7 Tracy 0.33%
8 Tubbs 8.00 1.39% 8 Tittle 48.08 2.56% 8 D.Baker 62 1.80% 8 Connelly 0.63%
9 Shofner 8.67 1.50% 9 Shofner 47.55 2.53% 9 Koman 62 1.80% 9 L.Morris 0.77%
10 Koman 9.00 1.56% 10 L.Morris 41.72 2.22% 10 Myhra 62 1.80% 10 Coia 1.14%
11 Morrison 9.00 1.56% 11 Connelly 38.46 2.05% 11 Carr 63 1.83% 11 St. Clair 1.34%
12 Pesonen 9.00 1.56% 12 St. Clair 36.96 1.97% 12 Weber 63 1.83% 12 Tittle 1.42%
13 Schmidt 9.00 1.56% 13 Tracy 36.47 1.94% 13 S.Baker 65 1.89% 13 Tubbs 1.50%
14 Tittle 9.00 1.56% 14 Joyce 35.76 1.91% 14 Connelly 66 1.92% 14 Pardee 1.57%
15 Clarke 9.33 1.62% 15 Pesonen 34.82 1.86% 15 Dale 66 1.92% 15 Pesonen 1.68%
16 Green 10.00 1.74% 16 Pardee 34.13 1.82% 16 Hawkins 66 1.92% 16 Walston 1.83%
17 Moore 10.00 1.74% 17 Tubbs 33.57 1.79% 17 Tracy 66 1.92% 17 Koman 1.86%
18 St. Clair 10.00 1.74% 18 Youso 32.09 1.71% 18 Walston 67 1.94% 18 Schmidt 1.97%
19 Dale 10.67 1.85% 19 Schmidt 32.05 1.71% 19 Coia 70 2.03% 19 Clarke 2.18%
20 Krakoski 10.67 1.85% 20 Clarke 28.36 1.51% 20 Gibbons 70 2.03% 20 Dale 2.37%
21 Gibbons 11.00 1.91% 21 McCord 27.99 1.49% 21 McCord 71 2.06% 21 Joyce 2.48%
22 Hunter 11.00 1.91% 22 Richardson 26.73 1.42% 22 Dean 72 2.09% 22 Gibbons 2.57%
23 Richardson 11.00 1.91% 23 McGee 24.46 1.30% 23 L.Morris 72 2.09% 23 Hunter 2.69%
24 Joyce 12.00 2.08% 24 Dale 24.45 1.30% 24 Tubbs 72 2.09% 24 McCord 2.87%
25 McCord 12.00 2.08% 25 Gibbons 24.27 1.29% 25 Braase 73 2.12% 25 Richardson 2.91%
26 Fiss 12.33 2.14% 26 Hawkins 22.47 1.20% 26 Whittenton 73 2.12% 26 Morrison 3.06%
27 Crow 13.00 2.26% 27 Koman 22.40 1.19% 27 Moore 74 2.15% 27 Fiss 3.21%
28 Nolan 13.33 2.31% 28 Fiss 21.24 1.13% 28 McGee 75 2.18% 28 McGee 3.36%
29 Weber 13.33 2.31% 29 Walston 21.17 1.13% 29 Fiss 76 2.21% 29 Brookshier 3.39%
30 Brookshier 14.00 2.43% 30 Nolan 20.02 1.07% 30 Morrison 76 2.21% 30 Weber 3.57%
31 Coia 14.00 2.43% 31 Morrison 19.27 1.03% 31 Richardson 77 2.24% 31 Nolan 3.64%
32 McGee 14.00 2.43% 32 Johnson 18.80 1.00% 32 Clarke 78 2.26% 32 Crow 3.69%
33 Wiggin 14.00 2.43% 33 Dean 18.71 1.00% 33 Wilson 78 2.26% 33 Braase 3.70%
34 Braase 14.33 2.49% 34 Anderson 17.95 0.96% 34 Krakoski 79 2.29% 34 Ditka 3.82%
35 Guglielmi 15.33 2.66% 35 Braase 17.66 0.94% 35 Pesonen 79 2.29% 35 Hawkins 4.01%
36 Dean 16.00 2.78% 36 Guglielmi 16.58 0.88% 36 Anderson 80 2.32% 36 Dean 4.21%
37 Ditka 16.00 2.78% 37 Whittenton 15.50 0.83% 37 Nolan 80 2.32% 37 Martin 4.27%
38 Myhra 16.00 2.78% 38 Wilson 15.01 0.80% 38 Green 81 2.35% 38 Myhra 4.33%
39 Anderson 17.00 2.95% 39 Brookshier 14.56 0.78% 39 Schmidt 82 2.38% 39 Whittenton 4.55%
40 Martin 17.00 2.95% 40 Wiggin 13.25 0.71% 40 Joyce 83 2.41% 40 Wiggin 4.65%
41 Whittenton 17.00 2.95% 41 Hunter 11.70 0.62% 41 Pardee 84 2.44% 41 Guglielmi 4.76%
42 Hawkins 18.00 3.12% 42 Weber 10.98 0.59% 42 Guglielmi 87 2.53% 42 Anderson 5.06%
43 Bosseler 18.67 3.24% 43 Bosseler 9.08 0.48% 43 Wiggin 87 2.53% 43 Youso 5.28%
44 Wilson 18.67 3.24% 44 Myhra 8.63 0.46% 44 Tittle 92 2.67% 44 Bosseler 5.45%
45 Johnson 19.00 3.30% 45 Martin 7.44 0.40% 45 Johnson 94 2.73% 45 Wilson 5.63%
46 Youso 19.00 3.30% 46 Crow 5.47 0.29% 46 Youso 98 2.84% 46 Carr 5.85%
47 Carr 20.00 3.47% 47 Carr 5.45 0.29% 47 Ditka 132 3.83% 47 Johnson 7.01%

 

The Top Two (Tier 1)

1) There is little question that #93 Dave Baker is the scarcest card in the set coming from a combination of Grape Nuts 11 oz. and Oat Flakes 10 oz. panels—the two lowest count products in the card total rankings.

2) Dave's panel mate on the GN11 box was Sam Baker, whose #74 card was also printed on a Post Tens tray with #103 Bob St. Clair, driving up the number of cards sold from this panel. Sam Baker's Post cereal card averages over $150, the only one to break the $100 mark other than Dave Baker's which averages more than $400. Undoubtedly, the Bakers rank one and two for scarcity.

Solid Short Prints (Tier 2)

3-4-5) #10 Tom Moore, #103 Bob St. Clair and #139 Allen Green were all featured on Raisin Bran 10 oz. and Post Tens panels. Moore's P10 panel also had short prints Y. A. Tittle and Jim Gibbons on it. Tittle's appearance on this panel may have contributed to Moore and Gibbons also being retained by collectors in 1962 as the total card count for this panel is significantly higher than the rest of the P10 panels. The RB10 panel with Moore has the lowest count of the four from that product. Moore's card price may be higher than St. Clair and Green because he was with the Lombardi Packers of the 1960s.

Bob St. Clair's card #103 was part of RB10 panel 84 with Steve Myhra (#84), #121 Preston Carpenter and short print #139 Allen Green. His other panel was a Post Tens with #74 Sam Baker. St. Clair is in the NFL Hall of Fame, yet his card price is relatively low considering the panels his cards are on have low percentages.

Printed as card #139, Allen Green's only season in the NFL was 1961 and so it is likely a lot of his cards were disposed of prior to the ascension of card collecting in the 1970s. Green's panel percentages are similar to St. Clair's and card #139's card count is quite a bit higher, yet the average price for Green's card is significantly higher. Green's card was viewed as a short print in early guides while St. Clair did not receive that designation until later.

6) Del Shofner's #28, Dick Nolan's #25 and #44 Chuck Weber are all short prints that appeared on RB10 and Grape Nuts Flakes 16 oz. panels. GNF16 panels were near the high end of short print panel percentages because two of the four were double prints, while RB10 panels were closer to the low end. Shofner's card has historically been classified as a short print that brings a good price—more than either Nolan or Weber. Panel counts for Shofner's GNF16 and RB10 panels are quite a bit lower than those of Nolan and Weber as Shofner's GNF16 panel was single printed and Nolan and Weber's GNF16 panel was double printed, explaining the demand and higher price for Shofner's card.

7-8) Tom Tracy #133 and Jack Pardee #169 were on two panels with each other, Post Toasties 8 oz. panel 83 and Oat Flakes 10 oz. panel 133. Theoretically these two cards should be similar in population and price, but Tracy comes in with a lower number of cards sold and a higher average price.

Jack Pardee's cards have higher counts and a lower average price than Tom Tracy's. Pardee had a longer NFL career and then was a successful pro and college coach. Along with being on a Los Angeles Rams card, maybe this information partially explains Pardee's card being more available.

9-10-11) Larry Morris' card #117 was the card in the first position on both a BF11 and GNF16 panel. The card count for BF11 panel 117 is similar to the other three BF11 panels. However, GNF16 panel 117 has a much lower count than two of the other GNF16 panels. Morris' card is on the same GNF16 panel as #193 Joe Krakoski, long a short print legend, causing one to question if this panel suffered from lack of star power and many boxes were left on grocery store shelves.

The Cowboys' Mike Connelly #136 was on GNF16 panel 136 with Bart Starr, Del Shofner and Bobby Walston. His other card was a BF11, making him one of five cards with a GNF16/BF11 short print pairing.

Bobby Walston's #43 was printed on GNF16 panel 136 which has a relatively low panel percentage due to being printed only half as much as GNF16 panels 6 and 70. Walston's other card was from a Bran Flakes 11 oz. panel.

12) Joe Krakoski's card #193 has traditionally been thought of as one of the five toughest cards in the set. It is true that both his GNF16 and P10 individual panel percentages are low. However, Post Tens panels rank sixth and GNF16 seventh in overall card availability making those cards more easily acquired than some other short prints. Krakoski's card has held short print status since the first guide was published. Card #193's prices reflect collectors' belief that this card is one of the most difficult in the set to obtain. Krakoski was on GNF16 panel 117 which was printed only half as often as GNF16 panels 6 and 70.

13) Sugar Coated Corn Flakes 10 oz. and Oat Flakes 10 oz. panels had #145 Jerry Tubbs on them. The SCCF10 panel 145 was not double printed as was Darris McCord's SCCF10, so Tubbs' card is in smaller supply than had it been double printed. OF10 oz. boxes were scarce, so Tubbs' cards are in high demand. In addition, many collectors have an affinity for Cowboys cards.

14-15) Y. A. Tittle is card #29 and Joe Morrison's card is #24. Both player's cards were printed on Bran Flakes 11 oz. and Post Tens products but not on the same panels. Tittle's Hall of Fame career helps drive up demand for his card as his cards counts are higher than Morrison's. Tittle's Post Tens panel also included short prints #10 Tom Moore and #48 Jim Gibbons.

Joe Morrison's card #24 along with Y. A. Tittle's #29 are the only pair of cards printed on both BF11 and P10 panels. Tittle's average card price is roughly 2½ times that of Morrison.

16) Angelo Coia's #110 was printed only on a Rice Krinkles 10 oz. panel, inherently creating scarcity. This card has been listed as a short print since early days and so prices are healthy. The panel scarcity rank is below the median and the total number sold ranks 19th.

17-18) Long considered a semi-short print, #181 Dick Pesonen's card was on BF11 and SCCF10 back panels. As with Jerry Tubbs' #145, Pesonen was not double printed on SCCF10 back panels, resulting in lower numbers. Bran Flakes 11 oz. panels have low population counts.

Bill Koman's card #153 was printed on BF11 and SCCF10 panels—the same products as #181 Dick Pesonen's although on different panels. Pesonen's cards average price is about 1½ times higher than Koman's.

19) Joe Schmidt was a Hall of Fame linebacker with the Lions. His card #59 is the only card with a PT8 and RB10 pairing—both significantly low on the panel count list. Schmidt's reasonably high number of cards available may be due to his career longevity, HOF status and name recognition.

20) Carroll Dale's card #163 GNF16/SCCF10 combination originated on lower percentage panels for each of these two products in relation to the other panels in their product group because Dale's panels are single prints. The GNF16 version came on panel 117 with Larry Morris and Joe Krakoski, while the SCCF10 was on panel 145 which was not double printed as were SCCF10 panels 15 and 54.

21) Don Joyce's #176 is the only card printed on Post Tens and Sugar Coated Corn Flakes. The count for SCCF10 panel 153 which includes Joyce and Jerry Tubbs, Carroll Dale and Dick Pesonen is lower than SCCF10 panels 15 and 54 due to the fact that SCCF10 panels 145 and 153 are not double printed. Joyce's card has been listed as a short print from the earliest guides on forward. Joyce's Post Tens panel also includes Joe Krakoski, a card long considered by the guides as one of the scarcest in the set.

22-23) Jess Richardson's #41 and Jim Gibbons #48 are printed on separate PT8 and P10 panels. Richardson's card has historically been considered one of the tougher cards in the set to obtain. The average card price for #41 is slightly higher than Gibbons' cost.

Jim Gibbons' card card count is similar to Richardson's and his average price a little lower even though the products they appear on are the same. Gibbons was on the same P10 panel as #10 Tom Moore and #29 Y. A. Tittle.

Short prints with caveats (Tier 3)

24) Art Hunter's card #164 is on Grape Nuts Flakes 12 oz. and also double printed on Top 3 10 oz. boxes. Top 3 boxes rank behind only Crispy Critters 13 oz. cards for scarcity in the Post cereal football set. Cards from Grape Nuts Flakes 12 oz. panels are sold more often than traditional short print products, even adjusted for the fact that there were 36 GNF12 cards on six panels, although that adjustment puts GNF12 panels barely above those thought of as traditional short prints. Hunter's card is similar to the card that follows, Darris McCord, in that it was printed on duplicate panels, although McCord's card was a double print within the same product. Hunter's card is near the top of the list for the lowest number of cards sold. This card should be listed as a short print despite it not being on a traditional "short print" product.

25) Darris McCord's #54 was a duplicate panel printed on Sugar Coated Corn Flakes 10 oz. panels. McCord is high on the short print list by virtue having been deleted from Rice Krinkles 10 oz. panel 16 when Post decided to print only four RK10 cards per box instead of five. Had #54 not been removed from the RK10 panel, he would have had the same pairing as Jimmy Carr's #35 and would not have been a short print. McCord's card has always been considered a short print since the advent of price guides and continues to command good prices resulting in an adequate supply being sold.

26-27) Another GNF16/BF11 combination, #62 Galen Fiss' card appears on the two GNF16 panels with the highest percentages for their product group. Being in the upper right corner of the GNF16 panel with adhesive on the back and on the common border BF11 panel, this card is hard to find in nice condition.

Card #135, Frank Clarke is the last of the BF11/GNF16 combination short prints. Both Clarke's and Fiss' GNF16 cards are from double printed GNF16 panels 70 and 6, respectively, making them more available than BF11/GNF16 short prints #117 Larry Morris, #43 Bobby Walston and #136 Mike Connelly that were on single printed GNF16 panels 136 and 117.

28) Max McGee is the only player in the Post cereal football set to have both of his cards exclusively from Raisin Bran panels, one from each of the 10 and 14 oz. boxes. You can read about how Post allowed McGee's #9 card to be on the same cereal twice on the "Numbers Assignment" page. Raisin Bran 10 oz. panels are the fourth scarcest on the product list, while RB14 panels rank 15th. One would think this should disqualify this card as a short print, but McGee's RB14 resided on a single print panel, greatly lowering his available RB14 cards when compared to guide short print #8 Jerry Kramer, who appears on a double printed RB14 panel. McGee's cards sell about as often as most short print cards with a price that is also similar.

29) John David Crow's card #148 was printed on Bran Flakes 11 oz. and Grape Nuts 16 oz. products. While GN16 panels have always been considered just outside the limits for a short print, BF11 cards are third on the short print panel list, making them difficult to find. This combination results in a number of cards sold lower than most short print cards, even though the individual card price isn't strong. Some of the price issue no doubt is because Crow's BF11 crowds the lower left corner of the common border panel and is rarely in nice condition. As with Hunter and McGee, Crow's cards exhibit short print characteristics.

30-31) Dick Nolan's #25 and #44 Chuck Weber were panel mates as they were adjoining cards on GNF16 panel 6 and RB10 panel 25. Nolan's actual card counts are much higher than Weber's as the guides have traditionally classified Weber as a common and Nolan as a short print. The reality is that Weber's cards don't get sold as often. Del Shofner's card #28 with the same product assignment as Nolan and Weber has historically been classified as a short print that brings a decent price—more than Nolan or Weber. Panel counts for Shofner's GNF16 panels are quite a bit lower than those of Nolan and Weber on panel 6 because it was double printed, explaining the demand and higher price for Shofner's card.

The bottom line on #44 Chuck Weber is that if #25 Dick Nolan is classified as a short print, #44 also has to be one too, since Weber and Nolan's cards were side by side on the same two panels.

32) Tom Brookshier is on card #34 and was printed on OF10 panel 34 with the scarcest short print, #93 Dave Baker. Brookshier's card is also featured on SCCF10 double printed panel 15. The double printing of SCCF10 panels make Brookshier's card more available than Jerry Tubbs' #145 cards as Tubbs was single printed on SCCF10 and OF10 panels. Brookshier's card has not been classified by the guides as a short print card and so many of his cards may either not have been sold or have been placed in lots. In any event, #34 ranks fairly low on the cards sold list.

33) Another card shunned by the guides is #78 Ordell Braase. The only card with a panel combination of PT8 and GNF16, collectors have figured out that this card requires low end short print money to purchase one in average condition. Braase's GNF16 cards come from double printed panel 70 else they would be in even shorter supply.

34-35) #111 Mike Ditka was featured on Rice Krinkles 10 oz. and Oat Flakes 10 oz. boxes along with #36 Ted Dean. Both were on OF10 panel 17. Ditka's rookie card helps to inflate the Hall of Famer's demand and price. RK10 panels have traditionally had several short print cards because they have been paired with difficult short print panels such as OF10, BF11, RB10 and PT8. Ditka cards sell quite often and the vast majority of those are from RK10 boxes.

Ted Dean's card #36 doesn't command the price of Mike Ditka's #117 despite having lower card totals and panel percentages. They were also featured on OF10 and RK10 panels.

36) Rip Hawkins' #175 card is another case of being passed over by the guides. Residing on RB10 and RK10 panels, the card used to be overlooked by sellers putting the card in a lot, but not by buyers as the average price point is definitely in line with most mid-range short prints. The RB10 version of this card sells about half as often as the RK10 card.

37) Paul Wiggin was featured on Raisin Bran 10 oz. and Grape Nuts 16 oz. panels as card #75. The GN16 card was in the upper left corner of the box in the area where the pour spout was opened resulting in many poor condition cards. The RB10 card was on a panel with other short prints #25 Dick Nolan, #44 Chuck Weber and #59 Joe Schmidt. There is steady demand for Wiggin cards bringing a low end short print price. The RB10/GN16 panel combination puts this card barely on the short print list.

38) Steve Myhra's card #84 appeared on RB10 and double printed SCCF10 panels. Guides do not consider this card a short print for unknown reasons. This helps keep the average price of Myhra's card below $10. The RB10 version appears only about 30% of the time this card is sold.

39) Jim Martin's #55 was printed only on 14 oz. Sugar Crisp boxes. There are two known variations—one with "goggle eyes" and one with tiny dots for pupils. Whether this variance was because of a the panel being double printed or because of an on-the-fly correction to one of the rotogravure cylinders isn't presently known. Regardless, the number of Martin cards sold is low and the card comes from only one product.

40) From the same two products as #193 Joe Krakoski, Ralph Guglielmo's #158 was printed on Post Tens and Grape Nuts Flakes 16 oz. boxes. Krakoski's GNF16 panel was a single print and Guglielmi's a double print, yet the average price for a Krakoski is five times that of a Guglielmi. While Krakoski's card is definitely scarcer, a good case could be made that this price disparity is a result of historical guide bias.

41) Jesse Whittenton's #15 is the only card in the set to appear on a Post Toasties 8 oz. panel and a double printed Sugar Coated Corn Flakes 10 oz. panel. This card has never been listed as a guide short print.

42) The only card appearing on the combination of BF11 and RK10 panels is #188 Bill Anderson. Anderson's RK10 version is available nearly three times as often as the BF11 version.

43-44) Frank Youso's #186 short print was found on PT8 and RK10 panels. Identified early on as a short print along with #97 Jim Johnson which had the same combination of products, this card is not overly difficult to acquire.

Jim Johnson's #97 PT8/RK10 combination matches that of #186 Frank Youso and their card counts are similar. The panel percentage for Johnson's cards are slightly higher than Youso's because so many Mike Ditka cards from this panel sell. The great disparity comes in average price per card where Johnson's sells for a little over half what Youso's does.

Other tough cards) Don Bosseler's #189 and Larry Wilson's #154 were printed on RK10 and GNF16 panels. While both products individually are home to some short print cards, this combination is not scarce enough to achieve short print status.

Several Oat Flakes 10 oz., Grape Nuts 11 oz., Bran Flakes 11 oz. and Raisin Bran 10 oz. cards that are paired with more common products are more difficult to find than most cards. Cards in this category are #18 Bob Gaiters, #147 Ed Cook, #82 Lenny Moore, #92 John Brodie, #200 Bob Toneff, #47 Gail Cogdill, #67 Bob Mitchell and #73 Jim Ray Smith fall into this category. They are not short prints, but collectors will often find these difficult to obtain and wonder why.

The myth) Jerry Kramer's card has been listed by several guides over the years as a short print. Listings on eBay often reflect that status even today. While Kramer's Post Tens #8 card has some degree of difficulty to obtain, the RB14 version is anything but as it arrived in stores on double printed panel 8. Egged on by the thought of short print money, sellers list this card often.