1989 Mother's Cookies Dodgers


I don't remember ever seeing Mother's cookies sold around these parts of the nation.  In fact, I think the only way I ever heard about this product is through reading a few blogs.  I'm sure the cookies are delicious, because if they have baseball cards, well then it's got to be good.  So when I saw an auction lot with a few Dodger related items, I was happy to see this set included.  I put in my $5 bid and surprisingly sat and watched as no other bids came in.  I now have my first and only complete set of Mother's cookies baseball cards!

These nice glossy cards with rounded corners reminded me of the Topps glossy inserts from the 1976 and 1977 hockey sets, though the card stock isn't as thick.

The photos are interesting.  Everyone seems to be happy and smiling.  Probably because they just won the World Series.

Even Gibson seems to be smiling.  This is an interesting shot in the dugout.

Mickey Hatcher and Orel Hershiser are certainly happy.  I always find the background interesting in stadium photos such as these.

It always baffles me to see Murray in any other uniform other than Baltimore's.  It just seems wrong.

The set came complete in the package.  Problem is I can't sleeve the package, and if I sleeve the cards they won't fit in the package.  What to do?

The back of the card has a line at the bottom for autographs.  But who would put an autograph on the back of a card?

The set also comes with a card you can mail in to receive a trading card album.  Do you think Mother's Cookies will still honor this?

Overall this 28 card set is pretty nifty and I feel like I got a bargain in this lot and there were a number of Dodgers police sets included, which I may highlight in a future post.  I'm probably not going to go out of my way to start a Mother's Cookies project anytime soon, but won't look away if I come across these in the wild.  

Now according to the Mother's Cookies website, there are a couple of gas stations down the road that carry their cookies.  I may have to stop in and see if their cookies are as good as their baseball cards.


  1. It's been a couple of decades since I last ate a Mother's Cookie, but I can still remember how soft they always were. I'm sure that it was some terrible additive that kept them that way, but of course that's not something that you think about as a kid. I always liked their oatmeal-raisin cookies the best, though they were hardly the most popular amongst my peers.

  2. I had never heard of Mother's Cookies as anything other than a baseball card manufacturer. I figured it must be a regional brand, especially as the teams they did cards for were all in the West. Went on the website and I see they're in all the 7-11s, CVS, supermarkets by me. I don't know if they've expanded or I just never noticed them among all the big brand cookies like Chips Ahoy.

  3. Haven't had Mother's Cookies in awhile, but I feel like I see their Circus Animals cookies whenever I'm at my local grocery store. This particular set was a stadium giveaway. Back in the 80's and 90's, 28 Mother's Cookies cards were passed out to fans on an advertised "trading card day" in those envelopes. One catch... they didn't include a complete set. Each envelope contained 20-something different cards and 5, 6, 7, or 8 duplicates of one player (example 20 different cards + 8 Willie Randolphs). The goal was to go around and trade your extra Randolphs with other fans for cards you needed.

    I don't know if Mother's Cookies is still based out of the Bay Area, but back then they were. That's why many of the MLB teams involved in this SGA were on the West Coast (A's, Giants, Dodgers, Mariners, Angels, and Padres). They also produced sets for the Astros and Rangers too.


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