Friday, July 27, 2012

1987 Donruss


Stats on the Back is downsizing, something a card collector like myself can certainly relate to. Like a sucker, though, I claimed a whole mess of cards. When I got the package, this little unopened wax treat was waiting for me along with my claimed goods. I wouldn't be so eager to open certain packs from the '80s, but 1987 Donruss is quite a gem of a set, and really difficult to find in good shape. My scanner does hate black borders on cards, so while some of these cards are off-center I can assure you that none of them are actually crooked.


436 - Jose Uribe


36 - Greg Maddux (Huzzah! If you ran into someone with this creepy little 'stache and a Cubs hat in 2012, you'd probably expect him to be wearing skinny jeans and spinning records at a corner bar. Anyway, this is one of the best cards you can hope to find from a 1987 pack.)


39 - Eric Bell (Another Rated Rookie! Is there anything better than a Rated Rookie logo? I would want this on a t-shirt, but I'm sure it's already been done.)


275 - Walt Terrell


143 - Billy Sample (Sample was born in the '50s, and just has the look of someone from another era.)


27 - Diamond Kings Checklist


23 - Jim Presley Diamond Kings (I feel like I've grown some appreciation over time for Diamond Kings that I never really had. I always thought they were interesting, but I was never so wild about them that I coveted them like some collectors.)


361 - Barry Bonds (Hey wow, has anyone seen this picture of The Artist Formerly Known as Barroid yet? Seriously, though... how did I end up with a Bonds rookie card AND a Maddux rookie card in the same pack? The mind... it boggles.)


229 - Ken Howell (A reliever who had 18 decisions in 1986. This kind of pitcher doesn't really exist anymore.)


220 - Charlie Leibrandt


86 - Brian Downing


569 - Rafael Santana (Former Cardinal?)


437 - Ken Oberkfell (Former Cardinal.)


26 - Steve Sax Diamond Kings (Another Diamond King! What a pack.)


409 - Steve Lyons (I had to listen to this clown call a game today for the Dodgers regional cable network. Not fun.)


37-38-39 - Roberto Clemente Puzzle (As always, we end a Donruss pack with some puzzle pieces.)

Can't complain about the two big rookie cards in this pack. They're not centered or anything, but they're "pack fresh" with sharp corners.

4 comments:

Play at the Plate said...

Back in 1987, you'd be accused of being a pack searcher if you got both of those cards in a pack! Ha. I still like that Maddux.

Mark said...

Good Lord. This is a prehistoric "hot pack". I guess this is why I usually get a bunch of middle infielders and relievers when I open packs of Donruss -- you got all the good cards!

Wax Pack Geek said...

Pretty sure this is the best pack I've ever seen of that era

Stealing Home said...

absolutely a great pack !