Friday, August 1, 2008

1986 Donruss Major League All-Stars

Following along with their Action All-Stars set, in 1986 Donruss actually produced a 3.5" x 5" set of all of actual All-Stars from the 1985 All-Star Game, with a new twist. 

The set contains all 58 participants in the 1985 game, along with a card of the Metrodome and a checklist card.

The first 18 cards are the starting nine from each side, with the rest of the set consisting of the reserves and the managers.

The MVP of the game was newly acquired Padre Lamarr Hoyt.

This was the infamous game where Lou Whitaker lost his uniform in transit and had to buy a Tigers jersey at the game and color his number on the back with a magic marker.

For the first time the oversized set resembled the Donruss base set of the same year.

The worst All-Star of the bunch? Yep, you guessed it. Scott Garrelts, who looks like the offspring of Greg Minton.

Tigers were aplenty this year, and include:

11-Lou Whitaker
18-Jack Morris
42-Dan Petry
43-Willie Hernandez
45-Alan Trammell
58-Sparky Anderson

The new twist I mentioned earlier? The very cool and innovative "pop-up." A die cut card that you could unfold to be a self standing deal. There was one of each starter in the game. Again, kudos to Donruss for collation, as I got a full set of 18 as well as doubles of both Tigers, Morris and Whitaker.

This box also included the box bottom card panel that Donruss started the year before. This box had the following:

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