Wednesday, October 15, 2008

1990 Donruss

I vividly remember paying $18 a box for these monstrosities. (and I bought two boxes...) To this day I still have trouble reading the names on the front. Donruss continued their descent into the pre-school market with what are commonly referred to as the "Christmas Cards." 

I can't believe I spent $36 on these, and I didn't even get a whole set. (this was $36 in 1990 to boot!) $36 today will buy 2/3 of a tank of gas for my Toyota Camry, 3 pair of boxer shorts at Casual Male XL, or dinner for two at Chili's with a tip. Personally, I'm leaning towards going commando and going to Chili's.....

The 1990 Donruss Detroit Tigers:
16 Lou Whitaker Diamond King
38 Brian DuBois
60 Chet Lemon
62 Doyle Alexander
90 Alan Trammell
178 Matt Nokes
180 Frank Tanana
209 Mike Heath
296 Mike Henneman
298 Lou Whitaker
327 Frank Williams
415 Kevin Ritz
417 Jeff Robinson
445 Dave Bergman
533 Mike Brumley
535 Doug Strange
563 Edwin Nunez
599 Rick Schu
610 Guillermo Hernandez
621 Gary Ward
636 Tracy Jones
639 Jack Morris
657 Paul Gibson
661 Gary Pettis
696 Scott Lusader

For the third year in a row, Donruss gave us the lame MVP "insert" set. Luckily, for the third year in a row it was Alan Trammell. I guess that's something.

BC-26 Alan Trammell

I don't have this Rookies card, but I'm guessing it's green.

4 Brian Dubois

I do however have this blue card of Cecil Fielder. Judging by the back, I am assuming it's a Baseball's Best issue. I am also assuming there should be more, but given how bad this team was, I'm not betting on it.

133 Cecil Fielder


The Drizz said...

just let your "soul glow" sweet lou!! that is one hell of a jheri curl!!

Jon said...

1990 Donruss Baseball's Best (AL)
7. Alan Trammell
20. Tony Phillips
34. Jack Morris
48. Frank Tanana
62. Lloyd Moseby
76. Chet Lemon
90. Mike Heath
105. Mike Henneman
119. Lou Whitaker
133. Cecil Fielder
The cards are divided into 144 card AL & NL sets.

1990 Donruss Learning Series
These are for kids who can't read good and want to learn to do other stuff good too. 55 in all.
20. Alan Trammell
26. Cecil Fielder

The Rookies card is green.

Brandon said...

i have a 1990 Jack Morris Miss print card, and can't find anything out about it. can anyone give me any advice??