Friday, October 17, 2008

1991 Donruss

The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round, the wheels on the bus go.....ah, screw it. Donruss hit rock bottom in '91 with these turds. They hijacked the '86 design and released these in two series with two different color schemes so we could swear at them twice. This is one of those cases where the cards themselves say more than I ever could. The Cecil Fielder Diamond King card is not even worth showing.

The 1991 Donruss Detroit Tigers:
3 Cecil Fielder Diamond King
40 Milt Cuyler
65 Mark Salas
76 Mike Henneman
118 Alan Trammell
133 Lance McCullers
174 Lou Whitaker
188 Lloyd Moseby
230 Mike Heath
245 Jeff Robinson
286 Tony Phillips
301 Chet Lemon
342 Dave Bergman
353 Paul Gibson
397 Cecil Fielder MVP
422 Scott Aldred
451 Cecil Fielder
492 Jack Morris
508 Frank Tanana
549 Steve Searcy
563 John Shelby
605 Clay Parker
620 Edwin Nunez
661 Jerry Don Gleaton
675 Dan Petry
717 Walt Terrell
728 Gary Ward
729 Rob Deer
768 Travis Fryman

Donruss added their MVP insert cards to the base set in '91, and replaced them with Highlights insert cards, which weren't really insert cards either. They were just numbered like they were.

BC-5 Cecil Fielder

They continued with their Rookies box set, this time fooling us by making them red instead of green. Which makes me wonder. Series 1 had blue fronts and blue backs. Series 2 had green fronts and green backs. The Rookies had red fronts and......slightly different green backs? I don't know, and I don't care. Hell, we didn't even get the good Leiter brother.

6 Milt Cuyler
29 Mark Leiter
53 Rusty Meacham

The one saving grace is that this would be the end of the crappy era for Donruss. They would come up with some nicer cards in the years to follow, but good god are these awful.

EDIT: Thanks to my new friend and Tiger collector Jon for telling me about one I have missed.

1991 Donruss Grand Slammers:
7 Cecil Fielder


Jon said...

1991 Donruss Grand Slammers
7. Cecil Fielder

robbyt said...

Wow, I've never even heard of that. Was it an insert?

Jon said...

Sort of...randomly inserted in wax packs, a 14 card set, one card for each grand slam hit in 1990.