Monday, April 7, 2014

Completely Red: 1991 Donruss

Oh, the pure, thick hatred you all have for '91 Donruss. Flimsy card stock, crappy design, laughably over-produced. Seems to be a go-to for mocking the valueless card-boom era. But I don't care. I like it. It's a set coming off my Reds winning the 1990 World Series, so everybody is loved. Two bonus World Series cards, two bonus Chris Sabos, a bonus Barry Larkin. How could I not cherish this set?  Even with the barrage of 90's colors clashing all over the place.

STATS:

Cards - 32

RC's - 1 (Terry Lee)

All Stars - 11 (Barry Larkin x2, Eric Davis, Danny Jackson, Chris Sabo x3, Randy Myers, Mariano Duncan, Rob Dibble, Norm Charlton, Jack Armstrong x2, Tom Browning, Paul O'Neill)

Hall of Famers - 1 (Barry Larkin)

Reds Hall of Famers - 6 (Eric Davis, Jose Rijo, Tom Browning, Barry Larkin, Chris Sabo, Ron Oester)

Chris Sabo with the RecSpecs - 2

Chris Sabo without the RecSpecs, Squinting into the Camera - 1

Checklist:

5 Barry Larkin DK
84 Eric Davis
96 Danny Jackson
141 Hal Morris
153 Chris Sabo
196 Billy Hatcher
209 Randy Myers
253 Glenn Braggs
265 Scott Scudder
309 Mariano Duncan
321 Rob Dibble
381 Joe Oliver
384 Norm Charlton
412 Chris Sabo MVP
439 Jack Armstrong AS
440 Chris Sabo AS
459 Luis Quinones
471 Barry Larkin
516 Tim Layana
528 Tom Browning
571 Jack Armstrong
583 Paul O'Neill
628 Ron Oester
640 Todd Benzinger
695 Herm Winningham
722 Jose Rijo
741 Jeff Reed
742 Jose Rijo WS
752 Terry Lee
756 Bill Doran
759 Chris Hammond FDC
763 Billy Hatcher WS

Go Reds

2 comments:

  1. Love the opening paragraph. I do hate this set, but I also love the Grand Slammers subset, those green MVP's, and the original Perez DK's. There are some specks of light in the darkness that is '91 Donruss.

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  2. This is the first set that I collected in earnest as a kid. I'll always have some appreciation for it -- even though you're absolutely correct about the knocks against it.

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