Monday, December 29, 2014

Completely Red: 1989 Donruss/Donruss Traded

Ooooh, boy. The junkiest of junk wax. I didn't even start collecting until 1991 and I still had more 1989 Donruss than anything else. Maybe 1987 Topps was in contention, but I don't think so.

We have purples and greens and reds, all rainbowed and gradiented for our collecting pleasure. Some of the worst card stock of all time, to boot. Lots of white poking through the borders. And the Diamond Kings were a little extra Diamnond Kingy this year. Just. Just. Just amazing. I love this set. Also, whoever cropped the photos seemed to have absolutely no interest in backgrounds. It's either a way-too-close shot, or, if we actually see head-to-toe, everything else is out of focus.

But I still love you, 1989 Donruss.


Cards - 27

RC's - 2 (Rob Dibble, Norm Charlton)

All Stars - 11 (Chris Sabo, Rob Dibble, Eric Davis, Danny Jackson, John Franco, Bo Diaz, Barry Larkin, Paul O'Neill, Rob Dibble, Jack Armstrong, Norm Charlton)

Hall of Famers - 1 (Barry Larkin)

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


4 Chris Sabo DK
71 Tom Browning
80 Eric Davis
115 Keith Brown
124 Danny Jackson
139 Rob Murphy
189 Nick Esasky
198 Kal Daniels
233 John Franco
242 Bo Diaz
257 Barry Larkin
308 Ron Robinson
317 Chris Sabo RC
351 Jeff Treadway
360 Paul O'Neill
375 Jose Rijo
426 Rob Dibble RC
435 Herm Winningham
469 Jeff Reed
478 Frank Williams
493 Jack Armstrong RC
544 Norm Charlton RC
553 Ron Oester
586 Van Snider
595 Lloyd McClendon 
24T Rick Mahler
47T Todd Benzinger

Go Reds.

1 comment:

  1. 1989 Donruss is one of the handful of junk wax sets where I think "You know, I should try to complete that set someday".