1988 Donruss

Total Cards: 660

Rating: 5.4 (156 votes)
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Notes: Distributed in one series (#1-660). Cards can be found with or without a period after "INC" in the copyright line on the back, and factory set cards may have different front borders and/or v... more

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Cards

1a Mark McGwire DK, VAR
VAR: Pack version; "© 1987 LEAF, INC." on back; Factory set version
Oakland Athletics
1b Mark McGwire DK, VAR
VAR: Pack version; "© 1987 LEAF, INC" on back
Oakland Athletics
2a Tim Raines DK, VAR
VAR: Pack version; "© 1987 LEAF, INC." on back; Factory set version
Montreal Expos
2b Tim Raines DK, VAR
VAR: Pack version; "© 1987 LEAF, INC" on back
Montreal Expos
3a Benito Santiago DK, VAR
VAR: Pack version; "© 1987 LEAF, INC." on back
San Diego Padres
3b Benito Santiago DK, VAR
VAR: Factory set version
San Diego Padres
3c Benito Santiago DK, VAR
VAR: Pack version; "© 1987 LEAF, INC" on back
San Diego Padres
4a Alan Trammell DK, VAR
VAR: Pack version; "© 1987 LEAF, INC." on back; Factory set version
Detroit Tigers
4b Alan Trammell DK, VAR
VAR: Pack version; "© 1987 LEAF, INC" on back
Detroit Tigers
5a Danny Tartabull DK, VAR
VAR: Pack version; "© 1987 LEAF, INC." on back; Factory set version
Kansas City Royals

Inserts and Related Sets

 

Trivia

  • SP cards from 648-660 are more difficult to find than the other SP cards in the set. The 26 SP cards were supposedly removed on some sheets to print the 26 Bonus MVP inserts. Some versions of the checklist cards include the Bonus MVP cards.
  • Distribution
    Wax: 36 packs per box, 15 cards and 1 puzzle piece per pack. 20 boxes per case. Six boxes per retail display.

    Cello: 24 packs per box, 36 cards and two puzzle pieces per pack (MSRP: $0.99)

    Rack: 24 packs per box, 45 cards and 3 puzzle pieces per pack. Three boxes per case.

    Blister: 72 cards per blister. 48 blister packs per case.

    Factory Sets
  • The card front border design pattern of the factory set card fronts is oriented differently from that of the regular wax pack cards. No premium or discount exists for either version.
  • Set features the Rookie Cards for 2 Hall of Famers Roberto Alomar and Tom Glavine.

User Comments

Feb 2, 2023 - 3:28PM
ComposerMike

Anyone remember how easy it was to sort these cards out of wax packs? Each half was packaged in numerical order from two different portions of the complete run (ex. 201-208, the 353-359). If you bought a complete wax box, you could put together 82% with no duplicates, but we know that was never the case.

Feb 25, 2022 - 5:21PM
Imsatan

I was 6 and this is the first pack of cards I remembering opening

Jul 7, 2021 - 12:23PM
ShaneGeraldCards

I have to agree with the below comment regarding lacking rookie power, though I liked the set overall. Came out in my 3rd year of collecting around 5th grade. Toys-r-us messed up there pricing at one point and sold me boxes for the $.53 pack price even after we informed them. Ripped at least a case. Think that contributed to me being the wax ripping degen I am today.

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1988 Donruss SP cards was these the First?7Jan 2, 2024 9:24 PM
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1988 Donruss variation2Jul 28, 2023 12:30 PM
by jimetal7212
1988 Donruss M. McGwire/A. Dawson12Jul 2, 2023 8:18 PM
by kcbrez
And yet another variation I found6May 28, 2023 10:12 PM
by banjar
Mystery4May 28, 2023 9:12 PM
by RussSimp860

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