1988 Donruss

Total Cards: 660

Rating: 5.4 (132 votes)
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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

  • Cards marked as SP (short printed) from 648-660 are more difficult to find than the other 13 SP's in the lower 600s. These 26 cards listed as SP were apparently pulled from the printing sheet to make room for the 26 Bonus MVP inserts. Six of the checklist cards were done two different ways to reflect the inclusion or exclusion of the Bonus MVP cards in the wax packs.
  • 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 25, 2022 - 6:21PM
Imsatan

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

Jul 7, 2021 - 1:23PM
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.

Mar 19, 2021 - 11:30AM
PJLeo

In my opinion, overall a poor set that is not the most visually pleasing, but for someone like me who focuses on Errors & Variations, I keep busy with the Donruss sets from 1987 - 1992.

In regard to the '88 set - has anyone ever seen a Howard Johnson (#569) WITHOUT the stray thin line across his mouth?
Though not listed - and bc I have never seen the card without the mark - I have it in my set as a UER.

PJ


Edited on: Mar 19, 2021 - 3:28PM

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