1989 Donruss

Total Cards: 660

Rating: 6.2 (89 votes)
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  • All regular cards in the set (aside from Diamond Kings and Checklists), had the following variations with regard to the "Denotes Led League" having asterisks on one side or both of "Denotes", and "LEAF CO, INC." either with or without the dot after INC. All four combinations exist:

  • 15 cards and 3 puzzle pieces per pack, 36 packs per box, and 20 boxes per case.

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Jun 9, 2020 - 3:18PM

The 36 cards that are not affected are:
● 26 Diamond Kings cards
● 7 checklist cards (although checklist card #600 has its own, unrelated variations previously documented here)
● 2 "Award Winner" cards
● 1 Warren Spahn "puzzle" card
That leaves 624 of the 660-card affected.
The variations occur on the backs of the cards. The copyright info has "LEAF INC" (no period after INC) or it has "LEAF INC." (with a period after INC). Also, in the statistics header, cards can be found with " * Denotes " (1 asterisk) or with " * Denotes * " (2 asterisks). This amounts to 4 variations, which have been limited to these versions:
[a] - VAR: "© 1988 LEAF, INC." & "* Denotes" on back
[b] - VAR: "© 1988 LEAF, INC." & "* Denotes *" on back
[c] - VAR: "© 1988 LEAF, INC" & "* Denotes" on back
[d] - VAR: "© 1988 LEAF, INC" & "* Denotes *" on back
If you have one of the cards that was not previously visually verified, please add a message to the forum thread which is located here. One of the members of the team will contact you for photos or scans.

Edited on: Jun 9, 2020 - 3:57PM

Mar 26, 2019 - 12:03PM

A very colorful set that was printed on thin card stock. Loaded
with rookies. Griffey Jr., Sheffield, R. Johnson, Schilling and others.
Overproduced and not worth much if anything.

May 22, 2018 - 8:38AM

I still think this is one of the coolest card designs of any set! I still love looking at these cards.


Posted by: BigEd76
Jun 9, 2020 - 9:10PM


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