Awhile back, I wrote a few posts about Topps card numbering practices. What I had forgotten about was some of Donruss' card numbering.
For example, back when I was collecting I noticed that Donruss would put in succession, a Mariner, Twin, Blue Jay, Twin, Blue Jay, Mariner.
Usually a Met was on either end. And often a Cub was on either end of that, and Brave on either end of that.
This pattern would be repeated a number of times throughout each set.
And there would also be a simple Mariner, Blue Jay, Twin pattern a number of times in each set as well.
The practice seems to have stopped before we get into the 1989 set, which frankly surprises me.
So why do I bring up a pattern involving some teams I don't follow? Well, I noticed this pattern back when i was buying 1987 Donruss. And I should have realized that there would be patterns involving Angels. But I didn't remember that until just a few days ago.....