Monday, July 28, 2014

If it ain't broke....

I think Donruss probably realized that 1984 was a good year/set for them.

After all, they spent the next two years using basically the same numbering scheme.

I've said this before, but I've never been the huge fan of 1984 that the rest of the hobby seems to be.

I think Fred Lynn there might just illustrate why.

Ron Jackson isn't so bad there.

Boone is a bit dark.

I bought literally no 1985 or 1986 Donruss back in the day.

I did get some 1984, and seemed different somehow.

DeCinces is like Lynn there.  Dark and contrasty.

In 1985 I ended up with a box of Fleer, and a couple of packs of Topps.

1986 was all about Topps.  Boxes and boxes of the stuff.

Two lefties and a righty there.

Two infielders and a pitcher.

Three U.S. imports.

Who are we kidding?  Reggie was a DH.

That might be the simplest Angel logo ever.

Avg age at retirement: 40

They front loaded with stars I guess.

In 1985 and 1986. Donruss put the Angels on both 545 and 573 as well.


  1. That's interesting, I've never noticed that about the Donruss sets before. I just checked the Mets from the same sets, and it's the same thing... 68, 75, 116, 190, 197, 238, 312. 319, 360, 434, 441, 482, 556, 563, 597, 603, 625... The only Met to repeat the same number twice is Danny Heep, who managed to be #556 in 1985 and 1986.