Saturday, April 7, 2018

Box O' Cards From My Youth - 8

It's been a few weeks, but I haven't forgotten about these posts.  Some seem to enjoy the late 80s and early 90s randomness. 

Each year in the first five or so years of my collecting, it was all about Topps baseball...and Donruss baseball.  I truly believe I opened as much, if not more, Donruss than Topps during the first three years I collected (1987-89).  I ended up with dozen of the complete puzzles, including this treasure from my childhood. 

I thought I was missing one piece when I took this picture.  A few weeks back I found a couple of 1989 Donruss cello packs (and posted on APTBNL) and last night decided to see if I pulled the missing piece.  What I found was that I do have the complete puzzle after all.  I'm just not motivated to take another picture! 

Did any of you ever collect these?  Did you pop out the pieces and use them for their intended purpose?  I didn't, since these were destined to be worth a lot.  It seems I should have tried to have more fun as a ten-year old and worried less about investing.  Oops. 

If you shop online and haven't signed up and used ebates yet, you're missing out.  I also use it on eBay to get money back from purchases there.  Between referrals and cash back, I've gotten over $150 in a year.  FREE CARDS!

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  1. I bought a ton of 1989 Donruss and I did pop out the puzzle pieces..but I'm not sure if I ever completed the puzzle.

  2. I should have completed them and glued them to hang on my wall. Regerts!

  3. Heck yeah I collected these. And when I jumped back into the hobby... I collected them again. If you're bored and have some free time, you can read about them here:

    Or if you're short on time, you can see them here: