Preview – 1991 Donruss

Beckett Set Notes (verbatim from Beckett set page)

The 1991 Donruss set was issued in two series of 386 and 384 for a total of 770 standard-size cards. This set marked the first time Donruss issued cards in multiple series. The second series was issued approximately three months after the first series was issued. Cards were issued in wax packs and factory sets. As a separate promotion, wax packs were also given away with six and 12-packs of Coke and Diet Coke. First series cards feature blue borders and second series green borders with some stripes and the players name in white against a red background. Subsets include Diamond Kings (1-27), Rated Rookies (28-47/413-432), AL All-Stars (48-56), MVP’s (387-412) and NL All-Stars (433-441). There were also special cards to honor the award winners and the heroes of the World Series. On cards 60, 70, 127, 182, 239, 294, 355, 368, and 377, the border stripes are red and yellow. There are no notable Rookie Cards in this set.”

Box Contents

36 packs with 15 cards each


$16.45 total on eBay for both one Donruss 1 and one Donruss 2 box (shipped)


Here is the Donruss 1 box in a beautiful cream color.

Below is the accompanying Donruss 2 box in a lovely green.

The series 1 packs follow the color scheme of the series 1 box.  These are true, old school wax packs.

Finally, the series 2 packs are copies of the series 2 box.

Insert / Parallel List (taken from Beckett)

Donruss Elite – 10 cards (unknown insertion rate)


This is a double preview of both Donruss 1 and Donruss 2.  This is maybe the least remarkable pair of boxes I could break except for one thing – the debut of Donruss Elite, the first serial-numbered insert set.  Because the production run on both Donruss 1 and 2 was beyond human comprehension, the odds of pulling an Elite card from one of these boxes is PowerBall-esque.  The odds are not published, but they have been estimated on Baseballcardpedia as an astonishing 1:75 boxes.  That’s equivalent to 1:2,700 packs.  I hope that lady luck is on my side when I rip these boxes.  I need all the help I can get.

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