base cards: 318 of 384 – 82.8% complete (222 doubles, triples, or quadruples)
Bonus Cards insert set: 11 of 12 – 92% complete (3 doubles)
Elite insert set: 0 of 10 – 0% complete
Selected Base cards
405 – Eddie Murray – MVP (front and back)
Eddie looks particularly surly on this card.
429 – Turner Ward – Rated Rookie (front and back)
437 – Ozzie Smith – NL All-Star (front and back)
451 – Cecil Fielder (front and back)
Cecil is listed at 6’3″ and 230 pounds. No way.
471 – Barry Larkin (front and back)
744 – Dykstra and Murphy (front and back)
763 – Billy Hatcher – World Series (front and back)
Selected insert cards
BC-18 – Bonus Cards – Eddie Murray (front and back)
- base cards
A few things are worth noting here. First, this series 2 box didn’t give nearly as much of a set (82%) as the series 1 box (96%). Second, the series 1 cards have blue borders but series 2 is green (weird). Third, just like series 1, series 2 has middle names and nicknames. I still dig it. Case in point – Osbourne (Ozzie) Earl Smith.
There are a few subsets: Award Winners, Rated Rookies, and All-Star (NL only in series 2) cards. There are some other random subset cards with very stupid themes. I have shown a card of Dykstra and Murphy (Mr. Dirt and Mr. Clean). I think this kind of thing is lame.
- insert cards
I struck out on Elite Series again (no stunner). The other insert set consists of Bonus Cards. Just like the series 1 box, I got 14 inserts. About 1:2.5 packs seems like a good insertion rate for these cards.
My biggest complaint about series 2 of 1991 Donruss is that the cards are a different color from series 1. That’s weird. I can’t imagine many collectors liked this design. Otherwise, I like the set much more than you might expect from a junk wax product.
Other blogs’ breaks/rips of 1991 Donruss 2
pack rip on Pursuit of Red Sox
pack rip on The Pursuit of 80’s(ness)