1990 Donruss

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Description

At 716 cards, the 1990 Donruss set was the largest set produced by Donruss to that time. The card fronts feature either a posed or action shot of the player. The card borders are bright red. The card reverse is horizontal and similar to previous Donruss sets, featuring up to 5 years of career stats, personal information and career highlights.

There are two subsets, Diamond Kings (cards 1-27) and Rated Rookies (28-47). The Diamond Kings are art cards from the Perez-Steele Galleries. Cards of players who were 1989 All-Stars have an All-Star logo on the front. The set also features several commemorative cards: #643 Mike Schmidt "All Time Greats"; #659 Nolan Ryan "5,000 K'S"; and former Baseball Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti, who had passed away in 1989.

The set was the largest ever produced by Donruss, unfortunately it also had a large number of errors which were corrected after the cards were released. Most of these feature minor printing flaws and insignificant variations that collectors have found unworthy of price differentials. There are several double-printed cards indicated in our checklist with the set indicated with a "DP" coding. Rookie Cards of note include Juan Gonzalez, David Justice, Sammy Sosa, Larry Walker and Bernie Williams.

Distribution

Wax: 36 packs per box, 16 cards plus three-pieces of a Carl Yastrzemski puzzle per pack (MSRP $0.50). 20 boxes per case. For the first time, waxboxes were shrink-wrapped.

Canadian Wax: 36 packs per box, ten cards plus three pieces of a Carl Yastrzemski puzzle per pack (MSRP: C$0.50). 12 boxes per case.

Cello: 24 packs per box, 37 cards plus two, three-piece Carl Yastrzemski puzzle panels per pack (MSRP: $0.99).

Rack: 48 cards and three, three-piece Carl Yastrzemski puzzle panels per pack. 72 packs per case.

Blisters: 78 cards per pack. 48 packs per case.

Factory Sets (includes set of 12 Grand Slammers)

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds Retail Odds
Base 716 - ? ?

Checklist

Promos

A pack of two cards from a 12-card set were sent to Hobby dealers to promote the upcoming 1990 Donruss Baseball set. The set was sent ONLY master distributors and to those dealers who purchased directly from Donruss. Therefore, this is one of the more difficult promo sets of the era.

The backs of each card are white with the words "1990 PREVIEW CARDS/No. XX of 12".

1 Todd Zeile (No "Rated Rookie" logo)

2 Ben McDonald

3 Bo Jackson

4 Will Clark

5 Dave Stewart

6 Kevin Mitchell

7 Nolan Ryan

8 Howard Johnson

9 Tony Gwynn

10 Jerome Walton (Different photo than base card. Preview card sho

11 Wade Boggs

12 Kirby Puckett


Base Set

1990 Donruss #6: Dave Stewart DK

NOTES:

  • There are different versions of the checklist cards. The checklists inserted into packs account for the 26 pack-exclusive MVP inserts ("a" in this checklist below); while the factory set checklists ("b") do not.
  • Most of the All-Star cards have one of two errors (or in the case of Harold Baines's AS, combinations both). Some AS's have the words "RECENT MAJOR LEAGUE PERFORMANCE" on the back, instead of the proper "ALL-STAR GAME PERFORMANCE." The other error involves the yellow star on the front the card had the black line running through it instead of the star "sitting" in front of the line behind it.
  • There is a variation where the period behind the Inc. in the copyright statement is missing.
  • The black and white "splatter" effect is different between cards that come from the factory set vs. cards that were pulled from packs.
  • Some player's birth dates were not corrected until the factory set.
  • On the copyright some cards have a period after " © 1989 LEAF, INC.", while some do not.

Many of these errors were due to the fact that Donruss outsourced production to multiple printing facilities, some of which had never produced baseball cards before.

1990 Donruss #28: Robin Ventura RR
1990 Donruss #158: Greg Maddux
1990 Donruss #683 COR: Kirby Puckett All-Star. On the ERR version, the black line was printed through the yellow star.
1990 Donruss #716: Bart Giamatti
1990 Donruss Carl Yastrzemski Puzzle Piece

1 Bo Jackson DK

2 Steve Sax DK

3 Ruben Sierra DK ERR (no black "notch" on back of card's top border.

3 Ruben Sierra DK UER (black "notch" on back of card's top border present, still incorrect 1989 BA of .304 listed.)

4 Ken Griffey, Jr. DK

5 Mickey Tettleton DK

6 Dave Stewart DK

7 Jim Deshaies DK DP

8 John Smoltz DK

9 Mike Bielecki DK

10 Brian Downing DK ERR (RevNeg)

10 Brian Downing DK COR

11 Kevin Mitchell DK

12 Kelly Gruber DK

13 Joe Magrane DK

14 John Franco DK

15 Ozzie Guillen DK

16 Lou Whitaker DK

17 John Smiley DK

18 Howard Johnson DK

19 Willie Randolph DK

20 Chris Bosio DK

21 Tommy Herr DK DP

22 Dan Gladden DK

23 Ellis Burks DK

24 Pete O'Brien DK

25 Bryn Smith DK

26 Ed Whitson DK DP

27 DK Checklist DP

28 Robin Ventura RR

29 Todd Zeile RR

30 Sandy Alomar, Jr. RR

31 Kent Mercker RR RC

32 Ben McDonald RR RC

33 Juan Gonzalez RR ERR (RevNeg) RC

33 Juan Gonzalez RR COR RC

34 Eric Anthony RR RC

35 Mike Fetters RR RC

36 Marquis Grissom RR RC

37 Greg Vaughn RR

38 Brian DuBois RR RC

39 Steve Avery RR

40 Mark Gardner RR RC

41 Andy Benes RR

42 Delino DeShields RR RC Montreal Expos

43 Scott Coolbaugh RR RC

44 Pat Combs RR DP

45 Alex Sanchez RR DP

46 Kelly Mann RR RC DP

47 Julio Machado RR RC

48 Pete Incaviglia

49 Shawon Dunston

50 Jeff Treadway

51 Jeff Ballard

52 Claudell Washington

53 Juan Samuel

54 John Smiley

55 Rob Deer

56 Geno Petralli

57 Chris Bosio

58 Carlton Fisk

59 Kirt Manwaring

60 Chet Lemon

61 Bo Jackson

62 Doyle Alexander

63 Pedro Guerrero

64 Allan Anderson

65 Greg W. Harris

66 Mike Greenwell

67 Walt Weiss

68 Wade Boggs

69 Jim Clancy

70 Junior Felix

71 Barry Larkin

72 Dave LaPoint

73 Joel Skinner

74 Jesse Barfield

75 Tommy Herr

76 Ricky Jordan

77 Eddie Murray

78 Steve Sax

79 Tim Belcher

80 Danny Jackson

81 Kent Hrbek

82 Milt Thompson

83 Brook Jacoby

84 Mike Marshall

85 Kevin Seitzer

86 Tony Gwynn

87 Dave Stieb

88 Dave Smith

89 Bret Saberhagen

90 Alan Trammell

91 Tony Phillips

92 Doug Drabek

93 Jeffrey Leonard

94 Wally Joyner

95 Carney Lansford

96 Cal Ripken

97 Andres Galarraga

98 Kevin Mitchell

99 Howard Johnson

100a Checklist (28-129)

100b Checklist (28-125)

101 Melido Perez

102 Spike Owen

103 Paul Molitor

104 Geronimo Berroa

105 Ryne Sandberg

106 Bryn Smith

107 Steve Buechele

108 Jim Abbott

109 Alvin Davis

110 Lee Smith

111 Roberto Alomar

112 Rick Reuschel

113 Kelly Gruber ERR (Born "2/22")

113 Kelly Gruber COR (Born "2/26")

114 Joe Carter

115 Jose Rijo

116 Greg Minton

117 Bob Ojeda

118 Glenn Davis

119 Jeff Reardon

120 Kurt Stillwell

121 John Smoltz

122 Dwight Evans

123 Eric Yelding RC

124 John Franco

125 Jose Canseco

126 Barry Bonds

127 Lee Guetterman

128 Jack Clark

129 Dave Valle

130 Hubie Brooks

131 Ernest Riles

132 Mike Morgan

133 Steve Jeltz

134 Jeff D. Robinson

135 Ozzie Guillen

136 Chili Davis

137 Mitch Webster

138 Jerry Browne

139 Bo Diaz

140 Robby Thompson

141 Craig Worthington

142 Julio Franco

143 Brian Holman

144 George Brett

145 Tom Glavine

146 Robin Yount

147 Gary Carter

148 Ron Kittle

149 Tony Fernandez

150 Dave Stewart

151 Gary Gaetti

152 Kevin Elster

153 Gerald Perry

154 Jesse Orosco

155 Wally Backman

156 Dennis Martinez

157 Rick Sutcliffe

158 Greg Maddux

159 Andy Hawkins

160 John Kruk

161 Jose Oquendo

162 John Dopson

163 Joe Magrane

164 Bill Ripken

165 Fred Manrique

166 Nolan Ryan

167 Damon Berryhill

168 Dale Murphy

169 Mickey Tettleton

170 Kirk McCaskill ERR (Born "4/19")

170 Kirk McCaskill COR (Born "4/9")

171 Dwight Gooden

172 Jose Lind

173 B.J. Surhoff

174 Ruben Sierra

175 Dan Plesac

176 Dan Pasqua

177 Kelly Downs

178 Matt Nokes

179 Luis Aquino

180 Frank Tanana

181 Tony Pena

182 Dan Gladden

183 Bruce Hurst

184 Roger Clemens

185 Mark McGwire

186 Rob Murphy

187 Jim Deshaies

188 Fred McGriff

189 Rob Dibble

190 Don Mattingly

191 Felix Fermin

192 Roberto Kelly

193 Dennis Cook

194 Darren Daulton

195 Alfredo Griffin

196 Eric Plunk

197 Orel Hershiser

198 Paul O'Neill

199 Randy Bush

200a Checklist (130-231)

200b Checklist (126-223)

201 Ozzie Smith

202 Pete O'Brien

203 Jay Howell

204 Mark Gubicza

205 Ed Whitson

206 George Bell

207 Mike Scott

208 Charlie Leibrandt

209 Mike Heath

210 Dennis Eckersley

211 Mike LaValliere

212 Darnell Coles

213 Lance Parrish

214 Mike Moore

215 Steve Finley

216 Tim Raines

217 Scott Garrelts ERR (Born "10/20")

217 Scott Garrelts COR (Born "10/30")

218 Kevin McReynolds

219 Dave Gallagher

220 Tim Wallach

221 Chuck Crim

222 Lonnie Smith

223 Andre Dawson

224 Nelson Santovenia

225 Rafael Palmeiro

226 Devon White

227 Harold Reynolds

228 Ellis Burks

229 Mark Parent

230 Will Clark

231 Jimmy Key

232 John Farrell

233 Eric Davis

234 Johnny Ray

235 Darryl Strawberry

236 Bill Doran

237 Greg Gagne

238 Jim Eisenreich

239 Tommy Gregg

240 Marty Barrett

241 Rafael Ramirez

242 Chris Sabo

243 Dave Henderson

244 Andy Van Slyke

245 Alvaro Espinoza

246 Garry Templeton

247 Gene Harris

248 Kevin Gross

249 Brett Butler

250 Willie Randolph

251 Roger McDowell

252 Rafael Belliard

253 Steve Rosenberg

254 Jack Howell

255 Marvell Wynne

256 Tom Candiotti

257 Todd Benzinger

258 Don Robinson

259 Phil Bradley

260 Cecil Espy

261 Scott Bankhead

262 Frank White

263 Andres Thomas

264 Glenn Braggs

265 David Cone

266 Bobby Thigpen

267 Nelson Liriano

268 Terry Steinbach

269 Kirby Puckett

270 Gregg Jefferies

271 Jeff Blauser

272 Cory Snyder

273 Roy Smith

274 Tom Foley

275 Mitch Williams

276 Paul Kilgus

277 Don Slaught

278 Von Hayes

279 Vince Coleman

280 Mike Boddicker

281 Ken Dayley

282 Mike Devereaux

283 Kenny Rogers

284 Jeff Russell

285 Jerome Walton

286 Derek Lilliquist

287 Joe Orsulak

288 Dick Schofield

289 Ron Darling

290 Bobby Bonilla

291 Jim Gantner

292 Bobby Witt

293 Greg Brock

294 Ivan Calderon

295 Steve Bedrosian

296 Mike Henneman

297 Tom Gordon

298 Lou Whitaker

299 Terry Pendleton

300a Checklist (232-333)

300b Checklist (224-321)

301 Juan Berenguer

302 Mark Davis

303 Nick Esasky

304 Rickey Henderson

305 Rick Cerone

306 Craig Biggio

307 Duane Ward

308 Tom Browning

309 Walt Terrell

310 Greg Swindell

311 Dave Righetti

312 Mike Maddux

313 Lenny Dykstra

314 Jose Gonzalez

315 Steve Balboni

316 Mike Scioscia

317 Ron Oester

318 Gary Wayne

319 Todd Worrell

320 Doug Jones

321 Jeff Hamilton

322 Danny Tartabull

323 Chris James

324 Mike Flanagan

325 Gerald Young

326 Bob Boone

327 Frank Williams

328 Dave Parker

329 Sid Bream

330 Mike Schooler

331 Bert Blyleven

332 Bob Welch

333 Bob Milacki

334 Tim Burke

335 Jose Uribe

336 Randy Myers

337 Eric King

338 Mark Langston

339 Teddy Higuera

340 Oddibe McDowell

341 Lloyd McClendon

342 Pascual Perez

343 Kevin Brown UER

344 Chuck Finley

345 Erik Hanson

346 Rich Gedman

347 Bip Roberts

348 Matt Williams

349 Tom Henke

350 Brad Komminsk

351 Jeff Reed

352 Brian Downing

353 Frank Viola

354 Terry Puhl

355 Brian Harper

356 Steve Farr

357 Joe Boever

358 Danny Heep

359 Larry Andersen

360 Rolando Roomes

361 Mike Gallego

362 Bob Kipper

363 Clay Parker

364 Mike Pagliarulo

365 Ken Griffey, Jr.

366 Rex Hudler

367 Pat Sheridan

368 Kirk Gibson

369 Jeff Parrett

370 Bob Walk

371 Ken Patterson

372 Bryan Harvey

373 Mike Bielecki

374 Tom Magrann RC

375 Rick Mahler

376 Craig Lefferts

377 Gregg Olson

378 Jamie Moyer

379 Randy Johnson

380 Jeff Montgomery

381 Marty Clary

382 Bill Spiers

383 Dave Magadan

384 Greg Hibbard RC

385 Ernie Whitt

386 Rick Honeycutt

387 Dave West

388 Keith Hernandez

389 Jose Alvarez

390 Albert Belle

391 Rick Aguilera

392 Mike Fitzgerald

393 Dwight Smith

394 Steve Wilson

395 Bob Geren

396 Randy Ready

397 Ken Hill

398 Jody Reed

399 Tom Brunansky

400a Checklist (334-435)

400b Checklist (322-419)

401 Rene Gonzales

402 Harold Baines

403 Cecilio Guante

404 Joe Girardi

405 Sergio Valdez ERR RC (Black line through "S" in Sergio)

405 Sergio Valdez COR RC

406 Mark Williamson

407 Glenn Hoffman

408 Jeff Innis RC

409 Randy Kramer

410 Charlie O'Brien

411 Charlie Hough

412 Gus Polidor

413 Ron Karkovice

414 Trevor Wilson

415 Kevin Ritz RC

416 Gary Thurman

417 Jeff M. Robinson

418 Scott Terry

419 Tim Laudner

420 Dennis Rasmussen

421 Luis Rivera

422 Jim Corsi

423 Dennis Lamp

424 Ken Caminiti

425 David Wells

426 Norm Charlton

427 Deion Sanders

428 Dion James

429 Chuck Cary

430 Ken Howell

431 Steve Lake

432 Kal Daniels

433 Lance McCullers

434 Lenny Harris

435 Scott Scudder

436 Gene Larkin

437 Dan Quisenberry

438 Steve Olin RC

439 Mickey Hatcher

440 Willie Wilson

441 Mark Grant

442 Mookie Wilson

443 Alex Trevino

444 Pat Tabler

445 Dave Bergman

446 Todd Burns

447 R.J. Reynolds

448 Jay Buhner

449 Lee Stevens

450 Ron Hassey

451 Bob Melvin

452 Dave Martinez

453 Greg Litton

454 Mark Carreon

455 Scott Fletcher

456 Otis Nixon

457 Tony Fossas RC

458 John Russell

459 Paul Assenmacher

460 Zane Smith

461 Jack Daugherty RC

462 Rich Monteleone

463 Greg Briley

464 Mike Smithson

465 Benito Santiago

466 Jeff Brantley

467 Jose Nunez

468 Scott Bailes

469 Ken Griffey, Sr.

470 Bob McClure

471 Mackey Sasser

472 Glenn Wilson

473 Kevin Tapani RC

474 Bill Buckner

475 Ron Gant

476 Kevin Romine

477 Juan Agosto

478 Herm Winningham

479 Storm Davis

480 Jeff King

481 Kevin Mmahat RC

482 Carmelo Martinez

483 Omar Vizquel

484 Jim Dwyer

485 Bob Knepper

486 Dave Anderson

487 Ron Jones

488 Jay Bell

489 Sammy Sosa RC

490 Kent Anderson

491 Domingo Ramos

492 Dave Clark

493 Tim Birtsas

494 Ken Oberkfell

495 Larry Sheets

496 Jeff Kunkel

497 Jim Presley

498 Mike Macfarlane

499 Pete Smith

500a Checklist (436-537) DP

500b Checklist (420-517)

501 Gary Sheffield

502 Terry Bross RC

503 Jerry Kutzler RC

504 Lloyd Moseby

505 Curt Young

506 Al Newman

507 Keith Miller

508 Mike Stanton RC

509 Rich Yett

510 Tim Drummond RC

511 Joe Hesketh

512 Rick Wrona

513 Luis Salazar

514 Hal Morris

515 Terry Mulholland

516 John Morris

517 Carlos Quintana

518 Frank DiPino

519 Randy Milligan

520 Chad Kreuter

521 Mike Jeffcoat

522 Mike Harkey

523 Andy Nezelek ERR (wrong birth year)

523 Andy Nezelek COR

524 Dave Schmidt

525 Tony Armas

526 Barry Lyons

527 Rick Reed RC

528 Jerry Reuss

529 Dean Palmer RC

530 Jeff Peterek RC

531 Carlos Martinez

532 Charlie Haag

533 Mike Brumley

534 Terry Leach

535 Doug Strange RC

536 Jose DeLeon

537 Shane Rawley

538 Joey Cora

539 Eric Hetzel

540 Gene Nelson

541 Wes Gardner

542 Mark Portugal

543 Al Leiter

544 Jack Armstrong

545 Greg Cadaret

546 Rod Nichols

547 Luis Polonia

548 Charlie Hayes

549 Dickie Thon

550 Tim Crews

551 Dave Winfield

552 Mike Davis

553 Ron Robinson

554 Carmen Castillo

555 John Costello

556 Bud Black

557 Rick Dempsey

558 Jim Acker

559 Eric Show

560 Pat Borders

561 Danny Darwin

562 Rick Luecken RC

563 Edwin Nunez

564 Felix Jose

565 John Cangelosi

566 Bill Swift

567 Bill Schroeder

568 Stan Javier

569 Jim Traber

570 Wallace Johnson

571 Donell Nixon

572 Sid Fernandez

573 Lance Johnson

574 Andy McGaffigan

575 Mark Knudson

576 Tommy Greene RC

577 Mark Grace

578 Larry Walker RC

579 Mike Stanley

580 Mike Witt DP

581 Scott Bradley

582 Greg A. Harris

583 Kevin Hickey ERR (Black line through "K" on front)

583 Kevin Hickey COR

584 Lee Mazzilli

585 Jeff Pico

586 Joe Oliver

587 Willie Fraser DP

588 Carl Yastrzemski PUZ

589 Kevin Bass DP

590 John Moses DP

591 Tom Pagnozzi DP

592 Tony Castillo DP

593 Jerald Clark DP

594 Dan Schatzeder

595 Luis Quinones DP

596 Pete Harnisch DP

597 Gary Redus

598 Mel Hall

599 Rick Schu

600a Checklist (538-639)

600b Checklist (518-617)

601 Mike Kingery DP

602 Terry Kennedy DP

603 Mike Sharperson DP

604 Don Carman DP

605 Jim Gott

606 Donn Pall DP

607 Rance Mulliniks

608 Curt Wilkerson DP

609 Mike Felder DP

610 Guillermo Hernandez DP

611 Candy Maldonado DP

612 Mark Thurmond DP

613 Rick Leach DP RC

614 Jerry Reed DP

615 Franklin Stubbs

616 Billy Hatcher DP

617 Don August DP

618 Tim Teufel

619 Shawn Hillegas DP

620 Manny Lee

621 Gary Ward DP

622 Mark Guthrie DP RC

623 Jeff Musselman DP

624 Mark Lemke DP

625 Fernando Valenzuela

626 Paul Sorrento DP RC

627 Glenallen Hill DP

628 Les Lancaster DP

629 Vance Law DP

630 Randy Velarde DP

631 Todd Frohwirth DP

632 Willie McGee

633 Dennis Boyd DP

634 Cris Carpenter DP

635 Brian Holton

636 Tracy Jones DP

637 Terry Steinbach AS ERR ("Recent Major League Performance" on back")

637 Terry Steinbach AS COR ("All-Star Game Performance" on back")

638 Brady Anderson

639 Jack Morris ERR (black line through yellow star)

639 Jack Morris COR

640 Jaime Navarro

641 Darrin Jackson

642 Mike Dyer RC

643 Mike Schmidt "All-Time Great"

644 Henry Cotto

645 John Cerutti

646 Francisco Cabrera

647 Scott Sanderson

648 Brian Meyer

649 Ray Searage

650 Bo Jackson AS ERR (black line through yellow star)

650 Bo Jackson AS COR

651 Steve Lyons

652 Mike LaCoss

653 Ted Power

654 Howard Johnson AS ERR ("Recent Major League Performance" on back)

654 Howard Johnson AS COR ("All-Star Game Performance" on back)

655 Mauro Gozzo RC

656 Mike Blowers RC

657 Paul Gibson

658 Neal Heaton

659 Nolan Ryan 5000K ERR (black line through yellow star)

659 Nolan Ryan 5000K COR

660 Harold Baines AS ERR/ERR (black line through yellow star on front and "Recent Major League Performance" on back)

660 Harold Baines AS ERR/COR (black line through yellow star)

660 Harold Baines AS COR/ERR ("Recent Major League Performance" on back)

660 Harold Baines AS COR

661 Gary Pettis

662 Clint Zavaras RC

663 Rick Reuschel AS ERR ("Recent Major League Performance" on back)

663 Rick Reuschel AS COR ("All-Star Game Performance" on back)

664 Alejandro Pena

665 Nolan Ryan KING ERR (#659 on back)

665 Nolan Ryan KING ERR NNO

665 Nolan Ryan KING COR

666 Ricky Horton

667 Curt Schilling

668 Bill Landrum

669 Todd Stottlemyre

670 Tim Leary

671 John Wetteland

672 Calvin Schiraldi

673 Ruben Sierra AS ERR (black line through yellow star)

673 Ruben Sierra AS COR

674 Pedro Guerrero AS ERR ("Recent Major League Performance" on back)

674 Pedro Guerrero AS COR (All-Star Game Performance" on back)

675 Ken Phelps

676 Cal Ripken, Jr. AS ERR (black line through yellow star)

676 Cal Ripken, Jr. AS COR

677 Denny Walling

678 Goose Gossage

679 Gary Mielke RC

680 Bill Bathe

681 Tom Lawless

682 Xavier Hernandez RC

683 Kirby Puckett AS ERR (black line through yellow star)

683 Kirby Puckett AS COR

684 Mariano Duncan

685 Ramon Martinez

686 Tim Jones

687 Tom Filer

688 Steve Lombardozzi

689 Bernie Williams RC

690 Chip Hale RC

691 Beau Allred RC

692 Ryne Sandberg AS ERR (black line through yellow star)

692 Ryne Sandberg AS COR

693 Jeff Huson RC

694 Curt Ford

695 Eric Davis AS ERR ("Recent Major League Performance" on back)

695 Eric Davis AS COR ("All-Star Game Performance" on back)

696 Scott Lusader

697 Mark McGwire AS ERR (black line through yellow star)

697 Mark McGwire AS COR

698 Steve Cummings RC

699 George Canale RC

700a Checklist ERR (640-BC26, no card #716)

700a Checklist COR (640-BC26)

700b Checklist (618-716)

701 Julio Franco AS ERR ("Recent Major League Performance" on back)

701 Julio Franco AS COR ("All-Star Game Performance" on back)

702 Dave Johnson RC

703 Dave Stewart AS ERR ("Recent Major League Performance" on back)

703 Dave Stewart AS COR ("All-Star Game Performance" on back)

704 Dave Justice RC

705 Tony Gwynn AS ERR (black line through yellow star)

705 Tony Gwynn AS COR

706 Greg Myers

707 Will Clark AS ERR (black line through yellow star)

707 Will Clark AS COR

708 Benito Santiago AS ERR (black line through yellow star)

708 Benito Santiago AS COR

709 Larry McWilliams

710 Ozzie Smith AS ERR ("Recent Major League Performance" on back)

710 Ozzie Smith AS COR ("All-Star Game Performance" on back)

711 John Olerud RC

712 Wade Boggs AS ERR (black line through yellow star)

712 Wade Boggs AS COR

713 Gary Eave RC

714 Bob Tewksbury

715 Kevin Mitchell AS ERR ("Recent Major League Performance" on back)

715 Kevin Mitchell AS COR ("All-Star Game Performance" on back)

716 Bart Giamatti (memorial)

Parallels

Aqueous Test

Donruss produced a high-gloss, or "Aqueous," test issue. The set is identical to the 1990 Donruss base set, with the exception of the glossy coating on the front and the words "AQUEOUS TEST" on the back. There are 264 cards in this set as only two of the sheets were printed.

According to hobby legend, these cards were issued in packs, however they weren't released to the public in general distribution. Several boxes were purchased by a card shop when a former Donruss employee, a packaging director, sold them off along with some other Donruss unopened wax boxes. Among the late-80s and early 90s Donruss wax boxes were a few plain white cardboard boxes with a memo, something to the effect of "Donruss Canada" written on the side. These boxes contained 1990 Donruss cello packs which were loaded with the Aqueous cards.

Other unopened Aqueous boxes claimed to have turned up at a card shop in the Midwest.

In late August of 2012, an eBay seller sold eight unopened Aqueous packs for $200-$250 each. According to a few of the buyers, these packs contained 15 cards and one puzzle piece even though the wrapper stated only ten cards in each pack.

211 Mike Lavalliere

1 Bo Jackson DK

3 Ruben Sierra DK

6 Dave Stewart DK

9 Mike Bielecki DK

11 Kevin Mitchell DK

14 John Franco DK

16 Lou Whitaker DK

18 Howard Johnson DK

22 Dan Gladden DK

24 Pete O'Brien

28 Robin Ventura

29 Todd Zeile

30 Sandy Alomar Jr RR

31 Kent Mercker

32 Ben Mcdonald RR

33 Juan Gonzalez RR

34 Eric Anthony RR

35 Mike Fetters RR

48 Pete Incaviglia

49 Shawon Dunston

50 Jeff Treadway

51 Jeff Ballard

52 Claudell Washington

53 Juan Samuel

54 John Smiley

55 Rob Deer

56 Geno Petralli

57 Chris Bosio

58 Carlton Fisk

59 Kirt Manwaring

60 Chet Lemon

61 Bo Jackson

62 Doyle Alexander

63 Pedro Guerrero

64 Allan Anderson

65 Greg Harris

66 Mike Greenwell

67 Walt Weiss

68 Wade Boggs

69 Jim Clancy

70 Junior Felix

71 Barry Larkin

72 Dave Lapoint

73 Joel Skinner

74 Jesse Barfield

75 Tommy Herr

76 Ricky Jordan

77 Eddie Murray

78 Steve Sax

79 Tim Belcher

80 Danny Jackson

81 Kent Hrbek

82 Milt Thompson

83 Brook Jacoby

84 Mike Marshall

85 Kevin Seitzer

86 Tony Gwynn

87 Dave Stieb

88 Dave Smith

89 Bret Saberhagen

90 Alan Trammell

91 Tony Phillips

92 Doug Drabek

93 Jeff Leonard

94 Wally Joyner

95 Carney Lansford

96 Cal Ripken, Jr.

97 Andres Galarraga

98 Kevin Mitchell

99 Howard Johnson

100 Checklist

101 Melido Perez

102 Spike Owen

103 Paul Molitor

104 Geronimo Berroa

105 Ryne Sandberg

106 Bryn Smith

107 Steve Buechele

108 Jim Abbott

109 Alvin Davis

110 Lee Smith

111 Roberto Alomar

112 Rick Reuschel

113 Kelly Gruber

114 Joe Carter

115 Jose Rijo

116 Greg Minton

118 Glenn Davis

119 Jeff Reardon

120 Kurt Stillwell

121 John Smoltz

122 Dwight Evans

123 Eric Yelding

124 John Franco

125 Jose Canseco

126 Barry Bonds

127 Lee Guetterman

128 Jack Clark

129 Dave Valle

130 Hubie Brooks

131 Ernest Riles

132 Mike Morgan

133 Steve Jeltz

134 Jeff Robinson

135 Ozzie Guillen

136 Chili Davis

137 Mitch Webster

138 Jerry Browne

139 Bo Diaz

140 Robby Thompson

141 Craig Worthington

142 Julio Franco

143 Brian Holman

144 George Brett

145 Tom Glavine

146 Robin Yount

147 Gary Carter

148 Ron Kittle

149 Tony Fernandez

150 Dave Stewart

151 Gary Gaetti

152 Kevin Elster

153 Gerald Perry

154 Jesse Orosco

155 Wally Backman

156 Dennis Martinez

157 Rick Sutcliffe

158 Greg Maddux

159 Andy Hawkins

160 John Kruk

161 Jose Oquendo

162 John Dopson

163 Joe Magrane

164 Bill Ripken

165 Fred Manrique

166 Nolan Ryan

167 Damon Berryhill

168 Dale Murphy

169 Mickey Tettleton

170 Kirk Mccaskill

171 Dwight Gooden

172 Jose Lind

173 B.J. Surhoff

174 Ruben Sierra

175 Dan Plesac

176 Dan Pasqua

177 Kelly Downs

178 Matt Nokes

179 Luis Aquino

180 Frank Tanana

181 Tony Pena

182 Dan Gladden

183 Bruce Hurst

184 Roger Clemens

185 Mark Mcgwire

186 Rob Murphy

187 Jim Deshaies

188 Fred Mcgriff

189 Rob Dibble

190 Don Mattingly

191 Felix Fermin

192 Roberto Kelly

193 Dennis Cook

194 Darren Daulton

195 Alfredo Griffin

196 Eric Plunk

197 Orel Hershiser

198 Paul O'Neill

199 Randy Bush

200 Checklist 138-247

201 Ozzie Smith

202 Pete O'Brien

203 Jay Howell

204 Mark Gubicza

205 Ed Whitson

206 George Bell

207 Mike Scott

208 Charlie Liebrandt

209 Mike Heath

210 Dennis Eckersley

212 Darnell Coles

213 Lance Parrish

214 Mike Moore

215 Steve Finley

216 Tim Raines

217 Scott Garrelts

218 Kevin Mcreynolds

219 Dave Gallagher

220 Tim Wallach

221 Chuck Crim

222 Lonnie Smith

223 Andre Dawson

224 Nelson Santovenia

225 Rafael Palmeiro

226 Devon White

227 Harold Reynolds

228 Ellis Burks

229 Mark Parent

230 Will Clark

231 Jimmy Key

232 John Farrell

233 Eric Davis

234 Johnny Ray

235 Darryl Strawberry

236 Bill Doran

237 Greg Gagne

238 Jim Eisenreich

239 Tommy Gregg

240 Marty Barrett

241 Rafael Ramirez

242 Chris Sabo

243 Dave Henderson

244 Andy Van Slyke

245 Alvaro Espinoza

246 Garry Templeton

247 Gene Harris

248 Kevin Gross

249 Brett Butler

250 Willie Randolph

251 Roger Mcdowell

252 Rafael Belliard

253 Steve Rosenberg

254 Jack Howell

255 Marvell Wynne

256 Tom Candiotti

257 Todd Benzinger

258 Don Robinson

259 Phil Bradley

260 Cecil Espy

261 Scott Bankhead

262 Frank White

263 Andres Thomas

264 Glenn Braggs

265 David Cone

266 Bobby Thigpen

267 Nelson Liriano

268 Terry Steinbach

269 Kirby Puckett

270 Gregg Jefferies

271 Jeff Blauser

272 Cory Snyder

273 Roy Smith

274 Tom Foley

275 Mitch Williams

276 Paul Kilgus

277 Don Slaught

278 Von Hayes

279 Vince Coleman

280 Mike Boddicker

281 Ken Dayley

282 Mike Devereaux

283 Kenny Rogers

BC1 Bo Jackson MVP

BC2 Howard Johnson MVP

BC3 Dave Stewart MVP

BC4 Tony Gwynn MVP

BC5 Orel Hershiser MVP

BC6 Pedro Guerrero MVP

BC7 Tim Raines MVP

BC8 Kirby Puckett MVP

BC9 Alvin Davis MVP

BC10 Ryne Sandberg MVP

117 Bobby Ojeda


Blue Test

7 Jim Deshaies DK DP

21 Tommy Herr DK DP

26 Ed Whitson DK DP

27 Checklist DK DP

44 Pat Combs DP

47 Julio Machado RR

500 Checklist 436-483 DP

521 Mike Jeffcoat

522 Mike Harkey

524 Dave Schmidt

525 Tony Armas

526 Barry Lyons

527 Rick Reed

528 Jerry Reuss

529 Dean Palmer

531 Carlos Martinez

532 Atlee Hammaker

534 Terry Leach

535 Doug Strange

536 Jose Deleon

537 Shane Rawley

538 Joey Cora

539 Eric Hetzel

541 Wes Gardner

542 Mark Portugal

544 Jack Armstrong

546 Rod Nichols

547 Luis Polonia

548 Charlie Hayes

549 Dickie Thon

550 Tim Crews

552 Mike Davis

553 Ron Robinson

555 John Costello

557 Rick Dempsey

558 Jim Acker

559 Eric Show

561 Danny Darwin

562 Rick Luecken

564 Felix Jose

565 John Cangelosi

566 Bill Swift

567 Bill Schroeder

568 Stan Javier

569 Jim Traber

570 Wallace Johnson

571 Donnell Nixon

572 Sid Fernandez

573 Lance Johnson

574 Andy McGaffigan

575 Mark Knudson

576 Tommy Greene

579 Mike Stanley

580 Mike Witt DP

581 Scott Bradley

582 Greg A Harris

584 Lee Mazzilli

586 Joe Oliver

587 Willie Fraser DP

588 Carl Yastrzemski PUZ

589 Kevin Bass DP

590 John Moses DP

591 Tom Pagnozzi DP

593 Jerald Clark DP

595 Luis Quinones DP

596 Pete Harnisch DP

598 Mel Hall

599 Rick Schu

601 Mike Kingery DP

602 Terry Kennedy DP

603 Mike Sharperson DP

604 Don Carman DP

605 Jim Gott

606 Don Pall DP

607 Rance Mullliniks

608 Curt Wilkerson DP

609 Mike Felder DP

610 Guillermo Hernandez DP

611 Candy Maldonado DP

612 Mark Thurmond DP

613 Rick Leach DP

614 Jerry Reed DP

615 Franklin Stubbs

616 Billy Hatcher DP

617 Don August DP

618 Tim Teufel

619 Shawn Hillegas DP

622 Mark Guthrie DP

623 Jeff Musselman DP

624 Mark Lemke DP

626 Paul Sorrento DP

627 Glenallen Hill DP

628 Les Lancaster DP

629 Vance Law DP

630 Randy Velarde DP

631 Todd Frohwirth DP

632 Willie McGee

633 Oil Can Boyd DP

634 Chris Carpenter DP

644 Henry Cotto

648 Brian Meyer

649 Ray Searage

655 Mauro Gozzo

661 Gary Pettis

664 Alejandro Pena

666 Ricky Horton

672 Calvin Schiraldi

673 Ruben Sierra AS

674 Pedro Guerrero

679 Gary Mielke

680 Bill Bathe

684 Mariano Duncan

686 Tim Jones

690 Chip Hale

695 Eric Davis AS

699 George Canale

700 Checklist

702 Dave Johnson

704 Dave Justice

708 Benito Santiago AS

709 Larry McWilliams

711 John Olerud

712 Wade Boggs AS

713 Gary Eave

BC22 Steve Sax MVP

BC23 Eric Davis MVP DP

BC24 Greg Swindell DP

BC25 Von Hayes MVP DP

BC26 Alan Trammell MVP

White Test

7 Jim DeShaies DK DP

21 Tommy Herr DK DP

26 Ed Whitson DK DP

27 Checklist DK DP

44 Pat Combs DP

46 Kelly Mann DP

47 Julio Machado

500 Checklist (436-483) DP

523 Andy Nezelek

527 Rick Reed

532 Atlee Hammaker

534 Terry Leach

539 Eric Hetzel

540 Gene Nelson

544 Jack Armstrong

545 Greg Cadaret

546 Rod Nichols

548 Charlie Hayes

549 Dickie Thon

556 Bud Black

562 Rick Luecken

567 Bill Schroeder

568 Stan Javier

574 Andy McGaffigan

579 Mike Stanley

580 Mike Witt DP

581 Scott Bradley

582 Greg A. Harris

584 Lee Mazzilli

585 Jeff Pico

587 Willie Fraser DP

588 Carl Yastrzemski PUZ

589 Kevin Bass DP

590 John Moses DP

591 Tom Pagnozzi DP

592 Tony Castillo DP

593 Jerald Clark DP

594 Dan Schatzeder

595 Luis Quinones DP

596 Pete Harnisch DP

597 Gary Redus

599 Rick Schu

601 Mike Kingery DP

602 Terry Kennedy DP

603 Mike Sharperson DP

604 Don Carman DP

605 Jim Gott

606 Don Pall DP

607 Rance Mulliniks

608 Curt Wilkerson DP

609 Mike Felder DP

610 Guillermo Hernandez DP

611 Candy Maldonado DP

612 Mark Thurmond DP

613 Rick Leach DP

614 Jerry Reed DP

616 Billy Hatcher DP

617 Don August DP

618 Tim Teufel

619 Shawn Hillegas DP

621 Gary Ward DP

622 Mark Guthrie DP

623 Jeff Musselman DP

624 Mark Lemke DP

627 Glenallen Hill DP

629 Vance Law DP

630 Randy Velarde DP

631 Todd Frohwirth DP

632 Willie McGee

633 Oil Can Boyd DP

634 Chris Carpenter DP

635 Brian Holton

636 Tracy Jones DP

637 Terry Steinbach AS

640 Jaime Navarro

641 Darrin Jackson

642 Mike Dyer

643 Mike Schmidt ATG

644 Henry Cotto

645 John Cerutti

646 Francisco Cabrera

647 Scott Sanderson

648 Brian Meyer

649 Ray Searage

650 Bo Jackson AS

651 Steve Lyons

652 Mike LaCoss

654 Howard Johnson AS

655 Mauro Gozzo

657 Paul Gibson

658 Neal Heaton

660 Harold Baines AS

662 Clint Zavaras

663 Rick Reuschel AS

664 Alejandro Pena

666 Ricky Horton

667 Curt Schilling

669 Todd Stottlemyre

670 Tim Leary

672 Calvin Schiraldi

674 Pedro Guerrero AS

675 Ken Phelps

676 Cal Ripken AS

677 Denny Walling

678 Goose Gossage

679 Gary Mielke

682 Xavier Hernandez

683 Kirby Puckett AS

684 Mariano Duncan

686 Tim Jones

687 Tom Filer

688 Steve Lombardozzi

689 Bernie Williams

690 Chip Hale

691 Beau Allred

692 Ryne Sandberg AS

693 Jeff Huson

694 Curt Ford

701 Julio Franco AS

702 Dave Johnson

703 Dave Stewart AS

704 Dave Justice

708 Benito Santiago AS

712 Wade Boggs AS

713 Gary Eave

BC22 Steve Sax MVP

BC24 Greg Swindell MVP DP

BC25 Von Hayes MVP DP

BC26 Alan Trammell MVP

Super Diamond Kings

This 27-card, oversize parallel of the Diamond Kings set was available through a mail-in offer detailed on the wax packs. It was available directly from Donruss for $12 and three 1990 Donruss wrappers. Each card measures 4 7/8" by 6 13/16".

In addition to the 26 Diamond Kings, a jumbo sized Nolan Ryan "King of Kings" card was also included in the set. Like all Super DK sets, singles remain sought-after by through-the-mail (TTM) autograph collectors.

1 Bo Jackson

2 Steve Sax

3 Ruben Sierra

4 Ken Griffey, Jr.

5 Mickey Tettleton

6 Dave Stewart

7 Jim Deshaies

8 John Smoltz

9 Mike Bielecki

10 Brian Downing

11 Kevin Mitchell

12 Kelly Gruber

13 Joe Magrane

14 John Franco

15 Ozzie Guillen

16 Lou Whitaker

17 John Smiley

18 Howard Johnson

19 Willie Randolph

20 Chris Bosio

21 Tommy Herr

22 Dan Gladden

23 Ellis Burks

24 Pete O'Brien

25 Bryn Smith

26 Ed Whitson

NNO Nolan Ryan KING


Inserts

Bonus MVP's

This 26-card set features the most valuable player from each team was randomly inserted in all 1990 Donruss packs. The cards were printed at the same rate as any of the other base cards. The factory sets were distributed without the Bonus Cards. Early printings depicted Tom Glavine on John Smoltz's card. This was corrected very early in the production run.

1990 Donruss MVP #BC-12 John Smoltz
1990 Donruss MVP #BC-12 John Smoltz (Glavine error)

BC1 Bo Jackson

BC2 Howard Johnson

BC3 Dave Stewart

BC4 Tony Gwynn

BC5 Orel Hershiser

BC6 Pedro Guerrero

BC7 Tim Raines

BC8 Kirby Puckett

BC9 Alvin Davis

BC10 Ryne Sandberg

BC11 Kevin Mitchell

BC12 John Smoltz ERR (Photo is of Tom Glavine)

BC12 John Smoltz COR

BC13 George Bell

BC14 Julio Franco

BC15 Paul Molitor

BC16 Bobby Bonilla

BC17 Mike Greenwell

BC18 Cal Ripken, Jr.

BC19 Carlton Fisk

BC20 Chili Davis

BC21 Glenn Davis

BC22 Steve Sax

BC23 Eric Davis

BC24 Greg Swindell

BC25 Von Hayes

BC26 Alan Trammell


Grand Slammers

Grand Slammers is a 12-card set. One card was inserted into each 37-card cello pack and an entire set was included into each factory set. The set honors those players who connected for grand slam homers during the 1989 season. The cards are in the 1990 Donruss design and the back describes the grand slam homer hit by each player.

1990 Donruss Grand Slammers #4: Mark McGwire

1 Matt Williams

2 Jeffrey Leonard

3 Chris James

4 Mark McGwire

5 Dwight Evans

6 Will Clark

7 Mike Scioscia

8 Todd Benzinger

9 Fred McGriff

10 Kevin Bass

11 Jack Clark

12 Bo Jackson


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