1984 Donruss has always been one of the more popular sets from the 80's, because it has so much to offer. It introduced the hobby to their famous Rated Rookies subset. The set featured a fresh new "wave" design, a bright turquoise card back, and solid photography. Donruss even included inserts (Living Legends) into their packs for the first time.
But to me... the thing that separates this set apart from most of the other sets produced in the 80's is the fact that "demand" still outweighs "supply". Outside of the 1980 Topps set, I can't think of another regular issue base set from the 80's that sells for over $30 on a regular basis.
Maybe 1982 Topps? Possibly 1983 Topps? 1989 Upper Deck? However... I picked up both of these Topps sets at the start of the year for $25 each and have seen the iconic Upper Deck set at the flea market on several occasions for $25.
But I have never seen the 1984 Donruss set at that price. Well... at least not until last weekend.
And the only reason I was able to secure it for $12 is because I was convinced that the empty spots within the binder were reserved for the key rookie cards.
However I still need these five cards if anyone has any base cards laying around:
2 Dave Concepcion (DK)
3 Dwayne Murphy (DK)
5 Leon Durham (DK)
178 Jim Sundberg
294 Tony Armas
It's your turn.
Are you a fan of the 1984 Donruss set? Why or why not?
What's your favorite baseball card set from the 80's? Why?
Happy Friday and sayonara!