Tuesday, March 26, 2013

1986 Donruss Baseball Highlights

While the inaugural 1985 Donruss Highlights set is probably the most controversial set of the decade (too few sets were printed to fulfill dealer orders), the 1986 edition of the set was released in quantities abundant enough to make everyone happy. Once again consisting of 56 cards, the set has a design similar to the regular 1986 issue, with the biggest difference being gold/yellow borders instead of blue borders on card fronts. In addition, the year-end boxed set has a "Highlights" logo near the bottom left of each player card. Each set was issued in a blue box with gold foil stamping, and also includes a Hank Aaron puzzle the size of a standard card. Released near the end of 1986, the set sold in the $9 to $12 upon its release. Today, an unopened complete set can usually be found in the $2 to $4 range.

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Several players can be found on more than one card, with set-hog Roger Clemens appearing on five. Donruss capitalized on several hot rookies from the 1986 season, including Bo Jackson, Will Clark and Wally Joyner.

1. Will Clark, Giants
2. Jose Rijo, A's
3. George Brett, Royals
4. Mike Schmidt, Phillies
5. Roger Clemens, Red Sox
6. Roger Clemens, Red Sox
7. Kirby Puckett, Twins
8. Dwight Gooden, Mets
9. Johnny Ray, Pirates
10. Reggie Jackson, Angels
11. Wade Boggs, Red Sox
12. Don Aase, Orioles
13. Wade Boggs, Red Sox
14. Jeff Reardon, Expos
15. Hubie Brooks, Expos
16. Don Sutton, Angels
17. Roger Clemens, Red Sox
18. Roger Clemens, Red Sox
19. Kent Hrbek, Twins
20. Rick Rhoden, Pirates
21. Kevin Bass, Astros
22. Bob Horner, Braves
23. Wally Joyner, Angels
24. Darryl Strawberry, Mets
25. Fernando Valenzuela, Dodgers
26. Roger Clemens, Red Sox
27. Jack Morris, Tigers
28. Scott Fletcher, Rangers
29. Todd Worrell,Cardinals
30. Eric Davis, Reds
31. Bert Blyleven, Twins
32. Bobby Doerr, Red Sox
33. Ernie Lombardi, Reds
34. Willie McCovey, Giants
35. Steve Carlton, Giants
36. Mike Schmidt, Phillies
37. Juan Samuel, Phillies
38. Mike Witt, Angels
39. Doug DeCinces, Angels
40. Bill Gullickson, Reds
41. Dale Murphy, Braves
42. Joe Carter, Indians
43. Bo Jackson, Royals
44. Joe Cowley, White Sox
45. Jim Deshaies, Astros
46. Mike Scott, Astros
47. Bruce Hurst, Red Sox
48. Don Mattingly, Yankees
49. Mike Krukow, Giants
50. Steve Sax, Dodgers
51. John Cangelosi, White Sox
52. Dave Righetti, Yankees
53. Don Mattingly, Yankees
54. Todd Worrell, Cardinals
55. Jose Canseco, A's
56. Checklist


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