I love seeing guys like Tony Gwynn grace the wrappers of packs. Yes, more please, thank you.
First card out of the pack:
I could do worse than a Justin Morneau card. He did the batting title last year, right? The design is very much like last year's effort, which was also reminiscent of the '87 design. It's tough to tell with the deep blue at the top and bottom of the card, but those little baseballs from 1987 are mixed in there.
Alex Gordan and Victor Martinez from the Kansas City and Detroit baseball clubs, respectively:
This, I'm down with:
checklist is pretty nice actually:
- 30 Diamond Kings (1-30)
- 15 Rated Rookies (31-45)
- 137 currently established MLB players (46-182)
- 13 retired stars, like Wade & Kirby (183-195)
- and the a 50 card subset (196-245) in the 1981 Donruss design featuring a mix of established and retired stars
A 245 card base set is nice, especially the way Donruss has laid it out with DKs, RRs, and some retired guys. They went all out on the inserts again. The Elite Dominators caught my eye in 2014, and I'll look for them again this spring. I didn't pull one of them, but I did snag a Cub from the Grand Stand insert series.
Let's talk hits...
There are three combined autographs and memorabilia cards per 24-pack hobby box. There are 94 cards in the signature series subset, and some of the bigger names are Posey, Tulo, Strasburg, Longoria, Wright, Jose Abreu, Yasmany Tomas and Steve Garvey. I was lucky enough to pull one!
I still haven't bought any Topps flagship, and I was a week late to the Heritage party, but I hope you've enjoyed this first look at 2015 Donruss. If you're interested in a PWE trade of anything you see above, minus the Baez, just drop me a note in the comments.