This is me still trying desperately to keep up with a backlog of trade posts. Today we look at a super-generous package I received from Brian of one of the newer blogs to hit the b-sphere, Highly Subjective and Completely Arbitrary.
Brian’s package included two sealed packs of ’89 Donruss, a base set I’m compelled to build perpetually. I've finished three and have more in the works. These were a big help as you will see (gee, what could I possibly be foreshadowing?).
The cherry on the ’89 Donruss cake was this sealed set of the 1989 Donruss The Rookies set. I already have this Griffey loose in my rookie binder, so this is one seal I will be keeping intact for now. Here’s a peek at what lies within:
The Rookies logo (back for 2015, by the way), the photo, the subtly tucked-in jewelry - I love everything about this card.
There must be something in the water lately because everyone has been sending me this Griffey Gold Nuggets insert over the last few weeks. Maybe a bunch found their way into a recent slew of repacks? I don’t know for sure. I’m glad they’re finding their way to me, though, as they are hard to find in good condition. A combination of time and delicate foil paper stock has left many of them damaged. This one is very clean.
Brian put a huge dent in my ’92 Donruss Diamond Kings set. This was one of my favorite iterations of the DK art and design, and there are more than a couple players in the checklist that are not so popular and, therefore, harder to come across. Brian’s stack helped a lot, and now I’m down to just four needed to finish off the set.
He also put a hurtin’ on my 2014 Update set needs. I have yet to finish Series 2 for goodness sake. I’m a bad set builder.
Hee hee - Albert "poo-holes." Just kidding. Congrats, AP!
Finally, here are the highlights from those two packs of ’89 Donruss:
Brian, do you have a copy of this Griffey rookie? If not, I’ll gladly send you one. Let me know. Apart from that, thanks for the great trade package, and welcome to the blogsphere!