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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

1989 Donruss Pop-Up

   Hello all! The Pack Rip Cafe returns and I am stoked to be back ripping loose packs for you all to enjoy. I have a whole bunch of different packs set aside, both old and new, so it will be a fun ride through different eras in collecting as the Cafe moves forward.

   Today we go back 23 years to 1989 with a pack of Donruss Pop-Up. These packs featured a pop up card along with 5 all star player cards and a Warren Spahn 3 puzzle piece card for a total of 7 cards in all.

1989 Donruss Pop-Up
The feel of the wax on the wrapper brings back such memories of my youth.

#8 Frank John Viola Jr. (Twins)
#12 Doyle Lafayette Alexander (Tigers)
#45 Andres Jose Galarraga (Expos)
A good start, none for me though so ask and ye shall receive. I love the addition of the middle name on the backs.

#41 Gary Edmund Carter (Mets)
#37 Osborne Earl (Ozzie) Smith (Cardinals)
Two big time stars and both keepers for me, yea!

Warren Spahn Puzzle Piece's #'s 40, 41, 42
Pop-Up Andre Dawson NL (Cubs)
 It's great to get the featured card of the pack as a keeper.

A few of the backs.
Total Cards:
Teams Represented: 7  
Sub Sets:
 2 (puzzle and pop-up as promised)
Keepers for Me:
 3 (Carter, Smith, Dawson)

Front Design: 7 out of 10 Good pictures, nice color change on the 89 Donruss design,  no team logo but the league logo is there.
Back Design:
 7 out of 10 Nice design, team logo, all-star logo, good player info from their all-star game appearances.
Player Selection:
7 out of 10
Very Good, all stars from the day and all-stars of course.

FINAL OVERALL RATING: RBI Single up the middle. 3  keepers including the pop-up. A fun blast from the past.

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Thanks For Reading!

1 comment:

  1. Huge fan of 80's oddballs like this. You were guaranteed a single, regardless of who you pulled in my book.


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