Million Dollar Question – ‘When I Say 1985 Donruss, You Think What Card’???
Yessir, it is most definitely that time again. Time to dig into your memory banks and ask you what card you think of first when you hear the name of a specific baseball card set.
And this week, I have a real treat for you – 1985 Donruss.
While the 1985 Donruss baseball card set and design is probably not the most popular or even second most popular release of 1985, it does have a few features that stand out rather boldly.
First, the 1985 Donruss set debuted the ‘Rated Rookies’ logo. This logo would symbolize rookie card royalty and it all started in ’85. If your rookie card came with that logo affixed to it, it meant something special. And while the ’85 set does not boast a highly coveted Rated Rookie card like others that came after, it did pave the way for the future releases of Canseco, Maddux, McGwire, Alomar, and more.
The second standout from the ’85 set was the supreme rookie cards that littered the set – Kirby Puckett, Roger Clemens, Eric Davis, Orel Hershiser, and Dwight Gooden. This set was loaded with rookies that all went on to accomplish great baseball feats.
Are any of these cards the ones you think of first when hearing the name ‘1985 Donruss’???
My card is different.
And a bit odd too…
Have a look:
This ‘Two For The Title’ card from the 1985 Donruss set features two of the sport’s best players and most famous players from that time – Dave Winfield and Don Mattingly.
The card is sharp with the Black deign and Red striping in the lower half of the card. The images used appear to both be Spring Training posed portraits that have been cropped and edited to fit the space. And the script that overlays and joins the two images together is a nice way to tie it all together.
This is without a doubt the first card that I think of when I hear the set ‘1985 Donruss’ mentioned.
Now, give me yours!!! And thanks for reading!!!