1984 Donruss Video Rack Pack Break!January 30, 2009 at 12:46 am | Posted in Donruss-Playoff, My Cards, Video | 10 Comments
I mentioned a few weeks ago that I recently purchased a rack pack of 1984 Donruss baseball cards. I finally got around to opening it on video today. It was quite a thrill since 1984 Donruss is arguably the best looking set of the 1980s, and it’s unquestionably the top set of the first half of the decade. It was also apparently produced in smaller quantities than 1984 Topps and 1984 Fleer, so you don’t see much of it around today, and it’s extremely rare to find unopened packs of it. Before I bought this rack pack, I didn’t own any 1984 Donruss cards besides my Don Mattingly rookie.
Check out my rack pack break:
- 45 cards including 2 Diamond Kings, 2 Rated Rookies, 1 Hall of Famer, and 1 checklist
- 3 Duke Snider puzzle pieces
Opening the rack pack makes me appreciate 1984 Donruss even more. The card design is simply outstanding, especially considering its time period. It is much, much better than anything that Donruss produced until at least 1992 (not including 1990 Leaf). In addition, the Diamond King design from 1984 is the best of all-time, in my opinion, and it was the first year of Rated Rookies. Of course, the Don Mattingly rookie card is iconic, and the set also includes rookies of Darryl Strawberry, Joe Carter, and Tony Fernandez.
I’d love to be able to collect an entire set of 1984 Donruss, but it’s tough to find rack packs for as cheap as the one that I bought (it was $10). Unopened boxes sell for over $200. Maybe if I continue to be unimpressed with the 2009 products, I’ll go for it. After all, 1984 was the first year that I ever opened a pack of baseball cards (1984 Topps) so it’s a special year for me, and it was 25 years ago now.