I’ve been a huge fan of Don Mattingly and a collector of Don Mattingly cards since I was a kid in the late 1980s. Yes, I used to be a Yankees fan, and if you’re interested, you can read about my metamorphosis from a Yankees fan to a Rays fan here. Since 2003, my goal has been to acquire every Mattingly card that was produced during his playing career (1996 and earlier), and I am now only 3 very tough-to-find cards away from reaching my goal. In all, I currently own 1,165 different Don Mattingly cards.
Below are the cards that I’m trying to locate. If you own any of them, please contact me if you would be willing to sell or trade them. Also, if you know where I might be able to find any of these for sale or trade anywhere online, I would greatly appreciate any information.
- 1990 Donruss Aqueous Test #190
- 1993 Select Samples #24
- 1995 Upper Deck Predictor League Leaders Exchange #R53
Keep in mind that I already have all other Don Mattingly cards made between 1984 – 1996 besides the 3 cards listed here. I also have a big box of Mattingly doubles that I don’t really want to add to.
I have a much smaller quantity of Mattingly’s post-retirement cards (from 1997 – 2008). I plan to post a list of the ones that I do have soon so that my readers will know which ones I need. In the mean time, if you have any Mattingly post-retirement cards that you might want to trade, you can email me to ask if I have them.
Speaking of post-retirement Mattingly cards, I am actively trying to collect all of the Don Mattingly cards from Upper Deck’s 2008 cross-brand Yankee Stadium Legacy set. According to the very useful list on Cardboard Junkie, there are 187 of these. So far, I’ve managed to collect 76 of them:
If you have any others, and you’re willing to trade or sell them, please contact me and let me know.