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1985 Donruss


1985 Donruss – Tim Lincecum



1985 Donruss – Xander Bogaerts


1985 Donruss – David Ortiz

1985 Donruss – Omar Vizquel

85 donruss omar vizquel

I had planned to post this card thanking the ageless infielder when he announced his retirement. I guess I missed that because I saw his name on a future Hall of Fame ballot meaning he must have finally hung up his cleats for good. I just liked the moment of Omar applauding the pitcher that was leaving the game, and I thought that it would be a good tribute to him. It is an old design that looks pretty bad to me now, but I like the original idea of the card so it will stay up on the site. (more…)

1985 Donruss – Casey Gaynor

A couple of years ago now I saw Casey pitch against Notre Dame. He was one of the Rutgers players that was part of the team that won the Little League World Series. At the time he was also trying to become the all time strikeout leader at Rutgers. I made this rated rookie card of him thinking that he might blow up in the minor leagues. The last time I checked he was out of baseball, but I like the card all the same. (more…)

1985 Donruss – Christian Colon Rated Rookie

Over the winter I had made a few cards up of players that I have seen that are either rated high by the scouts, or that I really liked. I used an old ’85 Donruss template to make up my own rated rookie set. This is one of those cards that I made. I may bring this set back, but I will have to update the ’85 Donruss template first. I have one more card that I could release, but the player has already fallen off the map. That shows you what I know about players that are on their way up. (more…)

1985 Donruss – Tyler Flowers

Minor League Monday concludes with this card of Tyler Flowers. I wasn’t going to post another card tonight, but I liked this one so much I had to get it out. I had two pictures that I was debating on for the 2011 preview card of Tyler that I posted earlier tonight, but this one was right there with them. I have spent some time at parks trying to get just this picture. Only a couple of times have I gotten it this good. I actually did it on the second try as well. It is harder than you think to get the ball hitting the mitt. I love cards of catchers so what would another one hurt. (more…)

1985 Donruss – Bobby Borchering

Bobby was drafted one spot ahead of A.J. Pollock who was the previous card on Midwest League Monday. He did not come to the Silverhawks right away because he was just out of high school. He is being brought up slowly. He was a highly touted prospect out of high school though, and has shown flashes of what they want out of him. He will be battling another third baseman, Matt Davidson, his entire way up though. That is a good problem for an organization to have though. (more…)

1985 Donruss – A.J. Pollock

A.J. was a star at Notre Dame. You might not have heard of him as much as you should of though because they school was still getting over the Jeff Samardzija days. He was a solid hitter that could really cover some ground in center. I enjoyed watching him at Notre Dame, and was thrilled to hear the Diamondbacks drafted him 17th because that meant I had a shot to watch him again with the Silverhawks. I saw him get a hit on the MLB Network with the big club yesterday, and it reminded me how high the ceiling really is for this kid. (more…)

1985 Donrus – Chad Jenkins

Midwest League Monday continues with another 1985 Donruss rated rookie card of Chad Jenkins. Chad was selected 20th overall in the 2009 draft. He played most of the season last year with the Lansing Lugnuts the low A ball affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. He was moved up at the end of the season after a good year that saw him on the Midwest League All Star team. (more…)

1985 Donruss – Chris Owings

Midwest League Monday continues with Chris Owings. Chris was the 41st overall pick in the 2009 MLB Draft. He played a very solid shortstop last year in South Bend. He is one of the up and coming prospects in baseball. He is listed on a couple of the top 100 lists that come out each year. (more…)

1985 Donruss – Giovanni Soto

Just like last season I thought that this year I would do a Midwest League Monday posting. That means that every card that I post today has to have a Midwest League player on it. I thought that I would start things off with an Indians prospect. Giovanni Soto came to the Indians system in the Johnny Peralta trade last season. I saw him play when the Lake County Captains team he was pitching for came to Coveleski Stadium to play the Silverhawks. His name intrigued me for one, and I was curious to see how good this young kid was. (more…)

1985 Donruss – Jim Thome

This is the last of the big logo ’85 Donruss cards that I have already made. I could have re-made the card, but part of me still likes that big logo even though it ruins the card.The 1985 Donruss set is the one that I probably like the best. You have probably already figured that out though by the number of cards from the set that have already made the blog. There is something about the way the black border and blue bottom of the Sox cards look that I really like. This will not be the last of these on here for sure. I think that they really got this one right. (more…)

1985 Donruss – Hak-Ju Lee

I thought I would try my hand at picking some prospects much like the companies did in the mid 80’s. Some players in the Rated Rookie group did very well, while others were never heard from again. I always liked the rated rookie cards so it wouldn’t surprise me to see a few of them end up on this site. The first is of a player that I saw play this past summer. Hak-Ju Lee is an up and coming shortstop in the Rays organization. His skills are supposedly better than the current shortstop Starlin Castro. If that is the case he will be a good one. He was traded to the Rays this past off season in the Matt Garza deal. I guess the Cubs are feeling good about Castro to trade away one of their best prospects. (more…)

1985 Donruss – Jake Peavy (Error)

As a kid growing up one of the weirdest cards I ever saw was the 1985 Donruss card of Tom Seaver with Floyd Bannisters picture on it. As a kid you pick up on the fact that Seaver was a righty and Bannister was of course a lefty. How could someone miss that? Looking back as an adult it is even more mind boggling. Seaver was a few wins shy of 300 going into the 1985 season, and was a sure Hall of Famer. You would think his card might get a second look. I am sure someone heard about the mistake after it was found. I would hate to have been that guy. (more…)

1985 Donruss – Jake Peavy

I haven’t had too many cards of Jake so far. He is a big name on the Sox, but he has been hurt for much of his time on the South Side. I hope that Jake can get things together to help the team this season. He suffered a terrible injury last season, and has a long road ahead of him yet. A healthy Peavy can be tough. As a photographer I like his all out pitching motion as well. (more…)

1985 Donruss – Chris Sale

I figure that I had better get this rated rookie card of Chris out of the way. He will be pitching in his second season next year so I can start making regular cards of him. I was excited earlier in the season when Chris stepped up to throw in the White Sox bullpen. I had already met him in Indy while he was playing for Charlotte, and I hoped that he would get in the game. This kid can pitch, and he quickly let the club know that he was ready to go. (more…)

1985 Donruss – Bobby Jenks

Keeping with the theme of the day here is another Bobby Jenks card. This is my take on the Donruss set from 1985. Something about that set has always appealed to me. I don’t really know why. It is not the best looking card around, but the simplicity of it I have always liked. (more…)

A.J. Pierzynski – 1985 Donruss


Paul Konerko – 1985 Donruss

Here is my attempt at a second 1985 Donruss card. This time I used my other favorite player on the team Paul Konerko. I made a couple of adjustments since the Buehrle card, and I like the way that it looks. (more…)

Mark Buehrle – 1985 Donruss Diamond King

I actually made this card before the regular ’85 Donruss card of Mark. I was looking through some old cards and thought that it would be neat to try and make a Diamond King card. I chose 1985 because this site was driven by the 25th anniversary of my first ballgame. The main part of the card was not too hard to make. I had to take an actual Diamond King banner from a ’85 card to make my own because I had no clue where to begin making one. I added my own personal touch to it by putting my brand on it. I had a lot of trouble with the background at first. Nothing looked right. I tried many colors, but none of them did it for me. I ended up with colors similar to the ones the ’85 Sox team wore, and put a burlap filter on them. For some reason I liked how that ended up and stayed with it. (more…)

Mark Buehrle 1985 Donruss

I am going to try something new here. I have been posting everything so far on here in my version of the 1985 Topps card. I thought that I would switch it up a little for short print Sunday and try my hand at some other cards. The first of those will be the base card from the  1985 Donruss set. What better player to put on that card than Mark Buehrle. I have seen Mark pitch more than any other player by far. The only place that I tried to vary from the actual 1985 Donruss card was with my csd logo. I decided on all future cards not in the ’85 Topps set to have a logo. I liked how it looked on some prototype cards that I made, but I am not too sure how much I like it on this card. I have very few 1985 Donruss cards in my collection. What better way to get some more in the collection than to make your own. (more…)