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1985 Donruss

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…)