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1988 Donruss

1988 Donruss Diamond King – A.J. Pierzynski

88 donruss pierzynski dk

Here is a card that I made very early on in my card making process. At the time I did not think that A.J. would make it past the trading deadline at the time. He actually stayed a couple of years after that so this card really shows its age. I was just learning a few things, and this card is very rough. I like the idea though so it makes the site. If anything it just shows how far I have come.  (more…)

1988 Donruss – A.J. Pierzynski

88 donruss pierzynskiI made this card a couple of years ago thinking that A.J. had played his last game for the White Sox. I went through my images and plucked out some of the catcher that I liked, and that would fit on specific cards. For some reason this picture was just screaming ’88 Donruss. This just seemed like a shot that I would have seen on that card. (more…)

1988 Donruss – Miguel Olivo

Here is yet another card of Miguel. Today’s theme is the Colorado Rockies on the blog, and I thought that this card was a good continuation of that theme. I love these cards because of course the Rockies were not in existence in 1988 so it is interesting to see what might have been. I took this picture in 2010 as Miguel was warming up the pitcher prior to a game against the Cubs.  (more…)

1988 Donruss – Jim Thome

Continuing the recent theme of former Sox players we have a card of Jim Thome. Being a lefty myself I really enjoyed watching Jim during his short run with the White Sox. He is back with the Twins for his second season this year trying to surpass 600 home runs for his career. I hope he gets it, but in a losing cause for the Twins. (more…)

1988 Donruss – Bobby Jenks

The most loved man in Chicago is the final card of the night. Bobby has brought some hatred onto himself during this off season by going after the team that gave him his chance. This feud is supposedly over, but somehow I get the feeling we haven’t heard the last of this. (more…)

1988 Donruss – Alexei Ramirez

It had to be hard to top the 1987 Topps card. They were very popular, and the competition was heating up even more in ’88. In addition to Topps and Fleer Donruss had to compete with a new company called Score. They had to come up with a design that would grab the collectors attention. This card certainly grabbed the attention of anyone holding them. This was never my favorite design, but it is growing on me over the years. I even posted way too many of these cards the other day onto the site. (more…)

1988 Donruss – Jason Heyward

The final ’88 Donruss card of the day is of the J-Hey-Kid Jason Heyward. I don’t know that any rookie had the hype that Jason had last season. He was the #1 prospect coming into the season. He backed that up by hitting a 475 ft. home run in his first at bat off Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano. He was elected to the All Star game as a rookie, and really had a fine season. (more…)

1988 Donruss – Johnny Damon

Since he has since switched teams I have a few pictures of Damon that I can now use on other cards. I took this picture early last season when the Tigers were in Chicago to play the Sox. The picture was taken as Johnny hit a fly ball to right. He did watch it for a minute, but then busted it down the line in case it dropped. Hustle does not age. (more…)

1988 Donruss – Willie Harris

We are approaching the end of the 1988 Donruss dump today. I have a story that I will share tonight that will explain a little about why the 1988 Donruss dump. It is nothing that exciting, but I thought it was cool. I had some ’88 Donruss cards that I could release so why not do it. I also thought that it would be cool to see a new team like the Washington Nationals on a ’88 Donruss. (more…)

1988 Donruss – Hideki Matsui

The dump of ’88 Donruss cards continues with Godzilla. He made a big splash when he came to the Majors and started playing for the Yankees. He then signed a free agent contract with the Angels moving across the country. This year he will be playing for the A’s. It will be interesting to see how he performs for his new team this season. (more…)

1988 Donruss – Scott Hairston

The son of former Sox player Jerry Hairston makes the set with a 1988 Donruss card. I have already included his brother Jerry with a 1988 Score card, and have an idea to get both brothers on a card. I have to work on that though. I was upset earlier in the year when I did not get a good picture of him when the Cubs were playing his team in Chicago. He was traded to the A’s, and I was able to get this picture in September of 2009. (more…)

1988 Donruss – Rick Ankiel

The second card in the ’88 Donruss dump is Rick Ankiel. He only got into one game of the two I saw in 2009. He came in late in the second game, and this was the only picture I had of him. He is famous for being a promising pitcher that lost his control. The story turned though when he came back as a power hitting outfielder. He is a great story that is still going. (more…)

1988 Donruss – Freddy Garcia

Over the weekend I had a cool find which I will talk about tonight. Before that though I thought that I would post a few of the 1988 Donruss cards that I have made. The first is one of Freddy Garcia. I have always thought that the 1988 Donruss cad was made for the White Sox. It had all the Sox colors in it making the Sox players look pretty cool on them. (more…)

1988 Donruss – Albert Pujols

More Pujols? Yup. I have a couple more cards of Albert to release today.The 1988 Donruss set is not my all time favorite, but it still has its merits. After a few years of making cards that I liked they really seemed to strike out for a couple years in a row. (more…)

1988 Donruss – Tyler Flowers

I wanted to do a few things with the rookies on the Sox last year. I made some older cards featuring two players, and I also wanted to try my hand at a rated rookie. What better player to try that on than Tyler? Tyler has had an up and down career so far. After being traded from the Braves he tore up the Arizona Fall League. He did the same in the minors the next season. Last year he had an off year at Triple A. He was once thought to be the heir apparent to A.J. Pierzynski at catcher, but doubts have started to creep in. This will be an important year for Tyler as a member of the White Sox. (more…)

1988 Donruss – Jake Peavy

I was able to see Peavy pitch a few times earlier this season before he was hurt. Jake really does let it all hang out when he pitches. Looking through my pictures you can see the effort on his face as he lets the ball go. With his mechanics it will be interesting to see how he comes back from his injury. (more…)

1988 Donruss – Jose Contreras


1988 Donruss – Orlando Cabrera