Wow. I can’t believe I actually won a contest prize over at Adam’s ARPSmith’s Sportscard Obsession. It really wasn’t due to due to a correct guess/prediction in one of his minicontests. None of the contestants in a particular mini-contest got the correct answer so the contestants user names were randomized and mine luckily came out on top.
The prize was a complete set of cards, as described in Adam’s original contest post, “The list will certainly include 1986-91 Topps, 1988 & 90-92 Donruss, 1989-91 Score and 1990 Fleer baseball sets and 1990 Score Football”. So as you may have figured by now from the title of this post, I opted for the 1992 Donruss baseball set.
Of all the baseball sets listed on Adam’s prize list, I had the least amount of cards from this set and this was definitely a set I wanted to complete. Although this set may have a bad reputation with some collectors, I’ve always found the design rather attractive, especially for a low-end product. The rather thin bars of light blue with their gradient effect at the top and bottom of most cards and the silver block-lettered names just strike me as pleasingly pleasant. See for yourself:
Adam even included the eight bonus cards, BC-1 through BC-8. The Florida Marlins and Colorado Rockies logo cards above are BC-7 and BC-8. The Marlins and Rockies would begin their inaugural season in 1993.
But that was not all Adam sent. He also sent a complete 33-card set of 1987 Topps K-Mart and a complete 33-card set of 1989 Topps K-Mart Dream Team. Both of these are sets I did not own. Check ’em out:
And so we give Adam (ARPSmith’s Sportscard Obsession) a well-deserved Stadium Fantasium standing ovation for the contest and the prize! Thanks Adam!
Next for this newly acquired set:
- Enter these cards in my collection on TCDB (Trading Card Database)
- Inventory the associated insert cards I have for the 1992 set
- Create a wantlist of insert cards
- Put all of the cards Adam sent into a binder
Until then, stay tuned…
2 thoughts on “Caribbean Blue (Donruss 1992)”
I can live without anymore 1992 Donruss entering my household, but those K-Mart boxed sets are fantastic! They’re one of the things that pop into my head when I think of 80’s baseball cards.
As far as early 90’s Donruss sets go, the 92’s are one of the better looking, so one can’t fault your picking them — congrats on your contest win btw!