What first attracted me to the boxes was what could actually be inside.
I will spoil the suspense and say I didn't hit a Cal auto. But there is some goodness at the end.
1992 marked the year that Donruss put the Diamond Kings in there own Inserts set, instead of numbering them into the base set. And I have to say that this year's Diamond Kings, well judge for yourself. Here's a 1990 and 1991 DK and then all the DK's I got out of my 4 boxes.
1990 Bo Jackson DK
1991 Cecil Fielder DK
1992 Jeff Bagwell.
I think by getting rid of the base border and allowing these cards to stand alone was brilliant and these cards are truly the highlight of this set. Glossy card stock and foil accents really make these cards pop. Falling about 4 per box there were a tough hit and to be honest you usually got 3 and card #27, the Perez checklist.
Here are the rest.
And of course the Checklist. Out of 4 boxes I got three #27 cards. It's an interesting collection of future HOFer's and who?
Series 1 also had the usual puzzle, while Series 2 did not. This years puzzle was Twin's HOFer Rod Carew.
Yikes!! I knew I should have just popped the pieces and put the puzzle together. I mean this whole puzzle books high at 50 whole freaking cents. Makes Rod look like an alien. Don't stare at it too long you might get hypnotized or sick.
But after opening the my first series 1 box and getting pretty much 3 DK's I moved onto my first box of Series 2 and about half way in hit this.
If I'd have opened this pack in 1992 and gotten this card I would have dropped a load. These were the bee's knees in 1992. A numbered limited holofoil card!!! These are still pretty desirable. This is what made me want to go back and bust 2 more boxes. Even though I'm sure these were only 1 per case or rarer than that. I won't lie I would have rather hit a Cal Ripken, Ken Griffey, or a Frank Thomas, but still a pretty sweet hit from some old wax.
Oh and if anyone's looking for any 92 Donruss to fill a set let me know I've got a ton.
Next the highlights from some 92 Pinnacle and 95 Studio.