A Legend Returns: Panini America Bringing Donruss Back to Baseball in 2014
In late February, Panini America officials are bringing back a true collecting pioneer and an absolute legend. In late February, Donruss Baseball is back. Donruss, the iconic brand that helped usher in a new collecting era in the early 1980s and then spent more than three decades at the forefront of the hobby, has been tragically absent from the baseball landscape. But that changes in a huge way when 2014 Donruss Baseball releases on February 26, 2014.
For the first time since the 2005 season, collectors will have a Donruss-branded base set to call their very own, complete with so many of the characteristics that have made it such a legendary release to begin with, including Diamond Kings, Rated Rookies RCs, Press Proofs, Stat Lines, The Rookies, Studio inserts and so much more.
And if those aforementioned insert and parallel names don’t shout that Donruss is returning to its resplendent retro roots, the spectacular old-school designs offer overwhelming proof. Each hobby box of 2014 Donruss Baseball (eight cards per pack, 24 packs per box) will deliver two autographs, one Game Gear memorabilia card and an insert stash that includes four Diamond Kings, four Rated Rookies, one Silver Press Proof, two Breakout Hitters, two Breakout Pitchers, two Hall Worthy, two The Rookies, one Team MVP, one No-No, one 5 by 7 Diamond Kings box-topper, one Season Stat Line, one Career Stat Line and three Power Plus.
Other highlights of Donruss’ triumphant return include . . .
- Recollection Collection autographed buybacks of classic original Donruss cards
- Some hobby-only 5 by 7 Diamond Kings box-toppers will feature on-card autographs
- Elite Series and Elite Dominators are both numbered to 999 just like the good, old days, with on-card-autograph versions numbered to just 10
We’ll have much more on the triumphant return of Donruss Baseball in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. Until then, though, sit back and enjoy this first extended sneak peek.
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