1985 Donruss Highlights

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Description

1985 Donruss Highlights is a 56-card boxed set released in November, 1985. Highlights was Donruss's first attempt at a post-season update set. Rather than focus on rookies and traded players, Highlights paid tribute to the players and pitchers of the month for each league as well as the notable achievements of the 1985 season. The design is identical to the 1985 Donruss set, with exception of yellow stripes running along the borders of each card, and a glossy coating applied to the front. The set came packaged in an attractive red box that resembles a deck of playing cards. All 56 cards were shrink-wrapped and came packaged with a 2 1/2" X 3 1/2" Lou Gehrig puzzle.

The last two cards are of Donruss's picks for the 1985 Rookies of the Year. (The announcement of the BBWAA's Rookies of the Year was issued after the Highlights checklist was set. Donruss's picks of Ozzie Guillen and Vince Coleman did match the baseball writer's ROY selections.)

This set proved to be more popular than Donruss had predicted, as the print run sold out before all initial orders were filled. Despite the lack of rookies, the set has maintained it's value

Distribution

Factory Set: 56 cards plus one Lou Gehrig mini puzzle per set. Hobby only. 15 sets per case.

Reviews

Checklist

1 Tom Seaver

2 Rollie Fingers

3 Mike Davis

4 Charlie Leibrandt

5 Dale Murphy

6 Fernando Valenzuela

7 Larry Bowa

8 Dave Concepcion

9 Tony Perez

10 Pete Rose

11 George Brett

12 Dave Stieb

13 Dave Parker

14 Andy Hawkins

15 Andy Hawkins

16 Von Hayes

17 Rickey Henderson

18 Jay Howell

19 Pedro Guerrero

20 John Tudor

22 Nolan Ryan

23 LaMarr Hoyt

24 Oddibe McDowell

25 George Brett

26 Bret Saberhagen

27 Keith Hernandez

28 Fernando Valenzuela

30 Tom Seaver

31 Rod Carew

32 Dwight Gooden

33 Dwight Gooden

34 Eddie Murray

35 Don Baylor

36 Don Mattingly

37 Dave Righetti

38 Willie McGee

39 Shane Rawley

40 Pete Rose

41 Andre Dawson

42 Rickey Henderson

43 Tom Browning

44 Don Mattingly

45 Don Mattingly

46 Charlie Leibrandt

47 Gary Carter

48 Dwight Gooden

49 Wade Boggs

50 Phil Niekro

51 Darrell Evans

52 Willie McGee

53 Dave Winfield

54 Vince Coleman

55 Ozzie Guillen

NNO Checklist Card

21 Keith Hernandez / Gary Carter

29 Willie McGee / Vince Coleman