Sunday, January 12, 2014

One Score and Zero Years Ago: The 1994 Donruss Braves




Leaf made significant changes to its Donruss brand for the 1994 baseball season. What had been a bloated, uninspiring set in 1993 became a smaller, premium looking set which featured borderless, full-bleed photos and just enough gold-foil stamping to rival competitors Fleer (Ultra) and Topps (Stadium Club), as well as its own Leaf product. Photos once again dominate the front and backs of the cards, just as in the '93 set.


The Braves team set includes the typical names found among the various manufacturers during the 1994 season. There are no rookie cards among the team set.

Favorite Card Front:

There's really nothing special about this card, other than it looks as if Bedrosian is looking up in the crowd during the middle of his delivery.

Favorite Card Back:

Great photo of "Doggie"

1994 Donruss Series I
25 David Justice 
34 Ron Gant
41 Steve Avery
58 Damon Berryhill
88 Jeff Blauser
118 Sid Bream
147 Mark Lemke
175 Greg McMichael
203 Kent Mercker
232 Otis Nixon
260 John Smoltz
287 Tony Tarasco

Series II
309 Mark Wohlers
342 Fred McGriff
364 Tom Glavine
380 Greg Maddux
382 Greg Olson
430 Deion Sanders
453 Chipper Jones
479 Steve Bedrosian
506 Mike Stanton
556 Terry Pendleton
613 Javier Lopez
617 Ryan Klesko
626 Dave Gallagher


Diamond Kings
DK3 Steve Avery

Probably one of the biggest disappointments of all-time in the cardboard world. Given its amazing run, the design for this year was, in my opinion, horrible. 













Dominators
3 Fred McGriff
8 Ron Gant
Two series make up this set: the first series featuring the top ten home run hitters of the decade, while series 2 features the top ten hitters during that same time period.














Long Ball Leaders
6 David Justice

Ten card set found only in Series 2 hobby packs.















MVPs
1 David Justice

Found only in jumbo packs, cards 1-14 were found in Series I, while cards 15-28 were included in Series II jumbos.













Spirit of the Game
8 David Justice



Award Winners/Jumbos
2 Greg Maddux

Cards 1-5 were released in Series I Jumbo boxes, while cards 6-10 were released in Series II Jumbo boxes. Cards measure 3 1/2" x 5" and are numbered to 10,000.

2 comments:

  1. coincides with my list.... I'm only missing #626, plus all of the inserts. Including that nasty DK

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    1. #626 Shows Gallagher as a Met, but says Braves on it

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