SOLD (7/13): 1983 Donruss All-Stars set

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NOTE: This set has been sold. CC

It’s been a little bit since I thought about the baseball cards, but my friend Spencer alerted me to an estate sale of someone I had once knew as a regular from Shell.

The only two things I salvaged from the sale were this set of 1983 Donruss All-Stars – which are oversized cards – and an upopened wax box of 1990 Fleer.

In a previous post, I mentioned about how 1983 was a season that saw old hall of famers hang it up, and new guys begin hall of fame careers. This set serves as proof of that transition.

However, after coming back home from the sale, I decided that I do not want these cards anymore. So I’m selling them.

So, FOR SALE is this complete 60-card set of 1983 Donruss Action All-Stars. They are oversized cards, measuring 3.5″ x 5″. Included in this set are 58 all-stars, one checklist, and another guy who was somehow added into the set despite not being an all-star (Larry Herndon).

HOF’s of old: Reggie Jackson, Phil Niekro, Johnny Bench, Nolan Ryan, Steve Carlton, Gaylor Perry, Pete Rose, Rollie Fingers, Rod Carew, Carl Yastrzemski, Mike Schmidt

HOF’s of new: Eddie Murray, Andre Dawson, Ricky Henderson, Dave Winfield, Bruce Sutter, George Brett, Carlton Fisk, Cal Ripken, Robin Yount, Gary Carter

Selling the set above for $4. Contact me to buy them, and possibly a couple more small oddball sets I have.

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Fleer1990

I bought this wax box of 1990 Fleer as an, “oh whatever.” It weighed enough to qualify for my dollar-a-pound rule on buying bulk baseball cards.

The cards are going to go to the t-ball kids. However, I took a page out of 1998 and tried for a chance at a Sammy Sosa rookie card.

When Sosa and Mark McGwire were chasing Roger Maris, many collectors looked to take advantage of having spare wax boxes of 1990s and 1985 Topps, and advertised them as “You may have a chance at finding a Sammy Sosa rookie card,” so they jacked up the prices of these wax boxes in hopes they would sell. It didn’t work.

The Sosa rookie was the only card I really wanted to find. I have everything else. There were also a trio of error variations, but soon found out that these weren’t going to be found.

The break was a bust. No Sosa rookie.

Randomly inserted were all-star cards from that year’s insert set. Sure enough, I get Dave Smith, Mark Davis, and Joe Magrane. Bummer.

These cards are going to the t-ball kids.

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The latest edition of Beckett prices these pins at $2. Even they suffered in the junk wax era.