Monday, July 29, 2013

Barry Larkin Collection 201: 1989 Donruss All-Stars #47

Barry Larkin
Year:  1989
Brand:  Donruss All-Stars
Card number:  47

In 1989, Donruss issued a number of different sets including a 60 card All-Stars set.  The design of the All-Stars set was similar to that of the regular '89 Donruss base set with the obvious exception of the stars on the back, the All-Star logo on the front, and the All-Star centric write-up.  Donruss did use a different photo of Barry for the two sets (which I appreciate).  I also prefer the colors of the All-Star set to the ugly purple and black of the regular set.  However, despite this card being a slight improvement over Donruss' 1989 flagship efforts, it's still one ugly card.  Upper Deck couldn't have picked a better year to enter the market based on most of the "other" companies offerings in '89...  It wouldn't take much to impress collectors at that point in time!

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