Wednesday, February 26, 2014


If you're anything like me (sorry if you are), you read the title of this post two different ways.

1) Like Ben Stein in Ferris Bueller's Day Off
2) Like Jim Ross after Stone Cold Steve Austin gives the Stunner to someone unexpectedly

Regardless, you are about to read my thoughts and pulls from 2014 Donruss.

For my day off, I decided to venture out of the house and travel to the big city of Knoxville and my LCS. I honestly went just to kill time until Ashley gets off work. I perused around finding player singles for myself and Ashley, which I'll share tomorrow.

About 30 minutes into my visit, the UPS man delivered a box to the owner containing among other things three boxes of 2014 Donruss. I stood across the counter and watched as he opened the first box. Three packs in I was totally impressed. Such a simple design but great camera work and brilliant color.

So I took the dive head first and asked for a pack, something I've never gotten the chance to do before. The results were in my favor to say the least.

Quite possibly the best pack I've busted in over a year. While there is only one insert, The Rookies Enny Romero, the base speaks for itself. Andrus, Kershaw, Rose, Cabrera, Harper and of course Helton.

Like I mentioned before, a simple design, but compared to other Panini products I've ever opened only 2013 Pinnacle comes anywhere close. The action shots take away the need for the license with MLB. Only the Romero shows the emptiness from the lack of a logo. I don't even mind the team locations in script in the lower left corner. To me everything flows well.

After watching me open my pack, the owner tried his hand once again pulling the only Press Proof from the box, Albert Pujols.

Needless to say, I got the bug again and asked for another pack.

Not as good as the first but still a solid pack. Henderson, Archer RC, Reyes, Big Hurt, Scherzer, Ellsbury, Wright DK. I really dig the Diamond Kings, and I love that they begin the set, just like the hey-days of Donruss.

My suggestion to those on the fence for this product: Go buy at least one pack. I was iffy until seeing packs ripped. Now, I'll be trying to complete the set.

If all else fells and you hate the pack you bought, just send them to me! Ha!

Have a great day, everyone!!!


  1. Not too shabby! I like how they have "The Rookies" too, in a quasi-1988 Donruss vain.

  2. Also, Donruss has a redemption program going on, I believe it's 36 pack wrappers for 3 rated rookies, #204-#207 or something like that.

  3. I read the title like Jan Brady saying Marsha, Marsha, Marsha. But that's just me.

  4. I went to my LCS yesterday hoping to find the new Donruss and they said their distributor for non-Topps product only comes twice a month. I'm going to have to wait another week. I'm glad you posted your cards, because I like what I see!