1987 Donruss Baseball Cards

1987 Donruss Baseball -Part 3- Values in 1990

When looking at the book values of the 1987 Donruss baseball card set in 1990, it’s quickly noticeable that the 87 Donruss series was a pretty hot commodity only 3 years after its release.

These days you can get a sealed 1987 Donruss factory set, shipped to your door, for about $20.  In 1990, the book value is listed at $60-$80.  That’s double what the 1987 Topps baseball card set was listed for at the time.

1987 Donruss Jose Canseco

1987 Donruss Jose Canseco

Looking at a 1990 Beckett Baseball Card Monthly, we can see 19 cards list at $1 or more.  These days we see about 21 cards listed at the $1 or above category.  Pretty comparable.  But the cards with those prices have changed, and the prices themselves have gone down in general.

In the 1990 magazine, we see several cards listed from $1 – $2.50 .   This includes Diamond Kings such as Wally Joyner, Jose Canseco, Eric Davis (correct version), and the Kevin McReynolds error.

Also listed in the $1 – $2.50 price range we see rookie cards of Benny Santiago, Greg Swindell, Greg Maddux, Devon White, Rafael Palmeiro, Wally Joyner, Chuck Finley, Bobby Bonilla, Glenallen Hill, Dave Magadan, and Kevin Brown.

We also see some well known star cards listed at this low value also.  These include the Don Mattingly, Nolan Ryan, Kirby Puckett, Wade Boggs, Eric Davis, Roger Clemens, and Len Dykstra cards.

So what makes this set’s listed value of $80 at the time?  Well here’s the big boys of the box.

Listed at $3, we find the David Cone rookie card, as well as the Eric Davis Diamond King error card.

1987 Donruss Barry Bonds

1987 Donruss Barry Bonds

At $3.50 we see the Barry Bonds Rookie card, which in current price guides we see has become the most valuable listed card of the series.

Coming in at $4 we have the Barry Larkin rookie card.

At $5, we find the Kevin Mitchell rookie card.

The Ruben Sierra rookie card is listed at $6.50 in the 1990 publication.

At a whopping $7.50 is the Mike Greenwell rookie card.

The Mark McGwire Rated Rookie card is his first Donruss card, coming in at $8.50 in 1990.

The 3rd most valuable card of the 1987 Donruss set in 1990 is the Jose Canseco card listed for a cool $10.

The number 2 card in the box at the time is Bo Jackson’s Rated Rookie.

And the number one card of the 1987 Donruss series, in 1990 is… Will Clark’s Rookie card listed at a nice even $12.

1987 Donruss Will Clark

1987 Donruss Will Clark

Looking at the currently listed values of the 1987 Donruss set in todays world, we can make a few interesting observations.

We see the Bo Jackson Rated Rookie, and the Rafael Palmeiro come in at around $5.

Interestingly, we see the Mark McGwire Rated Rookie listed for almost the same price nearly 30 years after its release at $8.

We also find that the Greg Maddux card has made quite a climb to the number 2 spot today at $10.

Currently, the best card in the box is the Barry Bonds Rookie card with a current high end book value of around $12.  In 1990, and today, although the best card has shifted as to which player, that top card still has about the same book value of around $12.

Check out the Facebook page for other things pertaining to these articles and what goes into making them and my personal cards behind them.   Classic Wax Cards on Facebook

 

Check out these live auctions at eBay

Classic Wax Cards is an eBay Partner and receives a sales commission from eBay for auction advertising content.

1987 DONRUSS FACTORY SEALED SET

$11.95
End Date: Tuesday Feb-27-2018 6:46:07 PST
Buy It Now for only: $11.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

(2) 1982 donruss factory sets, (1) 1987 donruss factory set

$49.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Feb-25-2018 19:57:14 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1987 Donruss Baseball Set 660 Cards Factory Sealed MADDUX, BONDS, BO, LARKIN RCs

$3.99 (1 Bid)
End Date: Sunday Feb-25-2018 13:11:59 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

(2) 1987 Donruss Opening Day Baseball Complete factory sealed sets! Bonds (RC)

$0.99 (1 Bid)
End Date: Sunday Feb-25-2018 0:17:10 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1987 DONRUSS BASEBALL COMPLETE FACTORY SET UNOPENED Maddux, Bonds, Larkin RC

$12.99
End Date: Tuesday Mar-20-2018 20:28:41 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $12.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1987 Donruss Opening Day Baseball Trading Card Factory Sets 10 count lot

$69.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Feb-25-2018 21:19:03 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1987 Donruss #46 Mark McGwire Rated Rookie Oakland Athletics Factory Set Break

$0.25 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Feb-25-2018 17:07:03 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1987 Donruss 56-card The Rookies Factory Sealed Baseball Set Greg Maddux

$9.95
End Date: Tuesday Mar-13-2018 15:56:19 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $9.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1985 1986 1987 Donruss Highlights Factory Sealed Baseball Card Set Lot

$10.30
End Date: Saturday Mar-3-2018 10:59:44 PST
Buy It Now for only: $10.30
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1987 Donruss Factory Sealed Opening Day Set

$11.99
End Date: Tuesday Mar-6-2018 12:21:21 PST
Buy It Now for only: $11.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1987 Donruss Opening Day Baseball Complete factory sealed set Bonds Rookie card

$3.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Monday Feb-26-2018 17:31:35 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1987 Donruss Factory Sealed Set *In Sealed Blocks

$15.00
End Date: Saturday Mar-3-2018 10:15:35 PST
Buy It Now for only: $15.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1987 DONRUSS BASEBALL - DIAMOND KINGS 5 X 7 FACTORY SEALED - MINT SET + PUZZLE

$10.00
End Date: Tuesday Mar-20-2018 18:42:40 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $10.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1987 Donruss Baseball Factory Set Straight From Fresh Case. BEAUTY

$14.99
End Date: Tuesday Feb-27-2018 13:26:16 PST
Buy It Now for only: $14.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1987 FLEER AND DONRUSS FACTORY SETS 1 EACH

$39.99
End Date: Tuesday Mar-20-2018 11:46:51 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $39.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Comments

comments