1981 Donruss Golf Cards

1981 Donruss Golf Cards

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It might seem hard to believe, but the first set of of modern golf cards didn't arrive until the 1980s. While golfers appeared on the occasional card here and there, 1981 Donruss Golf broke the mold, delivering a full set of traditional cards dedicated to the best the PGA had to offer. As a result, the checklist is loaded with rookie cards from several greats and all-time legends.

The 1981 Donruss Golf checklist has a total of 66 cards. It breaks down to 60 numbered golfer cards and six Statistical Leader cards that aren't numbered. The Statistical Leader cards are usually packaged with the base set.

1981 Donruss Golf Jack Nicklaus RC

Card fronts are very simple. A white border gives way to a green frame with rounded corners. Colorful action shots are accented by a PGA Tour logo and orange nameplate at the bottom.

Backs are green and white and come with a lot of vital stats. Brief career highlights and 1980 stats round out the informative details.

Because it's the first modern set of cards for the sport, all numbered cards in 1981 Donruss Golf are considered rookie cards. Leading the checklist is the legendary Jack Nicklaus. Other highlights include Tom Watson, Lee Trevino and Tom Kite.

Readily available, 1981 Donruss Golf remains extremely affordable. Raw copies of the Jack Nicklaus rookie card can be found for under $20. Even graded copies in top condition are relatively affordable given his iconic status in the sport.

Centering is an issue on a lot of cards and definitely something to consider when purchasing 1981 Donruss Golf. It's very common to find cards that are visibly off center, even at a glance.

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JACK NICKLAUS 1981 Donruss SGC 96 MINT
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1981 DONRUSS GOLF #6 JERRY PATE PSA 10 X1733145-319
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JACK NICKLAUS 1981 DONRUSS ROOKIE CARD BECKETT GRADED 8.5 BGS PGA TOUR
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1981 Donruss GOLF #14 HOWARD TWITTY PGA Tour PSA 9
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1981 Donruss GOLF #40 GIBBY GILBERT PGA Tour PSA 9 h027
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1981 Donruss GOLF #41 BOB MURPHY PGA Tour PSA 9
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1981 Donruss GOLF #45 JACK RENNER PGA Tour PSA 9
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1981 Donruss GOLF #46 FUZZY ZOELLER PGA Tour PSA 9
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1981 Donruss GOLF #55 GEORGE CADLE PGA Tour PSA 9
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1981 Donruss GOLF #56 CHARLES COODY PGA Tour PSA 9
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1981 Donruss #38 Hale Irwin Rookie Card BGS 9.5 Gem Mint!
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JACK NICKLAUS 1981 DONRUSS GOLF PGA TOUR STATISTICAL LEADER CARD
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Checklist

1981 Donruss Golf Checklist

66 cards. Five Statistical Leader cards and one checklist are not numbered. All numbered cards (#1-60) are considered rookie cards.

1 Tom Watson
2 Lee Trevino
3 Curtis Strange
4 Andy Bean
5 Ben Crenshaw
6 Jerry Pate
7 George Burns
8 Craig Stadler
9 Mike Reid
10 Ray Floyd
11 Larry Nelson
12 Bill Kratzert
13 Jack Nicklaus
14 Howard Twitty
15 John Mahaffey
16 Bruce Lietzke
17 Doug Tewell
18 Don Pooley
19 Bob Gilder
20 Tom Kite
21 Jim Colbert
22 Mike Sullivan
23 Bill Rogers
24 Scott Simpson
25 Leonard Thompson
26 Peter Jacobsen
27 David Graham
28 Gil Morgan
29 Lon Hinkle
30 Johnny Miller
31 Dave Eichelberger
32 Wayne Levi
33 Keith Fergus
34 Tom Purtzer
35 Jay Haas
36 Dan Halldorson
37 Jeff Mitchell
38 Hale Irwin
39 Mark Lye
40 Gibby Gilbert
41 Bob Murphy
42 Calvin Peete
43 Phil Hancock
44 Dan Pohl
45 Jack Renner
46 Fuzzy Zoeller
47 Tom Weiskopf
48 Jim Simons
49 Ed Sneed
50 Hubert Green
51 Jack Newton
52 Ed Fiori
53 D.A. Weibring
54 J.C. Snead
55 George Cadle
56 Charles Coody
57 Danny Edwards
58 Lanny Wadkins
59 Terry Diehl
60 George Archer
Jack Nicklaus SL
Jerry Pate SL
Dan Pohl SL
Lee Trevino SL
Tom Watson SL
Checklist
1981 Donruss Golf Tom Watson RC

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1981 DONRUSS GOLF #6 JERRY PATE PSA 10 X1733145-319
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JACK NICKLAUS 1981 DONRUSS ROOKIE CARD BECKETT GRADED 8.5 BGS PGA TOUR
$39.00

1981 Donruss GOLF #14 HOWARD TWITTY PGA Tour PSA 9
$12.00

1981 Donruss GOLF #40 GIBBY GILBERT PGA Tour PSA 9 h027
$12.00

1981 Donruss GOLF #41 BOB MURPHY PGA Tour PSA 9
$12.00

1981 Donruss GOLF #45 JACK RENNER PGA Tour PSA 9
$12.00

1981 Donruss GOLF #46 FUZZY ZOELLER PGA Tour PSA 9
$12.00

1981 Donruss GOLF #55 GEORGE CADLE PGA Tour PSA 9
$12.00

1981 Donruss GOLF #56 CHARLES COODY PGA Tour PSA 9
$12.00

1981 Donruss #38 Hale Irwin Rookie Card BGS 9.5 Gem Mint!
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JACK NICKLAUS 1981 81 DONRUSS GOLF #13 RC ROOKIE CARD PSA 10 GEM MINT !!
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Jack Nicklaus Donruss 1981 Rare Rookie Card PSA NM-MT 8 Card #13 PGA Golf HOF
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1981 Donruss Golf Gibby Gilbert #40 PSA 9 MINT
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JACK NICKLAUS 1981 DONRUSS "STATISTICAL LEADER" PSA-8 PGA ROOKIE GOLF CARD #NNO
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1981 Donruss Jack Nicklaus Rookie Card BGS 9 MINT -PGA Golf 3X9.5 Subs .5 Away!
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