2014 Donruss Baseball Cards

2014 Donruss Baseball Cards

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It has been a while since the base Donruss brand has hit the diamond. 2005 to be exact. 2014 Donruss Baseball brings back a lot of familiar names from the past connected to the brand's heyday of the 1980s and early 1990s. Hobby boxes promise a pair of autographs, a memorabilia card and a lot of inserts, parallels and short prints.

The 2014 Donruss Baseball set has 200 cards. In typical old-school Donruss fashion, it's front loaded with 30 Diamond Kings and 15 Rated Rookies. The remaining 155 cards make up the base portion. Diamond Kings and Rated Rookies both fall four per box, making a full set moderately tough.

Among the autograph sets is Donruss Signatures. The 50-card checklist has both current and retired players. Recollection Autographs return. These are autographed buybacks of original Donruss cards.

Donruss Game Gear cards include pieces game-used memorabilia.

Like the main set, the 2014 Donruss Baseball basic insert lineup is filled with nostalgia. Elite Series and Elite Dominator, two of the earliest serial numbered sets, are both numbered to 999. These also have signed versions that featuring on-card autographs and numbering to 10. Power Plus (20 cards, 1:8 packs) centers on players who have both a potent swing and speed on the bases. These also have autographed versions. Other inserts and parallels include Breakout Hitters (1:12 packs), Breakout Pitchers (1:12 packs), Hall Worthy (1:12 packs), Non-No (1:24 packs), The Rookies (1:12 packs), Team MVP (1:24 packs), Silver Press Proof (1:24 packs), Season Stat Line (1:24 packs) and Career Stat Line (1:24 packs).

Every 2014 Donruss Baseball hobby box also comes with a 5" by 7" Diamond Kings Box Topper. Randomly inserted are autographed versions.

Product Configuration: 24 packs per box, 8 cards per pack
Price Point: Low- to Mid-End Baseball Card
Target Audience: Seet Builders, Nostalgic Collectors, Autograph Collectors

2014 Donruss Baseball Box Break

  • 2 Autographs
  • 1 Memorabilia Card
  • 16 Total Inserts and Parallels
  • 8 Short Prints
  • 1 Box Topper
  • 193 Total Cards
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Set Checklist

2014 Donruss Baseball Set Checklist

Diamond Kings Set Checklist

30 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Silver Press Proof #/199, Gold Press Proof #/99

1 Bryce Harper
2 Mike Trout
3 Derek Jeter
4 Yasiel Puig
5 Chris Davis
6 Jose Bautista
7 Freddie Freeman
8 Eric Hosmer
9 Miguel Cabrera
10 Andrew McCutchen
11 Paul Goldschmidt
12 Adrian Beltre
13 David Ortiz
14 Buster Posey
15 David Wright
16 Jason Kipnis
17 Evan Longoria
18 Giancarlo Stanton
19 Chase Utley
20 Chris Sale
21 Joe Mauer
22 Anthony Rizzo
23 Jay Bruce
24 Jean Segura
25 Yadier Molina
26 Chris Carter
27 Josh Donaldson
28 Felix Hernandez
29 Troy Tulowitzki
30 Chase Headley
2014 Donruss Baseball Diamond Kings Yasiel Puig Image

Rated Rookies Set Checklist

15 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Silver Press Proof #/199, Gold Press Proof #/99

31 Michael Choice
32 Billy Hamilton
33 Nick Castellanos
34 Taijuan Walker
35 Kolten Wong
36 Travis d'Arnaud
37 Jonathan Schoop
38 Cameron Rupp
39 James Paxton
40 Tim Beckham
41 J.R. Murphy
42 Erik Johnson
43 Wilmer Flores
44 Xander Bogaerts
45 Tommy Medica
2014 Donruss Baseball Rated Rookies Image

Base Set Checklist

155 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Silver Press Proof #/199, Gold Press Proof #/99

46 Jayson Werth
47 Alex Gordon
48 Allen Craig
49 Buster Posey
50 Prince Fielder
51 Yadier Molina
52 Justin Morneau
53 Jacoby Ellsbury
54 Ryan Zimmerman
55 Michael Cuddyer
56 Evan Longoria
57 Justin Upton
58 Chris Johnson
59 Ichiro
60 Joe Mauer
61 Billy Butler
62 Chase Utley
63 Adam Dunn
64 Brandon Phillips
65 Joey Votto
66 Jason Heyward
67 Robinson Cano
68 David Wright
69 Clayton Kershaw
70 Troy Tulowitzki
71 Kris Medlen
72 Elvis Andrus
73 Paul Konerko
74 Josh Hamilton
75 Felix Hernandez
76 Nick Markakis
77 Craig Kimbrel
78 Max Scherzer
79 Carlos Beltran
80 Mike Napoli
81 Travis Wood
82 Adam Jones
83 Jose Altuve
84 Edwin Encarnacion
85 Dustin Pedroia
86 Shin-Soo Choo
87 Hunter Pence
88 Torii Hunter
89 James Shields
90 Yu Darvish
91 Justin Verlander
92 Adrian Gonzalez
93 Matt Holliday
94 Roy Halladay
95 Albert Pujols
96 Matt Carpenter
97 Josh Donaldson
98 Jason Kipnis
99 Mark Trumbo
100 Alfonso Soriano
101 Carlos Gonzalez
102 Adam Wainwright
103 Jose Fernandez
104 Jean Segura
105 Evan Gattis
106 Aroldis Chapman
107 Nick Swisher
108 Chris Sale
109 Chris Carter
110 Matt Harvey
111 Cliff Lee
112 Mike Trout
113 Everth Cabrera
114 Matt Moore
115 Andrew McCutchen
116 Jordan Zimmermann
117 Freddie Freeman
118 Wei-Yin Chen
119 Anthony Rizzo
120 Jon Lester
121 Starlin Castro
122 Gerardo Parra
123 Ian Kennedy
124 Stephen Strasburg
125 Manny Machado
126 Chase Headley
127 Paul Goldschmidt
128 Miguel Cabrera
129 Adrian Beltre
130 J.J. Hardy
131 Eric Hosmer
132 Giancarlo Stanton
133 Hyun-Jin Ryu
134 Shane Victorino
135 R.A. Dickey
136 Jhonny Peralta
137 Alex Rodriguez
138 Victor Martinez
139 Shelby Miller
140 Jose Reyes
141 Jose Iglesias
142 Yan Gomes
143 Bryce Harper
144 Colby Rasmus
145 Chris Archer
146 Wil Myers
147 Matt Kemp
148 Pedro Alvarez
149 Raul Ibanez
150 Brandon Moss
151 Marlon Byrd
152 Zack Greinke
153 Domonic Brown
154 Derek Jeter
155 Yoenis Cespedes
156 Kendrys Morales
157 Hanley Ramirez
158 Mitch Moreland
159 Pablo Sandoval
160 CC Sabathia
161 Ian Kinsler
162 Hisashi Iwakuma
163 Michael Young
164 Curtis Granderson
165 Jered Weaver
166 Zack Wheeler
167 Glen Perkins
168 Hiroki Kuroda
169 Kyle Lohse
170 Yasiel Puig
171 C.J. Wilson
172 Matt Wieters
173 Trevor Bauer
174 Aramis Ramirez
175 Jay Bruce
176 Carl Crawford
177 B.J. Upton
178 A.J. Pierzynski
179 Chris Davis
180 Jose Bautista
181 David Ortiz
182 Starling Marte
183 Tim Lincecum
184 Mariano Rivera
185 Todd Helton
186 Roberto Alomar
187 Rickey Henderson
188 Reggie Jackson
189 Ozzie Smith
190 Nolan Ryan
191 Mike Piazza
192 Pete Rose
193 Nomar Garciaparra
194 Chipper Jones
195 Johnny Bench
196 Ken Griffey Jr.
197 Frank Thomas
198 Cal Ripken Jr.
199 George Brett
200 Don Mattingly
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Wrapper Redemption Set Checklist

3 cards

Diamond Kings Season Stat Line Parallel Set Checklist

30 cards

1 Bryce Harper #/ 20
2 Mike Trout #/ 109
3 Derek Jeter #/ 216
4 Yasiel Puig #/ 19
5 Chris Davis #/ 53
6 Jose Bautista #/ 51
7 Freddie Freeman #/ 109
8 Eric Hosmer #/ 188
9 Miguel Cabrera #/ 44
10 Andrew McCutchen #/ 185
11 Paul Goldschmidt #/ 36
12 Adrian Beltre #/ 199
13 David Ortiz #/ 30
14 Buster Posey #/ 103
15 David Wright #/ 307
16 Jason Kipnis #/ 30
17 Evan Longoria #/ 32
18 Giancarlo Stanton #/ 37
19 Chase Utley #/ 18
20 Chris Sale #/ 226
21 Joe Mauer #/ 324
22 Anthony Rizzo #/ 23
23 Jay Bruce #/ 109
24 Jean Segura #/ 44
25 Yadier Molina #/ 319
26 Chris Carter #/ 29
27 Josh Donaldson #/ 93
28 Felix Hernandez #/ 216
29 Troy Tulowitzki #/ 312
30 Chase Headley #/ 115

Rated Rookie Season Stat Line Parallel Set Checklist

15 cards

31 Michael Choice #/ 278
32 Billy Hamilton #/ 13
33 Nick Castellanos #/ 278
34 Taijuan Walker #/ 360
35 Kolten Wong #/ 3
36 Travis d'Arnaud #/ 20
37 Jonathan Schoop #/ 286
38 Cameron Rupp #/ 308
39 James Paxton #/ 150
40 Tim Beckham #/ 400
41 J.R. Murphy #/ 4
42 Erik Johnson #/ 325
43 Wilmer Flores #/ 13
44 Xander Bogaerts #/ 11
45 Tommy Medica #/ 290

Base Season Stat Line Parallel Set Checklist

155 cards

46 Jayson Werth #/ 25
47 Alex Gordon #/ 17
48 Allen Craig #/ 97
49 Buster Posey #/ 336
50 Prince Fielder #/ 25
51 Yadier Molina #/ 76
52 Justin Morneau #/ 17
53 Jacoby Ellsbury #/ 52
54 Ryan Zimmerman #/ 26
55 Michael Cuddyer #/ 331
56 Evan Longoria #/ 88
57 Justin Upton #/ 27
58 Chris Johnson #/ 321
59 Ichiro #/ 136
60 Joe Mauer #/ 324
61 Billy Butler #/ 168
62 Chase Utley #/ 284
63 Adam Dunn #/ 34
64 Brandon Phillips #/ 158
65 Joey Votto #/ 305
66 Jason Heyward #/ 22
67 Robinson Cano #/ 27
68 David Wright #/ 400
69 Clayton Kershaw #/ 183
70 Troy Tulowitzki #/ 25
71 Kris Medlen #/ 311
72 Elvis Andrus #/ 42
73 Paul Konerko #/ 12
74 Josh Hamilton #/ 21
75 Felix Hernandez #/ 113
76 Nick Markakis #/ 271
77 Craig Kimbrel #/ 52
78 Max Scherzer #/ 240
79 Carlos Beltran #/ 24
80 Mike Napoli #/ 23
81 Travis Wood #/ 311
82 Adam Jones #/ 108
83 Jose Altuve #/ 283
84 Edwin Encarnacion #/ 36
85 Dustin Pedroia #/ 84
86 Shin-Soo Choo #/ 285
87 Hunter Pence #/ 27
88 Torii Hunter #/ 304
89 James Shields #/ 196
90 Yu Darvish #/ 277
91 Justin Verlander #/ 217
92 Adrian Gonzalez #/ 100
93 Matt Holliday #/ 22
94 Roy Halladay #/ 74
95 Albert Pujols #/ 64
96 Matt Carpenter #/ 55
97 Josh Donaldson #/ 24
98 Jason Kipnis #/ 160
99 Mark Trumbo #/ 34
100 Alfonso Soriano #/ 34
101 Carlos Gonzalez #/ 302
102 Adam Wainwright #/ 219
103 Jose Fernandez #/ 219
104 Jean Segura #/ 44
105 Evan Gattis #/ 21
106 Aroldis Chapman #/ 164
107 Nick Swisher #/ 22
108 Chris Sale #/ 150
109 Chris Carter #/ 84
110 Matt Harvey #/ 227
111 Cliff Lee #/ 222
112 Mike Trout #/ 25
113 Everth Cabrera #/ 27
114 Matt Moore #/ 329
115 Andrew McCutchen #/ 317
116 Jordan Zimmermann #/ 108
117 Freddie Freeman #/ 319
118 Wei-Yin Chen #/ 104
119 Anthony Rizzo #/ 80
120 Jon Lester #/ 375
121 Starlin Castro #/ 34
122 Gerardo Parra #/ 10
123 Ian Kennedy #/ 163
124 Stephen Strasburg #/ 191
125 Manny Machado #/ 51
126 Chase Headley #/ 51
127 Paul Goldschmidt #/ 125
128 Miguel Cabrera #/ 348
129 Adrian Beltre #/ 30
130 J.J. Hardy #/ 25
131 Eric Hosmer #/ 302
132 Giancarlo Stanton #/ 24
133 Hyun-Jin Ryu #/ 154
134 Shane Victorino #/ 61
135 R.A. Dickey #/ 177
136 Jhonny Peralta #/ 303
137 Alex Rodriguez #/ 7
138 Victor Martinez #/ 301
139 Shelby Miller #/ 169
140 Jose Reyes #/ 296
141 Jose Iglesias #/ 303
142 Yan Gomes #/ 294
143 Bryce Harper #/ 274
144 Colby Rasmus #/ 66
145 Chris Archer #/ 112
146 Wil Myers #/ 13
147 Matt Kemp #/ 270
148 Pedro Alvarez #/ 36
149 Raul Ibanez #/ 29
150 Brandon Moss #/ 30
151 Marlon Byrd #/ 24
152 Zack Greinke #/ 263
153 Domonic Brown #/ 27
154 Derek Jeter #/ 316
155 Yoenis Cespedes #/ 26
156 Kendrys Morales #/ 80
157 Hanley Ramirez #/ 400
158 Mitch Moreland #/ 23
159 Pablo Sandoval #/ 79
160 CC Sabathia #/ 175
161 Ian Kinsler #/ 72
162 Hisashi Iwakuma #/ 101
163 Michael Young #/ 279
164 Curtis Granderson #/ 43
165 Jered Weaver #/ 114
166 Zack Wheeler #/ 342
167 Glen Perkins #/ 36
168 Hiroki Kuroda #/ 150
169 Kyle Lohse #/ 117
170 Yasiel Puig #/ 319
171 C.J. Wilson #/ 188
172 Matt Wieters #/ 22
173 Trevor Bauer #/ 94
174 Aramis Ramirez #/ 283
175 Jay Bruce #/ 30
176 Carl Crawford #/ 283
177 B.J. Upton #/ 28
178 A.J. Pierzynski #/ 70
179 Chris Davis #/ 138
180 Jose Bautista #/ 28
181 David Ortiz #/ 103
182 Starling Marte #/ 41
183 Tim Lincecum #/ 193
184 Mariano Rivera #/ 44
185 Todd Helton #/ 22
186 Roberto Alomar #/ 138
187 Rickey Henderson #/ 130
188 Reggie Jackson #/ 41
189 Ozzie Smith #/ 57
190 Nolan Ryan #/ 301
191 Mike Piazza #/ 40
192 Pete Rose #/ 230
193 Nomar Garciaparra #/ 56
194 Chipper Jones #/ 45
195 Johnny Bench #/ 45
196 Ken Griffey Jr. #/ 56
197 Frank Thomas #/ 43
198 Cal Ripken Jr. #/ 114
199 George Brett #/ 390
200 Don Mattingly #/ 145

Diamond Kings Career Stat Line Parallel Set Checklist

30 cards

1 Bryce Harper #/ 272
2 Mike Trout #/ 86
3 Derek Jeter #/ 312
4 Yasiel Puig #/ 319
5 Chris Davis #/ 400
6 Jose Bautista #/ 400
7 Freddie Freeman #/ 68
8 Eric Hosmer #/ 277
9 Miguel Cabrera #/ 321
10 Andrew McCutchen #/ 400
11 Paul Goldschmidt #/ 103
12 Adrian Beltre #/ 400
13 David Ortiz #/ 400
14 Buster Posey #/ 308
15 David Wright #/ 301
16 Jason Kipnis #/ 66
17 Evan Longoria #/ 162
18 Giancarlo Stanton #/ 400
19 Chase Utley #/ 217
20 Chris Sale #/ 400
21 Joe Mauer #/ 323
22 Anthony Rizzo #/ 137
23 Jay Bruce #/ 400
24 Jean Segura #/ 51
25 Yadier Molina #/ 284
26 Chris Carter #/ 37
27 Josh Donaldson #/ 34
28 Felix Hernandez #/ 120
29 Troy Tulowitzki #/ 155
30 Chase Headley #/ 80

Rated Rookie Career Stat Line Parallel Set Checklist

15 cards

31 Michael Choice #/ 290
32 Billy Hamilton #/ 395
33 Nick Castellanos #/ 303
34 Taijuan Walker #/ 400
35 Kolten Wong #/ 50
36 Travis d'Arnaud #/ 69
37 Jonathan Schoop #/ 46
38 Cameron Rupp #/ 33
39 James Paxton #/ 390
40 Tim Beckham #/ 400
41 J.R. Murphy #/ 4
42 Erik Johnson #/ 325
43 Wilmer Flores #/ 400
44 Xander Bogaerts #/ 54
45 Tommy Medica #/ 49

Base Career Stat Line Parallel Set Checklist

155 cards

46 Jayson Werth #/ 170
47 Alex Gordon #/ 210
48 Allen Craig #/ 306
49 Buster Posey #/ 308
50 Prince Fielder #/ 285
51 Yadier Molina #/ 400
52 Justin Morneau #/ 221
53 Jacoby Ellsbury #/ 241
54 Ryan Zimmerman #/ 276
55 Michael Cuddyer #/ 300
56 Evan Longoria #/ 162
57 Justin Upton #/ 135
58 Chris Johnson #/ 289
59 Ichiro #/ 400
60 Joe Mauer #/ 323
61 Billy Butler #/ 400
62 Chase Utley #/ 217
63 Adam Dunn #/ 400
64 Brandon Phillips #/ 400
65 Joey Votto #/ 400
66 Jason Heyward #/ 99
67 Robinson Cano #/ 204
68 David Wright #/ 222
69 Clayton Kershaw #/ 260
70 Troy Tulowitzki #/ 155
71 Kris Medlen #/ 295
72 Elvis Andrus #/ 165
73 Paul Konerko #/ 400
74 Josh Hamilton #/ 182
75 Felix Hernandez #/ 400
76 Nick Markakis #/ 289
77 Craig Kimbrel #/ 139
78 Max Scherzer #/ 400
79 Carlos Beltran #/ 358
80 Mike Napoli #/ 169
81 Travis Wood #/ 383
82 Adam Jones #/ 400
83 Jose Altuve #/ 75
84 Edwin Encarnacion #/ 195
85 Dustin Pedroia #/ 287
86 Shin-Soo Choo #/ 400
87 Hunter Pence #/ 400
88 Torii Hunter #/ 314
89 James Shields #/ 100
90 Yu Darvish #/ 400
91 Justin Verlander #/ 400
92 Adrian Gonzalez #/ 400
93 Matt Holliday #/ 251
94 Roy Halladay #/ 203
95 Albert Pujols #/ 400
96 Matt Carpenter #/ 78
97 Josh Donaldson #/ 34
98 Jason Kipnis #/ 349
99 Mark Trumbo #/ 95
100 Alfonso Soriano #/ 400
101 Carlos Gonzalez #/ 300
102 Adam Wainwright #/ 99
103 Jose Fernandez #/ 219
104 Jean Segura #/ 51
105 Evan Gattis #/ 21
106 Aroldis Chapman #/ 77
107 Nick Swisher #/ 231
108 Chris Sale #/ 297
109 Chris Carter #/ 48
110 Matt Harvey #/ 239
111 Cliff Lee #/ 400
112 Mike Trout #/ 17
113 Everth Cabrera #/ 118
114 Matt Moore #/ 333
115 Andrew McCutchen #/ 296
116 Jordan Zimmermann #/ 340
117 Freddie Freeman #/ 68
118 Wei-Yin Chen #/ 248
119 Anthony Rizzo #/ 39
120 Jon Lester #/ 100
121 Starlin Castro #/ 28
122 Gerardo Parra #/ 28
123 Ian Kennedy #/ 400
124 Stephen Strasburg #/ 296
125 Manny Machado #/ 59
126 Chase Headley #/ 369
127 Paul Goldschmidt #/ 233
128 Miguel Cabrera #/ 365
129 Adrian Beltre #/ 376
130 J.J. Hardy #/ 158
131 Eric Hosmer #/ 217
132 Giancarlo Stanton #/ 117
133 Hyun-Jin Ryu #/ 300
134 Shane Victorino #/ 222
135 R.A. Dickey #/ 75
136 Jhonny Peralta #/ 395
137 Alex Rodriguez #/ 400
138 Victor Martinez #/ 311
139 Shelby Miller #/ 294
140 Jose Reyes #/ 400
141 Jose Iglesias #/ 274
142 Yan Gomes #/ 51
143 Bryce Harper #/ 42
144 Colby Rasmus #/ 98
145 Chris Archer #/ 347
146 Wil Myers #/ 293
147 Matt Kemp #/ 157
148 Pedro Alvarez #/ 86
149 Raul Ibanez #/ 300
150 Brandon Moss #/ 66
151 Marlon Byrd #/ 400
152 Zack Greinke #/ 106
153 Domonic Brown #/ 39
154 Derek Jeter #/ 400
155 Yoenis Cespedes #/ 49
156 Kendrys Morales #/ 102
157 Hanley Ramirez #/ 178
158 Mitch Moreland #/ 63
159 Pablo Sandoval #/ 90
160 CC Sabathia #/ 205
161 Ian Kinsler #/ 172
162 Hisashi Iwakuma #/ 284
163 Michael Young #/ 400
164 Curtis Granderson #/ 217
165 Jered Weaver #/ 113
166 Zack Wheeler #/ 342
167 Glen Perkins #/ 54
168 Hiroki Kuroda #/ 340
169 Kyle Lohse #/ 129
170 Yasiel Puig #/ 19
171 C.J. Wilson #/ 400
172 Matt Wieters #/ 87
173 Trevor Bauer #/ 28
174 Aramis Ramirez #/ 354
175 Jay Bruce #/ 164
176 Carl Crawford #/ 400
177 B.J. Upton #/ 127
178 A.J. Pierzynski #/ 400
179 Chris Davis #/ 130
180 Jose Bautista #/ 211
181 David Ortiz #/ 400
182 Starling Marte #/ 53
183 Tim Lincecum #/ 400
184 Mariano Rivera #/ 400
185 Todd Helton #/ 400
186 Roberto Alomar #/ 300
187 Rickey Henderson #/ 400
188 Reggie Jackson #/ 400
189 Ozzie Smith #/ 400
190 Nolan Ryan #/ 400
191 Mike Piazza #/ 400
192 Pete Rose #/ 400
193 Nomar Garciaparra #/ 313
194 Chipper Jones #/ 400
195 Johnny Bench #/ 389
196 Ken Griffey Jr. #/ 400
197 Frank Thomas #/ 400
198 Cal Ripken Jr. #/ 400
199 George Brett #/ 400
200 Don Mattingly #/ 400

Breakout Hitters Set Checklist

35 cards

1 Chris Davis
2 Eric Hosmer
3 Josh Donaldson
4 Chris Johnson
5 Matt Carpenter
6 Paul Goldschmidt
7 Jean Segura
8 Yasiel Puig
9 Yadier Molina
10 Wil Myers
11 Jose Altuve
12 Jason Kipnis
13 Austin Jackson
14 Manny Machado
15 Allen Craig
16 Carlos Gomez
17 Ian Desmond
18 Anthony Rizzo
19 Starling Marte
20 Domonic Brown
21 Kyle Seager
22 Chris Carter
23 Pedro Alvarez
24 Denard Span
25 Giancarlo Stanton
26 Andrelton Simmons
27 Anthony Rendon
28 Edwin Encarnacion
29 Freddie Freeman
30 Mike Trout
31 Jedd Gyorko
32 Evan Gattis
33 Matt Adams
34 Jed Lowrie
35 Brandon Moss
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Breakout Pitchers Set Checklist

35 cards

1 Max Scherzer
2 Homer Bailey
3 Jarrod Parker
4 Gerrit Cole
5 Hisashi Iwakuma
6 Craig Kimbrel
7 Yu Darvish
8 Matt Harvey
9 Patrick Corbin
10 Rick Porcello
11 Jose Fernandez
12 Madison Bumgarner
13 Jordan Zimmermann
14 Chris Sale
15 Derek Holland
16 Shelby Miller
17 David Price
18 Aroldis Chapman
19 Mike Leake
20 Andrew Cashner
21 Matt Moore
22 Mat Latos
23 A.J. Griffin
24 Adam Wainwright
25 Kris Medlen
26 Stephen Strasburg
27 Wade Miley
28 Travis Wood
29 Hyun-Jin Ryu
30 Dillon Gee
31 Anibal Sanchez
32 Martin Perez
33 Julio Teheran
34 Gio Gonzalez
35 Alex Cobb
2014 Donruss Baseball Breakout Pitchers Image

Game Gear Set Checklist

50 cards

1 Derek Jeter
2 Buster Posey
3 Chris Davis
4 Bryce Harper
5 Drew Smyly
6 Hunter Pence
7 Paul Goldschmidt
8 Matt Wieters
9 Curtis Granderson
10 Jordan Lyles
11 Andy Dirks
12 Dillon Gee
13 Logan Morrison
14 Joey Votto
15 Brad Ziegler
16 Ian Kinsler
17 Dan Uggla
18 CC Sabathia
19 Chris Perez
20 Eric Hosmer
21 Jonathon Niese
22 Cliff Lee
23 Dustin Pedroia
24 Starlin Castro
25 Matt Moore
26 Josh Reddick
27 Devin Mesoraco
28 Austin Jackson
29 Madison Bumgarner
30 Jarrod Parker
31 Andrew McCutchen
32 Kendrys Morales
33 Paul Konerko
34 Johan Santana
35 Adrian Beltre
36 Leonys Martin
37 Felix Hernandez
38 Aroldis Chapman
39 Domonic Brown
40 Tim Hudson
41 Ike Davis
42 Brett Gardner
43 Matt Kemp
44 Edwin Encarnacion
45 Pedro Alvarez
46 Will Middlebrooks
47 Yoenis Cespedes
48 Anthony Rizzo
49 David Ortiz
50 Yasiel Puig
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Game Gear Prime Set Checklist

50 cards

1 Derek Jeter #/ 10
2 Buster Posey #/ 25
3 Chris Davis #/ 25
4 Bryce Harper #/ 25
5 Drew Smyly #/ 25
6 Hunter Pence #/ 25
7 Paul Goldschmidt #/ 25
8 Matt Wieters #/ 25
9 Curtis Granderson #/ 25
10 Jordan Lyles #/ 5
11 Andy Dirks #/ 25
12 Dillon Gee #/ 25
13 Logan Morrison #/ 25
14 Joey Votto #/ 4
15 Brad Ziegler #/ 25
16 Ian Kinsler #/ 25
17 Dan Uggla #/ 25
18 CC Sabathia #/ 25
19 Chris Perez #/ 25
20 Eric Hosmer #/ 25
21 Jonathon Niese #/ 25
22 Cliff Lee #/ 25
23 Dustin Pedroia #/ 25
24 Starlin Castro #/ 25
25 Matt Moore #/ 3
26 Josh Reddick #/ 25
27 Devin Mesoraco #/ 25
28 Austin Jackson #/ 25
29 Madison Bumgarner #/ 25
30 Jarrod Parker #/ 2
31 Andrew McCutchen #/ 25
32 Kendrys Morales #/ 25
33 Paul Konerko #/ 10
34 Johan Santana #/ 25
35 Adrian Beltre #/ 25
37 Felix Hernandez #/ 25
38 Aroldis Chapman #/ 25
39 Domonic Brown #/ 25
40 Tim Hudson #/ 25
41 Ike Davis #/ 25
42 Brett Gardner #/ 25
43 Matt Kemp #/ 25
44 Edwin Encarnacion #/ 25
45 Pedro Alvarez #/ 25
46 Will Middlebrooks #/ 25
47 Yoenis Cespedes #/ 25
48 Anthony Rizzo #/ 25
49 David Ortiz #/ 25
50 Yasiel Puig #/ 5

Elite Dominator Set Checklist

30 cards
Serial Numbered #/999
PARALLEL CARDS: Signatures #/10 (No card #8)

1 Jered Weaver
2 Chris Davis
3 Stephen Strasburg
4 Jose Bautista
5 Miguel Cabrera
6 Matt Harvey
7 Jarrod Parker
8 Yasiel Puig
9 Robinson Cano
10 Jose Fernandez
11 Prince Fielder
12 David Price
13 Yoenis Cespedes
14 Matt Kemp
15 James Shields
16 Pablo Sandoval
17 Mark Trumbo
18 Carlos Gonzalez
19 Edwin Encarnacion
20 Chad Billingsley
21 Will Clark
22 Craig Biggio
23 Ken Griffey Jr.
24 Mike Mussina
25 Tom Glavine
26 Tony Gwynn
27 Pedro Martinez
28 Curt Schilling
29 Nolan Ryan
30 Jeff Bagwell
2014 Donruss Baseball Elite Dominator Image

Hall Worthy Set Checklist

15 cards

1 Mariano Rivera
2 Derek Jeter
3 Albert Pujols
4 Ichiro
5 Carlos Beltran
6 Randy Johnson
7 Tim Hudson
8 Todd Helton
9 Roy Halladay
10 David Ortiz
11 Adrian Beltre
12 Miguel Cabrera
13 Johan Santana
14 Paul Konerko
15 CC Sabathia
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No No's Set Checklist

10 cards

1 Nolan Ryan
2 Tim Lincecum
3 Homer Bailey
4 Dwight Gooden
5 Johan Santana
6 Jered Weaver
7 Roy Halladay
8 Justin Verlander
9 Mark Buehrle
10 Randy Johnson
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Power Plus Set Checklist

12 cards

1 Mike Trout
2 Rickey Henderson
3 Josh Hamilton
4 Andrew McCutchen
5 Bryce Harper
6 Alex Rodriguez
7 Carlos Beltran
8 Alfonso Soriano
9 Joe Morgan
10 Ryne Sandberg
11 Yasiel Puig
12 Matt Kemp
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Power Plus Signatures Set Checklist

19 cards

1 Mike Trout #/ 5
2 Rickey Henderson #/ 10
3 Edwin Encarnacion #/ 15
4 Craig Biggio #/ 15
5 Andre Dawson #/ 25
6 Barry Larkin #/ 10
7 Alex Rios #/ 25
9 Brandon Phillips #/ 25
10 Carlos Gomez #/ 25
11 Jason Kipnis #/ 25
12 Starling Marte #/ 25
13 David Wright #/ 15
14 Jose Canseco #/ 25
15 Ryne Sandberg #/ 10
16 Joe Morgan #/ 10
17 Reggie Jackson #/ 10
18 Eric Davis #/ 10
19 Johnny Damon #/ 10
20 Carl Crawford #/ 10

Recollection Autograph Buybacks Set Checklist

Each card includes an embossed Donruss logo and is hand numbered.

Tim Raines #/ 45
Dusty Baker #/ 20
Alan Trammell #/ 23
Pete Rose #/ 10
Cal Ripken Jr. #/ 7
Nolan Ryan #/ 23
Wade Boggs #/ 15
Tony Gwynn #/ 12
Ryne Sandberg #/ 10
Joe Carter #/ 30
Ron Darling #/ 18
Don Mattingly #/ 20
Dusty Baker #/ 20
Darryl Strawberry #/ 26
Alan Trammell #/ 25
Pete Rose #/ 10
Pete Rose #/ 7
Eric Davis #/ 40
Dwight Gooden #/ 20
Roger Clemens #/ 7
Vince Coleman #/ 66
Jose Canseco #/ 31
Fred McGriff #/ 40
Bo Jackson #/ 10
Wally Joyner #/ 50
Rafael Palmeiro #/ 35
Barry Larkin #/ 15
Will Clark #/ 41
Mark Grace #/ 86
Tom Glavine #/ 20
Mark Grace #/ 10
Craig Biggio #/ 50
Ken Griffey Jr. #/ 11
Ken Griffey Jr. #/ 3
Joe Girardi #/ 30
Willie McGee #/ 15
Vince Coleman
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Signatures Set Checklist

50 cards

1 Billy Hamilton
2 Dave Parker
3 Wil Myers
4 Jason Kipnis
5 Mike Zunino
6 Manny Machado
7 Bucky Dent
8 Kris Medlen
9 Chris Sale
10 Dusty Baker
11 Oscar Gamble
12 Willie Horton
13 Brandon Barnes
14 Martin Prado
15 Brandon Maurer
16 Alex Wilson
17 Andrew Brown
18 Starling Marte
19 Chris Rusin
20 Jordan Zimmermann
21 Evan Gattis
22 Mitch Moreland
23 Josh Donaldson
24 Bruce Rondon
25 Asdrubal Cabrera
26 Troy Glaus
27 James Shields
28 Jeurys Familia
29 Wilmer Flores
30 Didi Gregorius
31 Reymond Fuentes
32 Ivan Nova
33 Kevin Gausman
34 Jay Bruce
35 Michael Choice
36 Daniel Nava
37 Nick Castellanos
38 Lance Lynn
39 Taijuan Walker
40 Xander Bogaerts
41 Kolten Wong
42 Jurickson Profar
43 Mike Napoli
44 Zack Wheeler
45 Vinnie Pestano
46 Michael Morse
47 Jay Buhner
48 Oscar Taveras
49 Adam LaRoche
50 Miguel Sano
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Studio Set Checklist

12 cards

1 Yasiel Puig
2 Ichiro
3 Andrew McCutchen
4 Bryce Harper
5 Mike Trout
6 Chris Davis
7 Clayton Kershaw
8 Buster Posey
9 Yadier Molina
10 David Ortiz
11 Yu Darvish
12 Stephen Strasburg

Team MVPs Set Checklist

30 cards

1 Buster Posey
2 Miguel Cabrera
3 Justin Verlander
4 Joey Votto
5 Josh Hamilton
6 Albert Pujols
7 Joe Mauer
8 Dustin Pedroia
9 Ryan Howard
10 Ichiro
11 Chipper Jones
12 Ken Griffey Jr.
13 Frank Thomas
14 Dennis Eckersley
15 Cal Ripken Jr.
16 Rickey Henderson
17 Kirk Gibson
18 Roger Clemens
19 Don Mattingly
20 Dale Murphy
21 Robin Yount
22 Mike Schmidt
23 George Brett
24 Dave Parker
25 Rod Carew
26 Joe Morgan
27 Pete Rose
28 Reggie Jackson
29 Miguel Cabrera
30 Andrew McCutchen
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The Elite Series Set Checklist

20 cards
Serial Numbered #/999

1 Brandon Phillips
2 Kris Medlen
3 David Ortiz
4 Mike Trout
5 Evan Gattis
6 Paul Konerko
7 Yasiel Puig
8 David Wright
9 Paul Goldschmidt
10 Jay Bruce
11 Manny Machado
12 Adam Jones
13 Gerrit Cole
14 Mariano Rivera
15 Stephen Strasburg
16 Paul O'Neill
17 Cal Ripken Jr.
18 Johnny Damon
19 Chipper Jones
20 Ozzie Smith
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The Elite Series Signatures Set Checklist

17 cards
Serial Numbered #/10

1 Brandon Phillips
3 David Ortiz
4 Mike Trout
5 Evan Gattis
6 Paul Konerko
8 David Wright
10 Jay Bruce
11 Manny Machado
12 Adam Jones
13 Gerrit Cole
14 Mariano Rivera
15 Stephen Strasburg
16 Paul O'Neill
17 Cal Ripken Jr.
18 Johnny Damon
19 Chipper Jones
20 Ozzie Smith

The Rookies Set Checklist

16 cards

1 Michael Choice
2 Billy Hamilton
3 Nick Castellanos
4 Taijuan Walker
5 Kolten Wong
6 Travis d'Arnaud
7 Wilmer Flores
8 Xander Bogaerts
9 Tommy Medica
10 Tim Beckham
11 Cameron Rupp
12 Max Stassi
13 Tanner Roark
14 Enny Romero
15 Jonathan Schoop
16 Erik Johnson
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5x7 Diamond King Box Topper Set Checklist

25 cards

1 David Price
2 David Ortiz
3 Edwin Encarnacion
4 Max Scherzer
5 Matt Harvey
6 Nick Castellanos
7 Mike Zunino
8 Chris Sale
9 Cal Ripken Jr.
10 Craig Biggio
11 Evan Longoria
12 David Wright
13 Mike Trout
14 Jordan Zimmermann
15 Josh Donaldson
16 Ken Griffey Jr.
17 Jurickson Profar
18 Stephen Strasburg
19 Paul Goldschmidt
20 Kris Medlen
21 Manny Machado
22 Mark Trumbo
23 Chris Davis
24 Yoenis Cespedes
25 Gerrit Cole

5x7 Diamond King Signatures Box Topper Set Checklist

24 cards

1 David Price
2 David Ortiz
3 Edwin Encarnacion
4 Max Scherzer
5 Matt Harvey
7 Mike Zunino
8 Chris Sale
9 Cal Ripken Jr.
10 Craig Biggio
11 Evan Longoria
12 David Wright
13 Mike Trout
14 Jordan Zimmermann
15 Josh Donaldson
16 Ken Griffey Jr.
17 Jurickson Profar
18 Stephen Strasburg
19 Paul Goldschmidt
20 Kris Medlen
21 Manny Machado
22 Mark Trumbo
23 Chris Davis
24 Yoenis Cespedes
25 Gerrit Cole

Product Review

2014 Donruss Baseball Product Review

Reviewed by Ryan Cracknell

Good: Base card design is a solid blend of new and old, middle names on card backs, Dominators and Elite Series inserts stand out.

Bad: Aims for nostalgia but misses with the details, excessive short prints, parallels just don’t work.

The Bottom Line: When 2014 Donruss Baseball was first announced, it brought back a lot of memories. Many collectors were happy to see a potential alternative to base Topps. Good or bad, this isn’t the Donruss you used to know. It’s a mash-up of a couple of decades worth of past sets with some added modern touches and a dash of licensing limitations. And while it shows great potential in spots, I missed in some of the details that would have enabled a better bridge between the new and the nostalgic.

Staff Rating:
2.8 / 5.0

Card Design: 3.3/5.0

Overall, the base cards do a solid job of capturing cardboard nostalgia. Card fronts are a mashup of 1987 Donruss and 1978 Topps. They’re printed on a glossy stock, which add a modern flair. Card backs are almost exactly like you remember them. They’re boxy and packed with info, just as they were in the 1980s. The inclusion of full names with middle names is one of the small details that weren’t overlooked or compromised.

However, it misses with the Diamond Kings. Artwork is synonymous with the subset. Photoshop filters or HDR graphics are no substitute. This is a missed opportunity in 2014 Donruss Baseball, especially considering the fact that art has become a growing niche in the hobby over the last few years.

Most of the basic inserts should have a familiar look to them for long-time collectors as they are obviously inspired by Donruss base sets from the brand’s heyday. I have never been a huge fan of a lot of the selected designs so they left me less than enthused. That said, they do a solid job of capturing the spirit.

Elite Series and Elite Dominators make a comeback as well, complete with their checkered foil design. These are my favorite cards in the product. While part of me wishes they were numbered to 10,000 once again, I understand why they’re not.

Checklist: 2.0/5.0

The checklist is where this set misses. First, many of the collectors who remember Donruss probably want a big base set more than anything else. 2014 Donruss Baseball has just 200 cards. Of those, the first 45 are short prints. So even with perfect collation, you’re probably looking at seven or eight boxes and tons of extras just to complete it. Short prints work in some products. This isn’t one of them, especially when they come at the start of the checklist. It’s a lot harder for someone to just go after the main part of the set and ignore the short prints.

On the insert front, there are too many for my liking. Starting with the parallels, neither Stat Line or Press Proof really fit the mild of what it looks like Panini was trying to go with. Both of these came along later in the brand’s run. One or two total parallels rather than four would have made them more meaningful in my book. Most of the basic inserts serve a purpose and are distinct, but the sheer number of them is a little much. With Rated Rookies in the base set, The Rookies are redundant. It might have been better served for an update set later in the year.

With 50 cards each, both the autograph and Game Gear sets are large. While each has some big names sprinkled in, it’s a lot of smaller hobby names. Seeing as how the main focus here deserves to be on the base set, this isn’t too much of an issue if you’re opting for a box or two.

Value: 3.0/5.0

All things considered, 2014 Donruss Baseball should probably fit closer to the base Topps price point. Given that the inserts are mostly plain and the majority of hits are less than stellar, it’s unlikely that you’ll find a massive monetary return. That puts the initial price probably a little high.

That said, it’s a product that’s meant to be mulled over and sorted, not just ripped and divided into “personal collection” and “depart with” piles. I feel the relatively large amount of short prints work against Donruss. They’ve turned off some set builders, thereby shrinking a market that’s already limited (fairly or not) by the lack of MLB logos.

If you’re looking at 2014 Donruss purely as an investment, you’re likely to be disappointed. If you want a big stack of cards that offer some throwback appeal, the price may be slightly above where it should be but that will work itself out over time.

The Fun Factor: 3.0/5.0

Parts of 2014 Donruss Baseball I like. But I wanted to like it more. It’s solid in a lot of regards. The base set is one of the better ones Panini has done with their current MLBPA deal as far as masquerading the lack of logos. That was rarely a thought when I went through the cards.

Frustrating to me were the little details like the lack of original art on the Diamond Kings and the short prints. Other things like not having one Team MVP card for every team. These are the sorts of small things that made Donruss Donruss. And that’s where this product loses me more than anything else.

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2014 Donruss Baseball Cards, reviewed by Ryan Cracknell on 2014-03-31T15:33:11+00:00 rating 2.8 out of 5

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Ryan's collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

User Reviews

  1. Wouldnt it be great it they had a license to put team logos on them….

  2. Is there going to be a retail version of this?

  3. Not too bad looking

  4. I am excited to see the name Donruss back and the base set looks fine. However, I am angered by the Team MVPs insert set. There are several teams that were left out entirely while some teams had multiple players. The MVP subset always featured one player from EVERY team just like Diamond Kings.

  5. If only they had team logos…

  6. Hey Ryan,
    Panini just announced a wrapper redemption for 3 bonus rated rookie card that will be 201, 202, and 203, but have not released who these cards will feature.

  7. cynicalbuddha » Thanks – caught the news this morning and did a quick post on it: http://www.cardboardconnection.com/2014-donruss-baseball-wrapper-redemption-offers-three-exclusive-rated-rookies

    Once the names are announced, we’ll add them to the checklist.

  8. I’m glad they didn’t put a lot of retired players in the base set!

  9. I was looking forward to the Donruss name coming back to baseball cards even using their retro logo, but without the team logos it just seems to be a little lacking. Reminds me of cards I had from Post brand cerial back in the 80s.

  10. Take a look and see what I meant when I compared these images:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=1990+post+cereal+baseball+cards&tbm=isch&sqi=2&biw=&bih=800&dpr=1.5&oq=1990+post+cereal+baseball+cards&gs_l=img.12…7663.9646.0.11339.5.5.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0….0…1ac.1.34.img..5.0.0.6R0T4QD4JqQ

  11. Love it! Yes no logos but a great change from the same old topps design

  12. Are these going to come out in retail?

  13. Thinks a really good set, to build for the price. Just wanted to add, pulled 2 memorabilia cards from one of my boxes.

  14. Just opened a hobby box…LOVED it!!! Going to buy more!

  15. same with me james, my box had an extra game gear mem card.

  16. Pretty cool. Just pulled one of the recollection signature cards of Fred McGriff. So what are the details on the wrapper redemption deal?

  17. Al Hathaway » Here’s the redemption info: http://www.cardboardconnection.com/2014-donruss-baseball-wrapper-redemption-offers-three-exclusive-rated-rookies

  18. When I heard that Donruss was coming back with a style that was a nod to the eighties and nineties I could barely contain myself. And as pictures and previews began to filter through the Web my excitement grew to levels I hadn’t experienced since I was twelve years old and ripping into packs of 91 Donruss just to see what they looked like in the new year. This is the first time I’d been exited about a product’s base set in well over fifteen years. And when my three boxes arrived in the mail today, I gloriously ripped into them with the passion I felt as a kid. And my impression of this long-awaited product can be summed up in just one word: almost. It’s almost great. It’s almost perfect. It’s almost just like back then. Except it isn’t. It’s a 200-card base set that you cannot complete in three boxes. It’s huge hideous box-toppers. It’s got parallels–but not too many–that are a bit confusing as to their rarity. It’s got inserts (okay Panini, enough is enough), and at the end of my rip, though I was overall very happy, I couldn’t help but think, “what if it was just a little bit more?” I think I would prefer the artist rendition on the Diamond Kings, which, to their credit, are part of the base set instead of inserts, although they’re short-printed, which is frustrating. I love having Rated Rookies that might or might not be big names, though again as with the Diamond Kings, they’re short-printed. Even considering that, there were still two other cards missing from my base set completion–OUT OF THREE BOXES–in a 200 card set. But enough of that. No guarantees, right? I love this product. What I’d love even more is a full, comprehensive set. Bring back the 700-card monster, I say! And, between you and me, not only are the standard autographs hideously ugly, but I kept asking myself, “who?”, and that’s something auto seekers should beware of. I got five Game Gear from my 3 boxes, and, since they only promise one per box, I suppose I should feel lucky. Except I don’t really care. Jerseys are overdone, not very original, though I didn’t buy for originality, and frankly I didn’t even put penny sleeves on them. The Elite Series is back…almost. These are beautiful cards, along with the Dominator shiney green things. Very nice when you pull one of those, especially considering in the nineties, if you’re like me, you ripped twenty boxes and never got one. Overall I’d say this set, if done with a very large checklist, prettier autographs from people we know, more standardized print runs for the parallels (again, thankfully there aren’t that many), a few less insert sets, would be, dare I say…perfect. That classic look is a winner, and, just like in 91, I’ll be ripping in next year, just as excited.

  19. I love the fact that Donruss is back, the look is good and the cards are better stock, etc.
    I am SICK TO DEATH of Topps being the only company producing cards. They concentrate on selling high end cards for the money. I like to collect team sets so the more options, the better.
    As far as team logos, come on man! who are all these whiners wanting team logos? They must be company men, the team logos are just to make money for MLB. Since MLB took over the cards, the merchandise, the websites, everything is now the same and twice as expensive. I buy cards for the players, I know which players are on my team, I don’t need a logo to tell me.
    I almost quit collecting a few years ago but when Panini came out with a set a couple years ago, I had hope. Topps had pretty much priced me out of the market except for the base set, now I can get some variety!

  20. 4……Question??? In putting this set into pages, why is it that that base set starts at 46?

  21. Frank » #1-45 are short prints. We’ve separated them for clarity.

  22. Without team logos, this set is a joke!

  23. Love the rebirth!

  24. Excellent ! Great VARIETY OF PRIME CARDS . NOT TO
    BAD REGULAR SET, KEEP TRYING…

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