The 1986 Donruss Rookies was Donruss’s first such set (1986-’92 and 2001-’03) focusing exclusively on players who made their Major League debut during the 1986 baseball season. It was similar to the 1986 Donruss set except for the placement of “The Rookies” logo in the lower left hand corner of the card and a bluish green border instead of the blue.
During my childhood/teenage days of collecting cards the 1986 Donruss Rookies Will Clark (#32) was part of my collection. Over the years it disappeared and I was on the lookout for another one. The search wasn’t too hard once I clicked on eBay. I found an auction for two of them, made a bid and they arrived today.
Other notable players in the set include Wally Joyner (#1), Andres Galarraga (#7), Barry Bonds (#11 – $12.00), Kevin Mitchell (#17), Jose Canseco (#22 – $4.00), Bobby Bonilla (#30), Bo Jackson (#38 – $5.00), John Kruk (#42 – $1.50), and Ruben Sierra (#52 – $1.50). I think at one time or another I collected all these players!
Here is my current Will Clark Player Collection Checklist, which I am still building!