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    My rankings of the Dick Perez Donruss puzzle designs.

    As most of you know, Donruss issued puzzle pieces of HOFers in packs from 1982-92 featuring artwork from Dick Perez. I put them all together the past few months while costing me about $60. I count 16 different puzzles in all and some years had multiple ones. Rod Carew had two different versions for some odd reason. Anyways, here's my rankings...

    1. Hank Aaron
    2. Ted Williams
    3. Willie Stargell
    4. Roberto Clemente
    5. Carl Yastrzemski
    6. Mickey Mantle
    7. Stan Musial
    8. Yogi Berra (Foil)
    9. Harmon Killebrew (Foil)
    10. Rod Carew (Black & White)
    11. Rod Carew (Color)
    12. Duke Snider
    13. Ty Cobb
    14. Warren Spahn
    15. Lou Gehrig
    16. Babe Ruth

    And that's my opinion...
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    Was glad to see these rankings. The preview was a little sketchy.

    ...yet I still clicked it

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    Could you show us pictures of your puzzles please?
    Otherwise, a list ranking them doesn't mean much if we don't know or remember what they look like.
    Then we can rank them too and have a discussion and compare.
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    https://dickperez.com/category/hall-...les-1982-1992/

    That's the best I can do. One of the Carew puzzles is missing. And there's supposedly a puzzle from 1981.

    And I tweaked the list a bit. I just don't care for the background colors on the Ruth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zyceoa View Post
    As most of you know, Donruss issued puzzle pieces of HOFers in packs from 1982-92 featuring artwork from Dick Perez. I put them all together the past few months while costing me about $60. I count 16 different puzzles in all and some years had multiple ones. Rod Carew had two different versions for some odd reason. Anyways, here's my rankings...

    1. Hank Aaron
    2. Ted Williams
    3. Willie Stargell
    4. Roberto Clemente
    5. Carl Yastrzemski
    6. Mickey Mantle
    7. Stan Musial
    8. Yogi Berra (Foil)
    9. Harmon Killebrew (Foil)
    10. Rod Carew (Black & White)
    11. Rod Carew (Color)
    12. Duke Snider
    13. Ty Cobb
    14. Warren Spahn
    15. Lou Gehrig
    16. Babe Ruth

    And that's my opinion...
    I like the action shot (so to speak) of Williams swing at the bottom so it's my favorite. As my list reflects I'm not a fan of the posed looking images (Spahn, Yaz, etc.) but the inset of Cobb sliding into Jimmy Austin moved that one way up the list for me.

    1. Ted Williams (1984 Issue)
    2. Stan Musial
    3. Babe Ruth
    4. Harmon Killebrew
    5. Roberto Clemente
    6. Duke Snider
    7. Willie Stargell
    8. Ty Cobb
    9. Ted Williams - (2002 Donruss Originals, Not on your list)
    10. Lou Gehrig
    11. Hank Aaron
    12. Warren Spahn
    13. Carl Yastrzemski
    14. Yogi Berra
    15. Mickey Mantle
    16. Rod Carew Black & White
    17. Rod Carew Color

    1981 Greatest Moments - I've never seen this one or even any of the pieces for it. If it actually exists though it's way too busy and would be at the bottom of my list.
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    The Babe Ruth looks has weird wrinkles shooting out of the corners of his mouth that make him look like The Joker.

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    I didn't think people could even give most of those away. Which one set you back the most? I must have multiples of complete puzzles for most of those issues and probably several hundred partial puzzle pieces buried somewhere.

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    Most of the ones from later years I bought in lots. Like 6 different puzzles for $10. The early ones from 1982-85 tend to be the most expensive and cost a few bucks minimum. The Ted Williams from 1984 is considered the scarcest and I paid $8 for that one. I also spent $7 for the B&W Carew, but it was the last one I needed so I overpaid a bit.

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    Congrats on putting them all together, any project finished is a good thing. I will always remember getting those pieces and asking my dad who some of these old guys were, it's what first interested me in the history of baseball, the puzzles don't have much eye appeal to me, but they will always remind me of my dad.

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    I actually still need the Mantle puzzle to go with my '83 Hall of Fame Heroes set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WizardofOz1982 View Post
    I actually still need the Mantle puzzle to go with my '83 Hall of Fame Heroes set.
    I MIGHT have this, I'll check and get back to you...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gt2590 View Post
    I MIGHT have this, I'll check and get back to you...
    Let me know. I just traded for the last of the base set today so the puzzle is all I need to put that one to bed.
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