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    1989 Donruss */INC. variations

    There are apparently 4 distinct variations on 1989 Donruss, involving the * on the League Leader message, and the . at the end onf INC in Leaf INC:

    *Denotes League Leader*, LEAF INC.
    *Denotes League Leader*, LEAF INC
    **Denotes League Leader**, LEAF INC.
    **Denotes League Leader**, LEAF INC

    I have tons of the **/INC. version, and some of both of the * variations, but I have never found any of the **/INC versions. Do they actually exist, and are they supposed to be harder to find? Any idea where they could have been found originally?

    EDIT: Stumbled upon a Schilling **/INC on COMC, but it's still the only one I've seen.
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    Re: 1989 Donruss */INC. variations

    Funny you started this thread. I came across my 1989 Donruss set that I built by hand when I was 12. I discovered it while I was preparing to move. I had the MVP insert set and the Grandslammers set with it.

    I had remembered people talked about different variation of cards all throughout that set, including inserts.

    Would you or anyone else on here happen to have more information about this set's variations? Also, is there any major difference in value for the cards you mentioned? I hadn't heard of this variation yet.

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    Re: 1989 Donruss */INC. variations

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    Re: 1989 Donruss */INC. variations

    I assume you're talking about *denotes* and not **denotes. If it's the latter, then I've got even more variations to chase!

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    Re: 1989 Donruss */INC. variations

    Here is my Ellis Burks example (of which I have multiples):

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    Re: 1989 Donruss */INC. variations

    Here are my McGee's



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    Re: 1989 Donruss */INC. variations

    Ok I know I have 2 of the Griffey's and now I have to chase 2 more...

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    Re: 1989 Donruss */INC. variations

    Just went through my Schillings to see what I had. Seemed to have more of the ** than the *.


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    Re: 1989 Donruss */INC. variations

    Quote Originally Posted by TNP777
    I assume you're talking about *denotes* and not **denotes. If it's the latter, then I've got even more variations to chase!
    Dammit, I messed that up! Yeah, you have it right, either *Denotes or *Denotes*. However, I have heard rumors of additional variations, such as glossy vs non glossy strips on the front black borders, and different colors on the top edges. If either one of those is true then every player collector's job just got way harder.
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    Re: 1989 Donruss */INC. variations

    Quote Originally Posted by DeliciousBacon
    Dammit, I messed that up! Yeah, you have it right, either *Denotes or *Denotes*. However, I have heard rumors of additional variations, such as glossy vs non glossy strips on the front black borders, and different colors on the top edges. If either one of those is true then every player collector's job just got way harder.

    The top edge variations are only on the Grand Slammer cards.

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    Bringing back this old topic. There are three factors in the variations.

    - Number of asterisks
    - The period after INC
    - The gap between the stat box, and the bottom text (pictured below, small gap on left, large gap on right)



    So, in theory, I believe there are eight possible variations:

    * INC Small
    * INC Large
    * INC. Small
    * INC. Large
    ** INC Small
    ** INC Large
    ** INC. Small
    ** INC. Large

    However, I cannot find any evidence in my cards, in others' checklists, or after looking through a bunch of cards on COMC, that the following two combinations actually exist:

    * INC. Large
    ** INC Large

    Can anyone confirm that they do exist?

    That leaves these six confirmed variations:

    * INC Small
    * INC Large
    * INC. Small
    ** INC Small
    ** INC. Small
    ** INC. Large
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    I'll see what I can find in my extra Clarks. That's quite the number of possible variations now.

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    Well crap. Now I need to sort through my extra 89 Donruss cards tonight. The stuff you guys find...

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    Quote Originally Posted by banjar View Post
    Well crap. Now I need to sort through my extra 89 Donruss cards tonight. The stuff you guys find...

    I take no credit or blame for this one! (The only thing I take credit for is 1996 Topps Profiles variations research, you can search and find the thread). They're just variations that others have found and I try to round up the Puckett cards.

    Sometimes I find it more interesting to sort through and dig for old weird stuff in 10 cent cards than to buy the new stuff that comes out.

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    No prob...just finished looking through the duplicates box. I came up with the same 6 permutations that you did, and did not find any examples of the 2 that you couldn't find.

    I liked that 96 Profiles post by the way. I went and bought loads of them until I finally happened on the one with the different finish.

    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewN View Post
    I take no credit or blame for this one! (The only thing I take credit for is 1996 Topps Profiles variations research, you can search and find the thread). They're just variations that others have found and I try to round up the Puckett cards.

    Sometimes I find it more interesting to sort through and dig for old weird stuff in 10 cent cards than to buy the new stuff that comes out.
    Collecting Roberto Alomar cards. Got rare ones? PM me and let's make a deal!
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    1997 Fleer Showcase Legacy - 1997 Pinnacle Totally Certified Platinum Gold
    1997 Score Platinum and Premier Club Teams - 1997 Proshooters Checklist 1

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