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1990 Donruss Blue/White Test

tunahead

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May 17, 2009
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Well I was finally able to finish the checklist for this set. The set was printed using 2 different 132 card sheets, which would give 264 cards, but 4 of the cards have the same player on both sides and end up getting double printed. The sheets used in the Blue/White Test also include all 50 of the double printed cards that year causing 32 other cards to be double printed in this set, for a total of 36. So in actuality there are 228 cards for this set. Every card does have an inverse, of itself. As in: Nolan Ryan (King of Kings) / Ozzie Guillen (DK) can be found with Ryan on the Blue side with Guillen on the White side, as well as vice versa, Guillen on the blue and Ryan on the white.

I feel that there are probably only about 3 copies of each card that exist, which would mean that 6 copies of each of the double prints would exist.

If you use this checklist on your site, it would be nice if I could get some credit for developing this checklist... I've been working on it for awhile!
 
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tunahead

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May 17, 2009
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[h=3]1990 Donruss Blue/White Test[/h]Total verified cards: 228
Total verified unique card numbers: 213
Number of verified unique player pairs: 116
Number of player pairs that have a verified inverse: 112 (4 cards have the same player front and back)
Number of cards that have the same player on the front and back: 4
Number of cards that are double printed: 36
Number of the 50 Double Print cards from regular 1990 Donruss set present: 50

Blue #Blue SideWhite SideWhite #Notes
7Jim Deshaies (DK)Mark Thurmond612Double Print
8John Smoltz (DK)Alex Sanchez (RR) *White DP*45
10Brian Downing (DK)Alex Sanchez (RR) *White DP*45
15Ozzie Guillen (DK)Nolan Ryan (King of Kings)665
21Tommy Herr (DK)Pat Combs (RR)44Double Print
26Ed Whitson (DK) *Blue DP*Joe Oliver586
26Ed Whitson (DK) *Blue DP*Dave Justice704
27Checklist (DK)Vance Law629Double Print
44Pat Combs (RR)Tommy Herr (DK)21Double Print
45Alex Sanchez (RR) *Blue DP*John Smoltz (DK)8
45Alex Sanchez (RR) *Blue DP*Brian Downing (DK)10
46Kelly Mann (RR)Checklist (538-585)600Double Print
47Julio Machado (RR) *Blue DP*Mike Witt580
47Julio Machado (RR) *Blue DP*Bart Giamatti716
500Checklist (436-483)Rick Leach613Double Print
521Mike JeffcoatJeff Huson693
522Mike HarkeyCurt Ford694
523Andy NezelekEric Davis (AS)695
524Dave SchmidtTom Filer687
525Tony ArmasSteve Lombardozzi688
526Barry LyonsBernie Williams689
527Rick ReedChip Hale690
528Jerry ReussBeau Allred691
529Dean PalmerRyne Sandberg (AS)692
530Jeff PeterekTom Lawless681
531Carlos MartinezXavier Hernandez682
532Atlee HammakerMariano Duncan684
533Mike BrumleyRamon Martinez685
534Terry LeachTim Jones686
535Doug StrangeKen Phelps675
536Jose DeleonCal Ripken (AS)676
537Shane RawleyDenny Walling677
538Joey CoraGoose Gossage678
539Eric HetzelGary Mielke679
540Gene NelsonBill Bathe680
541Wes GardnerTodd Stottlemyre669
542Mark PortugalTim Leary670
543Al LeiterJohn Wetteland671
544Jack ArmstrongCalvin Schiraldi672
545Greg CadaretRuben Sierra (AS)673
546Rod NicholsPedro Guerrero (AS)674
547Luis PoloniaRick Reuschel (AS)663
548Charlie HayesAlejandro Pena664
549Dickie ThonRicky Horton666
550Tim CrewsCurt Schilling667
551Dave WinfieldBill Landrum668
552Mike DavisPaul Gibson657
553Ron RobinsonNeal Heaton658
554Carmen CastilloNolan Ryan (5,000 K's)659
555John CostelloHarold Baines (AS)660
556Bud BlackGary Pettis661
557Rick DempseyClint Zavaras662
558Jim AckerSteve Lyons651
559Eric ShowMike LaCoss652
560Pat BordersTed Power653
561Danny DarwinHoward Johnson (AS)654
562Rick LueckenMauro Gozzo655
563Edwin NunezMike Blowers656
564Felix JoseFrancisco Cabrera646
565John CangelosiScott Sanderson647
566Bill SwiftSteve Sax (MVP)BC22
567Bill SchroederBrian Meyer648
568Stan JavierRay Searage649
569Jim TraberBo Jackson (AS)650
570Wallace JohnsonJaime Navarro640
571Donnell NixonDarrin Jackson641
572Sid FernandezMike Dyer642
573Lance JohnsonMike Schmidt (ATG)643
574Andy McGaffiganHenry Cotto644
575Mark KnudsonJohn Cerutti645
576Tommy GreeneTerry Steinbach (AS)637
577Mark GraceBrady Anderson638
578Larry WalkerJack Morris639
579Mike StanleyAlan Trammell (MVP)BC26
580Mike WittJulio Machado (RR) *White DP*47
581Scott BradleyOil Can Boyd633
582Greg A HarrisChris Carpenter634
583Kevin HickeyWill Clark (AS)707
584Lee MazzilliRandy Velarde630
585Jeff PicoTodd Frohwirth631
586Joe OliverEd Whitson (DK) *White DP*26
587Willie FraserVon Hayes (MVP)BC25Double Print
588Carl Yastrzemski (Puzzle) *Blue DP*Kevin Mitchell (AS)715
588Carl Yastrzemski (Puzzle) *Blue DP*Willie McGee632
589Kevin BassJeff Musselman623Double Print
590John MosesMark Lemke624Double Print
591Tom Pagnozzi *Blue DP*Fernando Valenzuela625
591Tom Pagnozzi *Blue DP*Wade Boggs (AS)712
592Tony CastilloPaul Sorrento626Double Print
593Jerald ClarkGlenallen Hill627Double Print
594Dan SchatzederLes Lancaster *White DP*628
595Luis Quinones *Blue DP*Ozzie Smith (AS)710
595Luis Quinones *Blue DP*Tim Teufel618
596Pete HarnischShawn Hillegas619Double Print
597Gary RedusJohn Olerud711
598Mel HallGary Ward *White DP*621
599Rick SchuMark Guthrie *White DP*622
600Checklist (538-585)Kelly Mann (RR)46Double Print
601Mike KingeryCandy Maldonado611Double Print
602Terry KennedyJerry Reed614Double Print
603Mike Sharperson *Blue DP*Franklin Stubbs615
603Mike Sharperson *Blue DP*Dave Stewart (AS)703
604Don CarmanBilly Hatcher616Double Print
605Jim GottBenito Santiago (AS)708
606Don PallDon Pall606Double Print
607Rance MullliniksGary Eave713
608Curt WilkersonCurt Wilkerson608Double Print
609Mike FelderMike Felder609Double Print
610Guillermo HernandezGuillermo Hernandez610Double Print
611Candy MaldonadoMike Kingery601Double Print
612Mark ThurmondJim DeShaies (DK)7Double Print
613Rick LeachChecklist (436-483)500Double Print
614Jerry ReedTerry Kennedy602Double Print
615Franklin StubbsMike Sharperson *White DP*603
616Billy HatcherDon Carman604Double Print
617Don AugustGreg Swindell (MVP)BC24Double Print
618Tim TeufelLuis Quinones *White DP*595
619Shawn HillegasPete Harnisch596Double Print
620Manny LeeTony Gwynn (AS)705
621Gary Ward *Blue DP*Mel Hall598
621Gary Ward *Blue DP*Greg Myers706
622Mark Guthrie *Blue DP*Rick Schu599
622Mark Guthrie *Blue DP*Bob Tewksbury714
623Jeff MusselmanKevin Bass589Double Print
624Mark LemkeJohn Moses590Double Print
625Fernando ValenzuelaTom Pagnozzi *White DP*591
626Paul SorrentoTony Castillo592Double Print
627Glenallen HillJerald Clark593Double Print
628Les Lancaster *Blue DP*Dan Schatzeder594
628Les Lancaster *Blue DP*Julio Franco (AS)701
629Vance LawChecklist (DK)27Double Print
630Randy VelardeLee Mazzilli584
630Randy VelardeDave Johnson702
631Todd FrohwirthLarry McWilliams709
631Todd FrohwirthJeff Pico585
632Willie McGeeCarl Yastrzemski (Puzzle) *White DP*588
633Oil Can BoydMark McGwire (AS)697
633Oil Can BoydScott Bradley581
634Chris CarpenterGreg A. Harris582
634Chris CarpenterSteve Cummings698
635Brian HoltonGeorge Canale699
636Tracy JonesEric Davis (MVP)BC23Double Print
637Terry Steinbach (AS)Tommy Greene576
638Brady AndersonMark Grace577
639Jack MorrisLarry Walker578
640Jaime NavarroWallace Johnson570
641Darrin JacksonDonell Nixon571
642Mike DyerSid Fernandez572
643Mike Schmidt (ATG)Lance Johnson573
644Henry CottoAndy McGaffigan574
645John CeruttiMark Knudson575
646Francisco CabreraFelix Jose564
647Scott SandersonJohn Cangelosi565
648Brian MeyerBill Schroeder567
649Ray SearageStan Javier568
650Bo Jackson (AS)Jim Traber569
651Steve LyonsJim Acker558
652Mike LaCossEric Show559
653Ted PowerPat Borders560
654Howard Johnson (AS)Danny Darwin561
655Mauro GozzoRick Luecken562
656Mike BlowersEdwin Nunez563
657Paul GibsonMike Davis552
658Neal HeatonRon Robinson553
659Nolan Ryan (5000K)Carmen Castillo554
660Harold Baines (AS)John Costello555
661Gary PettisBud Black556
662Clint ZavarasRick Dempsey557
663Rick Reuschel (AS)Luis Polonia547
664Alejandro PenaCharlie Hayes548
665Nolan Ryan (King of Kings)Ozzie Guillen (DK)15
666Ricky HortonDickie Thon549
667Curt SchillingTim Crews550
668Bill LandrumDave Winfield551
669Todd StottlemyreWes Gardner541
670Tim LearyMark Portugal542
671John WettelandAl Leiter543
672Calvin SchiraldiJack Armstrong544
673Ruben Sierra (AS)Greg Cadaret545
674Pedro GuerreroRod Nichols546
675Ken PhelpsDoug Strange535
676Cal Ripken (AS)Jose DeLeon536
677Denny WallingShane Rawley537
678Goose GossageJoey Cora538
679Gary MielkeEric Hetzel539
680Bill BatheGene Nelson540
681Tom LawlessJeff Peterek530
682Xavier HernandezCarlos Martinez531
683Kirby PuckettSteve Sax (MVP)BC22
684Mariano DuncanAtlee Hammaker532
685Ramon MartinezMike Brumley533
686Tim JonesTerry Leach534
687Tom FilerDave Schmidt524
688Steve LombardozziTony Armas525
689Bernie WilliamsBarry Lyons526
690Chip HaleRick Reed527
691Beau AllredJerry Reuss528
692Ryne Sandberg (AS)Dean Palmer529
693Jeff HusonMike Jeffcoat521
694Curt FordMike Harkey522
695Eric Davis (AS)Andy Nezelek523
696Scott LusaderGlenn Davis (MVP)BC21
697Mark McGwire (AS)Oil Can Boyd633
698Steve CummingsChris Carpenter634
699George CanaleBrian Holton635
701Julio Franco (AS)Les Lancaster *White DP*628
702Dave JohnsonRandy Velarde630
703Dave Stewart (AS)Mike Sharperson *White DP*603
704Dave JusticeEd Whitson (DK) *White DP*26
705Tony Gwynn (AS)Manny Lee620
706Greg MyersGary Ward *White DP*621
707Will Clark (AS)Kevin Hickey583
708Benito Santiago (AS)Jim Gott605
709Larry McWilliamsTodd Frohwirth631
710Ozzie Smith (AS)Luis Quinones *White DP*595
711John OlerudGary Redus597
712Wade Boggs (AS)Tom Pagnozzi *White DP*591
713Gary EaveRance Mulliniks607
714Bob TewksburyMark Guthrie *White DP*622
715Kevin Mitchell (AS)Carl Yastrzemski (Puzzle) *White DP*588
716Bart GiamattiJulio Machado (RR) *White DP*47
BC21Glenn Davis (MVP)Scott Lusader696
BC22Steve Sax (MVP)Kirby Puckett (AS)683
BC22Steve Sax (MVP)Bill Swift566
BC23Eric Davis (MVP)Tracy Jones636Double Print
BC24Greg Swindell (MVP)Don August617Double Print
BC25Von Hayes (MVP)Willie Fraser587Double Print
BC26Alan Trammell (MVP)Mike Stanley579
 
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tunahead

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May 17, 2009
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Austin,TX
Dang...two Gwynns...(heavy sigh)

Tell me about it... I was both excited and saddened to find out there was actually an inverse for my Ripken. Even worse... his Bonus MVP card is in the Red/Red Test... I'll have a checklist for that set tomorrow hopefully!
 

tunahead

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May 17, 2009
947
Austin,TX
Now I just need to find the Pucketts.

Judging from the prices that other stars sold for back in November, you'll pay a pretty penny for them! I've seen the Puckett that is on the white side as a single, but only recently saw that Puckett exists on the blue side as well, but it's on the uncut sheet that has recently been discovered.
 

TBTwinsFan

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Nov 8, 2009
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I picked up the Kingery/Maldonado cards for my player collection a while back and I had to pay through the nose (in relation to the players) to get them.

Totally worth it though, since those are probably the hardest Kingery cards to obtain.
 

tunahead

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May 17, 2009
947
Austin,TX
I picked up the Kingery/Maldonado cards for my player collection a while back and I had to pay through the nose (in relation to the players) to get them.

Totally worth it though, since those are probably the hardest Kingery cards to obtain.

I picked up my Ripken for fairly cheap compared to recent prices, but that was about 10 years ago now. I don't think I will have the same luck if the inverse with Ripken on the blue side comes up for sale/auction as a single...
 

jszczech

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Dec 27, 2010
2,142
Minnesota
Judging from the prices that other stars sold for back in November, you'll pay a pretty penny for them! I've seen the Puckett that is on the white side as a single, but only recently saw that Puckett exists on the blue side as well, but it's on the uncut sheet that has recently been discovered.

Yeah it will be very expensive to say the least. I know of a collect that has a Puckett white/Sax blue but I have only seen pictures. I am sure that would be expensive if one ever became available.
 

gracecollector

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Aug 7, 2008
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Lake in the Hills, IL
How did you verify the inverse exists? Have you seen examples of all, or going by what sheet placement should dictate?

Never seen a Grace White Side / Anderson Blue Side.

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tunahead

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May 17, 2009
947
Austin,TX
How did you verify the inverse exists? Have you seen examples of all, or going by what sheet placement should dictate?

Never seen a Grace White Side / Anderson Blue Side.

From this video (and yes the :50 mark makes me cringe):

[video=youtube;o9bkWpixtxQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=o9bkWpixtxQ[/video]


Hard to see everything on there from the low quality, but here's a spreadsheet of every card on that sheet:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...dE93OE03dnYxdXpZX0J3TFdaYkxha lE&usp=sharing
 

jszczech

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Dec 27, 2010
2,142
Minnesota
Cool video. I wonder what the guy has planned for it? He could probably make mint if he had it cut up professionally.
 

tunahead

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Cool video. I wonder what the guy has planned for it? He could probably make mint if he had it cut up professionally.

He says he plans to auction that and the Red/Red sheet that he has. I think having it cut would be the better bang for the buck, but either way it should bring some good cash. If it's cut I hope the Ripken singles will show up for auction :)
 

RStadlerASU22

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Jan 2, 2013
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He says he plans to auction that and the Red/Red sheet that he has. I think having it cut would be the better bang for the buck, but either way it should bring some good cash. If it's cut I hope the Ripken singles will show up for auction :)

Do you happen to know when I where (eBay?) he plans to list? Does he only have a sheet of each? Does he have both runs? And do you think the Red is as Rare as his statement in his title is?

Thanks
Ryan
 
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tunahead

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May 17, 2009
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Do you happen to know when I where (eBay?) he plans to list? Does he only have a sheet of each? Also since I'd say your close to an expert in them is the Red/Red more rare?

Thanks
Ryan

He just said in the next week or so he plans to auction them. I've messaged him to get more details but haven't heard back yet.

As far as the Red/Red set, I really don't know much about it. I would say they are slightly rarer. This past summer when all the Blue/White and Aqueous cards went up for sale was the first time I had seen the Red/Red test cards. Then in November a few more turned up. He did have as many as 3 of one card, but some of those may have been double prints. From the checklist of 50 cards I was able to make, it appeared only one sheet was used and the same sheet was printed both front and back (which is why there were several cards with the same player on the front and back). The sheet this guy has though doesn't seem to be the same as the other singles though.
 

RStadlerASU22

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He just said in the next week or so he plans to auction them. I've messaged him to get more details but haven't heard back yet.

As far as the Red/Red set, I really don't know much about it. I would say they are slightly rarer. This past summer when all the Blue/White and Aqueous cards went up for sale was the first time I had seen the Red/Red test cards. Then in November a few more turned up. He did have as many as 3 of one card, but some of those may have been double prints. From the checklist of 50 cards I was able to make, it appeared only one sheet was used and the same sheet was printed both front and back (which is why there were several cards with the same player on the front and back). The sheet this guy has though doesn't seem to be the same as the other singles though.

Ok, thanks for the info. Good work on compiling this list. I have never gone after the Clark's as I just felt were more than thought out there (as you know a large amount went up within the year), but I'll have to breakdown one day.

Ryan
 

tunahead

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May 17, 2009
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Austin,TX
Ok, thanks for the info. Good work on compiling this list. I have never gone after the Clark's as I just felt were more than thought out there (as you know a large amount went up within the year), but I'll have to breakdown one day.

Ryan

From what I've seen currently I don't think there are more than 3-4 of each card (except for the double prints). I know of 2 other Ripkens like mine, and know who owns them, but have never seen more. The blue Ripken on the sheet is the first I have seen, along with many others like the Puckett, McGwire, 2 Ryans, etc. But as we saw last year with the Aqueous Test cards, there could be a few more in hiding.
 

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