Highlights From Random Hanger Packs of 2017 Donruss

What’s this you say? Why on earth would I post this now? Well, it’s the offseason, and I’m trying to get caught up on old posts, and this was sitting in my scan folders. Plus, I pulled a few nice cards out of these hangers. So, let’s have a look! What else are you going to do right now?

Starting off strong with the ‘Stros! Gattis has a little spring in his step there – doesn’t look like it was one of his triples, though.

Retired dudes. The Bench is one of the cool nickname variations in the set (there’s an Altuve I need that just says “Gigante”), along with the 1968 NL ROY designation in place of the team name. I thought those were a nice nod to 1990 Donruss, which this set is certainly designed to bring to mind. The Biggio is from the ’83 “Retro Variations” portion of the set – I must have bought a few more hangers than I thought, because I’m only a few cards away from finishing those, I think.

I don’t pack search, but I will stand there with packs in my hand until I decide which ones are calling to me. I got lucky with these two “hits.” The Brian Johnson was sent off to Mark Hoyle as part of a thank you for some cool old oddballs that I still need to post. The Mahle is also earmarked for a trading pal of mine. He probably knows who he is.

Woooo! Black and White parallel of former NL ROY and MVP ol’ Blue Eyes Bryant! But wait, there’s more! It’s also a blue back! Well, it’s a cyan back. But still, back variation. Neat.

Finally, a couple of serial numbered cards of some big names. First we have a Career Stat Line parallel of Miguel Cabrera (396/446) and a green parallel from The Elite Series inserts of Dustin Petey Pedroia, (324/349). Not too shabby! I filed these away in the keepers, for now.

Gotta keep on keepin’ on – lots more to cover from the past year, and I promised myself I’d at least write all these posts by the end of the month.

 – Marc

0 Replies to “Highlights From Random Hanger Packs of 2017 Donruss”

  1. Looks like you've been doing pretty well with those hanger packs! That Bench variant is really neat, in fact the whole nickname variant idea is pretty cool.

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