2019 Donruss Hobby Box Break

I’m not sure there is another release that receives the same type of attention as Donruss. It’s not always positive, mostly due to the licensing with Major League Baseball. Topps has recently extended their exclusive license agreement which allows them to be the only baseball card company licensed by Major League Baseball. This limits what other companies are able to do.

Donruss still puts out a few baseball releases featuring current and former players, but due to this license, are unable to show team names or logos. That’s a shame because it really limits the appeal for some collectors. A lot of people are missing out on what has become a fun release every year. The base design is one of my favorites in recent years, and the tributes to 1985 Donruss really stand out.

The release follows the same basic format of the last few years. The first 30 cards are Diamond Kinds, followed by 20 Rated Rookies. Then, we see the normal base design, before the final 50 cards are modeled after the 1985 Donruss release. It does a good job to combine the history with the modern. We also see a number of insert sets that Donruss has been known for over the years.

A box advertises 24 packs with 8 cards per pack. This includes 3 autographs of memorabilia cards per box, on average. That’s an interesting disclaimer. Sometimes boxes may contain more or less. I don’t know if I just have great luck, but I don’t remember ever having a box with fewer hits.

This box contained:

16 Base Diamond Kings (of 30)
15 Base Rated Rookies (of 20)
24 Base Retro 1985 (of 50)
92 Base (Overall Total 147/250 – 58.8%)
26 Base Variation Short Prints
4 Base Independence Day Parallels
2 Base Career Stats Parallels
1 Base Father’s Day Ribbon Parallel
1 Base 150th Anniversary Parallel
1 Base Season Stats Parallel
1 Base 42 Tribute Parallel
1 American Pride
1 American Pride Green Parallel
1 Dominators
1 Franchise Features Bronze Parallel
1 Highlights Blue Parallel
2 Majestic Materials
1 Rated Prospect Materials Estanli Castillo
1 Signature Series Brandon Lowe

2019 Donruss #8 Nicholas Castellanos DK
2019 Donruss #45 Luis Urias RR
2019 Donruss #116 Max Scherzer
2019 Donruss #172 Justin Verlander

2019 Donruss #243 Matt Boyd Retro 1985
2019 Donruss #57 Kris Bryant VAR SP (Pin Stripes)
2019 Donruss Independence Day #157 Gleyber Torres VAR SP (Jersey Number Visible)
2019 Donruss Career Stat Line #126 Kyle Freeland VAR SP (Ace)
2019 Donruss Father's Day Ribbon #27 Trevor Story DK
2019 Donruss 150th Anniversary #181 Blake Snell
2019 Donruss Season Stat Line #143 Willy Adames
2019 Donruss 42 Tribute #74 Andrelton Simmons
2019 Donruss American Pride #AP3 Braden Shewmake
2019 Donruss American Pride Green #AP8 Shea Langeliers
2019 Donruss Dominators #D10 Blake Snell
2019 Donruss Franchise Features Bronze #FF17 Paul Goldschmidt / Peter Alonso
2019 Donruss Highlights Blue #H7 Christian Yelich
2019 Donruss Majestic Materials #MM-CY Christian Yelich
2019 Donruss Majestic Materials #MM-MO Matt Olson
2019 Donruss Rated Prospect Material #RPM-EC Estanli Castillo
2019 Donruss Signature Series #SS-BL Brandon Lowe

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