Either way, there’s no questioning that these cards are instantly recognizable.The set is loaded with stars and Hall of Famers of the day, but are any of them really worth much anymore?In this guide, we take a look at the 10 most valuable 1990 Donruss baseball cards.If you need help selling sports cards but aren't sure where to start, click the button below to learn how I can help!Before we get started, I do want to make it clear that most of the cards from this set do not have any value these days.So, for the cards on this list to be worth much, they'll either have to be graded by PSA to be in perfect, gem mint condition.That means the card needs to be basically flawless.Now that we got that out of the way, let's take a look at the top ten:Gonzalez was one of the most feared hitters of his era and seemed like a lock for 40+ homers and 100+ RBI every season.His rookie card in this set appears in two forms: one with a correct image of him batting right-handed and another in which the negative was reversed, making it appear he's batting lefty.The reverse negative version is far more valuable since it is rarer.Famed artist, Dick Perez, created the artwork for this wonderful tribute to Nolan Ryan dubbed the "King of Kings" card.You can actually find this card in three different forms, all having to do with variations of the reverse side.The correct back features the correct card number (#665) as well as a write-up about Ryan.And the third version actually contains the back of another Ryan card in the set, card #659, which is Donruss's tribute to him reaching the 5,000 strikeout milestone.Ken Griffey Jr. was always a key to any late '80s or early '90s set and this one is no exception.Shown kneeling in his Mariners uniform, it's not his most exciting card you can own.But, that didn't stop collectors from tearing through packs in search of it back in the day.In pristine condition, it can still be worth $25 or so.Sosa's career got off to a slow start so I don't remember many collectors going crazy for this card when it was first released.But as his career progressed and the home runs kept piling up, he turned into one of the most popular players in the league.And, even though his reputation may forever be damaged by the PED controversy, his 1990 Donruss rookie still has its place among Sosa fans. Professionally graded cards will sell for more. I've pulled all of these except for maybe 3 or 4 in first or second run wax though.If anyone has anything to add to this PLEASE feel free to speak up. Of all the wax I've ripped, I own four PSA 10s that I submitted. I've pulled 4 Bart Giamatti commissioner cards. It's a Catch-22.Went through 5,000 more first-print run cards this morning and found a few new variations. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock. Everything got put into packs.I have some of these if anyone needs some, let me know. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.
But I've yet to come across a copy of this card different from any other. Even the reverse-negative Gonzalez rookie can be had for less than a buck in solid raw condition, though high-grade slabbed copies can bring close to $1000.Likewise, graded copies of the aqueous test issue for the biggest stars can bring hundreds of dollars (or more) in top condition.For the most part, though, the 1990 Donruss set is loaded with commons-bin fodder, and there is likely enough remaining unopened product to keep collectors up to their ears in wax for generations to come.Again, it depends on your perspective, but there is something to be said for a palm-sized time machine that you can buy for less than the cost of a pocket full of lint.And, if you have an astute eye for detail, that pack of 1990 Donruss baseball cards that you fished from the bottom shelf at the local junk shop just might give you some insight into the future. Condition is important. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. The wax issued stuff is almost always has corner or edge issues. Then I realized it was the Terry Steinbach AS card and I've been so mad that I haven't gone back and checked those cards.
1990 Donruss; Nolan Ryan; Nolan Ryan (King of Kings-No Number) Auction Price Totals.
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