Eclectic Collection Number 18 – 1991 Donruss John Olerud


The Player

John Olerud was a fan favorite for the quiet way he handled his work at the plate and first base. He won three gold gloves and the 1993 AL batting title with the Toronto Blue Jays. He is probably best known for his ever present helmet, which he wore on the field after a brain aneurism in college left him in danger for deadly brain injuries.

The Set

The 1991 Donruss set is rather common for its era, but the thing I remember from the set is the Elite inserts which were serial numbered. I thought those were the coolest things (only 10,000 made!). Little did I know that within a few years, cards would be not limited to 10,000 but limited to 10 and fewer.

The Back

The back is standard Donruss, stats, contract info, no photo. Not snazzy, but certainly gets the job done.




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