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Monday, August 2, 2010

Cooperstown Packs, 1988 Donruss

Presented with the choice of which of the seven unopened packs I picked up in Cooperstown, I chose to open the 1988 Donruss first.

That was mostly because it was the least interesting of the lot. I've already opened a couple packs from our local ice cream shop and gotten one of my goals, an Andre Dawson out of it. But also, really, it's 1988 Donruss.

So, to repeat, my goal on these packs is to either get a Dawson, to fit nicely into how I got them, on Dawson's induction weekend, or find members of the 1990 CMC set.

This first pack wasn't a total disappointment, but it wasn't great either. There was a checklist, and the Stan Musial completed puzzle card. Then a rated rookie, but that was of an Indian named Eddie Williams. And there was future Diamondback manager Bob Melvin.

But, as far as goals go, only one was met. There were no Dawsons, but there was a Geronimo Berroa. Berroa went on to the Braves system, playing 1990 at AAA Richmond and getting into the CMC set. His full review is yet to come.

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