1981 Donruss - Basic

Number of
Required Items
605
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
11.057

The 1981 Donruss Baseball set consists of 600 cards, each measuring 2-1/2" by 3-1/2”, and served as the company’s introduction into the baseball card market. The front of each card bears a posed or in-action color photo framed by a blue border, with the card front also bearing the team logo, the respective player’s name and position. This introductory Donruss set is anchored by the regular issue cards of Ozzie Smith (#1), Mike Schmidt (#11), George Brett (#100) and Rickey Henderson (#119). Numerous design or factual errors on first-run cards, including Dave Smith (#23), John Ellis (#26), Tom Donahue (#51), Steve Garvey (#56), Bobby Bonds (#71) and Pete Rose (#131), were later corrected. The set is also noted for being the only Donruss run to include gum with its product

All-Time Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 WrongWayAponte 2014 2015 100.00% 9.48 R 10.28 10.28
2 InIt4fun 36.86% 10.00 11.11 4.04
3 Jeff's 1981 Donruss Set 10.08% 9.00 9.10 0.93
4 Emerald 4.30% 9.43 9.89 0.70
5 Slyballs 2.31% 10.00 11.00 0.32

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 InIt4fun 36.86% 10.00 11.11 4.04
2 Jeff's 1981 Donruss Set 10.08% 9.00 9.10 0.93
3 Emerald 4.30% 9.43 9.89 0.70
4 Slyballs 2.31% 10.00 11.00 0.32
5 38 Going On 13 0.33% 9.00 9.00 0.28
6 ace529 0.33% 8.00 8.00 0.10
7 BigD1413 0.83% 9.80 10.60 0.08