1981 Donruss Baseball Checklist, Team Set Lists and Details

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1981 Donruss Baseball isn’t a fancy set. Most would argue that it’s not even an overly attractive set. But it is an important one. Along with Fleer, it gave collectors a choice when it came to mainstream baseball cards. Following some court battles, the decades-spanning monopoly Topps held was broken. Donruss, a company that in recent years made sets for entertainment properties like The Dukes of Hazzard, KISS and CHiPs, was in the baseball card business.

And while their first set is marred by errors, lacks big-time Rookie Cards and is drab at many points, it’s a beginning. And innovation wasn’t far behind.

1981 Donruss Baseball Box

Base Set Basics

The 1981 Donruss Baseball checklist consists of 600 cards plus five unnumbered checklists for 605 total.

Looking back, 1981 wasn’t a great year for Rookie Cards — and that’s if you land all the key names. 1981 Donruss Baseball doesn’t. It does have Tim Raines and future basketball star Danny Ainge leading the way with the likes of Mookie Wilson and Jeff Reardon making up the second tier of fan favorites.

1981 Donruss Baseball Tim Raines

And while they likely wouldn’t be worth a lot today, Donruss did miss a couple of key players found elsewhere in 1981. Fernandomania was one of baseball’s biggest stories in 1981 with Fernando Valenzuela winning both the National League Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards. Fleer has the Dodgers star on their checklist (albeit listing him as “Fernand”). Topps included Valenzuela on both a three-player card in their flagship set as well as a solo card in 1981 Topps Traded. He’s nowhere to be found in 1981 Donruss Baseball.

It’s the same for Harold Baines. Although never a major name for any prolonged amount of time in the hobby, he was respected. Even bigger now is the fact that he’s in the Hall of Fame. Fleer and Topps both have Rookie Cards for him. Donruss does not.

Outside of RCs, other key cards on the 1981 Donruss Baseball checklist include a second-year Rickey Henderson, Nolan Ryan, multiple Pete Rose cards and Ozzie Smith wearing the yellow and brown of the Padres.

There’s also the Best Hitters #537 card, which is a throwback to some of the hobby’s classic multi-player cards.

Errors and Variations

Error and variation hunters have plenty to chase in 1981 Donruss Baseball. Spelling mistakes, stat mix-ups, mistaken identities and slight printing changes are all in play. And while not every error is corrected, variations expand the master checklist by more than 30 cards.


261 Vern Ruhle – ERR, Photo is of Ken Forsch


261 Vern Ruhle – CORR


In case you’re getting ready to hunt for baseball card gold, none of the errors (or their correction variations) bring any major values today.

Launching the Brand

Donruss went big when it came to launching their premier baseball set. To help promote dealer sales, special uncut sheets of eight cards were given to dealers.

To help push the cards once they arrived, the card maker launched a massive campaign that included the back covers of 25 issues of DC Comics titles for their May and June covers (which actually hit stands in February and March).

According to both a letter Donruss set to prospective sellers and the original sell sheet, this advertising campaign reached 25 million kids.

Original 1981 Donruss Baseball Sell Sheet

1981 Donruss Baseball cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: 18
Packs per box: 36
Boxes per case: 20
Set size: 605 cards
Release Date: February, 1981

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1981 Donruss Baseball Checklist

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1 Ozzie Smith
2 Rollie Fingers
3 Rick Wise
4 Gene Richards
5 Alan Trammell
6 Tom Brookens
7 Duffy Dyer – 1980 batting average has decimal
7 Duffy Dyer – 1980 batting average has no decimal
8 Mark Fidrych
9 Dave Rozema
10 Ricky Peters RC
11 Mike Schmidt
12 Willie Stargell
13 Tim Foli
14 Manny Sanguillen
15 Grant Jackson
16 Eddie Solomon
17 Omar Moreno
18 Joe Morgan
19 Rafael Landestoy
20 Bruce Bochy
21 Joe Sambito
22 Manny Trillo
23 Dave Smith RC – box totally encloses, stats at top
23 Dave Smith – line box around stats is not complete
24 Terry Puhl
25 Bump Wills

26 John Ellis – ERR, shows Danny Walton
26 John Ellis COR
27 Jim Kern
28 Richie Zisk
29 John Mayberry
30 Bob Davis
31 Jackson Todd
32 Alvis Woods
33 Steve Carlton
34 Lee Mazzilli
35 John Stearns
36 Roy Lee Jackson RC
37 Mike Scott
38 Lamar Johnson
39 Kevin Bell
40 Ed Farmer
41 Ross Baumgarten
42 Leo Sutherland RC
43 Dan Meyer
44 Ron Reed
45 Mario Mendoza
46 Rick Honeycutt
47 Glenn Abbott
48 Leon Roberts
49 Rod Carew
50 Bert Campaneris

51 Tom Donohue RC – COR, name spelled Donohue on front
51 Tom Donohue – ERR, name spelled Donahue on front
52 Dave Frost
53 Ed Halicki
54 Dan Ford
55 Garry Maddox
56 Steve Garvey – “surpassed 25 HR”
56 Steve Garvey – “21 HR”
57 Bill Russell
58 Don Sutton
59 Reggie Smith
60 Rick Monday
61 Ray Knight
62 Johnny Bench
63 Mario Soto
64 Doug Bair
65 George Foster
66 Jeff Burroughs
67 Keith Hernandez
68 Tom Herr
69 Bob Forsch
70 John Fulgham
71 Bobby Bonds – ERR, 986 lifetime HR
71 Bobby Bonds – COR, 326 lifetime HR
72 Rennie Stennett – “breaking broke his leg”
72 Rennie Stennett – “breaking his leg”
73 Joe Strain
74 Ed Whitson
75 Tom Griffin

76 Billy North
77 Gene Garber
78 Mike Hargrove
79 Dave Rosello
80 Ron Hassey
81 Sid Monge
82 Joe Charboneau RC – “for some reason” deleted
82 Joe Charboneau – ’78 highlights “for some reason”
83 Cecil Cooper
84 Sal Bando
85 Moose Haas
86 Mike Caldwell
87 Larry Hisle – Twins with 28 RBI
87 Larry Hisle – Twins with 28 HR
88 Luis Gomez
89 Larry Parrish
90 Gary Carter
91 Bill Gullickson RC
92 Fred Norman
93 Tommy Hutton
94 Carl Yastrzemski
95 Glenn Hoffman RC
96 Dennis Eckersley
97 Tom Burgmeier ERR, Throws: Right
97 Tom Burgmeier COR, Throws: Left
98 Win Remmerswaal RC
99 Bob Horner
100 George Brett

101 Dave Chalk
102 Dennis Leonard
103 Renie Martin
104 Amos Otis
105 Graig Nettles
106 Eric Soderholm
107 Tommy John
108 Tom Underwood
109 Lou Piniella
110 Mickey Klutts
111 Bobby Murcer
112 Eddie Murray
113 Rick Dempsey
114 Scott McGregor
115 Ken Singleton
116 Gary Roenicke
117 Dave Revering
118 Mike Norris
119 Rickey Henderson
120 Mike Heath
121 Dave Cash
122 Randy Jones
123 Eric Rasmussen
124 Jerry Mumphrey
125 Richie Hebner

126 Mark Wagner
127 Jack Morris
128 Dan Petry
129 Bruce Robbins
130 Champ Summers
131 Pete Rose – ERR, see card 251
131 Pete Rose – COR, see card 371
132 Willie Stargell
133 Ed Ott
134 Jim Bibby
135 Bert Blyleven
136 Dave Parker
137 Bill Robinson
138 Enos Cabell
139 Dave Bergman
140 J.R. Richard
141 Ken Forsch
142 Larry Bowa
143 Frank LaCorte – UER, photo is Randy Niemann
144 Denny Walling
145 Buddy Bell
146 Fergie Jenkins
147 Dannny Darwin
148 John Grubb
149 Alfredo Griffin
150 Jerry Garvin

151 Paul Mirabella RC
152 Rick Bosetti
153 Dick Ruthven
154 Frank Taveras
155 Craig Swan
156 Jeff Reardon RC
157 Steve Henderson
158 Jim Morrison
159 Glenn Borgmann
160 LaMarr Hoyt RC
161 Rich Wortham
162 Thad Bosley
163 Julio Cruz
164 Del Unser – ERR, no 3B heading in stats
164 Del Unser – COR, 3B heading in stats
165 Jim Anderson
166 Jim Beattie
167 Shane Rawley
168 Joe Simpson
169 Rod Carew
170 Fred Patek
171 Frank Tanana
172 Alfredo Martinez RC
173 Chris Knapp
174 Joe Rudi
175 Greg Luzinski

176 Steve Garvey
177 Joe Ferguson
178 Bob Welch
179 Dusty Baker
180 Rudy Law
181 Dave Concepcion
182 Johnny Bench
183 Mike LaCoss
184 Ken Griffey
185 Dave Collins
186 Brian Asselstine
187 Garry Templeton
188 Mike Phillips
189 Pete Vuckovich
190 John Urrea
191 Tony Scott
192 Darrell Evans
193 Milt May
194 Bob Knepper
195 Randy Moffitt
196 Larry Herndon
197 Rick Camp
198 Andre Thornton
199 Tom Veryzer
200 Gary Alexander

201 Rick Waits
202 Rick Manning
203 Paul Molitor
204 Jim Gantner
205 Paul Mitchell
206 Reggie Cleveland
207 Sixto Lezcano
208 Bruce Benedict
209 Rodney Scott
210 John Tamargo
211 Bill Lee
212 Andre Dawson
213 Rowland Office
214 Carl Yastrzemski
215 Jerry Remy
216 Mike Torrez
217 Skip Lockwood
218 Fred Lynn
219 Chris Chambliss
220 Willie Aikens
221 John Wathan
222 Dan Quisenberry
223 Willie Wilson
224 Clint Hurdle
225 Bob Watson

226 Jim Spencer
227 Ron Guidry
228 Reggie Jackson
229 Oscar Gamble
230 Jeff Cox RC
231 Luis Tiant
232 Rich Dauer
233 Dan Graham
234 Mike Flanagan
235 John Lowenstein
236 Benny Ayala
237 Wayne Gross
238 Rick Langford
239 Tony Armas
240 Bob Lacey – ERR, name misspelled Bob Lacy
240 Bob Lacey – COR, name spelled Bob Lacey
241 Gene Tenace
242 Bob Shirley
243 Gary Lucas RC
244 Jerry Turner
245 John Wockenfuss
246 Stan Papi
247 Milt Wilcox
248 Dan Schatzeder
249 Steve Kemp
250 Jim Lentine RC

251 Pete Rose
252 Bill Madlock
253 Dale Berra
254 Kent Tekulve
255 Enrique Romo
256 Mike Easler
257 Chuck Tanner MG
258 Art Howe
259 Alan Ashby
260 Nolan Ryan
261 Vern Ruhle – ERR, photo on front actually Ken Forsch
261 Vern Ruhle – COR
262 Bob Boone
263 Cesar Cedeno
264 Jeff Leonard
265 Pat Putnam
266 Jon Matlack
267 Dave Rajsich
268 Billy Sample
269 Damaso Garcia RC
270 Tom Buskey
271 Joey McLaughlin
272 Barry Bonnell
273 Tug McGraw
274 Mike Jorgensen
275 Pat Zachry

276 Neil Allen
277 Joel Youngblood
278 Greg Pryor
279 Britt Burns RC
280 Rich Dotson RC
281 Chet Lemon
282 Rusty Kuntz RC
283 Ted Cox
284 Sparky Lyle
285 Larry Cox
286 Floyd Bannister
287 Byron McLaughlin
288 Rodney Craig
289 Bobby Grich
290 Dickie Thon
291 Mark Clear
292 Dave Lemanczyk
293 Jason Thompson
294 Rick Miller
295 Lonnie Smith
296 Ron Cey
297 Steve Yeager
298 Bobby Castillo
299 Manny Mota
300 Jay Johnstone

301 Dan Driessen
302 Joe Nolan
303 Paul Householder RC
304 Harry Spilman
305 Cesar Geronimo
306 Gary Matthews – ERR, name spelled Gary Mathews
306 Gary Matthews – COR, name spelled Gary Matthews
307 Ken Reitz
308 Ted Simmons
309 John Littlefield RC
310 George Frazier
311 Dane Iorg
312 Mike Ivie
313 Dennis Littlejohn
314 Gary Lavelle
315 Jack Clark
316 Jim Wohlford
317 Rick Matula
318 Toby Harrah
319 Duane Kuiper – ERR, name spelled Dwane Kuiper
319 Duane Kuiper – COR, name spelled Duane Kuiper
320 Len Barker
321 Victor Cruz
322 Dell Alston
323 Robin Yount
324 Charlie Moore
325 Lary Sorensen

326 Gorman Thomas – ERR, 1980: “30 HR mark 4th”
326 Gorman Thomas – COR, 1980: “30 HR mark 3rd”
327 Bob Rodgers MG
328 Phil Niekro
329 Chris Speier
330 Steve Rogers – ERR, name spelled Steve Rodgers
330 Steve Rogers – COR, name spelled Steve Rogers
331 Woodie Fryman
332 Warren Cromartie
333 Jerry White
334 Tony Perez
335 Carlton Fisk
336 Dick Drago
337 Steve Renko
338 Jim Rice
339 Jerry Royster
340 Frank White
341 Jamie Quirk
342 Paul Splittorff – ERR, name spelled Paul Spittorff
342 Paul Splittorff – COR, name spelled Paul Splittorff
343 Marty Pattin
344 Pete LaCock
345 Willie Randolph
346 Rick Cerone
347 Rich Gossage
348 Reggie Jackson
349 Ruppert Jones
350 Dave McKay

351 Yogi Berra CO
352 Doug DeCinces
353 Jim Palmer
354 Tippy Martinez
355 Al Bumbry
356 Earl Weaver MG
357 Rob Picciolo – ERR, name spelled Bob Picciolo
357 Rob Picciolo – COR, name spelled Rob Picciolo
358 Matt Keough
359 Dwayne Murphy
360 Brian Kingman
361 Bill Fahey
362 Steve Mura
363 Dennis Kinney RC
364 Dave Winfield
365 Lou Whitaker
366 Lance Parrish
367 Tim Corcoran
368 Pat Underwood
369 Al Cowens
370 Sparky Anderson MG
371 Pete Rose
372 Phil Garner
373 Steve Nicosia
374 John Candelaria
375 Don Robinson

376 Lee Lacy
377 John Milner
378 Craig Reynolds
379 Luis Pujols – ERR, name spelled Luis Pujois
379 Luis Pujols – COR, name spelled Luis Pujols
380 Joe Niekro
381 Joaquin Andujar
382 Keith Moreland RC
383 Jose Cruz
384 Bill Virdon MG
385 Jim Sundberg
386 Doc Medich
387 Al Oliver
388 Jim Norris
389 Bob Bailor
390 Ernie Whitt
391 Otto Velez
392 Roy Howell
393 Bob Walk RC
394 Doug Flynn
395 Pete Falcone
396 Tom Hausman
397 Elliott Maddox
398 Mike Squires
399 Marvis Foley RC
400 Steve Trout

401 Wayne Nordhagen
402 Tony LaRussa MG
403 Bruce Bochte
404 Bake McBride
405 Jerry Narron
406 Rob Dressler
407 Dave Heaverlo
408 Tom Paciorek
409 Carney Lansford
410 Brian Downing
411 Don Aase
412 Jim Barr
413 Don Baylor
414 Jim Fregosi MG
415 Dallas Green MG
416 Dave Lopes
417 Jerry Reuss
418 Rick Sutcliffe
419 Derrel Thomas
420 Tom Lasorda MG
421 Charlie Leibrandt RC
422 Tom Seaver
423 Ron Oester
424 Junior Kennedy
425 Tom Seaver

426 Bobby Cox MG
427 Leon Durham RC
428 Terry Kennedy
429 Silvio Martinez
430 George Hendrick
431 Red Schoendienst MG
432 Johnnie LeMaster
433 Vida Blue
434 John Montefusco
435 Terry Whitfield
436 Dave Bristol MG
437 Dale Murphy
438 Jerry Dybzinski RC
439 Jorge Orta
440 Wayne Garland
441 Miguel Dilone
442 Dave Garcia MG
443 Don Money
444 Buck Martinez – ERR, reverse negative
444 Buck Martinez – COR
445 Jerry Augustine
446 Ben Oglivie
447 Jim Slaton
448 Doyle Alexander
449 Tony Bernazard
450 Scott Sanderson

451 David Palmer
452 Stan Bahnsen
453 Dick Williams MG
454 Rick Burleson
455 Gary Allenson
456 Bob Stanley
457 John Tudor RC – COR, lifetime W-L 9-7
457 John Tudor – ERR, lifetime W-L 9.7
458 Dwight Evans
459 Glenn Hubbard
460 U.L. Washington
461 Larry Gura
462 Rich Gale
463 Hal McRae
464 Jim Frey MG RC
465 Bucky Dent
466 Dennis Werth RC
467 Ron Davis
468 Reggie Jackson
469 Bobby Brown
470 Mike Davis RC
471 Gaylord Perry
472 Mark Belanger
473 Jim Palmer
474 Sammy Stewart
475 Tim Stoddard

476 Steve Stone
477 Jeff Newman
478 Steve McCatty
479 Billy Martin MG
480 Mitchell Page
481 Steve Carlton CY
482 Bill Buckner
483 Ivan DeJesus – ERR, lifetime hits 702
483 Ivan DeJesus – COR, lifetime hits 642
484 Cliff Johnson
485 Lenny Randle
486 Larry Milbourne
487 Roy Smalley
488 John Castino
489 Ron Jackson
490 Dave Roberts – Career Highlights: “Showed pop”
490 Dave Roberts – Career Highlights: “Declared himself”
491 George Brett MVP
492 Mike Cubbage
493 Rob Wilfong
494 Danny Goodwin
495 Jose Morales
496 Mickey Rivers
497 Mike Edwards
498 Mike Sadek
499 Lenn Sakata
500 Gene Michael MG

501 Dave Roberts
502 Steve Dillard
503 Jim Essian
504 Rance Mulliniks
505 Darrell Porter
506 Joe Torre MG
507 Terry Crowley
508 Bill Travers
509 Nelson Norman
510 Bob McClure
511 Steve Howe RC
512 Dave Rader
513 Mick Kelleher
514 Kiko Garcia
515 Larry Biittner
516 Willie Norwood – Career Highlights: “Spent most”
516 Willie Norwood – Career Highlights: “Traded to Seattle”
517 Bo Diaz
518 Juan Beniquez
519 Scot Thompson
520 Jim Tracy RC
521 Carlos Lezcano RC
522 Joe Amalfitano MG
523 Preston Hanna
524 Ray Burris – Career Highlights: “Went on”
524 Ray Burris – Career Highlights: “Drafted by”
525 Broderick Perkins

526 Mickey Hatcher
527 John Goryl MG
528 Dick Davis
529 Butch Wynegar
530 Sal Butera RC
531 Jerry Koosman
532 Geoff Zahn – Career Highlights: “Was 2nd in”
532 Geoff Zahn – Career Highlights: “Signed a 3 year”
533 Dennis Martinez
534 Gary Thomasson
535 Steve Macko
536 Jim Kaat
537 George Brett, Rod Carew
538 Tim Raines RC
539 Keith Smith
540 Ken Macha
541 Burt Hooton
542 Butch Hobson
543 Bill Stein
544 Dave Stapleton RC
545 Bob Pate RC
546 Doug Corbett RC
547 Darrell Jackson
548 Pete Redfern
549 Roger Erickson
550 Al Hrabosky

551 Dick Tidrow
552 Dave Ford
553 Dave Kingman
554 Mike Vail – Career Highlights: “After two”
554 Mike Vail – Career Highlights: “Traded to”
555 Jerry Martin – Career Highlights: “Overcame a”
555 Jerry Martin – Career Highlights: “Traded to”
556 Jesus Figueroa RC – Career Highlights: “Traded to”
556 Jesus Figueroa – Career Highlights: “Had an”
557 Don Stanhouse
558 Barry Foote
559 Tim Blackwell
560 Bruce Sutter
561 Rick Reuschel
562 Lynn McGlothen
563 Bob Owchinko – Career Highlights: “Traded to”
563 Bob Owchinko – Career Highlights: “Involed in a”
564 John Verhoeven
565 Ken Landreaux
566 Glenn Adams – ERR, name spelled Glen
566 Glenn Adams – COR, name spelled Glenn
567 Hosken Powell
568 Dick Noles
569 Danny Ainge RC
570 Bobby Mattick MG RC
571 Joe Lefebvre RC
572 Bobby Clark
573 Dennis Lamp
574 Randy Lerch
575 Mookie Wilson RC

576 Ron LeFlore
577 Jim Dwyer
578 Bill Castro
579 Greg Minton
580 Mark Littell
581 Andy Hassler
582 Dave Stieb
583 Ken Oberkfell
584 Larry Bradford
585 Fred Stanley
586 Bill Caudill
587 Doug Capilla
588 George Riley RC
589 Willie Hernandez
590 Mike Schmidt MVP
591 Steve Stone CY
592 Rick Sofield
593 Bombo Rivera
594 Gary Ward
595 Dave Edwards – Career Highlights: “Sidelines”
595 Dave Edwards – Career Highlights: “Traded to”
596 Mike Proly
597 Tommy Boggs
598 Greg Gross
599 Elias Sosa
600 Pat Kelly

Checklists

#1-120 – ERR, “51 Donahue”
#1-120 – COR, “51 Donohue”
#121-240
#241-360 – ERR, “306 Mathews”
#241-360 – COR, “306 Matthews”
#361-480 – ERR, “379 Pujois”
#361-480 – COR, “379 Pujols”
#481-600 – ERR, “566 Glen”
#481-600 – COR, “566 Glenn”

Uncut Promo Sheets

Eight-card sheets were given to prospective sellers to show what the set looked like. Each sheet has the following cards:

82 Joe Charboneau, Cleveland Indians
83 Cecil Cooper, Milwaukee Brewers
93 Tommy Hutton, Montreal Expos
94 Carl Yastrzemski, Boston Red Sox
104 Amos Otis, Kansas City Royals
105 Graig Nettles, New York Yankees
115 Ken Singleton, Baltimore Orioles
116 Gary Roenicke, Baltimore Orioles

1981 Donruss Baseball Uncut Dealer Sheet

Team Sets

1981 Donruss Baseball Team Set Checklists

Want to know what cards your favorite team has in 1981 Donruss Baseball? Here’s the checklist broken down by team. Scroll through or click below to go directly to that team.

1981 Donruss Baseball Atlanta Braves Checklist

66 Jeff Burroughs
77 Gene Garber
88 Luis Gomez
99 Bob Horner
186 Brian Asselstine
197 Rick Camp
208 Bruce Benedict
219 Chris Chambliss
306 Gary Matthews – ERR, name spelled Gary Mathews
306 Gary Matthews – COR, name spelled Gary Matthews
317 Rick Matula
328 Phil Niekro
339 Jerry Royster
426 Bobby Cox MG
437 Dale Murphy
448 Doyle Alexander
459 Glenn Hubbard
523 Preston Hanna
550 Al Hrabosky
584 Larry Bradford
597 Tommy Boggs

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1981 Donruss Baseball Baltimore Orioles Checklist

112 Eddie Murray
113 Rick Dempsey
114 Scott McGregor
115 Ken Singleton
116 Gary Roenicke
232 Rich Dauer
233 Dan Graham
234 Mike Flanagan
235 John Lowenstein
236 Benny Ayala
352 Doug DeCinces
353 Jim Palmer
354 Tippy Martinez
355 Al Bumbry
356 Earl Weaver MG
472 Mark Belanger
473 Jim Palmer
474 Sammy Stewart
475 Tim Stoddard
476 Steve Stone
499 Lenn Sakata
507 Terry Crowley
514 Kiko Garcia
533 Dennis Martinez
552 Dave Ford
591 Steve Stone CY
600 Pat Kelly

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1981 Donruss Baseball Boston Red Sox Checklist

94 Carl Yastrzemski
95 Glenn Hoffman RC
96 Dennis Eckersley
97 Tom Burgmeier ERR, Throws: Right
97 Tom Burgmeier COR, Throws: Left
98 Win Remmerswaal RC
214 Carl Yastrzemski
215 Jerry Remy
216 Mike Torrez
217 Skip Lockwood
218 Fred Lynn
334 Tony Perez
335 Carlton Fisk
336 Dick Drago
337 Steve Renko
338 Jim Rice
454 Rick Burleson
455 Gary Allenson
456 Bob Stanley
457 John Tudor RC – COR, lifetime W-L 9-7
457 John Tudor – ERR, lifetime W-L 9.7
458 Dwight Evans
512 Dave Rader
542 Butch Hobson
544 Dave Stapleton RC
577 Jim Dwyer

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1981 Donruss Baseball California Angels Checklist

49 Rod Carew
50 Bert Campaneris
51 Tom Donohue RC – COR, name spelled Donohue on front
51 Tom Donohue – ERR, name spelled Donahue on front
52 Dave Frost
53 Ed Halicki
54 Dan Ford
169 Rod Carew
170 Fred Patek
171 Frank Tanana
172 Alfredo Martinez RC
173 Chris Knapp
174 Joe Rudi
289 Bobby Grich
290 Dickie Thon
291 Mark Clear
292 Dave Lemanczyk
293 Jason Thompson
294 Rick Miller
409 Carney Lansford
410 Brian Downing
411 Don Aase
412 Jim Barr
413 Don Baylor
414 Jim Fregosi MG
532 Geoff Zahn – Career Highlights: “Signed a 3 year”
537 George Brett, Rod Carew
572 Bobby Clark
581 Andy Hassler

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1981 Donruss Baseball Chicago Cubs Checklist

482 Bill Buckner
483 Ivan DeJesus – ERR, lifetime hits 702
483 Ivan DeJesus – COR, lifetime hits 642
485 Lenny Randle
502 Steve Dillard
513 Mick Kelleher
515 Larry Biittner
519 Scot Thompson
520 Jim Tracy RC
521 Carlos Lezcano RC
522 Joe Amalfitano MG
535 Steve Macko
551 Dick Tidrow
553 Dave Kingman
558 Barry Foote
559 Tim Blackwell
560 Bruce Sutter
561 Rick Reuschel
562 Lynn McGlothen
573 Dennis Lamp
586 Bill Caudill
587 Doug Capilla
588 George Riley RC
589 Willie Hernandez

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1981 Donruss Baseball Chicago White Sox Checklist

38 Lamar Johnson
39 Kevin Bell
40 Ed Farmer
41 Ross Baumgarten
42 Leo Sutherland RC
158 Jim Morrison
159 Glenn Borgmann
160 LaMarr Hoyt RC
161 Rich Wortham
162 Thad Bosley
278 Greg Pryor
279 Britt Burns RC
280 Rich Dotson RC
281 Chet Lemon
282 Rusty Kuntz RC
398 Mike Squires
399 Marvis Foley RC
400 Steve Trout
401 Wayne Nordhagen
402 Tony LaRussa MG
503 Jim Essian
576 Ron LeFlore
596 Mike Proly

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1981 Donruss Baseball Cincinnati Reds Checklist

61 Ray Knight
62 Johnny Bench
63 Mario Soto
64 Doug Bair
65 George Foster
181 Dave Concepcion
182 Johnny Bench
183 Mike LaCoss
184 Ken Griffey
185 Dave Collins
301 Dan Driessen
302 Joe Nolan
303 Paul Householder RC
304 Harry Spilman
305 Cesar Geronimo
421 Charlie Leibrandt RC
422 Tom Seaver
423 Ron Oester
424 Junior Kennedy
425 Tom Seaver
554 Mike Vail – Career Highlights: “After two”
554 Mike Vail – Career Highlights: “Traded to”

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1981 Donruss Baseball Cleveland Indians Checklist

78 Mike Hargrove
79 Dave Rosello
80 Ron Hassey
81 Sid Monge
82 Joe Charboneau RC – “for some reason” deleted
82 Joe Charboneau – ’78 highlights “for some reason”
198 Andre Thornton
199 Tom Veryzer
200 Gary Alexander
201 Rick Waits
202 Rick Manning
318 Toby Harrah
319 Duane Kuiper – ERR, name spelled Dwane Kuiper
319 Duane Kuiper – COR, name spelled Duane Kuiper
320 Len Barker
321 Victor Cruz
322 Dell Alston
438 Jerry Dybzinski RC
439 Jorge Orta
440 Wayne Garland
441 Miguel Dilone
442 Dave Garcia MG
517 Bo Diaz
563 Bob Owchinko – Career Highlights: “Traded to”

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1981 Donruss Baseball Detroit Tigers Checklist

5 Alan Trammell
6 Tom Brookens
7 Duffy Dyer – 1980 batting average has decimal
7 Duffy Dyer – 1980 batting average has no decimal
8 Mark Fidrych
9 Dave Rozema
10 Ricky Peters RC
125 Richie Hebner
126 Mark Wagner
127 Jack Morris
128 Dan Petry
129 Bruce Robbins
130 Champ Summers
245 John Wockenfuss
246 Stan Papi
247 Milt Wilcox
248 Dan Schatzeder
249 Steve Kemp
250 Jim Lentine RC
365 Lou Whitaker
366 Lance Parrish
367 Tim Corcoran
368 Pat Underwood
369 Al Cowens
370 Sparky Anderson MG

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1981 Donruss Baseball Houston Astros Checklist

18 Joe Morgan
19 Rafael Landestoy
20 Bruce Bochy
21 Joe Sambito
23 Dave Smith RC – box totally encloses, stats at top
23 Dave Smith – line box around stats is not complete
24 Terry Puhl
138 Enos Cabell
139 Dave Bergman
140 J.R. Richard
141 Ken Forsch
143 Frank LaCorte – UER, photo is Randy Niemann
144 Denny Walling
258 Art Howe
259 Alan Ashby
260 Nolan Ryan
261 Vern Ruhle – ERR, photo on front actually Ken Forsch
261 Vern Ruhle – COR
263 Cesar Cedeno
264 Jeff Leonard
378 Craig Reynolds
379 Luis Pujols – ERR, name spelled Luis Pujois
379 Luis Pujols – COR, name spelled Luis Pujols
380 Joe Niekro
381 Joaquin Andujar
383 Jose Cruz
384 Bill Virdon MG

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1981 Donruss Baseball Kansas City Royals Checklist

100 George Brett
101 Dave Chalk
102 Dennis Leonard
103 Renie Martin
104 Amos Otis
220 Willie Aikens
221 John Wathan
222 Dan Quisenberry
223 Willie Wilson
224 Clint Hurdle
340 Frank White
341 Jamie Quirk
342 Paul Splittorff – ERR, name spelled Paul Spittorff
342 Paul Splittorff – COR, name spelled Paul Splittorff
343 Marty Pattin
344 Pete LaCock
460 U.L. Washington
461 Larry Gura
462 Rich Gale
463 Hal McRae
464 Jim Frey MG RC
491 George Brett MVP
504 Rance Mulliniks
505 Darrell Porter
537 George Brett, Rod Carew

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1981 Donruss Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers Checklist

56 Steve Garvey – “surpassed 25 HR”
56 Steve Garvey – “21 HR”
57 Bill Russell
58 Don Sutton
59 Reggie Smith
60 Rick Monday
176 Steve Garvey
177 Joe Ferguson
178 Bob Welch
179 Dusty Baker
180 Rudy Law
296 Ron Cey
297 Steve Yeager
298 Bobby Castillo
299 Manny Mota
300 Jay Johnstone
416 Dave Lopes
417 Jerry Reuss
418 Rick Sutcliffe
419 Derrel Thomas
420 Tom Lasorda MG
511 Steve Howe RC
526 Mickey Hatcher
534 Gary Thomasson
541 Burt Hooton
557 Don Stanhouse

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1981 Donruss Baseball Milwaukee Brewers Checklist

83 Cecil Cooper
84 Sal Bando
85 Moose Haas
86 Mike Caldwell
87 Larry Hisle – Twins with 28 RBI
87 Larry Hisle – Twins with 28 HR
203 Paul Molitor
204 Jim Gantner
205 Paul Mitchell
206 Reggie Cleveland
207 Sixto Lezcano
323 Robin Yount
324 Charlie Moore
325 Lary Sorensen
326 Gorman Thomas – ERR, 1980: “30 HR mark 4th”
326 Gorman Thomas – COR, 1980: “30 HR mark 3rd”
327 Bob Rodgers MG
443 Don Money
444 Buck Martinez – ERR, reverse negative
444 Buck Martinez – COR
445 Jerry Augustine
446 Ben Oglivie
447 Jim Slaton
508 Bill Travers
510 Bob McClure
528 Dick Davis
578 Bill Castro

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1981 Donruss Baseball Minnesota Twins Checklist

487 Roy Smalley
488 John Castino
489 Ron Jackson
492 Mike Cubbage
493 Rob Wilfong
494 Danny Goodwin
495 Jose Morales
516 Willie Norwood – Career Highlights: “Spent most”
527 John Goryl MG
529 Butch Wynegar
530 Sal Butera RC
531 Jerry Koosman
532 Geoff Zahn – Career Highlights: “Was 2nd in”
546 Doug Corbett RC
547 Darrell Jackson
548 Pete Redfern
549 Roger Erickson
564 John Verhoeven
565 Ken Landreaux
566 Glenn Adams – ERR, name spelled Glen
566 Glenn Adams – COR, name spelled Glenn
567 Hosken Powell
592 Rick Sofield
593 Bombo Rivera
594 Gary Ward
595 Dave Edwards – Career Highlights: “Sidelines”

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1981 Donruss Baseball Montreal Expos Checklist

89 Larry Parrish
90 Gary Carter
91 Bill Gullickson RC
92 Fred Norman
93 Tommy Hutton
209 Rodney Scott
210 John Tamargo
211 Bill Lee
212 Andre Dawson
213 Rowland Office
329 Chris Speier
330 Steve Rogers – ERR, name spelled Steve Rodgers
330 Steve Rogers – COR, name spelled Steve Rogers
331 Woodie Fryman
332 Warren Cromartie
333 Jerry White
449 Tony Bernazard
450 Scott Sanderson
451 David Palmer
452 Stan Bahnsen
453 Dick Williams MG
538 Tim Raines RC
540 Ken Macha
545 Bob Pate RC
599 Elias Sosa

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1981 Donruss Baseball New York Mets Checklist

34 Lee Mazzilli
35 John Stearns
36 Roy Lee Jackson RC
37 Mike Scott
154 Frank Taveras
155 Craig Swan
156 Jeff Reardon RC
157 Steve Henderson
274 Mike Jorgensen
275 Pat Zachry
276 Neil Allen
277 Joel Youngblood
394 Doug Flynn
395 Pete Falcone
396 Tom Hausman
397 Elliott Maddox
506 Joe Torre MG
524 Ray Burris – Career Highlights: “Went on”
524 Ray Burris – Career Highlights: “Drafted by”
575 Mookie Wilson RC

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1981 Donruss Baseball New York Yankees Checklist

105 Graig Nettles
106 Eric Soderholm
107 Tommy John
108 Tom Underwood
109 Lou Piniella
111 Bobby Murcer
225 Bob Watson
226 Jim Spencer
227 Ron Guidry
228 Reggie Jackson
229 Oscar Gamble
231 Luis Tiant
345 Willie Randolph
346 Rick Cerone
347 Rich Gossage
348 Reggie Jackson
349 Ruppert Jones
351 Yogi Berra CO
465 Bucky Dent
466 Dennis Werth RC
467 Ron Davis
468 Reggie Jackson
469 Bobby Brown
471 Gaylord Perry
500 Gene Michael MG
571 Joe Lefebvre RC
585 Fred Stanley

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1981 Donruss Baseball Oakland Athletics Checklist

110 Mickey Klutts
117 Dave Revering
118 Mike Norris
119 Rickey Henderson
120 Mike Heath
230 Jeff Cox RC
237 Wayne Gross
238 Rick Langford
239 Tony Armas
240 Bob Lacey – ERR, name misspelled Bob Lacy
240 Bob Lacey – COR, name spelled Bob Lacey
350 Dave McKay
357 Rob Picciolo – ERR, name spelled Bob Picciolo
357 Rob Picciolo – COR, name spelled Rob Picciolo
358 Matt Keough
359 Dwayne Murphy
360 Brian Kingman
470 Mike Davis RC
477 Jeff Newman
478 Steve McCatty
479 Billy Martin MG
480 Mitchell Page
484 Cliff Johnson
497 Mike Edwards
563 Bob Owchinko – Career Highlights: “Involed in a”

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1981 Donruss Baseball Philadelphia Phillies Checklist

11 Mike Schmidt
22 Manny Trillo
33 Steve Carlton
44 Ron Reed
55 Garry Maddox
131 Pete Rose – ERR, see card 251
131 Pete Rose – COR, see card 371
142 Larry Bowa
153 Dick Ruthven
164 Del Unser – ERR, no 3B heading in stats
164 Del Unser – COR, 3B heading in stats
175 Greg Luzinski
251 Pete Rose
262 Bob Boone
273 Tug McGraw
284 Sparky Lyle
295 Lonnie Smith
371 Pete Rose
382 Keith Moreland RC
393 Bob Walk RC
404 Bake McBride
415 Dallas Green MG
481 Steve Carlton CY
568 Dick Noles
574 Randy Lerch
590 Mike Schmidt MVP
598 Greg Gross

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1981 Donruss Baseball Pittsburgh Pirates Checklist

12 Willie Stargell
13 Tim Foli
14 Manny Sanguillen
15 Grant Jackson
16 Eddie Solomon
17 Omar Moreno
132 Willie Stargell
133 Ed Ott
134 Jim Bibby
135 Bert Blyleven
136 Dave Parker
137 Bill Robinson
252 Bill Madlock
253 Dale Berra
254 Kent Tekulve
255 Enrique Romo
256 Mike Easler
257 Chuck Tanner MG
372 Phil Garner
373 Steve Nicosia
374 John Candelaria
375 Don Robinson
376 Lee Lacy
377 John Milner

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1981 Donruss Baseball San Diego Padres Checklist

1 Ozzie Smith
2 Rollie Fingers
3 Rick Wise
4 Gene Richards
121 Dave Cash
122 Randy Jones
123 Eric Rasmussen
124 Jerry Mumphrey
241 Gene Tenace
242 Bob Shirley
243 Gary Lucas RC
244 Jerry Turner
361 Bill Fahey
362 Steve Mura
363 Dennis Kinney RC
364 Dave Winfield
525 Broderick Perkins
595 Dave Edwards – Career Highlights: “Traded to”

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1981 Donruss Baseball San Francisco Giants Checklist

72 Rennie Stennett – “breaking broke his leg”
72 Rennie Stennett – “breaking his leg”
73 Joe Strain
74 Ed Whitson
75 Tom Griffin
76 Billy North
192 Darrell Evans
193 Milt May
194 Bob Knepper
195 Randy Moffitt
196 Larry Herndon
312 Mike Ivie
313 Dennis Littlejohn
314 Gary Lavelle
315 Jack Clark
316 Jim Wohlford
432 Johnnie LeMaster
433 Vida Blue
434 John Montefusco
435 Terry Whitfield
436 Dave Bristol MG
498 Mike Sadek
555 Jerry Martin – Career Highlights: “Overcame a”
555 Jerry Martin – Career Highlights: “Traded to”
556 Jesus Figueroa RC – Career Highlights: “Traded to”
556 Jesus Figueroa – Career Highlights: “Had an”
579 Greg Minton

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1981 Donruss Baseball Seattle Mariners Checklist

43 Dan Meyer
45 Mario Mendoza
46 Rick Honeycutt
47 Glenn Abbott
48 Leon Roberts
163 Julio Cruz
165 Jim Anderson
166 Jim Beattie
167 Shane Rawley
168 Joe Simpson
283 Ted Cox
285 Larry Cox
286 Floyd Bannister
287 Byron McLaughlin
288 Rodney Craig
403 Bruce Bochte
405 Jerry Narron
406 Rob Dressler
407 Dave Heaverlo
408 Tom Paciorek
486 Larry Milbourne
490 Dave Roberts – Career Highlights: “Showed pop”
490 Dave Roberts – Career Highlights: “Declared himself”
516 Willie Norwood – Career Highlights: “Traded to Seattle”
518 Juan Beniquez
543 Bill Stein

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1981 Donruss Baseball St. Louis Cardinals Checklist

67 Keith Hernandez
68 Tom Herr
69 Bob Forsch
70 John Fulgham
71 Bobby Bonds – ERR, 986 lifetime HR
71 Bobby Bonds – COR, 326 lifetime HR
187 Garry Templeton
188 Mike Phillips
189 Pete Vuckovich
190 John Urrea
191 Tony Scott
307 Ken Reitz
308 Ted Simmons
309 John Littlefield RC
310 George Frazier
311 Dane Iorg
427 Leon Durham RC
428 Terry Kennedy
429 Silvio Martinez
430 George Hendrick
431 Red Schoendienst MG
536 Jim Kaat
539 Keith Smith
580 Mark Littell
583 Ken Oberkfell

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1981 Donruss Baseball Texas Rangers Checklist

25 Bump Wills
26 John Ellis – ERR, shows Danny Walton
26 John Ellis COR
27 Jim Kern
28 Richie Zisk
145 Buddy Bell
146 Fergie Jenkins
147 Dannny Darwin
148 John Grubb
265 Pat Putnam
266 Jon Matlack
267 Dave Rajsich
268 Billy Sample
385 Jim Sundberg
386 Doc Medich
387 Al Oliver
388 Jim Norris
496 Mickey Rivers
501 Dave Roberts
509 Nelson Norman

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1981 Donruss Baseball Toronto Blue Jays Checklist

29 John Mayberry
30 Bob Davis
31 Jackson Todd
32 Alvis Woods
149 Alfredo Griffin
150 Jerry Garvin
151 Paul Mirabella RC
152 Rick Bosetti
269 Damaso Garcia RC
270 Tom Buskey
271 Joey McLaughlin
272 Barry Bonnell
389 Bob Bailor
390 Ernie Whitt
391 Otto Velez
392 Roy Howell
569 Danny Ainge RC
570 Bobby Mattick MG RC
582 Dave Stieb

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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