Ripping Retail Retro: 1981 Donruss baseball cards + win our box!

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Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Reed Kasaoka from Baseball Card Exchange ( as they rip into a box of 1981 Donruss in this latest Ripping Retail video.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

How can you win the box? Tell us who you would want to pull from 1981 Donruss box in the comments below. The most-creative answer,  in Olds’ opinion, wins. Contest closes on April 19.

Ripping Retail Retro: What do you want to see next week?

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  1. Benjamin Work
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    Well I’d love to pull a Chris Olds card but I don’t think he has a card in that set so I’d like to pull all three Pete Rose cards!

  2. Nick Mikulicich
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    I want to pull Win Remmerswaal. Because if I pull that card, it’s a guaranteed Win.

  3. Norman Carlisle
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    Got to be Pete Rose or Johnny Bench, loved the big red machine of the 70’s

  4. payton neufeld
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    I would love to pull a nick swisher or any athletics cards because they are awesome and my favorite!!!!

    It would also make you happy.

  5. nathan Sease
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    watching the old school box break was great. It takes me back to when i began my collection. I’d love to see Rickey Henderson, Nolan Ryan and Pete Rose.. Nolan Ryan has been one of my all time favorite players. it would be great to get that box

  6. Phil
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    Actually, Mr. Pete LaCock’s real last name is Marshall…for he is Peter Marshall of Hollywood Squares fame’s son.

  7. Greg
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t see a Tim Raines rookie pulled?

  8. Patty
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    Been a fan of Rusty Kuntz for along as I can remember, now here’s a chance to pull my own Rusty Kuntz.

  9. Mark S.
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    I would like to pull a few Pete Rose’s and Don Money. If I bring home a few Rose’s and Money my wife won’t mind if I spend a little at the Baseball Card Exchange.

  10. Posted April 9, 2013 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    have to be Nolan Ryan. I was to young to watch him play then, but later watching him play for the rangers and when he Robin Ventura charged the mound and got pounded by Ryan

  11. Rob Mazetta
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    I hear that “Terry” is a great “Puhl” ..or so i’ve heard. “Mike Proly” would be a good one as well. But for me personally it would be MOOOOOOOOOOOkie wilson’s RC.

  12. David Brewer
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    I would love to pull the 1981 Ozzie Smith cards when he was on the Padres. You gotta love the old school hair-do he is sporting with the extra long side burns.

  13. Randall
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    Anyone from either New York team because (supposedly) Keith Olbermann took the photographs on several of those players.

  14. Erik
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    Don Money, then I could say my pack had money in it.

  15. Posted April 9, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    # 130–(Good win) Champ(ion) Summers

  16. Caleb Marx
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    I would love to see Ricky henderson because he has always been my favorite baseball player

  17. Greg Barlow
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    I loved the vintage box break, kinda makes me want to buy a box. It reminds me of when I was a kid and buying 87 donruss. The first cards I owned was a Raphael palmero and Greg Maddox RCs. Nolan Ryan was one of my favorites from that year

  18. Jamie Baldwin
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    I would love to pull a Robin Yount because he is from my hometown Danville, Illinois. I don’t have any of his earlier cards of his for my PC. Would be nice. Thanks!

  19. Andy York
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    I would love to pull one of the prides of St. Paul Minnesota and the U of M Paul Molitor or Dave Winfield. Add in the potential of a Jack Morris and thats three hall of famers ( or should be HOFers) from one era who grew up less than 3 miles from one another. Pretty damn impressive.

  20. larry robidoux
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    I would have to say the Nolan Ryan first then maybe the Reggie or maybe the Cal jr or even a pete rose… To many to chose from :-)

  21. Paul Le Corre
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    Any Boston Red Sox card. And If I win, I would be the first French guy in the Beckett History to win a contest. Beckett Team, that’s an opportunity you just can’t miss!!

  22. afff
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    i would like the only #1 card in the set and who wouldn’t want it………1981 Donruss #1 Ozzie Smith

  23. Jeremy Boynton
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 12:39 am | Permalink

    I would like to pull a Frank Tanana card. That way I can see which eyebrow beats the other one.

  24. Tyler
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 3:24 am | Permalink

    Give me a Phil Neikro! We share a birthday (April 1st), which is fitting for Knucksie and 1981 is the year I was born. A perfect storm!

    Plus, his picture is just plain creepy.

  25. Richard Hogenson
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 6:09 am | Permalink

    A Bobby Bonds error card saying he hit 986 HRs.

  26. Josh Mintz
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 8:23 am | Permalink

    As a Cardinals fan, I’d want to pull Silvio Martinez – one of the best photos in the set, bar none. Look it up – it’s magnificent.

  27. Nathan Crandell
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    For the set itself, I would want to pull Rickey Henderson (Obviously) and because I love RCs I would want Mookie the Wookie, or Wookie Wilson from the set.

    I do wish the packs had puzzles, not even going to lie those were my favorite thing from the earlier sets.

  28. Tim Rash
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    I absolutely love watching these vintage box breaks!!! So fun!! the card or cards I would like to pull would be Goose Gossage and the George Brett. George Brett cards always remind me of when he freaked out because of the pine tar incident! That would have a made a great card maybe even a memorabilia card now HAHA!!

  29. Vince Czerwonka
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    Danny Ainge! I am a huge basketball fan and pulling his rookie baseball card would be a great addition to my collection.

  30. Ryan R
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    I don’t want a box of this as I have a comc account, but I always enjoy a good 1981 Nolan Ryan. Rickey is another good one as he was the best at what he did probably ever. Tim Raines is a nice rookie card to have, few guys go from grossly underrated to overrated in their lives. Lastly a Mookie Wilson rookie card as he was grandma’s favorite player.

    Let’s go 85 Donruss

  31. Jason
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    This is an easy question for me…Tim Raines for sure. The reason being because my first ever trip to a baseball card shop (The Diamond in Rome, NY) was in 1987 and I picked up one pack of 1981 Donruss to open along with some current stuff at the time. When I opened the pack the store owner and I were incredibly excited to see the Raines rookie as one of the final cards. It gave me the collecting bug that I still have today and I was a Tim Raines fan until he retired many years later.
    I would love the chance to experience that excitement again a relive a childhood experience.

    From mod: winner via random selection.

  32. Jason K
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    I’d like to pull Danny Ainge RC. Gotta love those two sport guys.

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  33. mlbscout
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to pull some extra-rare gum, maybe it would be edible.

  34. Greg
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    I would like to pull an Al Hrabosky. He has that menacing glare in his picture.

  35. Anthony Testani
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    The Pete Rose card from 81 Donruss I always thought was a decent looking card in an otherwise unremarkable set.

  36. Cory Furlong
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    I would love the Tommy John. You know what though, I think Tommy is way to old to be performing surgery on all these players. Wonder how much money he made from performing surgery compared to his baseball salary?

  37. Ryan
    Posted April 11, 2013 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    Olds got me so pumped up about this Rickey Henderson card…have to have it.

  38. MIchael McMannis
    Posted April 11, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Any Cubs player inserts would be awesome

  39. frumpl
    Posted April 11, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    I think someone beat me to it, but I’d take the first card from the first set post-Topps monoply…Ozzie Smith

  40. keith
    Posted April 11, 2013 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    I’m a huge Dodgers fan! So it’s got to be the Steve Howe RC #511. His ears seem to disappear behind a bad ’80’s ‘do and the shady little grin on his face screams, “I’ve been Naughty”, which we all know to be true. Great card! GO DODGERS!

  41. Justin S.
    Posted April 15, 2013 at 4:38 am | Permalink

    I would love to win this box because it was the year I was born and me and my father won a live auction at a local card shop when I was 10 for a few boxes of 1981 baseball product and then I stored them in the attic and when I just recently got the passion for cards back a few years ago I noticed that from the heat and humidity all my cards became one foot long baseball card and it was the most depressing feeling hearing the gloss of a Rollie Fingers and Ozzie smith turning into a card of each. So it would be a great memory for me and my father to go through another box of 1981 Donruss. Thank you for the competition Chris and I would have said the A’s, but figured other people have gone through my pain, so I just thought I would tell my short version of my story. My father even went online and he is ancient to try and find a company to repair the cards lol. Have a great day.

  42. C.L.
    Posted April 18, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Without a doubt, I’d want to pull the second-spitter…a.k.a. Keith Hernandez. He gets bad press when we all know it was Roger’s doing.

  43. Jason
    Posted May 1, 2013 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    Thanks a bunch for the contest. So happy to win and appreciate the giveaways!

  44. Posted October 27, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    I think I would like to pull a few error cards like……Pete Rose with a Johnny Bench head, a George Brett with no left leg, and a Tom Seaver with a missing right arm!

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