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Highlights from a pair of 2014 Donruss Series 2 packs

Travis d'Arnaud's 2014 Donruss Series 2 baseball card
Travis d’Arnaud’s 2014 Donruss Series 2 baseball card

I may not have found any Topps Update packs yet, but I did get to open some baseball cards last week. One of my friends gave me a couple of packs of Donruss Series 2, and I have to admit that the set is growing on me.

I did pretty well – I ended up pulling Travis d’Arnaud, the only Mets player in the 100-card base set.

A pair of 2014 Donruss Masahiro Tanaka baseball cards
A pair of 2014 Donruss Masahiro Tanaka baseball cards

I also found Masahiro Tanaka‘s Rated Rookies and Diamond Kings cards – in the same pack. I normally don’t get that excited about Yankees cards, but I really enjoyed watching Tanaka pitch this year and these are his first baseball cards that have landed in my hands. Panini’s lack of a license to show Major League Baseball logos hurts the Rated Rookies card, but the Diamond Kings card works for me.

A pair of 2014 Donruss Derek Jeter baseball cards
A pair of 2014 Donruss Derek Jeter baseball cards

There was a pair of Derek Jeter cards in that Yankee-centric pack, which I note because it’s likely the last time I will pull a Jeter card from a “new” set that was produced during his playing career. Again, I really like the Studio insert (there’s a brand Panini could revive and I’d probably want to collect it – the lack of an MLB license really doesn’t hurt the theme.)

More 2014 Donruss Series 2 baseball cards
More 2014 Donruss Series 2 baseball cards

Other stars included Mike Trout, Andrew McCutchen and Jose Fernandez.

More 2014 Donruss Series 2 baseball cards
More 2014 Donruss Series 2 baseball cards

And since we’re waiting for the Wild Card World Series to start up next week, how about some Kansas City Royals and a San Francisco Giant?

Mark Trumbo's 2014 Donruss Diamond King Press Proof baseball card (available for trade)
Mark Trumbo’s 2014 Donruss Diamond King Press Proof baseball card (available for trade)

Finally, a “hit” that might interest an Arizona Diamondbacks or Mike Trumbo collector: a Diamond Kings Press Proof, #198/199. (If you want it, leave me a comment and it’s yours for any card from my wantlists or any 2014 Mets baseball card.)

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