A few months back I picked up a set that I have had my eye on for a couple of decades. I think it is a very attractive set and features one of my favorite card topics - Baseball Hall of Famers. In 1983, during their 3rd year of putting out baseball card sets, Donruss released a 44-card Hall of Fame Heroes set. These are standard size cards on typical 1980s Donruss card stock. Some research shows that the cards came in eight card packs with 3 Mickey Mantle puzzle pieces at a cost of 30 cents. I don't recall seeing packs of these cards back in the 80s, only singles at card shows.
42 of the 44 cards in the set feature Dick Perez artwork, he of Diamond King fame. One card depicts the completed Mantle
puzzle and the final card is a checklist. Here is the front of the Dizzy Dean card. The cards feature portraits, half-body and full-body pictures, I tend to like the full-body pictures the best.
The card backs are red, white, and blue
containing the card number and a short player biography. After reading through all the card backs, I really like the style and content of the write ups.
Since it is only a 44-card set, I figured I would share the entire set, enjoy:
A great looking set that I am glad to finally have in my collection.