Flashback Product of the Week: 1983 Donruss Action All-Stars


It cracks me up when I look at this box and see the phrase “MR. RETAILER This carton contains 2 FREE packs for 60¢ EXTRA PROFIT”.  Mantle is also misspelled.  Donruss was known for rushing their early baseball products.  Its common to find lots of errors.  Its pretty bad though when they don’t catch a spelling mistake on the front of the box.

The 1983 Action All-Star set only contains 60 cards.  They are slightly larger in size measuring 3.5″ x 5″.  That makes storing them a little harder.  Its not like there are any major cards in this set worth protecting.  It was so overproduced.  Sealed boxes can be found for under $10.00.  It was marketed as depicting major league players in a new style, but I’m not seeing what the new style would be.  The 63-piece Mickey Mantle puzzle is probably the most popular thing within this product.  A complete puzzle can be picked up for $5.00 or less.


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