2014 Donruss Mets baseball cards

Matt-HarveyI really hadn’t planned on collecting this year’s Donruss set in any way. While it was my favorite non-premium brand in the late 1980s/early 1990s for its “Rated Rookies,” “Diamond Kings,” and for including players’ full names and “how acquired” information on the card backs, I’m not a fan of the modern version because Panini can’t useĀ team names, logos or exact uniform color combinations.

But during the course of the year, I’ve gotten a number of them in trade packages, as gifts or in contest prizes… and they are beginning to grow on me despite their flaws. So I figured out which Mets cards I have and which ones I’m missing, and I added those to the group of wantlists linked over in the left sidebar. I doubt I’ll chase after them with the enthusiasm I would have shown if Panini did have an MLB license, but I’m going to try to put together the basic team set and get some of the inserts that inspire nostalgia.

How do you feel about Panini’s baseball cards?

Here is a list of the Mets included in both series, not including any parallels or buyback autographs.

2014 Donruss Series 1

Diamond Kings

15 David Wright

Rated Rookies

Wilmer-Flores36 Travis d’Arnuad
43 Wilmer Flores

Base Set

Curtis-Granderson68 David Wright
110 Matt Harvey
164 Curtis Granderson (I still think this should count as a Yankees card)
166 Zack Wheeler
191 Mike Piazza

Breakout Pitchers

Dillon-Gee8 Matt Harvey
30 Dillon Gee

Elite Dominators

6 Matt Harvey

Donruss Signatures

17 Andrew Brown
28 Jeurys Familia
29 Wilmer Flores
44 Zack Wheeler

Elite Series

8 David Wright

Box Toppers

5 Matt Harvey
12 David Wright

Game Gear

12 Dillon Gee
21 Jonathon Niese
34 Johan Santana
41 Ike Davis

Hall Worthy

13 Johan Santana

Power Plus Autographs

13 David Wright (serial numbered to 15)

No-Nos

Johan-Santana5 Johan Santana

The Rookies

6 Travis d’Arnaud
7 Wilmer Flores

2014 Donruss Series 2

Diamond Kings

218 Matt Harvey

Base Set

Travis-d'Arnaud316 Travis d’Arnaud

Bat Kings

9 David Wright

Elite

31 David Wright
70 Matt Harvey
84 Travis d’Arnuad

Elite Dominators

7 David Wright

Jersey Kings

22 Matt Harvey

Turn of the Century Signatures

16 David Wright
89 Matt den Dekker
90 Juan Centeno
91 Wilfredo Tovar

Checklist information courtesy of Sportscard Radio and The Cardboard Connection.

About Paul

NY Mets enthusiast, toy collector, amateur gardener, Christian. I like to take pictures & write things.

Posted on November 12, 2014, in Baseball Cards, New York Mets and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Hey, the Heritage Update has Dice-K!

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    • I should point out that these are images from future Topps Vault auctions and may include cards only produced for autographs and not in the 100 card set. That said, I’ve seen images for deGrom, E. Young, Montero, d’Arnaud, Flores, Campbell and Dice-K. That seems like a lot of Mets in a 100 card set, which is why I mention the autograph possibility.

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      • Matsuzaka’s had autograph cards turning up in a few sets lately, so I could see that being the case here too. (Not a bad thing – I still need his autograph for my collection and I’ve been reluctant to spend the money for a signed Red Sox card.)

        I think deGrom is the only lock to be on the regular 100-card checklist with maybe one or two others.

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