Old School Hits: 1998 Donruss Signature Significant Signatures (Contest Prize)
Randomly inserted into packs of 1998 Donruss Signature were Significant Signatures inserts, which featured beautiful on-card autographs of legends such as Yogi Berra, Eddie Mathews, Ernie Banks, Stan Musial, and Phil Rizzuto, just to name a few. Each card was limited to 2,000 copies, with the exception of Rizzuto, who only signed 1,000.
However, not all the cards were directly inserted into packs. Redemption cards were created for Sandy Koufax, Ozzie Smith, and Nolan Ryan. The redemptions (which had to be redeemed before the year 2000) were for special signed REFRACTORS with a print run of 2,000. However, some time after the product’s release, non-refractive versions of these three cards were found. They featured different photographs from their refractor counterparts, but still looked very sharp in basic foilboard. While Koufax and Ozzie once again had 2,000 cards out there, there were only 1,000 of the non-fractor Nolan Ryan card.
Oh, and if you’re reading this Jason, this Ryan is your prize for winning the contest. Congratulations and enjoy!
Posted on August 28, 2009, in Old School Hits and tagged 1998, Donruss, Donruss Signature, Nolan Ryan, Significant Signatures. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.
I love this card… bought one earlier this year on ebay. That’s one awesome prize!
Wow! That is a beautiful card. I can’t wait to see it in person. Once again, it was a great contest and I am so happy to win.
Fuji – I don’t blame you. This is a card I’d buy for myself too, though I already have one Ryan autograph in the PC.
Jaw – I told you the prize would be awesome! Let me know when it arrives. Congrats again.
Man, that is a GREAT card! Can you imagine having to sign 2000 cards!?
I’ve met Nolan Ryan and he is a class act. One of the all time greats.