Editor’s Note: Kevin Wade covers sports collectibles on his blog, The Mojo Beard. In this special contribution to The Knight’s Lance, Wade explores the proud — and still-going-strong — legacy of The Donruss Elite franchise.
There were a lot of changes in the sports collecting hobby in the late 1980s and early 1990s. New companies and sets where entering the market and introducing new concepts and themes. Certified autographs, mainstays today but still needles in the proverbial haystack at the time, started making more appearances and Donruss released one of the earliest serial-numbered sets in the form of The Elite Series. The third head to the beast that is modern collecting, memorabilia cards, wouldn’t pop up for a few more years.
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