Tuesday, August 3, 2010

1992 Donruss Coke Ryan

I just came across these in my collection. This was a 26-card Nolan Ryan commemorative set put out in 1992. The cards were produced by Donruss. The fronts are based on the regular Donruss set with the addition of the gold border. The Astros were wearing the uniform on this card during a game recently. I had tuned in late so I don't know why.Each card in the set chronicled a different year in Ryan's long career. The cards were inserted into various Coke products. You could mail away for the entire set for $8.95 plus some UPCs from the Coke packages.
I also have a poster showing all of the cards. I'm pretty sure they were giving the poster away with the Coke products. My kids were pretty young then and my wife and I weren't big soda drinkers so I didn't go after the set.
You can get the individual cards on eBay for a buck apiece plus shipping.

5 comments:

night owl said...

I have one of those cards -- I think I got it right with the case of soda. It's one of him pitching with the Mets. Back then, seeing a card of Ryan in a Mets uniform was rare, so I kept it.

Hackenbush said...

Is there anyone who doesn't like Nolan Ryan? I have both the dark blue and the orange Astros fitted caps from the Ryan era. Wish I could afford one of the striped jerseys.

capewood said...

I was able to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in June. There weren't many disappointments, but one of them was the Nolan Ryan materials. They gave him very little space.

Terry said...

I have always like this set. I worked in a grocery store at the time and we filled up the vending machines with 12 packs and soooo... well I think I have the whole set...LOL!

Tom said...

I have a few from this set, but nowhere near a complete set. I saw Nolan a few weeks ago. We had a suite at the Ballpark and he sat in front of us, maybe 20 rows.