I shared a handful of Phillies cards from 2014 Donruss a few days ago. These were cards I had gotten on eBay. I've now acquired a hobby box on eBay and can form some better opinions.
Details below but I think this is a solid, if dull attempt to recreate the Donruss brand. I'll have a later post on the inserts to the set.
#11 Paul Goldschmidt
#31 Michael Choice
#133 Hyun-Jin Ryu
#190 Nolan Ryan
I really want to like this set, but I'm feeling pretty lukewarm. Without seeing a single card the set already has a built-in problem in that it is not licensed.
Another issue for me. Pretty much every card looks like this:
#159 Pablo Sandoval
#138 R. A. Dickey
#142 Yan Gomes
The other problem is that the cards are printed kind of dark. I've brightened them up a little in Photoshop but in many of the cards, the photos and background are too dark. The background, when it is anything but red or orange is sometimes just a solid black band like this card.
#200 Don Mattingly