Will the owner of the 1991 Donruss Andy Hawkins BC-12A please stand up?

11 Dec

Wow. Have I already sunk so low into the junk era that I’m blogging about 1991 Donruss? Unfortunately yes. 1991 Donruss is one of those sets that I despise from the beloved speculation era. I’m not sure why I hate it so much, the colors? The design? The fact that Ive never pulled an Elite insert? Well, 1991 Donruss gets a little credit in my book because of one card: 1991 Donruss Highlights Andy Hawkins #BC-12A “Pitcher” ERR

This stupid card has eluded me for the years now. My muddled memories of being at summer camp in 1991 are littered with images of frenzied 1991 Donruss, Stadium Club and Topps Traded pack-busting and I seem to think that at some point between 1991 and 1992, that I owned this specific variation. Whether I did or didn’t is pretty irrelevant but I can say for sure that it’s pretty impossible to find today. Probably because it’s a rare 1991 Donruss common (oxymoron).

The card pictured above is the corrected version. It reads: “No-Hits White Sox” under his name on front. The error version reads: “Pitcher” as if it’s in the base card format instead of the Highlights subset format. I am willing to bet that if up for the challenge, that you could pull one of those Ryne Sandberg Legend Autographs before you ever pull the Hawkins error. I truly believe it’s that kind of rare. I’ve never seen a single copy on ebay. None have appeared for sale on beckett, sportsbuy or anywhere whithin google’s search radius – for at least the last 5 years.  Anyone have one these guys?


26 Responses to “Will the owner of the 1991 Donruss Andy Hawkins BC-12A please stand up?”

  1. Stephen A Padwe January 14, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

    Yes, I have one of the Andy Hawkins cards but I don’t remember where I got it.

    • junkwaxgems January 14, 2010 at 4:27 pm #

      You should send me a scan and I’ll post with a credit to you. I don’t think there’s one available online.

  2. Stephen A Padwe January 15, 2010 at 3:19 am #

    I can fax you a copy of the card I don’t have a scanner. Please let me know.

    • junkwaxgems January 15, 2010 at 7:11 am #

      Unfortunately, I don’t have access to a fax at this time. Great find though!

  3. Stephen A Padwe January 15, 2010 at 8:01 am #

    If I can find a scanner how would I send it to you or maybe if you send me your snail mail address I will mail the copies to you.

  4. Mike January 16, 2010 at 6:40 am #

    Hi, I, too, have one and can try to send a scan later this weekend or next week.

  5. chris coleman November 19, 2010 at 1:44 pm #

    Yes i have that card in mint condition .. please leave me a message in my email if u still need this card .. thanks ..

  6. Jason Brock December 22, 2010 at 7:43 am #

    i totally pulled this card as a kid back in 91. i remember noticing it immediately as an error and put it in a top loader. since i had a hard time getting rid of cards and still do i’m certain i still have it. i would consider selling it to you as it would bring you more joy of owning it than it would me. let me know if youre interested.

  7. Shawn December 27, 2010 at 9:56 am #

    If the owner has already picked one up, I would love to add one to my collection.

  8. Eric Bronner April 8, 2011 at 10:42 am #

    I would also be interested in buying this card if anyone has it available.

  9. Kyle May 24, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    I was going through my old baseball card collection and found this one among all my cards, would be interested in selling it if anyone wants.

  10. Eric May 26, 2011 at 3:53 pm #

    Hi Kyle,

    Could you email me at bronnerea@gmail.com? I may be interested.



  11. Ben July 14, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

    Okay, so several people have reported having it, can we get a picture or scan of some sort. Otherwise, we are back where we started- NO confirmed copy.

  12. mike September 11, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    So many talkers, no action. For such an impossible card, amazing how many “have it” yet no one can provide a simple scan.

    • Dylan September 11, 2011 at 7:02 pm #

      Or it may be that most checked it off years (decades?) ago and don’t care to dig through an entire collection to scan one. Can’t say I blame them. Maybe post a comment with your highest offer, see if that gets the response you’re looking for.

  13. joshua March 17, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    I was reading this post and laughed at myself… I to had the same problem with this donruss series… My dad and I would by boxes of cards at a time, random brands and ALWAYS PULLED TRASH OUT OF THE DONRUSS SERIES!!!!!! One day my dad stopped by a card store that was close by us at the time and paid I think .50 cents to a 1.00 at the time for a single pack and pulled a signed Ryne Sandberg out of the pack!!!!!! It was signed in blue sharpie and was numbered whatever out of 5,000 I think? Anyway I bought a few more boxes of donruss after that and got nothing but more junk and thats the time I pretty much stopped collecting!!!! Just wanted to share a little bit… Joshua

  14. Robert May 1, 2012 at 1:50 am #

    A bit late, but I emailed you a scan of the card front and back about a week ago or so. Got it on ebay for a whopping .40c LOL! Thanks for pointing out it was rare or I would have let it slip by. Robert

  15. dailyinterest May 5, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    I would like to get a copy of this card also if anyone would like to sell theirs!

  16. Sara Milliron July 29, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    I have one Im welling to sell email me Sara.Milliron@gmail.com !!!!

    • Dylan August 2, 2012 at 9:41 am #

      Hi Sara,

      Can you please provide a scan and an asking price?

      Thank you!

  17. Jason Brock March 13, 2016 at 8:47 am #

    I still have mine as I mentioned some time ago. I have no scanner or fax but if anyone is interested in confirming or purchasing it from me, I can send a picture via cell phone text message?

    • Dylan March 13, 2016 at 12:49 pm #

      Hi, please arrange any sales outside of this blog or make sure to include a commission of 20%. Pay commission fee to jacksoncoupage@yahoo.com

      • Jason Brock March 13, 2016 at 2:34 pm #

        Loox like nobody wants it yet, Dylan. If something changes, we can work something out. Could I send you an SMS on a cell phone just to prove authenticity of this?

    • richtree May 31, 2016 at 10:58 am #

      You have the andy hawkins pitcher for sale ?

    • richtree May 31, 2016 at 10:58 am #

      You have the andy hawkins pitcher for sale ?

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