Quick Look: 1991 Donruss Highlights Andy Hawkins “Pitcher” Error – Now Readily Available Online!

11 Dec

**This is an updated post, meant to reflect the emergence of this card for sale on platforms such as ebay. Several have popped up in the last three years now and while still rare, no long the impossible mystery variation that I had previously believed it to be**

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 cards pictured above are a bit grainy but looking at the banners under his name will clearly show both the error and corrected version. It reads: “No-Hits White Sox” under his name on front on the correct type. 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 (ed note: I can be wrong). 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?

52 Responses to “Quick Look: 1991 Donruss Highlights Andy Hawkins “Pitcher” Error – Now Readily Available Online!”

  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.

    • Gary carter June 27, 2020 at 5:29 pm #

      Well i bought a pack of donruss. 1991 green pack series 2 ..and low and behold i didn’t only get one but i got two. No hit white sox in that one pack…..

  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.

    • Lee M February 18, 2015 at 7:25 am #

      I’m interested in buying a copy of this card if you still have it. Thanks, Lee – LMM191@yahoo.com

  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.

    • Lee M February 18, 2015 at 7:25 am #

      I’m interested in buying a copy of this card if you still have it. Thanks, Lee – LMM191@yahoo.com

  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

    • Lee M February 18, 2015 at 7:26 am #

      I’m interested in buying a copy of this card if you still have it. Thanks, Lee – LMM191@yahoo.com

  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. Kraig September 24, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    I just pulled one (literally a few seconds ago!!) while going through an unopened box of Donruss 91 series 2 wax packs that my dad has been storing the past 20+ years. The card is certainly in mint condition as this is the first time it has ever been touched. I would never have known the card was an error if not for the post. If someone is interested in buying, let me know and perhaps I’ll consider selling…

  18. richtreer January 25, 2013 at 9:23 am #

    Sometimes things popup in the oddest places !!!! thanks RB !!!!


    • richtree January 25, 2013 at 9:25 am #

      Didn’t realize pics couldn’t be posted….

      here is direct link:


      • Andrew August 7, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

        Email me if you would like a picture of both cards side by side


        Do not hesitate to contact me

  19. andrew February 10, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

    Here is the first ever graded Hawkins Error card-

    I am willing to sell it, my email is weather@mail.org if your interested.


  20. MusicalChairs August 16, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    I have one If any ones Looking to purchase send me your asking price

  21. Trevor December 2, 2015 at 6:26 pm #

    I have six, if you want one I’ll give it to you for free….they go for a dollar on Ebay

    • lee Markowitz July 5, 2017 at 6:41 pm #

      Hi, Do you still have these?

    • lee Markowitz July 5, 2017 at 6:42 pm #

      Hi, I’m interested. Please contact me at LMM191@yahoo.com

  22. 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?

      • baseballcardtest March 13, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

        Hi,I’m interested in the card.  Please contact me at LMM191@yahoo.com

      • baseballcardtest March 13, 2016 at 3:42 pm #

        Hi, I’m very interested in the card.  Please let me know how to contact you.

    • baseballcardtest March 14, 2016 at 5:39 am #

      How do I leave a comment? I’m interested

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

      You have the andy hawkins pitcher for sale ?

      • Matthew Lash April 15, 2017 at 1:29 pm #

        I do email me lashmatthew26@ gmail.com

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

      You have the andy hawkins pitcher for sale ?

      • snagnshag February 17, 2017 at 4:58 pm #

        I have one if anyone is still looking for it. Been watching ebay for months to see if one would pop up…nothing yet. Still not sure on the value of this card. One of the rarest errors that i have come across.

    • Marty August 2, 2016 at 8:53 pm #

      Jason, I might be interested if you still have the card. Please email me at martuzzi1977@gmail.com.

  23. Travis February 28, 2017 at 1:46 pm #

    I have an unsigned version

  24. Matthew Lash April 15, 2017 at 1:26 pm #

    Hi my name is Matthew and I’m the proud owner of this rare card are u still loking. For this card

  25. Roger Carper June 1, 2017 at 5:42 pm #

    I will be going through those insert cards this weekend and look.

  26. Roger June 7, 2017 at 7:52 pm #

    I have 1. If I can I will post after I scan it. Have to get my website showing over card so nobody steals it.

  27. Sam Hulsey January 8, 2018 at 9:21 am #

    I have the and Hawkins card

  28. A Hughes January 19, 2019 at 8:30 am #

    I have one of these cards in my collection.

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