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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).

1991-Donruss-Andy-Hawkins-Pitcher-Error-BC-12A-Baseball

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?