The 1981 Donruss Baseball Card Set was the first one ever issued by the company. The paper stock was thin and the set was filled with errors and variations.
The set has been around for 30 years and I'm still trying to get all the variations. There are about 30 in total and I need only 4 more. They are not expensive, running about 10 to 25 cents each its just that they don't seem to turn up that much since they don't seem to be popular among collectors.
Here are 3 I picked up recently.
If you notice, Steve's last name is spelled 2 different ways.
The same goes for this card, the last name is also spelled 2 different ways..
This one is a little more obvious. The card on the left is actually Ken Forsh.
Here are two more Volkswagens I have recently added to my collection.
This first one is a glass candy holder. my wife, with her keen eyes, spotted while we were shopping at a local antique store. It has a cork stopper to cover the opening. Don't know what I'll fill it with.
A short time later, I was searching for similar items on Ebay. I came across a Volkswagen "Butter Dish". I checked it out , put in a bid and won!
Just in time to dress up the Thanksgiving Day table!!