1984 Donruss - #248 - Don Mattingly RC
Yeah, I chose a Yankee over those two great Red Sox cards. I sound like a broken record here (four of the six cards I've selected now are big-name '80s rookie cards), but during the time when I collected cards as a child the rookie card was king. The 1984 Donruss Mattingly was right up there with the best of the decade. In fact, this may be the biggest non-Hall-of-Fame rookie card of the decade. Maybe?
The other reason I selected this one is because I am a huge fan of the 1984 Donruss set. Like many other collectors, I feel it's a level above anything else Donruss ever released. I could devote entire posts to this set (and hope to at some point), but for now I'm happy to have it represented in my Ultimate Baseball Card Set.