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1998 Donruss Crusade Baseball Cards
1998 Donruss Crusade Baseball Cards

Welcome to the most comprehensive all-in-one resource for 1998 Donruss Crusade baseball cards.

In a previous blog post, I discussed 1998 Donruss Crusade baseball cards from a hobby popularity standpoint. To respect the historical significance of that post, this resource is provided as an addendum on 1998 Donruss Crusade baseball cards and covers all known facts and images.


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Database Organization:

This 1998 Donruss Crusade baseball cards database is organized by:

  • Types: Pack Issued, Replacements, Executive Master Set Editions, and Unreleased
  • Image Galleries: For each of the three colors – Green, Purple, and Red
  • Cumulative Checklists: For each of the four types
  • The database concludes with a small section for Errors

Release Formats:

It’s important here to note that the pack issued variety is the only type that was meant for public consumption and had an official release date complete with a marketing budget. All other types – Replacements, Executive Master Set Editions, and Unreleased – weren’t meant for public consumption but likely made their way into the secondary market through employee backdooring during the Pinnacle bankruptcy.

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Pack Issued

The 1998 Donruss Crusade baseball set consists of 130 cards of which come in three different color parallels – Green, Purple, and Red – with each color accompanied by a unique print run. The first 100 cards in the set depict veteran stars while the remaining 30 feature young hopefuls.

1998 Donruss Crusade is a multi-product release; the first 100 cards were randomly inserted into three products: 1998 Donruss (40), 1998 Leaf (30), and 1998 Donruss Update (30). All “Call to Arms” (CTA) subset cards were mistakenly printed without card numbers. Cards 101-130 were inserted into packs of 1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars.


Pack Issued | Green /250

Neifi Perez 1998 Donruss Crusade #69 Green /250
Neifi Perez 1998 Donruss Crusade #69 Green /250

Pack Issued | Purple /100

Hideo Nomo 1998 Donruss Crusade #81 Purple /100 CTA
Hideo Nomo 1998 Donruss Crusade #81 Purple /100 CTA

Pack Issued | Red /25

Mo Vaughn 1998 Donruss Crusade #12 Red /25 CTA
Mo Vaughn 1998 Donruss Crusade #12 Red /25 CTA
#PlayerSet: Pack IssuedGreen/250Purple/100Red/25Need
1Tim Salmon1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
2Garret Anderson1998 Donruss CrusadexxxR back
3Jim Edmonds1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxx
4Darin Erstad1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxx
5Jason Dickson1998 Donruss Crusadexx
6Todd Greene1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
7Roberto Alomar1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxx
8Cal Ripken Jr.1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
9Rafael Palmeiro1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxx
10Brady Anderson1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
11Mike Mussina1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
12Mo Vaughn1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxx
13Nomar Garciaparra1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
14Frank Thomas1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxx
15Albert Belle1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxx
16Mike Cameron1998 Donruss CrusadexxxP back
17Robin Ventura1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
18Manny Ramirez1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
19Jim Thome1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxx
20Sandy Alomar Jr.1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
21David Justice1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
22Matt Williams1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxx
23Tony Clark1998 Donruss CrusadexxxP back
24Bubba Trammell1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
25Justin Thompson1998 Donruss Crusadexx
26Bobby Higginson1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
27Kevin Appier1998 Donruss Crusadexx
28Paul Molitor1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
29Chuck Knoblauch1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxx
30Todd Walker1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
31Bernie Williams1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
32Derek Jeter1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxx
33Tino Martinez1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
34Andy Pettitte1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
35Wade Boggs1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxx
36Hideki Irabu1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
37Jose Canseco1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
38Jason Giambi1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
39Ken Griffey Jr.1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
40Alex Rodriguez1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxx
41Randy Johnson1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
42Edgar Martinez1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
43Jay Buhner1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxx
44Juan Gonzalez1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxx
45Will Clark1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
46Ivan Rodriguez1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
47Rusty Greer1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
48Roger Clemens1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
49Carlos Delgado1998 Donruss CrusadexxxP back
50Shawn Green1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
51Jose Cruz Jr.1998 Donruss CrusadexxxR back
52Kenny Lofton1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
53Chipper Jones1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
54Andruw Jones1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxx
55Greg Maddux1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
56John Smoltz1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxx
57Tom Glavine1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
58Javier Lopez1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
59Fred McGriff1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
60Mark Grace1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
61Sammy Sosa1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxx
62Kevin Orie1998 Donruss CrusadexxxR back
63Barry Larkin1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxP back
64Pokey Reese1998 Donruss Crusadexx
65Deion Sanders1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
66Andres Galarraga1998 Donruss Crusadexx
67Larry Walker1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
68Dante Bichette1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxx
69Neifi Perez1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
70Eric Young1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
71Todd Helton1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
72Gary Sheffield1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxx
73Moises Alou1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
74Bobby Bonilla1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
75Kevin Brown1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
76Ben Grieve1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
77Jeff Bagwell1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxx
78Craig Biggio1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
79Mike Piazza1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
80Raul Mondesi1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
81Hideo Nomo1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxx
82Wilton Guerrero1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
83Rondell White1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxx
84Vladimir Guerrero1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxx
85Pedro Martinez1998 Donruss CrusadexxxR back
86Edgardo Alfonzo1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
87Todd Hundley1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxxG back
88Scott Rolen1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
89Francisco Cordova1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
90Jose Guillen1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
91Jason Kendall1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
92Ray Lankford1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
93Mark McGwire1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxx
94Matt Morris1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
95Alan Benes1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
96Brian Jordan1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxx
97Tony Gwynn1998 Donruss Crusadexxx
98Ken Caminiti1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxxG back
99Barry Bonds1998 Donruss Crusade CTAxxx
100Shawn Estes1998 Donruss Crusadexx
101Richard Hidalgo1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexxx
102Paul Konerko1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexxx
103Miguel Tejada1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexxx
104Fernando Tatis1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexxx
105Travis Lee1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexxx
106Wes Helms1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexxx
107Rich Butler1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade UpdatexxxG back, P back
108Mark Kotsay1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexxx
109Eli Marrero1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade UpdatexxxG back
110David Ortiz1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexxx
111Juan Encarnacion1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexxx
112Jaret Wright1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexxx
113Livan Hernandez1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexxx
114Ron Wright1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexxx
115Ryan Christenson1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexxx
116Eric Milton1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade UpdatexxxP back, R back
117Brad Fullmer1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexxx
118Karim Garcia1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexxx
119Abraham Nunez1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexxx
120Ricky Ledee1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexxx
121Carl Pavano1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexxx
122Derrek Lee1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexxx
123A.J. Hinch1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexxx
124Brian Rose1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade UpdatexxxR back
125Bobby Estalella1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexxx
126Kevin Millwood1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexxx
127Kerry Wood1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexxx
128Sean Casey1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexxx
129Russell Branyan1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexxx
130Magglio Ordonez1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexxx
1998 Donruss Crusade Checklist: Pack Issued
Frank Thomas 1998 Donruss Crusade CTA #14 Red /25
Frank Thomas 1998 Donruss Crusade CTA #14 Red /25

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Replacements

While not known for certain, it’s believed that replacement examples were produced for every parallel of pack issued 1998 Donruss Crusade cards. Other than not possessing serial numbers, they are identical in every way to their pack issued counterparts. These replacements are exceedingly rare and very few have been found.


Replacements | Green (No Serial Number)

Magglio Ordonez 1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Update #130 Green Replacement
Magglio Ordonez 1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Update #130 Green Replacement

Replacements | Purple (No Serial Number)

David Ortiz 1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Update #110 Purple Replacement
David Ortiz 1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Update #110 Purple Replacement

Replacements | Red (No Serial Number)

Juan Encarnacion 1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Update #111 Red Replacement
Juan Encarnacion 1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Update #111 Red Replacement
#PlayerSet: ReplacementsGreenPurpleRedNeed
1Tim Salmon1998 Donruss Crusade
2Garret Anderson1998 Donruss Crusade
3Jim Edmonds1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
4Darin Erstad1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
5Jason Dickson1998 Donruss Crusade
6Todd Greene1998 Donruss Crusade
7Roberto Alomar1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
8Cal Ripken Jr.1998 Donruss Crusade
9Rafael Palmeiro1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
10Brady Anderson1998 Donruss Crusade
11Mike Mussina1998 Donruss Crusade
12Mo Vaughn1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
13Nomar Garciaparra1998 Donruss Crusade
14Frank Thomas1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
15Albert Belle1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
16Mike Cameron1998 Donruss Crusade
17Robin Ventura1998 Donruss Crusade
18Manny Ramirez1998 Donruss Crusade
19Jim Thome1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
20Sandy Alomar Jr.1998 Donruss Crusade
21David Justice1998 Donruss Crusade
22Matt Williams1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
23Tony Clark1998 Donruss Crusade
24Bubba Trammell1998 Donruss Crusade
25Justin Thompson1998 Donruss Crusade
26Bobby Higginson1998 Donruss Crusade
27Kevin Appier1998 Donruss Crusade
28Paul Molitor1998 Donruss Crusade
29Chuck Knoblauch1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
30Todd Walker1998 Donruss Crusade
31Bernie Williams1998 Donruss Crusade
32Derek Jeter1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
33Tino Martinez1998 Donruss Crusade
34Andy Pettitte1998 Donruss Crusade
35Wade Boggs1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
36Hideki Irabu1998 Donruss Crusade
37Jose Canseco1998 Donruss Crusade
38Jason Giambi1998 Donruss Crusade
39Ken Griffey Jr.1998 Donruss Crusade
40Alex Rodriguez1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
41Randy Johnson1998 Donruss Crusade
42Edgar Martinez1998 Donruss Crusade
43Jay Buhner1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
44Juan Gonzalez1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
45Will Clark1998 Donruss Crusade
46Ivan Rodriguez1998 Donruss Crusade
47Rusty Greer1998 Donruss Crusade
48Roger Clemens1998 Donruss Crusade
49Carlos Delgado1998 Donruss Crusade
50Shawn Green1998 Donruss Crusade
51Jose Cruz Jr.1998 Donruss Crusadex
52Kenny Lofton1998 Donruss Crusade
53Chipper Jones1998 Donruss Crusade
54Andruw Jones1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
55Greg Maddux1998 Donruss Crusade
56John Smoltz1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
57Tom Glavine1998 Donruss Crusade
58Javier Lopez1998 Donruss Crusade
59Fred McGriff1998 Donruss Crusade
60Mark Grace1998 Donruss Crusade
61Sammy Sosa1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
62Kevin Orie1998 Donruss Crusade
63Barry Larkin1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
64Pokey Reese1998 Donruss Crusade
65Deion Sanders1998 Donruss Crusade
66Andres Galarraga1998 Donruss Crusade
67Larry Walker1998 Donruss Crusade
68Dante Bichette1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
69Neifi Perez1998 Donruss Crusade
70Eric Young1998 Donruss Crusade
71Todd Helton1998 Donruss Crusade
72Gary Sheffield1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
73Moises Alou1998 Donruss Crusade
74Bobby Bonilla1998 Donruss Crusade
75Kevin Brown1998 Donruss Crusade
76Ben Grieve1998 Donruss Crusade
77Jeff Bagwell1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
78Craig Biggio1998 Donruss Crusade
79Mike Piazza1998 Donruss Crusade
80Raul Mondesi1998 Donruss Crusade
81Hideo Nomo1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
82Wilton Guerrero1998 Donruss Crusade
83Rondell White1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
84Vladimir Guerrero1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
85Pedro Martinez1998 Donruss Crusade
86Edgardo Alfonzo1998 Donruss Crusade
87Todd Hundley1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
88Scott Rolen1998 Donruss Crusade
89Francisco Cordova1998 Donruss Crusade
90Jose Guillen1998 Donruss Crusade
91Jason Kendall1998 Donruss Crusade
92Ray Lankford1998 Donruss Crusade
93Mark McGwire1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
94Matt Morris1998 Donruss Crusade
95Alan Benes1998 Donruss Crusade
96Brian Jordan1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
97Tony Gwynn1998 Donruss Crusade
98Ken Caminiti1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
99Barry Bonds1998 Donruss Crusade CTA
100Shawn Estes1998 Donruss Crusade
101Richard Hidalgo1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Update
102Paul Konerko1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatex
103Miguel Tejada1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Update
104Fernando Tatis1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Update
105Travis Lee1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatex
106Wes Helms1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Update
107Rich Butler1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Update
108Mark Kotsay1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Update
109Eli Marrero1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Update
110David Ortiz1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexxx
111Juan Encarnacion1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatex
112Jaret Wright1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Update
113Livan Hernandez1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatex
114Ron Wright1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Update
115Ryan Christenson1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Update
116Eric Milton1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Update
117Brad Fullmer1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Update
118Karim Garcia1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Update
119Abraham Nunez1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Update
120Ricky Ledee1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Update
121Carl Pavano1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Update
122Derrek Lee1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatex
123A.J. Hinch1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatex
124Brian Rose1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatex
125Bobby Estalella1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatex
126Kevin Millwood1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatex
127Kerry Wood1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexx
128Sean Casey1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Update
129Russell Branyan1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatex
130Magglio Ordonez1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade Updatexx
1998 Donruss Crusade Checklist: Replacements
Travis Lee 1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars #105 Red Replacement
Travis Lee 1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars #105 Red Replacement

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Executive Master Set Editions

While it’s unknown if these were made for 1998 Leaf Rookie and Stars Crusade Update cards (#101-130), it’s believed that examples of each of the first 100 cards in the pack issued 1998 Donruss Crusade set can be found with X’s in the numerator position of the serial numbers. These are called Executive Master Set Editions a.k.a. Executive Proofs. They were printed for final review before the product went into official production and release.

While print runs aren’t confirmed, it’s likely every card of this version regardless of color was printed in the same quantity. That said, however, it’s believed that that particular quantity is exceptionally small, possibly less than 10. Again, there’s no way to confirm this other than assumptions from sales observations over time. If you’re chasing a specific player in the set, this stuff makes for excellent additions to the PC.

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Executive Master Set Editions | Green (XXX/250)

Paul Molitor 1998 Donruss Crusade #28 Green Executive Master Set Edition
Paul Molitor 1998 Donruss Crusade #28 Green Executive Master Set Edition

Executive Master Set Editions | Purple (XXX/100)

Jim Thome 1998 Donruss Crusade #19 Purple CTA Executive Master Set Edition
Jim Thome 1998 Donruss Crusade #19 Purple CTA Executive Master Set Edition

Executive Master Set Editions | Red (XX/25)

Darin Erstad 1998 Donruss Crusade #4 Red CTA Executive Master Set Edition
Darin Erstad 1998 Donruss Crusade #4 Red CTA Executive Master Set Edition