There’s two factions when it comes to Donruss/Panini with regards to the baseball card market. There is the side that is dying for Donruss to return to their glory years as they have grown tired of Topps and Upper Deck.
Then there is the other side who dies a little each time they think of Donruss returning and releasing hundreds of cards of one player each year like there were doing shortly before their banishment into non-licensed territory.
I am torn on the issue at the moment. For one, I absolutely loved Donruss releases from the late-80’s into 2000 but judging by their latest efforts, those guys are long gone. If you think Topps uses a lot of sticker autographs just wait till Panini releases 15 products all with stickers, similar designs, and one hundred different parallels.
As for the idea that Donruss “floods the market”, this is nothing new. Just take a look at the scan below. They have been doing this for ages now, just not as prominent as before. At least back then they used different photographs.
Seriously, how many 1989 Donruss Jose Canseco cards do I really need?
UPDATE: While putting my cards away I found yet ANOTHER 1989 Donruss.