1988 Donruss consists of 660 cards. Card fronts feature a distinctive black and blue border on the front. The card front border design pattern of the factory set card fronts is oriented differently from that of the regular wax pack cards.
The key Rookie Cards in this set are Roberto Alomar, Jay Buhner, Ellis Burks, Ken Caminiti, Tom Glavine, Mark Grace and Matt Williams. For a while, the Gregg Jefferies card was one of the hottest Rookie Cards of the late-80s.