Sunday, May 1, 2016

Show Box 2- 2016 Diamond Kings

So I was a big fan of Panini's resurrection of Diamond Kings last year. As such I was really looking forward to this year's release. My first box did not disappoint. 

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I was a big fan of the design of last year's base set and a HUGE fan of the cardstock they used that gave a canvas type feel to the cards. I think this year's set looks even better!! This might be, in my opinion, the best looking baseball card set I've ever seen. 

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The cards are so gorgeous.

Artist's Proof #05/99

Framed Parallel


Now this card has me so confused. According to the checklist the framed cards numbered /99 are blue. The framed cards that are black are /1. This card is /99. The frame is black. I don't have a problem differentiating blue and black. It's black. My scanner made it a little brighter than it is in person. It's definitely black. Looking at eBay doesn't really help with this particular card but other /99 examples look a lot more blue to me than this one does. So I am wondering if perhaps this one was an error that received the wrong color frame. Any ideas?

The inserts were a the weak link in the 2015 version of DK. This year Panini knocked it out of the park. 


I love pulling PC hits!!


Already redeemed. These don't appear to be live yet but Arrieta autos from Donruss are live so I don't expect these to take too awful long.

So like I said at the beginning this box did not disappoint. I know I most likely got a better than average box hits wise. But regardless of the hits Panini has produced another stellar edition of Diamond Kings. Topps will rue the day that Panini gets a full MLB license if they continue to churn out gems like this.

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