Saturday, April 15, 2017

Diamond Kings is Kind of Awesome

A recent trade I made had a bit of a glitch in that the other party could not find one of the cards he was going to send me.  To make up for that, he sent me some Red Sox cards from a box of Diamond Kings.  I have to say, I really like these cards.  The design is pretty neat, but I really like the texture.  It occurs to me that they have been like this for a few years, but it never really made as much of an impression on me as it did when I saw these cards.    
1.  2017 Panini Diamond Kings Heritage Collection Jim Rice.  The back of this card refers to Rice as "beloved" at one point.  I was not really watching baseball until after Rice retired, but I never really got the impression that he was beloved.  Certainly not by teammates.  Maybe some older Red Sox fans can give me a better idea.

2.  2017 Panini Diamond Kings DK Originals Rick Porcello.  I mentioned before that Porcello will start showing up in a lot of inserts as a result of winning the Cy Young Award.  Well, here we are.

3.  2017 Panini Diamond Kings Curt Schilling.  I really like the player selection in this set.  It is kind of cool to see Schilling get some new cards.  I know that people don't like Schilling, but I definitely appreciate his role on two World Championship teams.

1 comment:

  1. I really like this year's DK set. I may pick up a couple boxes in a few months when I can find them cheap. I've heard they are a fun break.