Friday, August 9, 2019

Payday Pack - A Trio Of Legends

This year's Panini Diamond Kings has a lot going for it - it's a good looking set that is cheap and affordable, plus the base is only 150 cards. Why wouldn't I want to try and complete it? Oh yeah, the fact that 1/3 of the cards are short prints! How annoying. Still, the idea of adding some legends from yesteryear on the cheap lured me to another pack, and I can't say I was disappointed.

3rd Place

2019 Panini Diamond Kings
#10 Joe Wood

This is officially my first card of Hall of Fame legend "Smokey" Joe Wood! I've said it already, but it bears repeating - the lack of a MLB license doesn't hurt with card featuring players from the early 1900's.

2nd Place

2019 Panini Diamond Kings
#29 Jackie Robinson

Granted, a white "B" or the now retired 42 would have been nice here, but it's still nice to add another Jackie Robinson to the collection!

1st Place

2019 Panini Diamond Kings - DK205 Series
#205-25 Mickey Mantle

It pains me to give 1st place to a Yankee, but this insert just looks amazing!

Other Contestants Not appearing On Stage:
#79 Jason Nix (RC)
#36 Chipper Jones
#93 Freddie Freeman
#68 Chris Shaw (RC)
#26 Ty Cobb
#83 Sam Crawford
#TH-17 Shohei Ohtani (Team Heroes insert)
#JJ1 Joe Jackson (Joe Jackson Collection insert)
#MG14 Freddie Freeman (Masters Of The Game insert)
#TH-2 Alex Bregman (Team Heroes insert)
#106 Ryan Borucki (RC, SP) (Framed Red Parallel)
#DK04-CK Clayton Kershaw (2004 DK Retro Set insert)
#72 Sean Reid-Foley (RC)
#86 Corey Kluber
#44 Roger Clemens
#2 Hank Greenberg
#60 Alex Bregman


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  1. I've never been a huge fan of the Panini Diamond Kings base design, but the DK 205 inserts are some of my favorite cards of 2019 thus far.

  2. It pains me to see you give 1st place to a Yankee ;)