The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2016 Diamond Kings Baseball (147 Pics)
Ask most baseball collectors what their favorite product of 2015 was and many of them will adamantly reply with two simple words that carry considerable collecting clout: Diamond Kings. Indeed, last year’s 2015 Diamond Kings release took many hobbyists by pleasant surprise and signaled a dramatic resurgence for the long-adored art-inspired brand.
Much like last year’s release, the first standalone Diamond Kings brand in 10 years, 2016 Diamond Kings Baseball delivers a stirring artistic tribute to the game’s greatest legends, biggest current stars and hottest rookies with a product that’s as rich in autograph and memorabilia content as it is in design and aesthetics. In the Quality Control Gallery that follows, we offer a thorough examination of this year’s highly anticipated release, due out next Wednesday.
Back to fuel collectors for a new season are photo variations and the popular Mini and Framed Mini chases. The product features five new autograph and memorabilia inserts, including Elements of Royalty Signatures and Limited Lithos Signatures Materials. Each hobby box of 2016 Diamond Kings (eight cards per pack, 12 packs per box) will deliver two autograph or memorabilia cards.
Enjoy the massive preview that follows and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage of 2016 Diamond Kings Baseball.