As monumental as it may have seemed at the time, Panini America’s announcement last week that the fabled Diamond Kings brand would be making a triumphant return to baseball after a decade away may have obscured even bigger news. Indeed, not only is Diamond Kings returning, but baseball’s most powerful diamond king is, too. Babe Ruth is back.
For the first time since 2005, the Great Bambino will have trading cards in a Panini America product. Base cards. Minis. A cut autograph. Epic memorabilia cards. In late April, the Sultan of Swat will become the Sultan of Swatch.
In the must-see gallery that follows, we showcase the resplendent array of regal Ruths coming to 2015 Diamond Kings Baseball, including his base card, his Mini, his Red and Blue Framed Materials cards, his Framed Mini Materials card, his spectacular Diamond Cuts cut autograph, the Timeline Materials card he shares with fellow Yankees legend Lou Gehrig, and his Also Known As and Sluggers inserts.
Enjoy this Ruthian first look and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage of 2015 Diamond Kings Baseball.