Monday, April 30, 2018

Box Break: 2018 Panini Diamond Kings

My area has officially joined the "No Bowman" club, however there was a blaster of 2018 Panini Diamond Kings sitting on the shelf. This was the next "hot product" to feature Shohei Ohtani RCs...then the aforementioned Bowman product came out and it seemed as if no one cared about this product any longer. Below is a pack by pack break down of the blaster. At this time none of the cards are available as I'm thinking I may try to build the set...

Pack 1
053 Alex Bregman
Jacob DeGrom
Gallery of Stars

007 Mickey Mantle
085 Max Fried RC
043 Hack Wilson

Pack 2
011 Joe DiMaggio
Tyler Mahle
DK Materials (11/99)

Greg Maddux

001 Babe Ruth
018 Paul Waner

Pack 3
034 Ty Cobb
091 Greg Allen RC
Mike Trout
Trophy Club

075 Robinson Cano
032 Gabby Hartnett

Pack 4
049 Frank Thomas
007 Mickey Mantle
Gary Sheffield
The 500

089 Nicky Delmonico RC
047 Jim Bottomley

Pack 5
065 Francisco Lindor
023 Pee Wee Reese
Babe Ruth / Aaron Judge
Past and Present

005 Bobby Thomson
063 Kris Bryant

Pack 6
080 Aaron Judge
037 Chuck Klein
142 Brooks Robinson
021 Ted Lyons
078 Bryce Harper

Exclusive 3-Card Pack
Shohei Ohtani
Variation RC Artist Proof

Walker Buehler RC
Blue Frame

Mickey Mantle Collection

Well, well, well...take a look at the first card out of the bonus pack! I'm immediately shopping this card for something Braves. Overall I love the look of this set...from the painting of the players to the "canvas" feel of the cards. Panini has done another great job w/ this set. If you have any cards from this set you don't care to keep, please let me know!


  1. That Tyler Mahle Materials card is awesome!

    1. It can be yours too Jason if you have something I'd like!

    2. I'll take a look at your wantlists tomorrow when I get back into town and see if I can dig some stuff up!

  2. Agree, that a great looking Tyler Mahle card. Diamond Kings is one of my favorite products of the year. I had no clue it was out already, guess I'll have to go in search of it.

    1. I believe it came out a few weeks ago, but the first time I found it locally. That Mahle card is available for trade by the way.

  3. Hello, I don't know if you want lots or not but I have a lot of 70 #47's Jim Bottomley and one Red Frame Jim Bottomley for sale.

  4. Congratulations on pulling the Ohtani AP. Cha-Ching!