Tuesday, May 05, 2015

2015 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball - The Dodger Base Cards

Since buying the Donruss brand Panini America has done everything they could to revitalize the legendary franchise.  They've brought back sets that had long since been forgotten, and have now turned an iconic subset into a standalone product.  Featured here are the Dodger base cards to Panini's Diamond Kings Baseball card set.  Go here for a complete checklist.

The Diamond Kings subset found in 1980's Donruss sets were drawings by famed Baseball artist Dick Perez.  This new product, just released last week, do not have that kind of personal touch.  Instead, they appear to be images that have been photoshopped to look like a painting.  Not that there's anything wrong about that.  With the technology being available this is, of course, the most cost effective way to make this set.  Still, it would have been nice for them to consign one drawing per team with a noted artist - just to give it an original Diamond Kings feel.

Below are pics of all the Dodger base cards in the set.  Over the next few days I'll share pics of the inserts, relic and autograph cards.

Please note that Dodger top prospect Corey Seager has a base card in only the mini parallel version of the set.

#4 Adrian Gonzalez                                #23 Carl Furillo

#30 Clayton Kershaw                            #39 Don Drysdale

#40 Duke Snider                                       #59 Gil Hodges

#69 Jim Gilliam                                     #90 Leo Durocher

#113 Pee Wee Reese                                  #139 Walter Alston

#148 Yasiel Puig                                       #165 Joc Pederson

There is only one Dodger variation card in the base set.  See it below.

Base Rookies SPs

#165 Joc Pederson

Every Dodger base card in the set (as seen above) has an mini parallel card available in the set.  There is also an new addition only available as a mini.  It is for super-prospect Coery Seager and it's numbered #207.  See it below.

DK Minis Set

#207 Corey Seager

* Please follow on twitter @ernestreyes *
* Dodgers Blue Heaven home page *

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...