First Buzz: 2017 Panini Diamond Kings baseball cards


What: 2017 Panini Diamond Kings baseball cards
Arrives: March 29
Box basics: Two autographs or memorabilia cards per 12-pack box (24 boxes per case via two inners)
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What’s buzz-worthy: Diamond Kings returns with some legendary names in the mix along with new parallels, new inserts and new signers that we have not seen in recent years.

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The Basics: 
Among the autographs to be found in this one will be Kirby Puckett, Manny Ramirez, Hideki Matsui, Nomar Garciaparra, Carlos Delgado, Kerry Wood and Andruw Jones to name a few. … Among the new parallels will be gray and brown frames as well as Artist Proofs, 1/1 Masterpieces and more for the base cards, short-printed and their variations. … Among the inserts will be Jersey Kings, Bat Kings, Ted Williams Collection, Heritage Collection Material Signatures and Aurora. Memorabilia cards will include DK Materials, Jersey Kings, Bat Kings, Studio Portraits Materials, Diamond Deco and Ted Williams Collection Materials… Boxes carry a suggested retail price of $72 and will include three framed parallels, one numbered framed insert and 12 other insert cards. … Among the autograph inclusions will be Rookie Signatures with this year’s newcomer ink and memorabilia together along with memorabilia and the same formula will be in play for DK Signatures. These will have four parallels all limited to no more than 99 copies. … Base cards will have nine parallels with five of those being framed versions and include past and present players, while rookies will apparently only have eight. … Aurora inserts will have two parallels each limited to no more than 25 copies. … The Ted Williams Collection promises “unique memorabilia from games and his personal collection” — could there be any fishing flies here? … Rounding things out will be Diamond Cuts cut autos with Holo Gold, Blue and 1/1 Masterpiece parallels and Heritage Collection where Hideki Matsui will have his first DK cards since 2005.

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