First Buzz: 2018 Panini Diamond Kings baseball cards

What: 2018 Panini Diamond Kings baseball cards
Arrives: April 11
Box basics: Two autographs or memorabilia cards per 12-pack box (24 boxes per case via two inners)

What’s buzz-worthy: Diamond Kings returns for another season with the legends of yesterday and the stars of today with an artistic approach and nods to the rich past of DK baseball cards.

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The Basics:
Typical boxes will include three framed parallels, two short-prints, two variations and 11 other inserts atop the hits. Panini also promises “more variations than ever before” with name, photo and sepia variations as well as a black-and-white take on cards, too. … This one also will include autographed memorabilia cards of 2018 rookies along with memorabilia cards of past greats in the DK Materials, Jersey Kings, Bat Kings, Studio Portraits Materials and Diamond Deco sets. There also will once agin be Jersey Kings and Bat Kings cards in the mix. Also adding to the possibilities are Retro 1982 DK Materials Signatures cards with players from the past and present on the oldschool design. … Rookie Material Signatures will have two swatches per card and each will have four parallels limited to no more than 99 copies. There also will be four parallels per standard auto card, too. … Among the inserts will be Royalty and Portraits. … Cut autos will also include memorabilia pieces and are called Diamond Material Cuts Masterpieces. … Packs will carry a suggested retail price of $6 ($72 per box).

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