There are some boxes that you are more excited to open than others. For me, this box was one of the boxes I didn’t have high expectations for.
I love old school Diamond Kings, however since Panini doesn’t have a license for Major League Baseball Cards, they can’t use the team logos. This has always been a big negative for me. There is usually something about the airbrushed/photoshopped images that just take away from the overall appeal of the card.
Each blaster box contains 7 packs with 5 cards per pack. The retail cost is $19.99. There is 1 exclusive Blue Frame Parallel, 3 Artists Proof Blue Parallels and 1 Insert/Parallel per box on average.
Here’s a look at what we got from our box:
Pete Rose All-Time Diamond Kings Artist Proof, Honus Wagner 3,000, Bo Bichette Rookie, Tres Barrera, Manny Machado.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr Gallery of Stars, Brendan McKay Rookie, Frank Thomas, Johnny Bench, Fernando Tatis Jr.
Gavin Lux Dual Material Card, Ken Griffey Jr DK 206, Michael King Rookie, Deivy Grullon Rookie, Brusdar Graterol Rookie.
Christian Yelich Artist Proof, Ken Griffey Jr Artist’s Palette, Evan Longoria All Time Diamond King, Mookie Betts, Nolan Arenado.
Christian Yelich In the Zone, Justin Dunn Rookie, Ichiro, Bryce Harper, Ken Griffey Jr.
Brendan McKay Blue Border, Rhys Hoskins Aficionado, Sam Crawford, Ronald Acuna Jr, Nolan Ryan.
Jimmie Foxx Artist Proof, George Brett DK 206, Ronald Bolanos Rookie, Michel Baez Rookie, Whit Merrifield.
Wow, what a fun box to open. I was really not expecting this to be the case. From the first pack pulling the Pete Rose All-Time Diamond King Artist Proof and a Bo Bichette Rookie I was hooked. There were enough subset and insert cards to keep me interested and looking up the odds that I had a blast. There were also a ton of rookie cards in the product that added another level of value to the box. Also, pulling a Gavin Lux Double Jersey Card was a nice bonus.
I will definitely be looking to find more of this product. It was a blast to open and the cards are really nice looking, even without the team logos due to Panini’s licensing issues with MLB. The artistic element of the design really did a good job of taking away from the usual photoshopped feel that Panini baseball crds have.