One of the more unique hobby options at a lower price point, 2018 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball highlights stars across the diamond with a colorful, creative take. Each hobby box should yield two total autographs or relics.
Although the exact box contents are tweaked slightly from 2017, hobby boxes also average two short prints, two variations, three parallels and 11 total inserts.
2018 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball Base / Inserts
Drawing immediate attention to the player, the 2018 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball base background design makes the subject the center focus, adding a simple banner at the bottom. Framed parallels come 1:4 packs, on average. There are also blaster-only Artist Proof Red and Blue frames.
Increasing from the 2017 selection, Variation choices include Sepia and Black and White, along with popular options such as Photo and Name.
Combining to fall in nearly every pack, the 2018 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball checklist features multiple inserts. Royalty is a one-card tribute set dedicated to Babe Ruth. There is also Portraits, which displays close-ups of legends with an ornate frame design. The Mickey Mantle Collection inserts are specific to the retail blaster format.
2018 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball Autographs / Relics
With two per hobby box, 2018 Diamond Kings hits include autographs and memorabilia inserts. The DK Rookie Materials Signatures set is only for the 2018 rookies, matching dual relics with an autograph.
The main DK Signatures insert is more wide-reaching, covering past, present and future stars. Both sets also have four parallels limited to 99 copies or less.
In addition, the Retro 1982 Diamond Kings Material Signatures set honors the ’82 design with an auto relic for fan favorites, while Diamond Cuts Material Masterpieceincorporates cut signatures and a memorabilia piece for legends of the game.
Other relic options include Bat Kings, Diamond Deco, DK Materials, Jersey Kings and Studio Portraits Materials.
Release Date: 04/11/2018
Product Configuration: 8 cards per pack, 12 packs per box, 24 boxes per case (2 inners)
2018 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball Hobby Box Break Average
- 2 Hits (Autographs or Memorabilia)
- 11 Inserts
- 3 Framed Parallels
- 2 Short Prints
- 2 Variations