I recently picked up a hobby box of 2022 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball. It was $89.95 (+tax) for 12 packs, 8 cards per pack, and 2 hits per box.
I really like these cards! The canvas stock, vibrant colors, and artsy “paintings” are particularly appealing. It’s a nice departure from the regular photos on cards while being more artistic and less “Photoshoppy” than say, Topps Gypsy Queen or Masterpieces. Some cards would be particularly cool with autographs on them! Well, I guess most cards look better with autos, but anyway…
The box had roughly half base cards and half inserts, with some old timers, some stars, and lots of rookies. Is Junior an old timer now????
The two hits were not particularly inspiring. At least one was a star and I also avoided the dreaded Panini redemption. 🙂
On the other hand, there were lots of cool inserts! For example:
I probably could have gotten a similar bunch of base cards and cool inserts from four blasters for the same price… but I didn’t lol. Overall, I’d say 2022 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball is very nice. Even though the hobby box seems overpriced for the typical quality of the hits, I’d still give it 4 out 5 stars.