2016 Panini Diamond Kings Variations Gallery, Checklist


2016 Panini Diamond Kings variations follow the themes of the rest of the base set. A few veterans here, a handful of legends there and some standout rookies for good measure.

In total, there are 15 players on the variation checklist. They range from Ty Cobb to Lou Gehrig to Kirby Puckett to Mike Trout and Kyle Schwarber.

Not the toughest on the hobby’s variation spectrum, there’s two in every hobby box. That works out to 1:6 packs. As a result, they’re not much harder to find than their regular base counterparts. 2016 Panini Diamond Kings variations also have the same seven parallels as the base set.

No common thread exists between the variants other than offering different images. Some of these stand out immediately. Others require a bit of a closer look. The pictures are still different but the player might be posed in a similar manner with much of the difference coming from the jersey color or background.

Here’s a full list of all the variations in 2016 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball and how to spot them.

2016 Panini Diamond Kings Variations Gallery

7 Honus Wagner, Pittsburgh Pirates

2016 DK Var 7 Wagner

Variation – with glove

2016 DK 7 Wagner

Base – with bat

9 Joe DiMaggio, New York Yankees

2016 DK Var 9 Joe DiMaggio

Variation – empty stands

2016 DK 9 Joe DiMaggio

Base – crowd in background

13 Lou Gehrig, New York Yankees

2016 DK Var 13 Lou Gehrig

Variation – green background

2016 DK 13 Lou Gehrig

Base – black background

17 Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh Pirates

2016 DK Var 17 Roberto Clemente

Variation – green background

2016 DK 17 Roberto Clemente

Base – crowd in background

21 Ted Williams,Boston Red Sox

2016 DK Var 21 Ted Williams

Variation – black sleeves

2016 DK 21 Ted Williams

Base – crowd in background

23 Ty Cobb, Detroit Tigers

2016 DK Var 23 Ty Cobb

Variation – bats on shoulder

2016 DK 23 Ty Cobb

Base – black cap

46 Kirby Puckett, Minnesota Twins

2016 DK Var 46 Kirby Puckett

Variation – tongue out

2016 DK 46 Kirby Puckett

Base – bat visible

59 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

2016 DK Var 59 Bryce Harper

Variation – throwing

2016 DK 59 Bryce Harper

Base – batting

91 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

2016 DK Var 91 Mike Trout

Variation – swinging

2016 DK 91 Mike Trout

Base – batting stance

109 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs

2016 DK Var 109 Bryant

Variation – white jersey

2016 DK 109 Bryant

Base – pinstripe jersey

141 Kyle Schwarber, Chicago Cubs

2016 DK 141 Kyle Scwarber

Variation – batting

2016 DK Var 141 Schwarber

Base – catcher’s gear

142 Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers

2016 DK Var 142 Seager

Variation – batting

2016 DK 142 Corey Seager

Base – fielding

143 Miguel Sano, Minnesota Twins

2016 DK Var 143 Miguel Sano

Variation – dark jersey

2016 DK 143 Miguel Sano

Base – white jersey

144 Michael Conforto, New York Mets

2016 DK Var 144 Michael Conforto

Variation – grey jersey

2016 DK 144 Michael Conforto

Base – pinstripe jersey

145 Stephen Piscotty, St. Louis Cardinals

2016 DK Var 145 Piscotty

Variation – swinging

2016 DK 145 Stephen Piscotty

Base – batting stance

Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.


Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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  1. JDonovan 8 April, 2016 at 04:24

    Are ANY of these variations actually necessary? Every single set does not need this. When you start seeing stuff like the Bryant and the Conforto where the variations are minors at best, I think we really need to reevaluate our collecting priorities.

    That being said, thank you for providing a gallery to at least be able to pick these things out.

  2. Kerry 8 April, 2016 at 12:01

    I completely agree with JDonovan. Card companies are producing products that make it very difficult to complete a collection, whether for a full set or a particular set of players. I have 2016 Bowman coming at the end of this month and I am worried that I will get hooked on the few color parallels inside and spend time and money trying to complete a set of them!

  3. chris 17 April, 2016 at 01:01

    I got so tired of seeing framed cards in so many colors that I just tossed them aside as minor annoyances. Then after seeing the huge checklist I revisited one of the boxes I bought, and discovered that my Joe DiMaggio was not only a Black Frame Parallel but also the photo variation, and an unnumbered 1/1. Hard to tell the wheat from the chaff in all this nonsense.

  4. Brian Rose 12 August, 2018 at 21:21

    To Chris with the black framed Joe DiMaggio “1 of 1″… I also have the Black Framed Joe Dimaggio Variation that is supposed to be a 1 of 1… And I saw one on eBay listed as 1 of 1… Email me at mrwillrose1981@gmail.com

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