2019 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball Variations Gallery
As the line has done the past couple of years, the 2019 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball variations mix legends from several eras, veterans and young players.
They offer up a second card for 19 players (20 cards total as Gleyber Torres has a pair of variations).
In three instances, the players on the variation don’t line up with the number on the base set. The first Torres variation is found at #43, which is Corbin Burnes’ spot in the base set. Javier Baez is normally #150, but his variation has #44 on the back, which belongs to Roger Clemens in the base set. Wade Boggs doesn’t appear in the main set but he is a variation, replacing Ted Williams’ #22.
As far as parallels go, variations have the same mix as base cards. That means: Artist Proof, Artist Proof Blue, Blue Frame, Plum Frame, Red Frame, Artist Proof Masterpiece (1/1), and Black Frame (1/1).
Most of the 2019 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball variations are easy to spot with photo switches between batting and fielding or uniform colors. However, a couple are a little more tough with bat position being the easiest thing to spot on the front. For Vladimir Guerrero, it’s the color of his shin guard.
No matter the card, the backs make variation spotting simple and fast.
Using Gray Matter to Confirm Variations
If you’re sorting your cards, there’s a very easy way to spot 2019 Panini Diamond Kings Variations. Flip them over. Regular base cards have a brown wood frame.
If you have a variation, the frame is gray.
The difference is noticeable, even at a quick glance.
2019 Panini Diamond Kings Variations Checklist
Here’s a quick list of all the 2019 Panini Diamond Kings variations. If you’re looking for a specific card, click on the link to see what’s available on eBay.
2019 Panini Diamond Kings Variations Gallery
21 Satchel Paige, St. Louis Browns
22 Wade Boggs, Boston Red Sox
26 Ty Cobb, Detroit Tigers
33 Nolan Ryan, Texas Rangers
43 Gleyber Torres, New York Yankees
Torres’ base card is #144, which also has a variation of its own.
44 Javier Baez, Chicago Cubs
Baez’s base card is #150. He is pictured batting.
60 Alex Bregman, Houston Astros
64 Ryan O’Hearn, Kansas City Royals
65 Juan Soto, Washington Nationals
80 Ichiro, Seattle Mariners
81 Ozzie Albies, Atlanta Braves
85 Rickey Henderson, Oakland Athletics
91 Vladimir Guerrero, Montreal Expos
95 Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox
105 Ryne Sandberg, Chicago Cubs
112 Yusei Kikuchi, Seattle Mariners
124 Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels
130 Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Indians
139 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs
144 Gleyber Torres, New York Yankees