Back to some baseball cards with the 2019 Donruss which I hadn't seen in hand before this pack. Props for the design but it sure seems like a team logo would look great in that right hand corner. I try not to hold the lack of MLB license against these but it can still be tough. That said these are some good looking cards. They didn't recycle an old design and went with something new and I think it worked.
I was very happy with my pull. Ozzie Albies was just signed long term and is one of Atlanta's core young players who will be the future of their team. Chris Sale has struggled out of the gate while Jose Altuve is coming off a five homers in five games stretch. Such a great hitter and PC guy for me.
That Tellez is one of six retro RC cards I pulled. I'm not a fan of the '85 design but I get what they are going for. These are the Matt Chapman base and photo variation cards. Variations aren't a bad thing but they can be a lot of work trying to find out if you have them. I end up looking at my packs twice to figure these things out after I've looked up the list or photos.
The Diamond Kings are OK again utilizing the '85 Donruss design. The Matt Carpenter is an Independence Day parallel. I like it better than the base design here.
The backs are pretty plain but that isn't unexpected with Panini Donruss. Zilla is a nickname variation. Overall I like the cards but not blown away. I can see me picking more of these up though they may not be my first cards I reach for.
BREAKDOWN:30 – Total Cards
6 – Retro RC
4 – Photo Variations
3 – Diamond Kings
2 – Rated Rookie
1 – Holo Red Parallel
1 – Nickname Variation
1 – Independence Day Parallel