While I'm not a fan of the no logo thing I do find I like the Diamond Kings cards year in and year out and finally found a pack of the 2019 Diamond Kings cards. I enjoy the art/painting feel of these as highlighted by this Johnny Bench card. They do a good job minimizing the lack of logo. It isn't always possible of course but still I like the looks of this set.
You really get a sense of these cards being from days gone by. The design also gives plenty of room for the photos to shine. As always Panini shies away from the fielding photos.
The current players aren't out of place but they have a different vibe to me when looking at them in this format. I still like them but just different is all. Goldy and Perez will go directly to the personal collection. Nice additions. The backs are fine with decent write-ups
I liked the Hall of Fame and Team Heroes inserts but the DK 205 falls a bit flat. I'm not saying it's not a good card just not a design I'm hugely fond of.
I like the Squires card design. I'm not really sure if it is a nod to something or they just thought Squires was a cool name.
The DiMaggio red framed card is a nice touch. I don't normally like the frames per se but even though it doesn't jive with the Yankees' team colors I like it. The price point on these will keep me from buying more packs but I'll definitely look for singles and and inserts. I really enjoy seeing the retired greats in sets and there are some nice looking inserts here to be had that I didn't pull.
20 – Total Cards
6 – RC
6 – Retired Greats
2 – Team Heroes
1 – DK 205
1 – Squires
1 – Red Frame Parallel
1 – Hall of Fame Heroes