Tuesday, November 2, 2021

2021 Panini Diamond Kings Blaster!

I usually stay away from the unlicensed stuff. But, when you want a little variety and haven't opened anything in a while, sometimes your rules change. Did this provide the variety I was looking for?

Let's see! 

There's the box, as always.

Seven packs, of five cards. 35 cards total. 

Almost a Red Sox card! (Sorry, almost a "Boston" card.) I like the fact that the design of the card really obscures the lack of logos. It's trying to convince you this is a painting, and a slightly abstract one at that, so those details might not even be there anyway.

An "Artist's Proof" parallel. Again, sticking with the painting theme implied in the set name. Not sure what they're suggesting an "artist proof" is in this case, other than a clever name. It sure looks like every other card of McClanahan. Unlike the Stadium Club "Master Photos" set that at least showed the progression from the master to the final.

A thick bordered card of Juan Soto. These cards are annoying because it's almost impossible to flip through a stack of cards without catching the corners of other cards on these raised borders.

Another Jimmie Foxx, but Boston Jimmie this time! I love the dedication to the "painting" theme with the paint roller borders, and all the other details. If you're going to have a theme, I think you should stick with it. 

And, there you have it. Probably ended up being a waste of time and money, but at least it was a little bit of fun while it lasted.

How did your blasters go?

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