Of the myriad admirable attributes built into Panini America’s upcoming 2015 Diamond Kings Baseball, none may be more massive in appeal than the product’s smallest inclusions. The many minis randomly inserted into the 2015 Diamond Kings Baseball — regular minis, memorabilia minis, prime memorabilia minis, framed memorabilia minis, variation minis — are sure to be big-time targets for set and player collectors alike when the product releases on April 29.
We provided your first major glimpse at the majestic minis earlier this week right here on The Knight’s Lance. Today, we offer a more compelling peek into the product’s miniature motivation. In the must-see gallery below, we pull the curtain back just a bit to appreciate in greater detail Diamond Kings’ most diminutive assets. Enjoy the revealing images that follow and stay tuned for continued coverage of 2015 Diamond Kings Baseball.
Tom Pavich’s collecting story is like many others. As a youngster he was a rabid collector, but as time passed and life evolved — including a career, marriage and the birth of his first child — Pavich was forced to put collecting on hold. Although he still enjoyed his collectibles, the time and money he had to devote to his hobby were limited.
But Pavich’s collecting passion was reignited last summer when he discovered that the National Sports Collectors Convention was returning to Cleveland.
Much like the population of the United States, the hub of basketball for years has been centered near the country’s biggest markets. It was in Boston where you could watch Larry Bird, and in Los Angeles where you could see the run-and-gun style of the “Showtime Lakers.” The game was turned on its head on the playgrounds in New York, and it was in Chicago where championships were won in the 1990s.
At some point in the past two decades, however, the core of the game’s philosophies, title winners and future game planners shifted from the major cities to an unlikely spot — the NBA’s Southwest Division.
In an effort to keep collectors updated on the status of those Panini America redemption cards that are currently being processed, we’ll post a list every week, like the one included in the attachments below, detailing the most recent cards being fulfilled this week.
The following list is intended to inform collectors about which redemption cards from which products are being processed this week. We’ll update this list every Friday afternoon, so stay tuned next week if you don’t see your card here.
To help celebrate the start of the 2015 NBA Playoffs this weekend, Panini Authentic has launched a special promotion on its website that offers dramatically discounted pricing on autograph memorabilia from the company’s exclusive roster of NBA superstars, including Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Blake Griffin and John Wall.
Featured among the more than 20 available pieces are autographed basketballs, autographed jerseys, autographed oversized prints and even one pair of game-worn Irving shoes. Some prices have been reduced by as much as 60 percent and the promotion will be available for a limited time. Check it out now.
Panini America will make a little hobby history with the late-May release of 2015 Prizm Collegiate Draft Picks Football. For the first time ever, the company’s popular Prizm technology will be unleashed on college football’s greatest legends and hottest 2015 NFL draft picks. And as you’ll see in the preview gallery below, the results should be as impressive as the collegiate superstars dotting the checklist.
Each hobby box of 2015 Prizm Collegiate Draft Picks Football (five cards per pack, 12 packs per box) will deliver two autographs, 24 Draft Picks, four Prizms, one Stained Glass insert and three additional inserts. As is the case with any Prizm product, the colorful parallels (including Camo, Purple Flash, Blue, Tie-Dye, Red White & Blue, Gold and Green & Black) will likely standout as this release’s calling cards.
At this very moment, several members of the Panini America Baseball Product Development Team are at the company production facility across town diligently preparing for a most regal return. Cue the trumpets: 2015 Diamond Kings Baseball began packing out today. As a result, we have the distinct opportunity today to showcase some of the first live cards from this landmark reintroduction.
I ventured over to the production facility yesterday to grab some images of the epic Babe Ruth cards in the product. We’ll get to those in the coming days. Today, however, we want to provide just a taste of what this landmark release will offer when it arrives April 29. Each hobby box of 2015 Diamond Kings Baseball will deliver two autograph or memorabilia cards, two Framed base cards, two DK Originals, two Also Known As, two HOF Sluggers and 24 Rookie Cards.