2017 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball Variations Guide

2017 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball Variations Guide

Spread across many eras of baseball, the 2017 Panini Diamond Kings variations feature Hall of Fame legends, established stars and young players with potential. With 24 players in the main checklist, the cards mirror the art-like feel of the base set, adding only minimal image changes.

Although having the 2017 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball Variations checklist ahead of time does give collectors an easier path, the simple differences can make it more tricky to determine the base versus the variation. Also compounding this issue is the fact that the base parallels are the same as the variations. This means it could take a little time to identify which is which.

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However, Panini did collectors a solid with a cheat for knowing when the card is a variation. According to Panini, the clear answer comes on the card backs. A square-framed image on the back means it is the base while circle-framed images are only found on the variations.

An exception to this appears to be the rookie players (#126-175), like Moncada, who have circle frames on both the base and variation versions.

Other back differences include the card number placement and basic info /stats. Collectors can also be on the lookout for the cards that are backwards in packs as this is how the variations were issued. Even with this addition, the variation for some players is not immediately clear. As a result, it might take a few days to sort it out.

Beyond the 24 players with a second set of images, rookie Dansby Swanson has a variant version for the bio section on the back. However, the front images are the same.

All the 2017 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball variations include Green Framed, Grey Framed, Red Framed (#/99), Artist's Proof Gold (#/99), Brown Framed (#/49), Artist's Proof Blue (#/25), Blue Framed (#/5), Black Framed Masterpiece (1/1), and Masterpiece (1/1) parallels.

Card images will be added as quickly as possible. Please email us directly if you have any missing images or info.

2017 Panini Diamond Kings Variations Visual Guide

Work in progress. Subjects are confirmed but the variation images are not. 

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2 Bill Dickey - New York Yankees

Base: Batting
Variation: Catcher gear

Base

Variation

8 Don Larsen - New York Yankees

Base: Pitching
Variation: Standing

Base

Variation

10 Ernie Banks - Chicago Cubs

Base: Pinstripes, face down
Variation: Off-white uniform, face up

Base

Variation

15 Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn Dodgers

Base: Light blue sky in background
Variation: Orange stadium in background, numbers on front and back of jersey

Base

Variation

18 Joe DiMaggio - New York Yankees

Base: Facing ahead, green in background
Variation: Facing side

Base

Variation

27 Kirby Puckett - Minnesota Twins

Base: Pinstripes
Variation: Sky blue uniform

Base

Variation

30 Pee Wee Reese - Brooklyn Dodgers

Base: Holding glove and ball, crouched low
Variation: Holding bat

Base

Variation

31 Roberto Clemente - Pittsburgh Pirates

Base: Dark long sleeves
Variation: No long sleeves

Base

Variation

33 Stan Musial - St. Louis Cardinals

Base: Maroon hat and sleeves
Variation: Lighter red hat and sleeves, grass in background

Base

Variation

39 Hack Wilson - Chicago Cubs

Base: Looking up, bat behind shoulder
Variation: Looking ahead, bat in front

Base

Variation

54 Mookie Betts - Boston Red Sox

Base: Post-swing
Variation: Pre-swing, wide stance

Base

Variation

55 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs

Base: Sunglasses
Variation: wide stance, bat is higher

Base

Variation

56 Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs

Base: Pinstripes
Variation: Gray uniform

Base

Variation

62 Corey Kluber - Cleveland Indians

Base: Wide stance
Variation: Tongue out, glove on chest

Base

Variation

66 Jose Altuve - Houston Astros

Base: White jersey
Variation: Orange jersey

Base

Variation

67 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels

Base: Gray jersey
Variation: Red uniform

69 Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base: Post-swing, white uniform
Variation: Pre-swing, gray uniform

Base

Variation

80 Madison Bumgarner - San Francisco Giants

Base: White uniform
Variation: Gray uniform

Base

Variation

87 Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays

Base: Wide stance
Variation: Leg up

Base

Variation

90 Daniel Murphy - Washington Nationals

Base: White uniform
Variation: Red jersey

Base

Variation

126 Yoan Moncada - Chicago White Sox

Version 1: Knees together
Version 2: Wide stance

127 Alex Reyes - St. Louis Cardinals

Version 1: Black hat, dark glove
Version 2: Blue hat, lighter glove

Base

Variation

129 Dansby Swanson - Atlanta Braves

Base: Card bio on back starts with "A night after hitting"
Back Variation: Bio starts with "There was so much"

 

 

131 Andrew Benintendi - Boston Red Sox

Version 1: Gray jersey
Version 2: Blue jersey

145 Carson Fulmer - Chicago White Sox

Base: Black jersey
Variation: Light jersey

Base

Variation

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User Comments

  1. I have the DiMaggio you show as Base but it has a round back. Havent checked others but for starters that sounds like the round back trick doesn’t work.

  2. Weird. That circle v. square info came straight from Panini.

  3. I see you moved the Joe D is over on your gallery so now it works. By the way, thanks for all the great work you do on displaying these variations and on producing the lists! You do a great job!

  4. Thanks, Gary. We try our best to help collectors.

  5. Now everything checks out with the circle back trick as compared to your gallery except two cards: The Corey Seager and Don Larsen. As of the writing of this note, the Larsen action is shown as the variation but that has a square back, So that needs to be moved over to the base variety (assuming the circles and squares are the final arbiter)The circle back variation is a closeup. On the Corey Seager , if the circles and squares are correct, they need to be flipped as on the square back version he is looking up and on the circle back version he is looking into the pitcher. By the time you receive this note , you may already have made the corrections. :) Thanks again for your service to the hobby!

  6. I have three Yoan Moncada with circle image on back and the picture is the same as the base you show here.

  7. If you read the section where we talk about the circle and square differences, you will see we note that rookies are an exception. Both Moncada cards have circle frames on the back.

  8. Hi Think the Benintendi and Moncada are reversed. Benintendi Got 8 blue to 2 white out of 3 retail case.(60) boxes Moncada All most the same 7 wide to 3 close stance short bats
    Thanks

  9. I pulled a Kris Bryant dual relic /15 it has a different image and number as the regular. Can’t find it on here or ebay at all . Any info ? Mine is numbered mvp2

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