Mixing in nicknames, black-and-white photos, sepia photos, and artistic image swaps, the 2018 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball variations provide a detailed extension to the base set for legends such as Babe Ruth and surging rookies like Shohei Ohtani. In fact, Ohtani alone has eight different variations split between batting and hitting images.
The final 2018 Diamond Kings checklist revealed all 50 short print variations, which should average 1:6 packs, or two per Hobby box. On top of that, both the base set and variations have the same selection of parallels, which includes multiple Artist Proof and framed versions.
Trick to Spot the 2018 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball Variations
According to information from Panini, there is a second way to determine the variations other than the image on the front. Using Shohei Ohtani as an example, every card back has a frame around the image and the square frame with the rounded interior apparently indicates the variations. Base cards go with a circle frame.
At this point, we aren't sure if it applies across the whole lineup, but it's still worth noting.
Please be aware that images are being added as quickly as possible. Email us directly if you come across something that is missing.
The 2018 Diamond Kings variations checklist below offers a quick rundown of the choices, while the gallery under that provides side-by-side comparisons with each base and short print card.
2018 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball Variations Checklist
2 Honus Wagner - Name
2 Honus Wagner - Photo
3 Stan Musial - Photo
4 Lou Gehrig - Photo
7 Mickey Mantle - Name
7 Mickey Mantle - Photo
8 Harry Hooper - Photo
9 Ted Williams - Name
9 Ted Williams - Photo
10 Joe Cronin - Photo
11 Joe DiMaggio - Photo
13 Lloyd Waner - Photo
18 Paul Waner - Photo
19 Roberto Clemente - Photo
20 Roger Maris - Photo
23 Pee Wee Reese - Photo
25 Ernie Banks - Name
25 Ernie Banks - Photo
27 Lefty Gomez - Photo
28 Jackie Robinson - Photo
30 Joe Jackson - Photo
35 Ty Cobb - Photo
49 Frank Thomas - Name
65 Francisco Lindor - Sepia
70 Mike Trout - Sepia
73 Shohei Ohtani - Black and White
73 Shohei Ohtani - Name
73 Shohei Ohtani - Photo
73 Shohei Ohtani - Sepia
76 Shohei Ohtani - Black and White
76 Shohei Ohtani - Name
76 Shohei Ohtani - Photo
76 Shohei Ohtani - Sepia
78 Bryce Harper - Sepia
79 Buster Posey - Sepia
80 Aaron Judge - Name
80 Aaron Judge - Sepia
81 Andrew Benintendi - Sepia
82 Cody Bellinger - Sepia
100 Victor Robles - Black and White
104 Rafael Devers - Black and White
105 Francisco Mejia - Black and White
108 Walker Buehler - Black and White
116 Amed Rosario - Black and White
117 Clint Frazier - Black and White
118 Miguel Andujar - Black and White
121 Rhys Hoskins - Black and White
136 Nolan Ryan - Name
2018 Diamond Kings Baseball Variations Gallery
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