Taking a step back from previous years, the 2019 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball variations surface less often and the checklist consists of a smaller group of players. Otherwise, the image swaps stay in line with the DK style.
Based on early reports, the SP image variations fall about one per box as opposed to the two-per-box average in 2018. The overall lineup in the 2019 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball checklist also drops down to 20 variations. 2018 had 50 variations. However, the 2019 variations have the same base assortment of seven parallels, which feels like overkill. And values remain on the lower side, so collectors should have little trouble making the full set.
2019 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball Variations Trick
In addition to the photo differences, it appears that Panini left a helpful clue for spotting the variations. While this has not been confirmed for every subject, collectors should be able to identify the variations based on the color of the frame on the back of the card. Brown frames align with the base cards and gray/silver frames should indicate variations.
Another common feature of Panini releases, look for the card that is facing the opposite direction compared to the rest of the stack when you are opening packs. These are normally the variations or inserts.
This guide is a work in progress. Please email us if you spot something different.
2019 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball Variations Checklist
22 Wade Boggs - Boston Red Sox
26 Ty Cobb - Detroit Tigers
33 Nolan Ryan - Texas Rangers
43 Gleyber Torres - New York Yankees
44 Javier Baez - Chicago Cubs
60 Alex Bregman - Houston Astros
64 Ryan O'Hearn - Kansas City Royals
65 Juan Soto - Washington Nationals
80 Ichiro - Seattle Mariners
85 Rickey Henderson - Oakland A's
91 Vladimir Guerrero - Montreal Expos
95 Mookie Betts - Boston Red Sox
105 Ryne Sandberg - Chicago Cubs
112 Yusei Kikuchi - Seattle Mariners
124 Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels
130 Jose Ramirez - Cleveland Indians
139 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
144 Gleyber Torres - New York Yankees
2019 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball Variations Gallery
Some parallels are shown but the image is the same. Click on the player listings to shop for cards on eBay.