As if I needed a new card collecting project, I've picked up a few dual relics/autograph cards from one of my favorite sets of 2016: Panini Diamond Kings. I know a lot of people dislike Panini due to the lack of logos. I'm no fan of the logoless design either. Blame Topps, blame MLB, maybe blame Panini (I don't know actually know their culpability) but this is the reality of today's cards.
Diamond Kings still looks pretty spectacular without the logos. I opened two hobby boxes last year since I liked the design so much. I didn't see an insert design I didn't enjoy. One of the cards I liked was the rookie relic/auto insert:
|Bronze - SN99|
The checklist includes notable names such as Corey Seager, Kyle Schwarber, and Trea Turner. Plus, it's a relatively small set at only 19. Given how much I liked the above card, I wanted to collect the rest and make this my first complete relic/auto insert set.
Curiously, the bronze cards have a lower print run than the silver set. Silver cards are SN299, which is the opposite of a typical rarity progression. Fine by me as I think the silver looks better anyway.
These were an excellent way to start my hunt for the complete set and with the Seager and Schwarber autos out of the way, finding the rest shouldn't be too hard.