2016 Panini Diamond Kings or The Joys of Being a Father

I could, and at some point probably should, pontificate about the joys of being a father.  However, as many of you are fathers, I can’t add anything that isn’t already known.

My family, in particular, my wife, always makes a big deal over me, especially on Father’s day.  Which means that yesterday was not just a day of being waited on like a king, I also got to bust open a box of cards, 2016 Panini Diamond Kings to be exact.

I only had to time to scan a few, and until I can go through the rest, the hits will have to suffice.


Numbered 30/99, this relic of the Red Sox top prospect is one that I will have to hold onto for a while.  As I told my wife last night, I am going to have to open myself up to finding more Red Sox players to collect, or I will quickly become bored with Boston.  For now, this goes into a weird section of my collection called “hopeful.”


Numbered 50/99, this Anthony Rizzo relic should be a lot more interesting to me than it is.  Most don’t remember that Rizzo was originally drafted by the Red Sox in the 6th round of the 2007 draft, but then was traded to the Padres as part of the Adrian Gonzalez deal.  So this should be a favorite of mine, but instead ends up on the trade bait page.  Still, it is a nice relic.


Numbered 69/99, this Tom Murphy dual relic auto is the most intriguing card of the three.  Currently, Murphy is in Triple A, and while he is striking out 32.6% of the time (against a 3.5% walk rate) 32 of his 56 hits at the Triple A level have been for extra bases.  Perhaps, he could end up at the major league level, should he get his strike out rate under control.

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3 Responses to 2016 Panini Diamond Kings or The Joys of Being a Father

  1. Mark Hoyle says:

    Great Moncada. He may be up next year


  2. shoeboxlegends says:

    Wow that Moncada is beautiful, congrats! I guess you can remove any Rusney Castillo cards from your “Hopeful” section, huh?


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