Thursday, March 08, 2018

Barry Larkin Collection 589: 1998 Donruss - #15 - Diamond Kings insert (#/10000)

Barry Larkin
Year:  1998
Brand:  Donruss
Insert set:  Diamond Kings
Card number:  15  (#03186/10000)

While the serial numbering of a whopping 10,000 is definitely ridiculous, the rest of the 1998 Donruss Diamond Kings card is quite nice.  The front image is unique in execution, but not distracting while the backside of the card has a nice enough write up (and a zoomed out version of the same photo used for the front of the card).

According to, the first 500 of the 1998 Donruss Diamond King cards were actually printed on canvas stock rather than the regular cardboard stock that you see here.  While a big part of me wants to consider the Diamond Kings set complete for my purposes...just knowing that there is a different version of this exact card out there sort of irks me...and yes, I'll probably try and track that down at some point!


The Lost Collector said...

This is one of my favorite DK sets. The 10K felt pretty rare at the time.

Dennis said...

A classic insert and beautiful design. AJ's right, 10K looks ridiculous now but those sure weren't easy to pull. I managed to pull an Andruw Jones Canvas Rookie DK back when they came out and I got a huge haul back in trade for it!

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