A tribute to the 2002 Donruss Diamond Kings set

Discussion in 'Show and Tell' started by RGBII, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. 2002 Donruss Diamond Kings was the inaugural issue
    of a set dedicated solely to artists portraits of MLB
    players. While the Diamond Kings had existed since
    1982, this was the first release that was issued as
    a complete set. It was by anyone's standard a small
    set, 150 cards (160 with the update released 5 months
    later in December 2002).

    There were 6 artists contracted to portray the players
    featured in the set.

    Don Adair
    Ron Adair (identical twins!)
    Mark Chickinelli
    Frank Scicchitano
    Mike Schroeder
    Mark Turnes

    Here is my small tribute to Donruss and these fine
    artists . . .


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    More in the next post . . .

    Collect Hard!,
    RGBII
     
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    RGBII
     
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    RGBII
     
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    At this point in time, I have had the pleasure to acquire:

    All 150 base cards and short prints (101-150) in multiple quantities
    All 10 of the Update set (issued in Dec. 2002) in multiple quantities
    All subsets, Heritage, Timeline, T 204's et al.
    All 150 + 10 card Update Bronze (not numbered, but 5-6 per box), Silver (#'d to 400) & Gold (#'d to 100) Parallels and here is where it gets a little scary!
    All 100 Diamond Cut Collection, 30 Autographs (from Vlad to Pujols), 50 jerseys and 20 bats (including Ruth & Clemente)
    15 of the 48 Recollection Collection Diamond Kings Buy backs (on-card autographs numbered ridiculously low). These are by far the toughest cards from this glorius set.
    2 of the original 2002 Diamond Kings Paintings- Soriano & Kerry Wood
    3 1 of 1's from the 2002 Chicago National Sports Collectors Convention
    Nolan Ryan 1 of 1 GU Jersey Card
    Bo Jackson 1 of 1 GU Jersey Card
    Curt Schilling 1 of 1 GU Jersey Card

    90 Different Silver Beckett Sample Cards
    41 Different Gold Beckett Sample Cards
    46 Bronze Foil Chicago NSSC Cards #'d to 5 + 6 Dupes (can't very well call them dupes when they are foil stamped to 5) 3 Hildago's, 2 Ramirez's & 2 Dewon Brazelton's
    44 Hawaii Trade Conference ( The Hawaii Trade Conference show used to be owned by Kit Young, the finest vintage baseball card collector and salesman on this planet, the show has since been sold to Krause Publishing (Tuff-Stuff).
    59 #'d Hawaii Trade Conference cards#'d to 20 or less
    Unopened pack of Hawaii Trade Conference cards.

    Thanks for the looks & Collect Hard!,
    RGBII
     
  7. franklinguy52

    franklinguy52Mr. Baseball Staff Member

    Wow! That is a sweet collection.
     
  8. Mike

    MikeThrow Up The X! Staff Member

    Richard, words cannot explain how amazingly incredible that collection is. I also LOVE this set. It almost makes me want to collect baseball cards. :P
     
  9. Jeremy

    JeremyEu tu America?

    Impressive!

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    Richard, do ever see any of the buybacks on ebay of forums?
     
  10. Jeremy,

    I used to keep an eye out for the Recollection Collection Auto's
    from the set when I was hard-core addicted to eBay. I burnt out
    real bad, especially after we closed Steve's Collectibles.

    I appreciate the nods folks but these fine artists and
    Donruss are the ones that deserve the accolades.

    God, I miss Donruss!

    Collect Hard!,
    RGBII