Welcome to yet another series inspired by my blog goals for the year! Every month, I will feature a Diamond Kings set in depth. Gotta stay true to my roots!
OK, I know its not February anymore, but I had a rough end to last month. Consider this catch up! In January, I went old skool and featured the Original 1982 Diamond Kings set. This time I decided to go the new skool route (relatively) and look at one of the subsets from 2003 Diamond Kings. The 2003 Diamond Kings set was very different from the original inserts. First off, it was a complete release, not a subset of the Donruss set. 200 beautiful cards! Take a look at an example...
But this is not the set I'm highlighting. For that, let's look at the 2003 Diamond Kings Team Timelines insert set.
There are 10 cards in the set and each is serialed out of 1000. They also came in dual jersey versions serialed out of 100. The cards themselves are all differently colored, but share the basic design with swirly decoration near each player depiction in an attempt to create a classy look. The players themselves are in the upper left and lower right of the card, drawn in standard Diamond Kings style. Here are a few examples.