June 20, 2010

Diamonds Are...

If you've ever been sorting your collection of Diamond Kings by series [as I'm sure many of you have], I'm sure you've been quick to discover the frustration that it entails. You see, multiple years of Diamond Kings designs are identical on the front while only the backs are different.

1982 Donruss #10 Phil Niekro Diamond Kings

1983 Donruss #6 George Foster Diamond Kings


To complicate matters further the copyright years listed on the back are not always accurate for the year they are from. For example, the Niekro and Foster Diamond Kings are from different sets but they both have a 1982 copyright.

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