August 26, 2010

Show and Tell #64: DK Explosion

Reader Mike D. continued his trend of sending me outstanding stacks of cards. This time it was a Diamond King explosion that completed my 1987, '88, '89, and '90 sets and did serious damage to my other needs lists as well.

Here are all the great DKs that he sent:

And here are a few of my personal favorites:

This is the best hair ever on a Diamond King and in the discussion for best hair ever.

1982 Donruss #26 Gorman Thomas Diamond Kings


Let me now alert you to a disturbing trend in baseball cards: where are the Leon Durham relics? This card put the idea into my head to track one down and I'm stunned by my difficulty in finding one. None are listed on COMC and when you search "leon durham relic" you get zero results. And none of the autographs currently listed are certified on-card. I can't believe that Leon wasn't included in any of the Sweet Spot relic cards.

1983 Donruss #5 Leon Durham Diamond Kings


Dale Murphy and Roger Maris are the only two multiple MVP award winning players not in the Hall of Fame.

1987 Donruss #3 Dale Murphy Diamond Kings


Thanks again Mike and I'll track down some Cubs goodies for you!

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