Quick post today - it's Friday and I've somehow manage to survive another emotionally and physically toiling week, so I don't feel much like writing. But, the show must go on! Abbreviated though it may be.
I picked up this beauty at my LCS the other day. This is my first sampling of Panini/Donruss' 2015 edition of Diamond Kings and they are quite nice indeed. The simulated feel of canvas texture on these cards really adds an extra oomph to the painted backgrounds and filtered images.
It's such a shame that they don't have a license from MLB because logos really would make this a hard set to top for the year. *Sigh* - maybe someday the monopoly will cease...
Anyway, not only is this my first '15 DK; but this is my first solo card of Eric Jokisch, actually pronounced "yoke-ish" (it's a soft J), and only his second mass-produced card, period. The spot starter was included in this years run of Heritage, but he had company:
I don't know much about Spencer Patton other than he isn't a Cub and I prefer all of my CATRC entries to be solo cards. So, this card got the bounce and the DK is king of the hill.
I find his inclusion in either of these sets to be a bit peculiar; Jokisch is not a notable prospect and has been severely buried on the Cubs rotation depth chart. However, he is a lefty and that alone gives him a chance at a lengthy career in the bullpen if he never cracks the starting five anywhere.
At the very least, he now has his first solo Major League Baseball trading card and that's much more than I can say for myself. So, he has that going for him.
Enjoy the weekend folks!