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When in doubt, supersize it…

Inspired by Mario at Wax Heaven, I pulled out my Donruss/Leaf binder to see if I had any 1995 Leaf Studio cards. Well, I didn’t find out because this particular book only went up to 1994.

But it did include this gem… a 5×7 Bobby Bonilla Jumbo Diamond King. What’s not to love about a jumbo version of Bobby Bo? It’s not very clear in the scan, but the words “Diamond Kings” are made out of reflective red foil, and the card is individually numbered for greater collectibility 😆

(Mine is number 00709/10,000… I wonder where the other 9,999 went.)

These Jumbo Diamond Kings were box toppers, so let’s do the math… 26 Diamond Kings time 10,000 copies… there were more than a quarter of a million boxes of 1994 Donruss cards! And they’re not even the ones that are still all over the place! I’d hate to even think about how many 1990 Donruss cards were made.

If you want your very own jumbo-sized piece of Donruss history, circa 1994, you’ve got some options on eBay. There’s a lot of ten Jumbo Diamond Kings, including Hall-of-Famer Dave Winifield, for the low, low price of ten cents. You can try to win Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn’s Jumbo Diamond King card for $0.99. Or you can try for future Hall-of-Famer Ken Griffey Jr. for $0.99.

Sadly, I couldn’t find any other Bobby Bo cards. 😀