The Diamond Kings were one of the best early “insert cards”. They were part of the base set, hence insert in quotes, but at the time the definitely felt like something special or at least different. I am not the biggest Dick Perez fan; there was something harsh about his paintings. I do really like this painting though.
It’s not Dick’s best as far as likeness but he really captured Kevin McReynolds in the painting. The gaze is spot on. Kevin was a pretty intense dude, he always seemed to have his game face on and Dick captured it perfectly.