If you have opened as many boxes of product from Press Pass as I have, you will arrive to one conclusion. Press Pass does cards the right way. No redemptions, all autographs on-card, superior materials for swatches and constantly on the pulse of what new in NASCAR while paying respect to the sport’s rich history. 2012 Press Pass Total Memorabilia is a great break with cards that look fantastic and every mini box seems to have a bit of “wow factor” to it. To deliver on the name, Total Memorabilia, with materials cards that are as hit worthy as autograph cards is impressive.
We classify 2012 Press Pass Total Memorabilia as premium cards. Each hobby box contains 5 packs/mini boxes. Each pack/mini box contains 9 cards with one Rising Stars Autograph Memorabilia card, one multi swatch Total Memorabilia card or one Total Memorabilia Signature Collection book card featuring an autograph and race-used memorabilia numbered to 10 or less.
Here are some of the cards we pulled.
Tony Stewart, front and back
Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, Dale Earndhart
Richard Childress, Chad Knaus, Joe Gibbs
Gold Parallels #/275
Tony Stewart, Richard Petty, Shane Wilson
Black & White Parallels #/99
Ryan Newman, Bob Osbourne
Memory Lane Inserts
Ryan Newman, Jimmie Johnson, Martin Truex Jr.
Michael Waltrip, Bobby Labonte
Rising Star Inserts
Ty Dillon, Maryeve Dufault, Jakc Roush Jr.
The Cope Twins, Angela Cope and Amber Cope
Bobby Labonte Total Memorabilia Dual Swatch (Shoe & Glove) #/25
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Total Memorabilia Triple Swatch (Firesuit, Sheet Metal & Shirt) #/99
Danica Patrick Total Memorabilia Quad Swatch (Tire, Firesuit, Glove & Shoe) #/50
Kevin Harvick & Shane Wilson Tandem Treasures Dual Swatch (Glove & Shirt) #/99
Shelby Blackstock Rising Stars Autograph Memorabilia (Race-Used Glove) #/125
There are a lot of foil accents on these cards, almost too much, but it lends a lofty feel. The Gold Foil and Black & White base parallels look great. You will want a complete set of the Memory Lane inserts too. They demonstrate great photo selection and are a lot of fun. The Rising Stars inserts look good too but excel in hit form with pieces of race-used material and smartly done autographs. The Tandem Treasures and Total Memorabilia cards are attractive.
Quality and Variety of Drivers
Press pass comes through again with a superior checklist that covers all aspects of collecting evenly, from prospecting to proven veterans and legends. With the addition of owners and crew chiefs, there is enough here to keep everyone interested.
Do the Hits satisfy?
Yes they do. With the name on the box, when you get recognizable pieces of memorabilia, the promise has been delivered and that’s what you have here. The Rising Stars Auto/Relics are smartly designed.
Will you keep coming back for more?
This is definitely a product that you will find yourself returning to purchase again.
4 1/2 out of 5
2012 Press Pass Total Memorabilia provides exactly what it advertises and in a way that satisfies.