Tuesday, January 10, 2012

2012 Press Pass Racing NASCAR Trading Cards Box Break Recap And Review

Even with the 2011 Sprint Cup going to Tony Stewart a short time ago. we are ready to bring on the 2012 racing season.  To hold us over until then we have 2012 Press Pass Racing NASCAR Trading Cards and as usual, it is a great set of cards.

We classify Press Pass Racing as trading cards.  Each hobby box contains 28 – 6 card packs.  Each box contains authentic race-used memorabilia card.

Here are some of the cards.  First from the base set

 Tony Stewart Sprint Cup Series, front and back

 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Nationwide Series, Austin Dillon Truck Series

Carl Edwards  No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Hauler Transporters

 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Front Runners, Jeff Gordon Head of the Class

 Trevor Bayne Wins Daytona 500 2011 Highlights

Base Set Parallels
 Denny Hamlin Blue #/35, Jimmie Johnson Gold, Greg Biffle Gold

 Kenny Wallace Gold, Max Papis Gold, Timothy Peters Gold

 No. 88 AMP Energy/National Guard Hauler Gold

 Joey Logano Gold, Ryan Newman Gold, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Gold

 Danica Patrick Fourth At Vegas Gold

From the inserts

Mini Snapshots
 On the left is the Danica Patrick Mini Snapshots with her base card on the right for comparison.

 Danica Patrick Snapshots, front and back

 Kyle Busch, Joey Logano

 Ryan Newman, David Ragan

 Brian Vickers, Michael Waltrip

 Jason Leffler, Robert Richardson

 Brendan Gaughan, Monica Palumbo

 AJ Allmendinger

 Tony Stewart, Mark MArtin

Continuing Series Of Hall Of Fame
 Cale Yarborough Call of 2012

The Preferred Line
 Ryan Newman, Danica Patrick

 Jimmie Johnson No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet, Carl Edwards No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford 

Cup Chase Contest Code Card
 #/18 - The Field

 Card #0 - The Chase Contenders

And the hit.

 Kurt Busch Burning Rubber Race Used Tire Memorabilia #/99

Overall Look
Reviewing the design of Press Pass cards is a little like being a weatherman in Southern California where it is Sunny, in the 70’s all year round.  Press Pass just seems to get design right time after time.  From the base set to the insert, it all looks good.

Quality and Variety of Drivers and Subsets
All the drivers you could want from the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Truck series are here.  Inserts of the top drivers in the sport are really nice too.  Add to that an Autograph roster that is limited to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers and you couldn’t really ask for more.

Do the hits hold up?
The hits here are great, especially for a trading card set.  The tire relic we pulled had plenty of detail.

Will you want to collect them all?
Sure and the really adventurous will want to create a master set with all the inserts too.

5 out of 5

2012 Press Pass Racing NASCAR Trading Cards gets the 2012 racing card collecting season off to another great start.

1 comment:

  1. I like how Press Pass used the tire rubber as the tire in the die cut.

    I'm afraid to see what they'd do with a fire suit swatch.