Friday, January 11, 2013

2012 Press Pass Legends Racing Trading Cards Box Break Recap and Review

Legend is a somewhat overused term but 2012 Press Pass Legends Racing uses it effectively.  It is a history lesson of racing in a box. Press Pass finishes 2012 strong with Legends Racing, an amazing set of cards.

We classify 2012 Press Pass Legends Racing as premium cards.  Each hobby box contains 3 mini boxes.  Each mini box contains 6 – 5 card packs with one Autograph card and one Race-Used memorabilia card for a total of 6 hits per hobby box.

Here are some of the cards we pulled.

 Base Set
Dale Earnhardt, front and back
 Cale Yarborough, Bill Elliot, Bobby Allison
 Ned Jarrett, Shirley Muldowney, Fred Lorenzen
 Paul Goldsmith, Leonard Wood, Mark Martin
 Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne, Jimmie Johnson 
 Davey Allison, Ken Schrader, Larry McReynolds
 Dario Franchitti, Rusty Wallace, Danica Patrick

Numbered Parallels

 Dale Earnhardt Jr #/275, Don "The Snake" Prudhomme #/275, Jeff Gordon #/275
 Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen #/275, Darrell Waltrip #/275, Don Garlits #/275

 Tony Stewart #/99

 Dale Earnhardt #/25, Richard Petty #/25


Memorable Moments
 Bill Elliott Comeback, Iwan's Return
 Benny Parsons Championship, Petty Versus Waltrip

 Dale Inman, Bobby Allison
 Ned Jarrett, Tony Stewart

Numbered Parallels
 Petty Green Memorable Moments #/99

The Hits

Race Used Relics
 Richard Petty Firesuit #/199, Dave Marcis Firesuit #/99, Mario Andretti Shoe #/50

 On-Card Autographs
 Geoffrey Bodine #/99, Ned Jarrett #/50

Mario Andretti #/25

Overall Look
The Legends base cards are great.  Checker boarding with stylish and sophisticated layout provide much of the appeal.  The photography selection is fantastic.  Insert cards are just as good.  This is a set you will keep coming back to look at time and time again.

Quality and Variety of Drivers and Subsets
Legends for sure, this is an amazing checklist with proven drivers and recognizable names from all eras.  Crossing all types of racing, this will appeal to a wide range of fans.

Do the Hits satisfy?
Not only do these hits satisfy, they exceed expectations.  Hit after hit delivers. And, as always, Press Pass autos are all on-card.

Will you keep coming back for more?
If you are a racing fan, you will buy as many boxes of Legends as your budget will allow.


5 out of 5

2012 Press Pass Legends Racing completely delivers.

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