Sunday, November 17, 2013

2013 Press Pass Legends Racing Trading Cards Box Break Recap and Review

Every sport has some form of card release that pays tribute to the Legends that played before and those in the making.  No matter what the sport, the bar has been set by Press Pass.  2013 Press Pass Legends Racing once again delivers a set of cards worthy of the Legends of Racing, providing a history lesson in a box. As usual, Legends finishes out a strong year of Racing/NASCAR with an amazing set of cards.

We classify 2013 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.

To change things up, instead of showing you highlights of a master hobby box, we will show you the entire contents of one mini box.

Base Set
 Mario Andretti, front and back, Dario Franchitti 
 Paul Goldsmith, Ernie Irvan. Travis Pastrana
 Lee Petty, Jimmy Spencer, Darrell Waltrip
 Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon 
 Jimmie Johnson, Danica Patrick, Tony Stewart

 Mark Martin Salute
The Early Years, The Ginn Era (2007) 
  Dale Earnhardt Inc. (2008), Michael Waltrip Racing (2011-2013)

Alan Kulwicki Tribute
 September 8, 1985 - First Race,  November 6, 1988 - First Win
 June 14, 1992 - Last Win, March 28, 1993 - Last Race

Numbered Parallels
 Tony Labonte - Gold #/149
Geoffrey Bodine - Red #/99,  Dario Franchitti - Red #/99


Famous Feats
 Ned Jarrett

Signature Style
 Harry Gant "The Bandit", Jimmy Spencer "Mr. Excitement"

The Hits

Race-Used Memorabilia
 Jeff Gordon Prominent Pieces - Glove, Firesuit, Shoe - #/25

Dave Marcis Base Auto Redemption

Overall Look
This is a very different look for the Legends base cards along with a separation between previous Legends and modern day drivers.  A bit of the regal feel is missing from the overall look that was present in previous releases but the photography selection is still fantastic.  Tribute cards now take the place of full foil inserts making the set a little more cohesive.  Signature Style inserts and Hit cards look great.

Quality and Variety of Drivers.
As usual this is an amazing checklist with proven drivers and recognizable names from all eras.  By crossing all types of racing, this appeals to a wide range of collectors and fans.

Do the Hits satisfy?
The hits are exceptionally strong from a variety and rarity standpoint.  There are names here that you would be hard pressed to find anywhere else.  Hit after hit delivers.

Will you keep coming back for more?
For racing buffs fan with a full understanding of the rich heritage of the sport this release merits buying as many boxes of Legends as your budget will allow.

5 out of 5

2013 Press Pass Legends Racing completely delivers.

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