2013 Press Pass Showcase

Discussion in 'Racing Mail & Box Breaks' started by Taliasen, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. Taliasen

    Taliasen I MUST OK ALL Rickey Henderson card deals! Moderator

    2013 Press Pass Showcase
    Per Box Items:
    3 packs
    5 cards per back
    1 box-topper 1 card bonus pack
    1 auto or relic per pack

    Press Pass Sell Sheet

    The standard sized base cards feature a full color shot of the named driver. The card front designs vary depending on the sub-set the cards hail from. All of the fronts have heavy graphics and silver foil the border and frame the cards. The card fronts will include the driver and team name, sub-set theme, and set name. All of the base cards are serial numbered out of 399 on the card fronts. The card backs have a smaller cropped photo as the same on the front. The backs also contain lengthy personal highlights, record setting achievements or relevance to the sub-set they are included in.

    What I pulled:
    16 unique cards
    7 base set cards
    6 serial numbered inserts and parallel cards (including the box topper)
    2 relic cards
    1 autographed relic card

    Base card designs:
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    Inserts and Parallels:
    Truex Red #/10
    Ambrose Gold #/99
    Logano gold #/50
    Edwards #/299
    Busch #/299
    Gordon Green #/20 (box-topper)
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    The Hits:
    Labonte sheet metal #/75
    Classic Collections Roush Fenway Racing
    Stenhouse, Edwards, Biffle trip sheet metal #/25
    Danica Patrick auto, three color patch and sheet metal #25
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    2013 Press Pass Showcase is another high end racing product. The card designs are sharp and worthy of a high end product. You will see the occasional horizontal design for the team cards. A huge plus for the set is that EVEY card is serial numbered! The parallels look great and I really like the acetate showroom inserts! My big hit of course was the Danica Patrick dual relic auto! The only real con for 2013 Press Pass Showcase is inherent to the type of product it is. You will need some serious money to try and get the base set by box busting. The hits are amazing and may pay off for you in the end if you flip cards, but by and large I would not recommend 2013 Press Pass Showcase for set builders and prospectors.

    The Bottom Line: I give 2013 Press Pass Fan Fare a buy rating. I am not assign a letter grade as it scored VERY well in only three variables. I won on this lottery ticket, but if you are hoping to complete a base set, you are better to buy singles.

    The Final Score:
    Final Ratings (Out of 10):
    Base set collect-ability: N/A
    Big-hit Hunter: 10/10
    Prospector Hunter: NA
    Value: 9/10
    Overall Quality: 8/10

    Overall: 27/30 (90%)
    A big drawback is that you will need several boxes (read money) to complete the base set.

    Thanks to Press Pass for making this review possible!
  2. IQless1

    IQless1 Active Member

    Nice hit!

    Something tells me you are getting, or will be getting, quite a few PM's from this post. ;)
  3. IQless1

    IQless1 Active Member

    At $225 a box though....yikes!...Yeah, if you don't get a decent "hit", you're gonna be disapointed lol
  4. ranbethscards

    ranbethscards Moderator Moderator

    My distributor offered the product at $175.00/box. I turned him down... too risky to NOT get a decent hit.

    Now, with that being said... holy crap! ... that Danica is sweet and the Roush Fenway Racing isn't a bad card either.

    Congrats on the hits!

    Now... I wonder who needs that Kyle Busch Car and the Danica numbered base...
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2013
  5. Taliasen

    Taliasen I MUST OK ALL Rickey Henderson card deals! Moderator

    No one has claimed them yet.
  6. ranbethscards

    ranbethscards Moderator Moderator

    hint hint! can I claim them? what do you need?
  7. IQless1

    IQless1 Active Member

    LOL...I knew if I asked for it, you'd be buggin' me to the end of days to get it, so I'm not even botherin'...

    On a side note: It's cool that box-breakers will let people have these breaks. From what I understand, all ya gotta do is ask. ;)
  8. IQless1

    IQless1 Active Member

    On that note, I may as well ask too: What'll it take to get the Stenhouse, Edwards, Biffle trip sheet metal #/25?

    I was tempted to ask for a Gordon, but I've had the feeling for a while now that, all-in-all, he doesn't have the drive he used to.

    Pun intended lol
  9. Taliasen

    Taliasen I MUST OK ALL Rickey Henderson card deals! Moderator

    Send me a SASE with enough postage. Not to be rude but you know what a SASE is right? I stopped giving away cards on another site because those members do not know.
  10. Taliasen

    Taliasen I MUST OK ALL Rickey Henderson card deals! Moderator

    Both the Gordon and triple relic are gone.
  11. ranbethscards

    ranbethscards Moderator Moderator

    Yeppers... SASE... and it will go out on Monday. Thanks!
  12. camaropat

    camaropat Active Member

    Sick Danica, is it ever going to be for sale? ....... unless you just want to SASE it, LOL! :D
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  13. ranbethscards

    ranbethscards Moderator Moderator

    Pat it is currently on the 'bay... and at a very good price!

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