2009 Press Pass VIP Break/Review

Design: Photobucket

I’ll be honest, the design of this set seems very basic.  Looking through the base set nothing really stands out to me because it looks as if I’ve seen it before.  The “raised up” part on some of the inserts is pretty cool, but its nothing really new.  Probably my favorite design aspect are the acetate versions of the inserts.  I’ve always liked the way cards look when their made of acetate.  The one thing that really turned me off is how Press Pass used the same design for their autographs in VIP as they did for ’09 Stealth.  The autographed cards look identical and use the same generic design.  It might be easier for Press Pass to get on-card signatures this way, but maybe in the future they could change the designs a little.

Price: Photobucket

Sealed hobby boxes of ’09 VIP are currently selling for around $80.00.  That seems about right for a product like this.  Most of Press Pass’s NASCAR products seem to be selling for around this range besides Showcase.

Hit Quality: Photobucket

’09 VIP really doesn’t really have anything that separates itself from their Premium brand.  Out of the 24 packs you should pull 1 autograph and 1 relic.  You have the chance of pulling a Gordon or Earnhardt, Jr auto, but the odds are really against you like they always are.  Out of my two hits, the Tony Stewart Race-Used Glove is probably the better pull.

Overall: Photobucket

I give this product an overall score of 2.5 tires out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  The set design seems very basic and the only thing that stood out to me were the cards printed on acetate.  I really think they should use different autographed cards for each product versus using one standard card design.  The price seems to fit the mold, but I could always use one more hit too.

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