2013 Press Pass Redline Racing Box Break & Review

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The Redline brand has some nicely designed cards, but there are so many similarities between 2012 and 2013.  As far as design goes, there really isn’t that much of a difference.  The on-card autographs are some of Press Pass’s best looking.  Some of the cards do contain white box signatures, but the ones like you see pictured below really came out well.  I like it whenever an autograph overlaps onto the driver’s picture or the Press Pass logo.  One thing Press Pass did add was a QR code to the back of each base card.  If you scan it with a smartphone it will take you to NASCAR.com and give you more information on the driver.  This is the first I’ve seen QR codes directly on the cards.

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Boxes are currently selling for $120.00.  Moving towards the high-end a bit.

“Hit” Quality:  photo 35tires.jpg

Press Pass decided to throw in a bonus “hit” for 2013.  Every box should contain (5) “hits” within it’s (2) packs.

I pulled the following:

Auto/Relic

  • Dale Jarrett Remarkable Relics – Firesuit/Glove/Shoe Red Ink Auto #’ed/88

Auto

  • Justin Allgaier Red Ink Auto #’ed/95

Relics

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr Glove #’ed/50
  • Kasey Kahne Pieces of the Action – Firesuit/Sheet Metal/Tire #’ed/75
  • Ryan Newman Muscle Car Memorabilia 2-Color Sheet Metal #’ed/50

Parallels

  • Brad Keselowski #’ed/50
  • Denny Hamlin #’ed/99

Inserts

  • Kasey Kahne Intensity #6
  • Tony Stewart RPM #6
  • Jimmie Johnson Racers #7

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Overall, I give 2013 Press Pass Redline Racing 3.5 tires out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  The design is quite similar to last year’s set.  It seems like Press Pass is taking the same approach to Redline like Topps did with Triple Threads for the first few years.  Racing fans should enjoy it as it offers a quick thrill with only having two packs.

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