No. You’re not imagining anything. This was a real product sold in stores. What is it with racing fans and knives? They seem to go hand in hand with each other.
A few different companies came together in order for this product to reach the shelves – Little River Knives, Case XX Racing Collectibles, and Maxx Racing. From what I can find, at least three different sets were released between 1992 and 1993. As you can clearly see, inside each package is a fully functioning folding pocket knife and an exclusive Maxx Racing card. The cards come with red, blue, and black borders. They also contain the Case XX Racing Collectibles logo in the corner.
I think we can all agree the most interesting thing here is the knife. You just don’t see knives packaged with cards. Its down right odd. Each knife matches-up with the driver pictured on the card. You’ll even find a facsimile signature engraved on the blade. I can’t help but think of that Saturday Night Live skit with Dan Aykroyd selling dangerous toys to children.
Anytime something is labeled “Collectors Edition” in this hobby the odds of it being worth anything is low. All of these knives were massively overproduced and can easily be found today. Most can be bought for $10 to $20. What they do have slightly going for them is the conversation piece factor.
Its ironic that you probably need a knife to get into the package. No mystery here folks. This product gets straight to the “point”.