Card of the Day: Tiger Woods 2009-10 Upper Deck The Cup Sidney Crosby Tribute Patch Auto

Card of the Day: 1974 Topps Philadelphia Flyers Stanley Cup Champions #216

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Card of the Day: Sidney Crosby 2005-06 Upper Deck The Cup Rookie Auto Patch

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Cup Chase Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to Edward Gross on being the lucky winner of the AJ Allmendinger 2015 Press Pass Cup Chase – Press Pass Signings Red Ink Auto #’ed/99.  Once Edward Gross sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Card of the Day: Rene Bourque 2005-06 Upper Deck The Cup Rookie Patch Auto

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Cup Chase Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a AJ Allmendinger 2015 Press Pass Cup Chase – Press Pass Signings Red Ink Auto #’ed/99.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, November 14, 2014 @ 8:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

2015 Press Pass Cup Chase Box Break & Review

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When it comes to design, racing fans haven’t seen that much innovation for awhile.  I doubt we will.  Press Pass has zero competition when it comes to racing so why spend the money to include shadow boxes, sketches, or art/relics.  This product is decently designed, but nothing really jumps out as far as being new.  If I had to pick, my favorite cards from this product would have to be the Pit Road Pieces and booklets.

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Boxes are currently selling for $160.00.  Its one of their more expensive brands.

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When it comes to configuration, this type is my favorite.  There are only five packs per box with a “hit” inside each pack.  I’m not a fan of having a lot of base cards.

I pulled the following:

Auto/Relic

  • Joey Logano Pit Road Pieces Sheet Metal/Firesuit/Glove Auto #’ed/25
  • Paul Menard Signature Series Firesuit Auto #’ed/10

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Auto

  • AJ Allmendinger Press Pass Signings Red Ink Auto #’ed/99

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Relic

  • Kyle Busch Cup Chase Cuts Sheet Metal/Firesuit #’ed/10
  • Jimmie Johnson 3 Wide Firesuit/Shoe/Sheet Metal #’ed/50

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Parallel

  • Brian Vickers Gold #’ed/75
  • Dakoda Armstrong Gold #’ed/75
  • No 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS Over The Wall Gold #’ed/75
  • Matt Kenseth Blue #’ed/25

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Insert

  • Dale Earnhardt Tribute Tack Records #DE-3

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Overall, I give 2015 Press Pass Cup Chase 3.5 hot dogs out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  This is the first time in years that Press Pass hasn’t released Legends Racing.  That was always one of my favorite products and I had a lot of luck with it.  Cup Chase looks nice, but doesn’t offer much of anything new.

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Card of the Day: Lionel Messi 2014 Panini Prizm FIFA World Cup – Black Prizm Auto #’ed 1/1

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Card of the Day: Luis Suárez 2014 Panini Prizm FIFA World Cup Auto

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“Pin-Up” of the Week: 2014 FIFA World Cup Fuleco Pin

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There is no dancing around it.  This thing looks like one of those Pokemon monsters.  GOTTA CATCH’EM ALL!!!

In case you’ve been living under a rock, the 2014 FIFA World Cup began last week in Brazil.  Yesterday, John Brooks scored the winning goal to put the United States ahead of Ghana 2-1.  I’m not that big of a soccer fan.  In fact, the last time I attended a soccer game was to see the Hershey Wildcats play.  They when defunct in 2001.

If you’ve been watching the World Cup this year, I’ve bet you’ve seen this little guy.  This is Fuleco.  Its the official mascot of the 2014 World Cup.  Fuleco is an armadillo and his name is a combination of the words “football” and “ecology”.  The World Cup has a whole slew on pins that you can add to your collection.  Some are rarer than others.  This Fuleco pin is very common and can easily be found for under $10.00.