Card of the Day: Oscar Charleston 1990 Eclipse Stars of the Negro Leagues #36

Card of the Day: Babe Ruth 1933 Eclipse Import #402

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Eclipse Contest Winner

Congrats to Weirdmaniac on being the lucky winner of the Bill Elliot 2011 Press Pass Eclipse “Spellbound” Tire Relic #’ed/150.  Once Weirdmaniac sends me their mailing address I will ship out this card for free.  Thanks everyone!!!


Eclipse Contest! – NOW CLOSED

Earlier this week Press Pass sent over a box of 2011 Eclipse for me to review.  One of my “hits” was a Bill Elliot “Spellbound” Tire relic #’ed/150.  Now it can be yours.


Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Wednesday, March 2, 2011 @ 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
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

2011 Press Pass Eclipse Box Break & Review


One of the most colorful products I’ve ever seen.  Press Pass has produced sets in the past that have a painted look, but this one is the best.  I like that they continued to use the painted theme throughout the relics, but it would have been nice to see that carried over into the autographs.  More than just the high-end autographed “Spellbound Swatches”, which is a first for Eclipse.   The box is interesting too.  The first thing I noticed was the size.  Its quite big and shows off a beautiful cover.  Press Pass really lived up to the phrase “The Art Of Speed”.

Price: Photobucket

Boxes are currently selling for around $110.00.  That seems a bit expensive, but I have a good feeling the price will drop.

“Hit” Quality: Photobucket

Each box guarantees (4) “hits” – (1) autograph and (3) relics.  I pulled the following:

  • Brian Scott Auto #’ed/15
  • Denny Hamlin “Spellbound” Tire Relic #’ed/150
  • Bill Elliot “Spellbound” Tire Relic #’ed/150
  • Kyle Busch “Spellbound” Shirt Relic #’ed/250

The set consists of 90 cards.  Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne does not have any base cards in Eclipse, but collectors can look for autographs.

Overall: Photobucket

Overall, I give 2011 Eclipse 4 paint buckets out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  The base set is extremely good looking, and probably my favorite thing about this product.  I also like the idea of (4) “hits” per box too, especially when there are (24) packs.

Card of the Day: Bill Elliot 2011 Eclipse Spellbound Swatch


Press Pass Gets Artistic With 2011 Eclipse

Press Pass decided to take the artistic route when it came to designing 2011 Eclipse which is due out in February 2011.  This product features a 90-card artistic base set, and collectors can look for (1) autograph and (3) memorabilia cards per hobby box on average.  New for 2011 are the autographed “Spellbound” relics.  Looks like fun!


I’m not sure why his name is reversed.


The 2010 Eclipse Winner Is…………………..

Congrats to Tim Herzog who is the lucky winner of the 2010 Press Pass Eclipse lot.  Once I receive your mailing address all of these cards will be mailed to you for FREE.  Thanks to everyone that entered.  Be on the lookout for more contests coming up in the future.


Press Pass ’10 Eclipse CONTEST! – NOW CLOSED

Press Pass was nice enough to supply me with a box of 2010 Eclipse for me to break and review.  Now its your chance to win some of the hits I pulled.  The winner of this contest will receive the following:

  • (1) Joey Logano Race-Used Tire Relic #’ed/299
  • (1) Mike Skinner Blue Ink Auto
  • (1) Kyle Busch Decade
  • (1) 2010 NASCAR Hall of Fame – First NASCAR Race
  • (1) Jimmie Johnson Focus
  • (4) CARS inserts – Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon, and (2) Joey Logano’s

Contest Details:

  • The contest will end Wed. 2/24/10 at 8:00 p.m. EST
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post informing me what you like and/or dislike about this product
  • You may enter once per day
  • Please supply a valid e-mail address when entering
  • The winner will be selected at random
  • Once the winner has been selected, I will need their mailing address so I can mail them these cards for FREE!!!


2010 Press Pass Eclipse Box Break & Review

Design: Photobucket

I like the design of the 90-card base set.  This is Press Pass’s first attempt at making a textured painted product.  Not only does the base set look painted, but the texture of the card feels like a piece of canvas.  Its too bad the the painted theme stops with the base set.  The inserts, relics, and autographs I pulled seem to go off into their own little world.  The design of the autographs and relics I pulled look like they could be placed in other products too.  There isn’t anything special on them saying they came from 2010 Eclipse.  It wouldn’t surprise me if you find them, especially the autographs, in later products.  Last year’s Eclipse had a “space” theme, and you could easily see that throughout the entire product.

Price: Photobucket

Boxes are currently selling for $110.00 a piece.  I’m glad to see Press Pass is including an extra hit or two with products that contain 24 packs, but from what I pulled there wouldn’t be too much on the resale side.  You could spend less on other racing products and pull the same, if not better pulls.

Hit Quality: Photobucket

Yes, you do get 4 hits which is more than what they have been including with products that contain this many packs.  You do have the chance of pulling some great patches and autographs, but your most likely going to get high numbered tire and car cover relics.  Collectors are meant to put all the letters from one driver together in order to spell their last name.  Its a cool concept that has been done before, and at least Press Pass includes actual relics instead of manufactured letters.  I also would have liked to see the painted theme carry over to the hits as well.  Here are the notable hits I pulled:

  • Danica Patrick base #27
  • Danica Patrick Gold #27
  • Mike Skinner Blue Ink Auto
  • Joey Logano Race-Used Tire #’ed/299
  • Jimmie Johnson Race-Used Tire #’ed/250
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr Race-Used Tire #’ed/250

Overall: Photobucket

Overall, I give 2010 Press Pass Eclipse a good 2 out of 5 paintbrushes (1=poor & 5=perfect).  The base set looks great with the textured painted theme, but I would have liked it to carry over into the inserts and hits.  You do get 4 hits, but they will most likely be high numbered tire and car cover cards.