Card of the Day: Dale Earnhardt 2009 Press Pass Element Missing Elements #3

Card of the Day: Michael Waltrip 2010 Press Pass Element #31

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Kurt Busch Winner Announced

Congrats to dawgbones on being the lucky winner of the Kurt Busch 2011 Press Pass Element – Flagship Performers Race Used White Flag Relic #’ed/50.  Once dawgbones sends me their mailing address, I will ship out this card for free.


’11 Press Pass Element Box Break

Press Pass sent over another box for me to break.  Not too bad…

“Hits” Pulled:

  • James Buescher Gold Border Autograph #’ed/15
  • Elliot Sadler Autograph
  • AJ Allmendinger “Flagship Performers” Race-Used Blue/Yellow Flag Relic #’ed/50

Kurt Busch Contest! – NOW CLOSED

Earlier this week Press Pass sent over a box of 2011 Element for me to bust and review.  One of my “hits” was a Kurt Busch “Flagship Performers” Race-Used White Flag Relic #’ed/50.  Now it can be yours!!!



Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Wednesday, January 26, 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 Element Box Break & Review

Design: Photobucket

I’m glad to see Press Pass decided to stick with recycled cardboard for this product.  It sure beats the same old glossy stuff we see with all the other products.  Its cool to hold a card up to the light and see the actual grain.  The “Flashback” design looks good, but I enjoyed last year’s Element design better.  The “Tales from the Track” inserts show off some great photography and contain fun NASCAR history.  They are entertaining to read.

Price: Photobucket

A hobby box will cost about $76.00.

“Hit” Quality: Photobucket

Collectors can look for (2) “hits” per box – (1) autograph & (1) memorabilia.  I received the following “hits”:

  • Kurt Busch “Flagship Performers” Race-Used White Flag #’ed/50
  • Kevin Conway Cyan Press Plate Autograph #’ed 1/1

Each box comes with a Mystery Pack.  Inside mine I pulled a No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford black border parallel #’ed/35.

Overall: Photobucket

Overall, I give 2011 Element 3.5 tires out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  I like the feel of the cards and the “hits” I pulled were nice.  Give it a shot racing fans!

Various Auto Levels In 2011 Element

Doesn’t this design resemble an old Fleer brand?  Either way, the nickname written further away from the signature is cool.


Base – #’ed/125 or less


Silver – #’ed/75 or less


Gold – #’ed/25 or less


Platinum Blue – #’ed/10 or less

New Images: 2011 Undiscovered Elements

Press Pass released a few new images of 2011 Element Racing.  This year it is suppose to have a “Flashback” theme.  Check them out!






2011 Element Racing Preview

Press Pass plans to release its newest version of Element Racing in mid-January.  2011 Element will have a retro theme to it and collectors can look for the following:

  • (1) autograph & (1) memorabilia card per box on average
  • Flagstand Swatches – New for 2011!  Race-used eight-piece memorabilia cards featuring swatches of all eight NASCAR flags! (#’d to 25 or less)
  • Trackside Treasures – New for 2011!  Features a wide range of race-used “treasures” numbered to 99 or less.  Look for Prime Swatches numbered to 25 or less!
  • Flagship Performers (race-used flag cards #’d to 50 or less) – look for three sets each featuring a die cut of the driver’s total wins, starts or championships!
  • Finish Line – features an oversized swatch of race-used tire, green flag or checkered flag

I’m not too sure what I think of the design yet.  I’ll need to see more images.  It looks a little basic to me, but I guess thats the retro theme.  Last year’s set dealt with being “green” and they printed the cards on recycled cardboard which I thought was nice.


The 2010 Element Contest Winner Is……..

Congrats to Mark on being the winner of the 2010 Element Contest.  Once I receive your mailing address I will mail out your cards ASAP.

Thanks to everyone that took part in this contest.  Be sure to look for more in the upcoming future.