’13 Ignite Patch Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to alphasigma74 on being the lucky winner of the Bobby Labonte 2013 Press Pass Ignite Hot Threads 2-Color Firesuit Patch #’ed/99.  Once alphasigma74 sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

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’13 Ignite Patch Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Bobby Labonte 2013 Press Pass Ignite Hot Threads 2-Color Firesuit Patch #’ed/99.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 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!!!

2013 Ignite Racing Box Break & Review

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Sticker autographs!!!  Did Press Pass get hit with the sticker bug too?  I’ve never seen so many sticker autographs in a Press Pass product before.  Let me rephrase that.  I’ve NEVER seen sticker autographs in a Press Pass product before.  They aren’t small stickers either.  These suckers are big.  Press Pass is known for having 99.9% of their autographs on-card and I didn’t even think they owned stickers.  This was a real shock.  When we got our first preview of 2013 Ignite you could see a sticker-like image around the autographs, but I thought they might have been placed there just for the mock-ups.  I wasn’t actually expecting them to be there.

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Boxes are currently selling for $90.00.

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2013 Ignite contains a 70-card base set that features all the drivers in their new firesuits.  On average, each box should contain (1) autograph, (1) relic and (1) serial numbered parallel.

I pulled the following:

Autos

  •  Trevor Bayne Ignite Ink #’ed/99

Relic

  • Bobby Labonte Hot Threads 2-Color Firesuit Patch #’ed/99

Parallel

  • Austin Dillon Top Speed Black/White #’ed/50

Inserts

  • Tony Stewart Turning Point #6
  • Austin Dillon Turning Point #2
  • Convoy No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet SS #2
  • Convoy No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet SS #6
  • Matt Kenseth Profile #9
  • Denny Hamlin Profile #5
  • Cotton Owens 2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame #155
  • Remembering Davey Allison #4

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Overall, I can only give 2013 Ignite 2.5 fireballs out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  The jumbo stickers are what really pull this product down.  I’m still in shock after seeing the amount of stickers Press Pass used.  For god sake Press Pass sells shirts on their website that say “On Card Isn’t Hard”.  I find this ironically funny.  The fire theme is great for a racing set, but I would like to see Press Pass take that to the next level by creating some unique looking inserts.  If they had more competition when it comes to NASCAR cards, I think we’d see them.

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2013 Press Pass Ignite Preview

Take a look at this early preview of 2013 Press Pass Ignite.  New things to look for this year include at least one hot box plus a bonus “hit” within each half case.  Another highlight to look for includes the autographed Daytona 500 tire relic cards.  Every box will have one relic and one autograph.  I wonder if Press Pass is using sticker autographs with this product?  The signatures featured on these preview images sure look as if they’re on stickers.  They might just be that way for the scans.  I can’t imagine they would switch to those big stickers.  Ignite is due out May 1st.

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I really like the look of the Supercharged Signatures.  Lots of white makes those relics stand out.

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These Danica Patrick Daytona 500 Pole Winner “Zero” cards will fall one per half case.

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The Davey Allison Tribute cards will also come one per half case.

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2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame inserts come one per box.

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Starting with 2013 Ignite, the Press Pass Power Pack promotion gets some additional content.  Inside each Power Pack you’ll find one numbered Power Pick base card, plus and exclusive Jeff Gordon Hot Threads firesuit card containing swatches from his DuPont sponsorship.  These can only be found in Power Packs.

Ignite Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to dawgbones on being the lucky winner of the Clint Bowyer 2012 Press Pass Ignite Race-Used Firesuit #’ed/99.  Once dawgbones sends me their mailing address I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

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WARNING: Keselowski ’12 Ignite Autos

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Press Pass issued the following statement yesterday that pertains to the Brad Keselowski autographs found in 2012 Press Pass Ignite.  Apparently there was a mistake and they were not hand-signed.  Instead the were signed with an autopen.  If you pull a Keselowski autograph from ’12 Ignite, be sure to follow the instructions on how to get your card replaced.

“As many of you know, last week was the official release of Press Pass’ newest NASCAR trading card release – 2012 Press Pass Ignite Racing.  We are very excited about this new product, and hope you will share in our excitement once you experience the product.

We are aware of rumors which surfaced last week about Brad Keselowski’s autographs in this product appearing not be hand-signed.  It appears there was an accident related to the autograph sheets (as opposed to traditional autograph cards) that were sent to Brad to be signed for Ignite and unfortunately they were mistakenly mishandled and signed with an autopen.  Press Pass takes authenticity very seriously, and we want our collectors to know that we would never intentionally put autographs into our products that were not authentic hand-signed signatures.

We are confident that this is an isolated incident and that no other autographs from any driver in Ignite or any of our other products are affected.  Press Pass has also reached out to the drivers and team representatives and reiterated internally the importance of following the proper procedures to ensure that all autographs are authentic.

We are all eager to correct this error as quickly as possible.  Press Pass will be sitting down with Brad within the next few weeks to have the autograph sheets re-signed.  Press Pass has also begun the process of having new cards printed, and each card will be rebuilt with the authentic autograph and a prime swatch of race-used firesuit from Brad.

In addition, everyone who received one of the Brad Keselowski Ignite Ink autographed cards and sends it in will also receive a retail box of 2012 Ignite Racing (a $20 value).  Plus, your name will be entered to win a trip for two to an upcoming race to watch Brad race in person!

If you have received one of the Brad Keselowski Ignite Ink autographed cards, please contact us at info@presspassinc.com.  We will provide you with instructions for redeeming your card.

We thank you for bringing this matter to our attention and we appreciate your patience as we worked to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.  Thanks to all of our loyal customers for your continued support.  We want to be fully transparent with this situation, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.”

Ignite Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest will be for a Clint Bowyer 2012 Press Pass Ignite Race-Used Firesuit Relic #’ed/99.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 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!!!