Waltrip Total Memorabilia Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to Matt Wilson on being the lucky winner of the Michael Waltrip 2013 Press Pass Total Memorabilia 3-Color Glove/Shoe #’ed/199.  Once Matt Wilson sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Waltrip Total Memorabilia Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Michael Waltrip 2013 Press Pass Total Memorabilia 3-Color Glove/Shoe #’ed/199.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, February 22, 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 Press Pass Total Memorabilia Box Break & Review

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Granted this is only the second year Press Pass has released Total Memorabilia, but its already getting to feel like the Triple Threads version of NASCAR.  The designs are very similar.  Between the two, I much prefer the look of last year’s set compared to the ones from 2013.  A majority of the cards found in 2012 Total Memorabilia have a plain colored grey background which I don’t seem to mind.  For 2013, Press Pass continued to use a grey background but decided to throw in this strange looking pattern which looks like the wallpaper that was in my grandma’s house.  This pattern is seen on most of the cards.

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These autographs are some of the better looking cards from this product.  There is a lot of white space and the autograph isn’t confined to a box.

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Boxes are currently selling for around $96.00.

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Total Memorabilia is a “hit” driven product.  There is no doubt about it.  Every box contains (5) mini-boxes with (1) autograph or memorabilia card inside.

I pulled the following:

Relics

  • Michael Waltrip 3-Color Glove/Shoe #’ed/199
  • David Reutimann Shoe/Glove #’ed/199
  • Bobby LaBonte Car Cover/Sheet Metal #’ed/199
  • Bobby LaBonte Car Cover
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr 2-Color Firesuit/2-Color Shoe/Car Cover/Sheet Metal #’ed/10

Parallels

  • Josh Berry Rising Stars Gold #’ed/275
  • Jeff Gordon Holofoil #’ed/99
  • Kasey Kahne Gold #’ed/275
  • Martin Truex Jr Gold #’ed/275
  • Trevor Bayne Gold #’ed/275

Inserts

  • Tony Stewart Smooth Operator #1
  • Kevin Harvick Smooth Operator #5
  • Greg Biffle Smooth Operator #8
  • Kasey Kahne Smooth Operator #10
  • Martin Truex Jr Smooth Operator #3
  • Austin Dillon Memory Lane #6
  • Johanna Long Memory Lane #3
  • Mark Martin Memory Lane #9
  • Juan Pablo Montoya Memory Lane #2
  • Ty Dillon Memory Lane #7

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Overall, I give 2013 Total Memorabilia 2.5 tires out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  I think Press Pass could have been more creative when it came to the overall design.  Its almost a mirror image of 2012 Total Memorabilia.  It would be fun to see Press Pass get their hands on some really vintage pieces of racing memorabilia.  I’m talking about stuff from the early 1900’s.  Racing cards can have some of the most unique looking pieces of memorabilia, but not much has been done when it comes to their origins.  I’d like to see some Ray Harroun and Marmon Wasp relics.

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2013 Press Pass Total Memorabilia Racing Preview

There isn’t a whole lot to say about 2013 Press Pass Total Memorabilia Racing.  I’d like to think of it as the Triple Threads version of racing.  Inside each pack is a “hit”.  The newest thing to look for this year are jumbo race-used victory tire relics.  The main cards collectors will look for are the autographed booklets.  Not a whole lot has changed since last year.

In the future, I would enjoy seeing a product issued by Press Pass that focuses in on the origins of racing.  Kinda like what TRISTAR did with Obak, and Panini did with Cooperstown Baseball.  That would be an interesting approach for a change versus focusing on the relics and autographs.  Racing sure has been around long enough to make a set like that.

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The background on some of these cards remind me of the wallpaper at my grandma’s house.  Just use white!!!

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Don’t panic.  This is just a zoomed in version of one of Danica Patrick’s booklets.  It better be!

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Card of the Day: Phil Humber 2005 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia Spectrum Auto

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The 2012 Ephrata Rec Center Show with Larry Bowa

For 33 years the Ephrata Lions Club has been holding their annual sports card & memorabilia show at the local recreational center in Ephrata, PA.  I’ve been attending it for the last 15 years or so.  Its always been a good show packed with Phillies stuff and bobbleheads.

The show opened up at 8:30am this morning and there was nice sized line to get in.  I’ve seen bigger lines there before, but it was a line.  The show got fuller as it got closer to 11:00am when former Phillies shortstop and Manager Larry Bowa arrived to sign autographs.  While waiting in line, we got talking to a gentleman who handles Rocky Colavito’s fan mail.  Colavito played for a variety of teams including the Indians, Tigers, Athletics, White Sox, Dodgers, and Yankees.  He was also a 9x All-Star and now resides in Berks County.  We talked to the gentleman for awhile about baseball and some of the minor league games we go see during the summer.  He attends shows looking for Colavito stuff.  Before going into the show, he said that he would send us a couple of tickets to a Reading Phillies game this year.  Sounds cool!  You never know who your’re going to meet while waiting in line.

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Larry Bowa arrived early and started signing on-time.  I had ticket #30, but was the second person to get his autograph.

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Now for the pickups…

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Jamie Moyer 2007 Philadelphia Phillies stadium giveaway bobblehead – I always come out of this show with a bobblehead.  Can you believe Moyer will be the Rockies 2nd starter this season?  That man is a machine.  I hope he gets to pitch in Philadelphia this year.

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Joe Paterno 1997 Press Pass Red Zone #48 – This is the first Paterno ’97 Press Pass card I’ve seen in person.  It was pulled from production back in 1997, but a few made their way into boxes.  It was supposedly removed from the production line due to a licensing dispute.  At least that’s what the public was told.  I think I got a deal on this card too – $30.00.  The only ones I could find up for sale online were the gold base and blue parallel.

I also busted (2) packs of 2012 Topps Tribute Baseball.  I didn’t hit anything big, just a Mike Minor auto #’ed/99, and a Troy Tulowitzki jersey #’ed/99.

Around 2:00pm the Lions Club held an auction.  This year they had some interesting memorabilia.  I liked the old baseball bank.  The weirdest thing I saw on the auction block was a box filled with 50-card sets based on Amish Life.  They were made by a company called GNM.  I can officially say everything has been placed on a trading card now.  I have to get me some of those 🙂

I can see it now, 2012 Topps Five Star – Amish Life Edition.  If they really did that, collectors would have a cow…haha!

CBS should have taken a look at this show, because it was quite packed in my opinion.  Good news everyone!  The hobby is still alive 🙂

Mark Martin Dual Relic Go Daddy.com Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest will be for a Mark Martin 2012 Press Pass Total Memorabilia Race-Used Tire/Sheet Metal dual relic #’ed/25.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Saturday, March 3, 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!!!

Earnhardt Jr Dual Relic Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Baseball Dad on being the lucky winner of the Dale Earnhardt, Jr 2012 Press Pass Total Memorabilia Firesuit/Hat Dual Relic #’ed/75.  Once Baseball Dad sends me their mailing address I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

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2012 Press Pass Total Memorabilia Box Break

Auto/Relic

  • Ty Dillon Rising Stars Auto/Race-Used Glove #’ed/125

Relics

  • Denny Hamlin Race-Used Firesuit/Shoe #’ed/99
  • Tony Stewart Race-Used Firesuit/Sheet Metal/Tire #’ed/25
  • Mark Martin Race-Used Tire/Sheet Metal #’ed/25
  • Jimmie Johnson Race-Used Jumbo Firesuit #’ed/50

Inserts

  • Michael Waltrip Memory Lane #8
  • Matt Kenseth Memory Lane #5
  • Tony Stewart Memory Lane #1
  • Juan Pablo Montoya Memory Lane #3
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr Memory Lane #7
  • Jack Roush Jr Rising Stars #4
  • Maryeve Dufault Rising Stars #6
  • Shelby Blackstock Rising Stars #3
  • Max Gresham Rising Stars #5
  • Harrison Burton Rising Stars #1

Parallels

  • Travis Kvapil Gold #’ed/275
  • Richard Childress Gold #’ed/275
  • Joe Nemechek Gold #’ed/275
  • David Gilliland Gold #’ed/275
  • Denny Hamlin Holofoil #’ed/99

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Earnhardt Jr Dual Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

 The winner of this contest will receive a Dale Earnhardt Jr 2012 Press Pass Total Memorabilia Firesuit/Hat Dual Relic #’ed/75.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Sunday, February 26, 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!!!