Press Pass Is Officially Over

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Here it is folks.  The official statement released by Press Pass today.  In short, NO redemptions will be honored and NO replacements will be issued for damaged cards.  No official word yet when or if NASCAR fans will see their next trading card set.

We’re disappointed to announce that Press Pass, Inc. is closing the day to day operations, effective immediately.  Accounting and legal resources are in place to conduct a reasonable closure of the business should that be the end result.

We apologize but no redemptions, damages etc. will be honored.  We are very thankful for the years of support from all of our customers and consumers.  Over the past 22 years we’ve strived to produce compelling products that serve the interests of our end consumers.  While it has not always been perfect, we have truly enjoyed our successes, and the relationships we’ve built with so many who share our passion for trading cards.  Our hope now is that our paths will cross again soon.

Warmest Regards,

The Press Pass Staff

Press Pass Releases Preliminary Info On 2012 Redline

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Press Pass has released preliminary info on their newest high-end racing product called Redline.  No pictures yet.

Features:

  • Each premium two-pack tin of 2012 Redline includes two autographs and two race-used memorabilia cards from the biggest names in NASCAR including NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ driver Danica Patrick and NASCAR newcomer Travis Pastrana.
  • At least one autographed memorabilia card per tin such as Rookie Year autographed dual memorabilia cards and HOF triple memorabilia cards featuring NASCAR Hall of Famers.
  • At least one multi-swatch memorabilia card per tin including Pieces of the Action triple memorabilia cards.
  • Look for short-printed Redline Signatures short-printed variation autograph cards featuring alternate sponsors of Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Tony Stewart and more!
Packs Contain:
  • One numbered autograph card
  • One numbered race-used memorabilia card
  • One numbered Color Proof base set parallel (#d to 99, 50, 15, or 1)
  • One or more insert cards – some insert cards are short-printed (one per half-case)
  • At least five base cards from the 50-card base set

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Upcoming 2012 Leaf Product Releases

In case you haven’t seen, Leaf plans to release some great looking products this year.  I’m looking forward to trying some.  Take a look…

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U.S. Army All-American Football set

It looks like the metal theme has spread to the U.S. Army All-American set too.

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Legends of Sport

These cards look quite nice judging by the sales sheet.  Lots of use of the color white, which really makes the autographs, photos, and designs standout.  Every card in the set is autographed and serial numbered to 50 or less.  There are (3) autographs per box.

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Poker Metal

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Executive Collection

You don’t exactly buy boxes of Executive Collection, but I’m glad Leaf brought it back this year.  Executive Collection is unique where collectors get to build the set by submitting their certified autographs and having them turned into cut signatures.  Judging by past sales, collectors really enjoy them.  The Andrew Luck 2011 Executive Collection 1/1 autograph recently sold for $1,000.00.

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Lombardi Legacy

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Golf Metal

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Oval Office Cut Signature Edition

At $2,500.00+ for a box of cards, I probably won’t be trying Oval Office Cut Signature Edition.

Panini Releases Black Friday Draft Day Materials & Patch Auto Checklist

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Panini has released the full checklist for their Black Friday Draft Day Materials & Patch Autographs.  Take a look at the checklist for their Super Bowl promos and the checklist for their Pro Bowl promos too.

Panini Releases Checklist For Black Friday Pro Bowl Relics & Autos

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There is no doubt that Panini’s Black Friday promotion was very successful.  This evening, Panini released the entire checklist for the Pro Bowl relic/auto cards.  Take a gander to see how many copies of the card you have were made.

These packs are drying up quickly and the promotion is coming to an end.  I hope they bring it back next year.