Card of the Day: Nathan Mackinnon 2013-14 Fleer Showcase – White Hot – Hot Prospects Auto Jumbo Patch

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Does anyone else think that relic window looks like the Batman logo?

Card of the Day: Tom Brady 2000 Fleer Showcase #136 1 Of 1 Masterpiece

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Showcase Sheet Metal Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to Joshua H on being the lucky winner of the Trevor Bayne 2013 Press Pass Showcase Prized Pieces Jumbo Sheet Metal #’ed/99.  Once Joshua H sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Showcase Sheet Metal Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Trevor Bayne 2013 Press Pass Showcase Prized Pieces Jumbo Race-Used Sheet Metal relic #’ed/99.  Good luck!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, September 27, 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 Showcase Racing Box Break & Review

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While I’m not a fan of the white box autographs, the Prized Pieces Ink and Masterpieces Ink autographs came out nice.  Press Pass has also included some very colorful firesuit and sheet metal relics.  I couldn’t help but notice that the Studio Showcase and Showroom inserts are printed on acetate.  I like the smokey-clear design they gave to these cards.  In the future I would like to see some NASCAR silhouette acetate cards.

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Boxes are currently selling for $175.00.  Its one of the most expensive racing products they make.

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Boxes come with (4) packs – (3) packs plus (1) box topper.  Each box should have at least (1) autograph and (2) relics.  The card found in the box topper pack will be numbered to 20 or 13.  These do randomly contain autographs and relics.

I pulled the following:

Auto/Relic

  • Carl Edwards Prized Pieces Ink-Silver Redemption

Relic

  • Matt Kenseth / Denny Hamlin / Kyle Busch Classic Collections Race-Used Sheet Metal #’ed/75
  • Trevor Bayne Prized Pieces Jumbo Race-Used Sheet Metal #’ed/99

Parallels

  • Jeff Burton Gold #’ed/99
  • Bobby Labonte Series Standouts Gold #’ed/99
  • Jimmie Johnson Series Standouts Purple #’ed/13

Inserts

  • Kasey Kahne Showroom #’ed/299
  • Matt Kenseth Showroom #’ed/299
  • Kyle Busch Studio Showcase #’ed/299

Base

  • Trevor Bayne #’ed/349
  • Paul Menard #’ed/349
  • Kasey Kahne #’ed/349
  • Jeff Burton #’ed/99
  • Bobby Labonte Series Standouts #’ed/349
  • Jeff Gordon Elite Exhibit #’ed/349
  • Kevin Harvick Elite Exhibit #’ed/349

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Overall, I give 2013 Press Pass Showcase Racing an average 3 fireballs out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  I was kinda bummed when I saw that my autograph was a redemption.  Press Pass is moving in the right direction by including clear acetate cards, but its a lot of the same type of stuff we’ve seen for years.  I want to see some innovation.

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2013 Press Pass Showcase Racing Preview

Press Pass Showcase Racing returns this year with (1) on-card autograph, and (2) memorabilia cards per box.  As you’ll see below some of the autographs look really good, while others are contained within the dreaded white box.  New for this year is a “box topper” pack inserted in every box.  Look for: Rookie-of the-Year Contender cards of Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Race-used cards & insert cards #’d to 20 or 13; autograph cards #’d to 13, Showroom plastic insert cards #’d to 20 or 13, Studio Showcase plastic insert cards #’d to 20 or 13, Base Card parallels #’d to 20 or 13.

Basically when it comes down to it, there are a lot of cards numbered to 20 or 13.

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Gameday Threads Jersey Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This is a contest for a Mike Glennon 2013 Press Pass Showcase Gameday Threads Jersey.  Good luck!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, June 7, 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!!!

Showcase Auto Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to arfmax on being the lucky winner of the Ryan Swope 2013 Press Pass Showcase Auto #’ed/199.  Once arfmax sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

2013 Press Pass Showcase Football Box Break & Review

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For a non-licensed product with no college names or logos, I don’t think it looks too bad.  The best looking cards are the ones printed on acetate.  If the acetate autographs did contain college names and logos, I think they would look really good.  Unfortunately many of the inserts such as End Zone are covered in foil and have a large box smacked right in the middle of the card.  Your eyes go straight to the box.  Some of the jumbo patches look cool, but the player’s photo is so small I don’t think it was even worth trying to squeeze it on.  You can’t compare the design of a product such as this with the licensed stuff that’s out there.  It would just be suicide.

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Boxes are currently selling for $115.00.

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2013 Showcase is probably Press Pass’s most high-end football product.  Every box has (6) on-card autographs and (1) relic.

I pulled the following:

Autos

  • EJ Manuel Red Ink #’ed/99
  • Terrance Williams Blue Ink #’ed/10
  • Johnathan Franklin Blue Ink #’ed/186
  • Ryan Swope Blue Ink #’ed/199
  • Cobi Hamilton Red Ink #’ed/50
  • Ezekiel Ansah Blue Ink #’ed/149

Relic

  • Mike Glennon Gameday Threads Jersey

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Overall, I give 2013 Press Pass Showcase a generous 3 footballs out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  The best part are the acetate autographs that cover a majority of the product.  The big boxes and foil really bring it down.  By this time of the year, the officially licensed products are starting to roll out which make it difficult for something like this to have a long lifespan.  This isn’t the last non-licensed football product Press Pass plans to release either.  2013 Gameday Gallery comes out next month.  Collectors must be buying it though, because Press Pass wouldn’t make it.  You have to give them credit for wanting to be in the football card market so much.

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Card of the Day: Julsan Kamara 2013 Leaf Power Showcase Auto

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