Bowyer American Thunder Firesuit Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to dawgbones on being the lucky winner of the Clint Bowyer 2014 Press Pass American Thunder Class A Uniform Race-Used Firesuit #’ed/99.  Once dawgbones sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

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Bowyer American Thunder Firesuit Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Clint Bowyer 2014 Press Pass American Thunder Class A Uniform Race-Used Firesuit Relic #’ed/99.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, May 16, 2014 @ 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!!!

2014 Press Pass American Thunder Box Break & Review

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American Thunder is a new brand from Press Pass which replaces Ignite.  Last year Ignite came jam-packed with sticker autographs, and by the looks of it American Thunder has them too.  Perhaps this is why Press Pass only shared preview images of this product about a week before it came out.  I remember Press Pass giving away T-shirts at the National that said “On Card Isn’t Hard”.  Apparently its getting hard.  Outside of the sticker autographs, everything else seems pretty standard.

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Boxes are currently selling for $87.00.

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American Thunder comes with one more “hit” than Ignite.  Every box should have at least (1) autograph and (2) relics, plus a bunch of inserts.

I pulled the following:

Auto

  • Tony Stewart American Thunder Autographs #’ed/15

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Relics

  • Danica Patrick Battle Armor 4-Color Race-Used Sheet Metal #’ed/25
  • Clint Bowyer Class A Uniform Race-Used Firesuit #’ed/99

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Parallel

  • Martin Truex Jr Black/White #’ed/50

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Inserts

  • Martin Truex Jr Top Speed #2
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr Top Speed #9
  • Thunderbirds Flyover With Honors 2014 #8
  • Parade Of Drivers With Honors 2014 #4
  • 5th Daytona 500 Win In 1974 Great American Legend #5
  • Daytona 500 2014 Great American Legend #10
  • Brian Vickers Climbing The Ranks #3
  • Brian Scott Climbing The Ranks #5
  • Maurice Petty NASCAR Hall Of Fame Class Of 2014 #169

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Rookies

  •  (2) Justin Allgaier #2
  • (2) Parker Kligerman #22
  • (2) Ryan Truex #34
  • Austin Dillon #11
  • Kyle Larson #23
  • Michael Annett #4
  • Alex Bowman #7

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Overall, I gotta give 2014 Press Pass American Thunder 2 U.S. flags out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  The sticker autographs are what bring it down.  Maybe there is something about this time of the year that’s making it difficult for them to get the signatures directly on the cards.  It never seemed to be a problem though in the past.

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Flashback Product of the Week: 1991-1997 Thunder On The Water

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They’re loud.  They’re fast.  And for seven consecutive years the sport of hydroplane racing had its very own set thanks to J&W Productions & Promotions.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with what a hydroplane is, its basically a very fast speedboat.  Most of the engines come from the aviation industry, and these boats use the water mainly for lift rather than to stay afloat.  They also use the water for propulsion and steering too.  The best way to describe these beasts is to think of them as jet airplanes on water.  Ken Warby currently holds the record for going the fastest in his hydroplane, Spirit of Australia.  On October 8, 1978, Warby set the speed record at Blowering Dam, Australia clocking in at 318.75 mph.  Its a record that continues to hold today.  Hydroplane racing has many different circuits to follow.  The real badass drivers can be found in the H1 Unlimited league, due to its fewer restrictions.

From 1991 to 1997, J&W Productions & Promotions issued an annual 25-card set.  Series 1 started in ’91, Series 2 in ’92, and so on.  In all there are 175 cards to the complete series, plus 16 Hall of Fame drivers, and 8 promotional cards.  These were only available in set form, no packs or boxes.

Card of the Day: Greg Maddux 1998 Circa Thunder Quick Strike #6

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