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Kenseth Total Memorabilia Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to Marc on being the lucky winner of the Matt Kenseth 2014 Press Pass Total Memorabilia Tire/Sheet Metal Relic #’ed/150.  Once Marc sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Kenseth Total Memorabilia Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Matt Kenseth 2014 Press Pass Total Memorabilia Tire/Sheet Metal Relic #’ed/150.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, April 25, 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 Total Memorabilia Gallery Edition Box Break & Review

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From a design point of view this year’s version of Total Memorabilia looks way better when compared to its predecessors.  Lets start with the box itself.  Up until this year, Total Memorabilia packs came tightly crammed into a small box.  Trying to get that first pack out was a pain.  For 2014 Press Pass placed the five foil covered packs in a more traditional clear box.  That itself is a major improvement.

Now lets get to the cards.  They don’t look half bad either.  Press Pass used white card stock and a filter to make the photos have that painted feel to them.  The most disturbing aspect would probably be the 3D mini shadowbox like way they went with the autographs.  Its a 3D white box that has the autograph sunk in to the bottom of the card.  This has been a standard for Press Pass when it comes to this product.  Your attention really gets drawn to that part of the card, and maybe that’s what Press Pass is going for.  One of the new innovations that Press Pass included this year is race-used windshield cards.  We’ve never seen windshield relics before.  It almost looks like there isn’t anything in the card because the windshield is so clear.  I think Press Pass should have placed a piece of clear windshield over the 3D white box autographs.

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Boxes are currently selling for $90.00.

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Its a “hit” driven product.  Something for everyone in each pack.

I pulled the following:

Auto/Relic

  • Drew Herring Rising Stars Auto/Glove #’ed/125

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Relics

  • Ty Dillion Tire/Sheet Metal #’ed/150
  • Danica Patrick Firesuit/Shirt/Sheet Metal #’ed/99
  • Matt Kenseth Tire/Sheet Metal #’ed/150
  • Regan Smith Firesuit/Shoe/Sheet Metal #’ed/99

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Parallels

  • Kyle Larson #’ed/175
  • Denny Hamlin #’ed/175
  • Tony Stewart #’ed/175
  • Jeb Burton #’ed/99
  • Matt Kenseth #’ed/99

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Inserts

  • Tony Stewart Acceleration #AC 1
  • Danica Patrick Acceleration #AC 9
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr Acceleration #AC 5
  • Jimmy Johnson Acceleration #AC 2
  • Darrell Waltrip NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaque #12
  • Glen Wood NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaque #15
  • Tim Flock NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaque #21
  • Leonard Wood NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaque #20
  • Maurice Petty NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaque #24

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Overall, I give 2014 Press Pass Total Memorabilia Gallery Edition 4 checkered flags out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  Its a step up from the other Total Memorabilia sets, especially from a visual perspective.  I still think it could use some tweaking.  I’m just glad they changed the design of the box.

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