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Box Busters: 2011 Element Racing by Chris Olds
January 14, 2011, 5:25 pm
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Join Beckett Media’s Tim Trout and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2011 Element from Press Pass in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …



Press Pass’ Five Star isn’t just about high-end racing cards by Chris Olds

By Chris Olds | Editor

Press Pass‘ foray into the ultra high-end trading card realm has some gems of racing memorabilia, but that’s not all the company is packing into its $500 and up boxes.

Some packs of Press Pass Five Star will include instant win memorabilia cards redeemable for items that even the most casual of NASCAR fans will recognize as kind of a big deal. (Apologies to Ron Burgundy.)

For example, how about a Dale Earnhardt race-used and signed helmet? It dates from the mid-1990s as it features a sticker on the back noting The Intimidator’s 1993 Winston Cup title.

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Box Busters: 2010 Press Pass Five Star Racing by tolentinotown

By Andrew Tolentino | Assistant Editor

As previously mentioned, we recently received an inside look at the high-end 2010 Press Pass Five Star racing line. Beckett Media’s Tim Trout had the privilege of opening one of the elegantly encased 5-card packs. Watch to find out what Trout pulled from this hit-centric product.

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Box Busters: 2010 Press Pass Showcase racing cards by Chris Olds
July 29, 2010, 5:19 pm
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Join Beckett Media’s Tim Trout and Tracy Hackler as they rip into a box of 2010 Press Pass Showcase racing cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.

What will they find inside the highest of high-end racing sets?

Watch and find out …



What’s up for grabs at The National Sports Collectors Convention? by Chris Olds

Topps has unveiled its limited edition cards for the National Sports Collectors Convention, which will take place about a month from now in Baltimore, Md.

For the last few years, the longest-running manufacturer of baseball cards — and the lone MLB licensee — did not have a presence at the show, but this year the company will be there.

And, the first portion of that presence is being in the $119 VIP goody bag.

Topps will produce a five -card set for the show in the style of 1960 Topps — two Mickey Mantle cards (only one version per bag), a Nolan Ryan, a Yogi Berra and a Cal Ripken Jr.

While there will undoubtedly be more promotions, wrapper redemptions and other specially made cards for the event, here’s a rundown (and a gallery of images) of the other VIP freebies and other show-exclusive cards after the jump.

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Box Busters: 2010 Press Pass Stealth racing cards by Chris Olds
May 26, 2010, 4:43 pm
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Join Beckett Media’s Tracy Hackler and Tim Trout as they bust a box of the not-even-out-yet 2010 Press Pass Stealth racing cards in this episode of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? How can you win packs?

Watch and find out in this epic production from unofficial Beckett cinematographer Chris Olds.



Box Busters: 2010 Press Pass Premium racing cards by Chris Olds
April 20, 2010, 4:11 pm
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Beckett Media’s Tim Trout and Tracy Hackler are joined by Press Pass brand manager Jesse Leadbetter to bust some 2010 Press Pass Premium boxes in this episode of Box Busters.

What will they find besides this Kurt Busch autograph?

To find out, click here.



***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (3-5) Contest No. 6 — A 1993 Action Packed Series 2 NASCAR factory set by Chris Olds
March 4, 2010, 5:34 pm
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We’re back with another Free Stuff Friday our weekly ritual where we try and get some cool stuff into the hands of our readers just for answering some simple card-related trivia.

How can you win? Follow the directions below and answer the questions below in a comment right here …  it’s that simple.

Tips: Don’t try stuffing the comments box — we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win. (Also note that you will see your comment on your screen after posting but that does not indicate its order of posting as it has not yet been approved. WordPress’ time-stamping of comments once all are approved will determine the winner.)

Get the question(s) after the jump …

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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (2-26) Contest No. 7 — A 2006 Wheels High Gear set with bonus cards and three complete insert sets by Chris Olds

***NOW CLOSED***
We’re back with another Free Stuff Friday our weekly ritual where we try and get some cool stuff into the hands of our readers just for answering some simple card-related trivia.

How can you win? Follow the directions below and answer the questions below in a comment right here …  it’s that simple.

Tips: Don’t try stuffing the comments box — we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win. (Also note that you will see your comment on your screen after posting but that does not indicate its order of posting as it has not yet been approved. WordPress’ time-stamping of comments once all are approved will determine the winner.)

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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (2-26) Contest No. 6 — A 1994 Action Packed Series 3 NASCAR sealed factory set by Chris Olds

***NOW CLOSED***
We’re back with another Free Stuff Friday our weekly ritual where we try and get some cool stuff into the hands of our readers just for answering some simple card-related trivia.

How can you win? Follow the directions below and answer the questions below in a comment right here …  it’s that simple.

Tips: Don’t try stuffing the comments box — we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win. (Also note that you will see your comment on your screen after posting but that does not indicate its order of posting as it has not yet been approved. WordPress’ time-stamping of comments once all are approved will determine the winner.)

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***NOW CLOSED*** Free Stuff Friday (12/11) contest No. 7 — An autographed & game-used catcher card lot by Chris Olds

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We’re  in the midst of Free Stuff Friday with this item that can be yours right now

logoHow can you win? Follow the directions below and answer the questions below in a comment right here …  it’s that simple.

Tips: Don’t try stuffing the comments box — we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win. (Also note that you will see your comment on your screen after posting but that does not indicate its order of posting as it has not yet been approved. WordPress’ time-stamping of comments once all are approved will determine the winner.)

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Wanna race? by ejahnke

Hello folks,

From time to time we here at Beckett want to make sure we are doing (or, at least, appearing to be doing) actual work by introducing you to some of our upcoming product releases.

This one has already been published in 2008, but due to overwhelming demand we decided to print another edition this year! The new Beckett Racing Collectibles Price Guide will be hitting stores in a couple months.  Sometime in September, to be exactly inexact.

The BRCPG covers everything a racing collector needs to know about cards, die casts, and other racing collectibles.  NASCAR, Formula 1, World of Outlaws, Sprint cars, NHRA, all different types of racing are covered.  With over 2,900 die cast and card sets priced, the BRCPG lists prices all the way back to 1910!  It may be news to some that they even had cars back then…

Obviously the last edition was a big hit because it sold out so quickly, just two months,  and was one of our huge successes over the past year.  This is perfect for you and the other racing fans in your life.  Keep your eyes peeled, you don’t want to be left out again this time…