Thursday, January 27, 2011

Review- 2011 Press Pass Eclipse

Schedule Release Date: February 23, 2011
Box Configuration: 24 packs per box, 5 cards per pack
SRP: $110/box

Box Break:
1 Autograph cards
3 Memorabilia cards

My Thoughts:
This release is being described as “The Art of Speed” and I have to say that Press Pass really went the wrong way with this product. Art styled releases tend to not do very well and NASCAR is definitely one of those sports where you do not want to make “artsy”. Actually Topps Masterpiece baseball is one of the few sets that actually did the art effect well.

I am disappointed considering that this is the same company that just released Press Pass Five Star Racing a few months ago. This almost seems to be a filler for the release schedule which is poor timing with the NASCAR season starting only 3 days prior to this set hitting the shelves.

An autograph and 3 memorabilia cards per box
Art styling is not a very good mix with NASCAR products

I hate to do this but I give this set a 1 out of 5, Press Pass can do so much better than this release and it almost seems like a rushed product. It is like they were trying something new and hopefully this is a learning experiance for Press Pass.

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