We can all admit that when it comes to football Press Pass is a non-entity. Now on the other hand, Press Pass is THE authority for NASCAR sets. They have flubbed a bit, like Eclipse and Element, but then they knock it out of the park with Five Star, Stealth and even their base set is decent. They use on-card autographs, sweet patches and even if you do not follow racing a sheet metal relic card would still be a very cool pull.
Press Pass has taken another step with the recent release of the 2011 Press Pass FanFare Racing release. Each 8 pack box comes with an on-card autograph or race-used memorabilia card in every pack but as an added bonus they are including a Mystery Bonus pack which will include an additional FanFare autograph, memorabilia card or an instant win card.
Press Pass is now bringing the collector closer to the athletes with some amazing Instant Win prizes. You can now own a Kasey Kahne firesuit, Tony Stewart shirt, Travis Kvapil sunglasses or a Michael Waltrip hat or even better his complete bumper, all autographed.
Here is the instant win checklist:
It would be pretty cool if we could see Topps, Panini and Upper Deck following suit. How cool would it be to pull an instant win card for a full Derek Jeter jersey, Bryce Harper autographed sunglasses, a t-shirt worn by Golden Tate from the Rookie Premier or something like Aaron Rodgers helmet? What about autographed Michael Jordan worn Air Jordans?