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04-30-2013, 05:24 PM #1
SCF Official Review: 2013 Press Pass Ignite
First and foremost, I'd like to thank our sponsors at Press Pass for providing us with this box.
20 packs per box
5 cards per pack
***Bonus Power Picks Pack via boxes from B&M Stores***
Current Retail Price (online): $84.99 - $99.99
AT LEAST ONE AUTOGRAPH IN EVERY BOX! LOOK FOR:
- Ignite Ink Authentic Autograph Cards - Three Levels To Collect
EACH HALF-CASE (10-BOX CASE) WILL ALSO INCLUDE ONE BONUS AUTOGRAPHED MEMORABILIA CARD! LOOK FOR:
- Great American Treads - Autographed Daytona 500 Tire Cards
- Supercharged Signatures - Autographed Quadruple Memorabilia Cards
AT LEAST ONE RACE-USED MEMORABILIA CARD IN EVERY BOX! LOOK FOR:
- Hot Threads - Race-Used Firesuit Cards
- Double Burner - Dual Race-Used Cards
- Also Look For Randomly Inserted Hot Threads Patch Edition Cards
- Danica Patrick Daytona 500 Pole Winner - One Per Half-Case (10 boxes)
- Davey Allison Tribute - One Per Half-Case (10 boxes)
- 2013 Hall Of Fame Inductee - One Per Box
POWER PACK PROMOTION
The Power Pack Promotion Gets An Added Boost Starting With 2013 Ignite. Each Promotional Pack Will Include...
- A Power Pick Base Card
- A Power Pack-Exclusive Hot Threads Firesuit Card
WHAT WE PULLED
Base - 70/70 (100%)
Dupes - 20
Ignite returns with a new design that surpasses the previous releases. While the posed pictures of the drivers are the same, the background is noticably different. The backdrop seems to incorporate the idea of a mix of fire/flames with gas vapors. All three main racing circuits are covered with drivers from cards 1-50. The final 20 cards are devoted to a subset called Top Speed. It highlights the top twenty qualifying times for the 2013 Daytona 500. You should fully expect to complete the base set in one box.
Color Proofs Black /50 (1): Paul Menard
The Color Proofs continue to appear as they have for a while now. There are hobby versions and retail versions. You will find the Black /50 and Yellow /5 in hobby, while Cyan and Magenta can be found in retail products. The hobby version will appear 1:20, basically one per box.
Header #0 Card: Danica Patrick
Much like the regular Press Pass release, there is a 0 card for Ignite. This is sometimes referred as the header card. Collecting enthusiasts will consider a base set incomplete without this card. This one features Danica Patrick and her historic Pole at Daytona. This card appears 1:200 packs, so 1 per 1/2 case (10 boxes).
NASCAR HOF (1)
Turning Point (2)
Convoy cards pertain to the massive trucks that haul the racecars and the equipment from race to race. These fall 2 per box, 1:10 packs. Turning Point is dedicated to pointing out a pivotal moment in the career for the drivers that led to their success. You will find these at the same rate as the Convoy cards. The NASCAR Hall Of Fame cards are a continuation of a program that started a couple of year ago. Each year, the new HOF Class is featured in the set that expands across many products during the year. Each box should yield one of these, but you may also find parallel versions. Then there is Profile, which is simply designed to showcase a full photo of the drivers by their cars with some backdrop info on the reverse side. There are five SPs in this set, so keep your eyes open. As some previously mentioned set, these will also appear two to a box. Another hard to find continuation set is the Davey Allison Tribute Set. There are ten cards in the entire set, but only two cards will appear in various releases. You can find one in every half case.
Hot Threads Blue Michael Waltrip 2-color Patch /99
Ignite Ink Black Kevin Harvick Autograph /45
Each box of Ignite should yield one autograph and one relic. However, there are bonus auto cards that can be found that fall at one per half case such as Autographed Tire cards from Daytona or multi-driver autographs. In addition, there is a oversized patch card under the Hot Threads umbrella /25 or less that will appear 1:400 packs, so 1 per full case. This is the only release during the year that Press Pass uses stickers for their autographs. The reason is Press Pass tries to appease the collectors by featuring drivers in their current firesuit/sponsorships. In order to do that and get the cards produced with little to no redemptions, they must use stickers for the autos.
Base - 5/5
Design - 4.5/5
Fun - 3/5
Value - 3.5/5
Rebuy - 3/5
Overall - 19/25 (76%)
NPN 2013 Press Pass Ignite
9805 NorthCross Center Court Suite H
Huntersville, NC 28078
Limit 1 Request Per Household
Postmarked By: 8/10/13
Received By: 8/17/13
Canada Skills: 50 + (2 x 4) - 10 = ?
Once again, I'd like to thank our wonderful sponsors at Press Pass for giving us the opportunity to open and review this release. For more information on all of their products, visit them today at www.presspassinc.com.
All of the base and insert cards are available for request. Please PM me with the card or cards of interest. Cards will remain available for 30 days from the posting of this review. As always, only VIP members may make a request for the first 48 hours.