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The box: 2013 Press Pass Ignite NASCAR (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)
Packs per box: 2
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 11
Base set completion: 8 of 70 (11 percent)
Base cards – Carl Edwards, Regan Smith, David Reutimann, Jeff Burton, Justin Allgaier, Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, James Buescher
Insert cards: 2 (all cards from box in gallery below)
Cyan Color Proof parallel (1) – Paul Menard (Top Speed subset)
NASCAR Hall of Fame (1) – Rusty Wallace
Hot Threads Blue (1) – Jamie McMurray (/99)
What’s Buzz-worthy: Here’s another past Press Pass blaster found in a bargain bin for less than $10 and it delivered pretty well with a two-color (barely) firesuit patch card and a Hall of Fame insert that’s listed as being one in every fourth box or so. Two packs here helps some vs. Press Pass Legends in that you get more cardboard but the basic set here is relatively simple — perhaps too simple — with portraits on every card in this box’s case. (There are subsets — and you get a hint of that here with the parallel, which is a retail-only find.) There are a number of insert sets to be found here and there are autographs and memorabilia cards here — with today’s biggest modern racers on the checklist along with some younger drivers, too. That makes this one a bit different than what you’ll find vs. other NASCAR blasters. Also different here? Press Pass used sticker autographs. The stickers actually look pretty good because they are oversized, meaning you still get big, bold autos. You also get them on some different and interesting auto-mem cards but they work. This one also has a different look from other releases around its time, so that’s a plus despite the repetitiveness. Hobby boxes (still available for now) include an auto and a memorabilia card every time but for less than $10 with a hit guaranteed, it’s worth ripping a blaster if you find it.
Product Grade: B+
Box Grade: A-
Fun Grade: B
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