Category Archives: Racing

2016 Panini Torque Racing Cards Put NASCAR Spin on Familiar Names

Posted on July 18, 2016 – 12:35 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Panini Torque Racing offers only 8 cards per box, one of which is an autograph or memorabilia card. Get details on the NASCAR release, box breakdown, release date and more.

2016 Panini Prizm Racing Cards Mark the Return of NASCAR to the Hobby

Posted on June 21, 2016 – 9:23 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Panini Prizm Racing features a checklist loaded with Prizm parallels. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more. This is Panini’s first NASCAR release.

Here’s What Panini’s First NASCAR Cards Look Like

Posted on June 16, 2016 – 2:01 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

See Panini’s first NASCAR trading cards, which arrive in the 2016 Panini Father’s Day promo set. Racers include Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick.

Panini America Confirms NASCAR Trading Cards License

Posted on February 23, 2016 – 11:45 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Find out about Panini America announcing they landed the NASCAR trading card license and the initial lineup of sets.

American Pharoah is good business after Crown

Posted on June 8, 2015 – 4:49 pm Author: chrisolds

When American Pharoah crossed the finish line to capture the 2015 Belmont Stakes on Saturday, the cheers of the 90-thousand plus who had just witnessed history were deafening. Yet one could still almost hear the ring of a cash register among the euphoria.

NASCAR licensing VP says card deal progressing

Posted on May 28, 2015 – 4:02 pm Author: chrisolds

A dozen races into the Sprint Cup season, NASCAR’s search for a replacement for Press Pass continues.

Silver bar series commemorates Secretariat’s Triple-Crown mettle

Posted on May 1, 2015 – 2:02 pm Author: chrisolds

On the eve of the running of the 141st Kentucky Derby, Elemetal has announced a silver bar set featuring Secretariat, the superhorse who still holds the three Triple Crown race records 42 years after running in them.

Kentucky Derby races onto magazine shelves

Posted on April 13, 2015 – 3:17 pm Author: chrisolds

Beckett’s The Kentucky Derby is 96 pages of vintage and recent imagery for $7.99 and can be found on shelves now, or by ordering through BeckettMedia.com.

NASCAR licensing VP: No new card deal yet

Posted on March 17, 2015 – 2:01 pm Author: chrisolds

Blake Davidson, NASCAR’s Vice President of Licensing and Consumer Products, told Beckett Media in an email on Tuesday that the organization is getting closer to securing a deal with a future trading card licensee.

Sunday Conversation: Card artist Mike James

Posted on February 22, 2015 – 12:10 am Author: chrisolds

    By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor Mike James is a veteran sports card artist who has had his work appear in several different card sets through the years. We caught up with him for a brief Q&A for our latest Sunday Conversation … — How long have you done sketch […]

NASCAR continues to explore its card options

Posted on February 11, 2015 – 3:31 pm Author: chrisolds

Blake Davidson, NASCAR’s Vice President of Licensing and Consumer Products, told Beckett Media in an email on Wednesday that the organization is continuing to consider its options for a future trading card licensee.

Beckett 20 Questions on … a bit of everything

Posted on January 29, 2015 – 12:33 pm Author: chrisolds

It’s a busy time of year with a new wave of baseball coming, the Super Bowl on tap and plenty of new cardboard arrivals. For this latest edition of 20 Questions, we’re tackling, well, a little bit of everything.

Press Pass VP confirms company is finished (updated)

Posted on January 5, 2015 – 10:05 am Author: chrisolds

NASCAR’s lone trading card manufacturer, Press Pass, will be closing its doors.

Panini teams with Broncos for stadium set

Posted on December 6, 2014 – 10:16 am Author: chrisolds

Fans who attend the Bills-Broncos game Sunday in Denver will receive a set of Panini America cards featuring the stars of the home team.

Kevin Harvick is your NASCAR Sprint Cup champ

Posted on November 16, 2014 – 5:43 pm Author: chrisolds

The basics on your new NASCAR Sprint Cup champion.

Beckett 20 Questions … on autographs

Posted on November 11, 2014 – 4:12 pm Author: chrisolds

Here is our latest batch of 20 Questions — tell us what you think with the questions below and raise a few of your own at the end if you’d like.

Box Busters: 2015 Press Pass Cup Chase racing

Posted on October 30, 2014 – 12:48 pm Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2015 Press Pass Cup Chase in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Press Pass’ FanFare Racing arrives next month

Posted on August 23, 2012 – 11:10 am Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

Press Pass FanFare Racing is back for a second year. The autograph and memorabilia-heavy product comes out next month with an extensive autograph and memorabilia checklist.

AT THE NATIONAL: A post-show mega-gallery

Posted on August 13, 2012 – 9:49 pm Author: chrisolds

It’s just a small glimpse at much of what was seen at the show.

Box Busters: 2012 Press Pass Showcase racing

Posted on July 30, 2012 – 7:22 pm Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Dan Hitt as they rip into a pair of 2012 Press Pass Showcase racing boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2012 Press Pass Redline

Posted on July 3, 2012 – 5:43 pm Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Media’s Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair of 2012 Press Pass Redline boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Press Pass celebrates Richard Petty’s 75th

Posted on July 2, 2012 – 12:20 pm Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

Press Pass has put together Richard Petty Birthday Tribute cards that will be in 2012 Press Pass Showcase.

Preview Gallery: 2012 Press Pass Redline

Posted on June 22, 2012 – 12:15 pm Author: chrisolds

There are two autographs and two memorabilia cards in every single box of the high-end product that arrives on July 5.

Are you a SuperCollector? We want your info!

Posted on June 19, 2012 – 12:20 pm Author: chrisolds

We’re going to dedicate an entire issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly to SuperCollectors soon — and we want to see your collections.

Will you take the $10 Card Shop Challenge?

Posted on June 12, 2012 – 5:41 pm Author: chrisolds

It’s time for another version of the $10 Card Shop Challenge Are you ready? The deadline is Friday, June 15 …

How did your dad pass the trading card torch?

Posted on June 11, 2012 – 4:59 pm Author: Admin

With Father’s Day coming up, we’d like to invite collectors to share their dad-related hobby memories

Press Pass releases National show card plans

Posted on June 8, 2012 – 12:47 pm Author: chrisolds

Press Pass has unveiled its plans for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore in early August and it’s one that will include a bit of mystery.

Lionel readies Earnhardt Jr. Batman diecasts

Posted on May 15, 2012 – 1:03 pm Author: chrisolds

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Batman will team up on the track as the son of the seven-time Cup champ will race a Chevy Impala designed with “The Dark Knight Rises” on its paint scheme.

First look: 2012 Press Pass Showcase Racing

Posted on May 8, 2012 – 1:25 pm Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

Press Pass Showcase Racing arrives at the end of May, celebrating a couple of different milestones.

Press Pass fixes Keselowski autopen issue in Ignite

Posted on May 7, 2012 – 4:28 pm Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

With Press Pass’ new racing product 2012 Ignite  hitting the street, some collectors noticed something strange on Brad Keselowski’s autographed Ignite Ink cards.

Box Busters: 2012 Press Pass Ignite racing

Posted on May 1, 2012 – 4:30 pm Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Dan Hitt as they rip into a box of 2012 Press Pass Ignite racing cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First Look: 2012 Press Pass Redline racing

Posted on April 20, 2012 – 9:39 pm Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

Press Pass will unveil its newest line this June with 2012 Press Pass Redline, a high-end racing product.

Press Pass heats things up with Ignite

Posted on April 4, 2012 – 10:36 am Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

The 2012 racing season really kick off with Press Pass’ Ignite Racing. It’s the first product of the year to feature all new photography from the current racing season.

First look: 2012 Upper Deck All-Time Greats Sports Edition

Posted on March 30, 2012 – 1:24 pm Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor The best of the best. The greatest athletes of generations are making their way into an Upper Deck set featuring men and women at the top of their games. Upper Deck was very select in picking the athletes to appear in 2012 All-Time Great Sports Edition. Just 20 superstars […]

Travis Pastrana to appear in Press Pass Ignite

Posted on March 22, 2012 – 11:57 am Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor Travis Pastrana is working with Press Pass again. The extreme sports athlete is making his way into the mainstream by competing in several Nationwide and K&N races this year. Press Pass announced the partnership on Thursday on its Facebook page, showing pictures of Pastrana with his famous thumbs up […]