Category Archives: Racing

Press Pass heats things up with Ignite

Posted on Wednesday April 4th, 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 Friday March 30th, 2012 – 01:24 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 Thursday March 22nd, 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 […]

If you’re a SuperCollector, we want your story!

Posted on Wednesday March 14th, 2012 – 10:57 AM Author: chrisolds

We’re going to dedicate an issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly to showcasing SuperCollectors this summer and we want to see your collections.

Reba McEntire’s son makes his trading card debut in Total Memorabilia

Posted on Monday March 5th, 2012 – 01:11 PM Author: chrisolds

If you’ve ripped into packs of the recently released 2012 Total Memorabilia racing cards from Press Pass, you might have thought one newcomer looked a tad familiar but not known why.

Box Busters: 2012 Press Pass Total Memorabilia

Posted on Tuesday February 21st, 2012 – 06:35 PM Author: chrisolds

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

Hobby Challenge: Make fun of your collection

Posted on Tuesday February 21st, 2012 – 10:37 AM Author: Admin

  ———————————————————————— By Andrew Tolentino | Hockey Editor Why so serious? Poking around our hockey forums yesterday afternoon, I stumbled across a thread entitled “HILARIOUS hockey cards! Post em here!” Member tha penguin opened the online floodgates and encouraged fellow collectors to join in on the fun by posting scans of their favorite funny cards […]

First impressions: 2012 Press Pass Total Memorabilia racing cards

Posted on Wednesday February 15th, 2012 – 05:55 PM Author: chrisolds

On Wednesday evening, in advance of our Box Busters video to come, I did just that with a box of 2012 Press Pass Total Memorabilia and a single word sums up my experience.

Your Turn: What’s your favorite autograph?

Posted on Tuesday February 14th, 2012 – 12:47 PM Author: chrisolds

What’s your favorite autograph (and why)?

Collector Challenge: Create a Super Bowl Commercial for the Hobby

Posted on Thursday February 2nd, 2012 – 05:08 PM Author: Admin

Your challenge, should you choose to accept, is to come up with a Super-Bowl-worthy commercial about the hobby you love.

Quick look at Press Pass’ 2012 Ignite Racing

Posted on Thursday February 2nd, 2012 – 03:54 PM Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

With several races on the docket by the time this set will be released, Ignite will be the first set to feature pictures from the new racing season, including Danica Patrick’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie Card.

Preview Gallery: 2012 Press Pass Total Memorabilia (base & inserts)

Posted on Wednesday February 1st, 2012 – 11:56 AM Author: chrisolds

Press Pass’ next NASCAR release is headed around turn three for the finish line, and it’s 2012 Total Memorabilia.

Ripping Retail: 2011 Press Pass Legends

Posted on Sunday January 22nd, 2012 – 05:28 PM Author: chrisolds

Join Chris Olds as he rips into a retail pack of 2011 Press Pass Legends racing in this latest installment of Ripping Retail.

Danica Patrick’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Rookie Card arrives in 2012 Total Memorabilia

Posted on Wednesday January 18th, 2012 – 05:06 PM Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

Danica Patrick has been popular ever since she came on to the professional racing scene. This year, her brand takes another jump when she will race full-time on the NASCAR Nationwide Series and also a limited scheduled in the Sprint Cup Series, the highest form of racing in the United States.

Your Turn (BSCM): What’s your favorite type of game-used memorabilia card?

Posted on Wednesday December 21st, 2011 – 12:03 PM Author: chrisolds

We’re not wanting a dream list or a who’s who of sports legends. We simply want to know … What types of game-used memorabilia would you like to see more of (in any sport)?

Numbers crunching: Memorabilia cards have made their mark on hobby

Posted on Tuesday December 20th, 2011 – 07:59 PM Author: chrisolds

We took the time to do some digging in the Beckett database to crunch the numbers and discover a bit more about memorabilia cards. The statistics? Well, they are quite telling.

Press Pass’ Rising Stars set full of fresh faces

Posted on Monday December 12th, 2011 – 11:24 PM Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor If you ever wondered who the next up-and-coming racers were, Press Pass is making it easier for collectors with its Rising Stars insert set in 2012 Total Memorabilia. The hit-laden set is due out in February and is a brand new product on Press Pass’ 2012 trading card line […]

First Look: 2012 Press Pass Total Memorabilia

Posted on Wednesday November 30th, 2011 – 02:03 PM Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

Press Pass’ 2012 schedule is full of new trading card lines. The first of Press Pass’ new NASCAR product comes out in February with Total Memorabilia. This high-end release will feature a memorabilia or an autographed memorabilia card in every nine-card pack.

In hobby, Black Friday isn’t just about prices

Posted on Wednesday November 23rd, 2011 – 03:57 PM Author: chrisolds

Some retailers — those known for low prices and high volume — will make Black Friday, the No. 1 sales day of the year, not only one about deals — but also one about luck and added promotion.

Box Busters: 2012 Press Pass racing cards

Posted on Tuesday November 22nd, 2011 – 09:17 PM Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Media’s Tim Trout and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2012 Press Pass racing in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Random Question II: What single card would you want to own as a perfect BGS 10?

Posted on Wednesday November 16th, 2011 – 10:28 AM Author: chrisolds

What one card would you want as a perfect BGS 10?

Press Pass releases schedule for 2012

Posted on Monday November 14th, 2011 – 04:10 PM Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

Press Pass is releasing a slew of new products for the 2012 racing trading card season. The company has come out with a preview list of its 2012 product line, included are some non-sports titles as well at least three new racing products.

Biggest Busts: Which rookies did you FAIL with?

Posted on Monday November 14th, 2011 – 12:19 PM Author: chrisolds

What rookie/prospect did you go wrong with — and how many cards did you hoard?

Voices from the Expo: Upper Deck and Cards2Kids

Posted on Friday November 11th, 2011 – 07:14 PM Author: Admin

Upper Deck’s Chris Carlin gives us the rundown on the company’s wrapper redemption program and introduces us to John Makowiec, the extraordinary young man behind the Cards2Kids charity.

Random question: Who do you think has the best autograph … and why?

Posted on Wednesday November 9th, 2011 – 03:45 PM Author: chrisolds

Who do you think has the best autograph in sports — and why?

Box Busters: 2011 Press Pass Legends Racing Cards

Posted on Monday November 7th, 2011 – 04:22 PM Author: Admin

Join Beckett Media’s Tim Trout and Dan Hitt as they tear into two boxes of 2011 Press Pass Legends racing.

Dan Wheldon appears on few cards, diecasts

Posted on Sunday October 16th, 2011 – 04:24 PM Author: chrisolds

Former IRL IndyCar champion and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died in a crash at the IndyCar season finale in Las Vegas on Sunday. He was 33.

Old is new again with Lionel’s NASCAR Classics line

Posted on Monday October 3rd, 2011 – 01:21 PM Author: chrisolds

Some classic names and race cars from yesteryear are brand new once again as Lionel NASCAR Collectables has unveiled its second offering of NASCAR Classics diecasts.

Box Busters: 2011 Wheels Main Event

Posted on Tuesday September 27th, 2011 – 11:16 AM Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Media’s Tim Trout & Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2011 Wheels Main Event racing cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Press Pass releases short print info for 2011 FanFare

Posted on Tuesday September 13th, 2011 – 08:18 AM Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor Racing fans just got an update from one of their most recently released sets as Press Pass announced the short prints from 2011 Press Pass FanFare. This product is one of the higher-end products when it comes to racing, though it’s making its debut here. Each pack runs $19.99 […]

Box Busters: 2011 Press Pass Fanfare

Posted on Wednesday August 24th, 2011 – 03:51 PM Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Media’s Andrew Tolentino and Tim Trout as they rip into a box of 2011 Press Pass Fanfare cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Nick Matijevich leaving Press Pass after five years

Posted on Friday August 19th, 2011 – 09:26 AM Author: chrisolds

Long-time Press Pass employee Nick Matijevich is leaving the company effective today, according to an email he sent to hobby industry members and athlete representatives this morning.

Press Pass adds a little more fanfare to upcoming set

Posted on Monday August 15th, 2011 – 04:16 PM Author: chrisolds

Press Pass is upping the ante with a little more fanfare in its forthcoming high-end FanFare NASCAR set.

Box Busters: 2011 Press Pass Showcase racing cards

Posted on Monday July 25th, 2011 – 11:24 AM Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Media’s Tim Trout and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of 2011 Press Pass Showcase boxes in this latest episode of Box Busters.

July is Customer Appreciation Month at Beckett.com … a contest a day!

Posted on Wednesday July 20th, 2011 – 07:43 AM Author: chrisolds

July is Customer Appreciation Month at Beckett Media … a contest a day beginning today!