By Chris Olds | Editor
Press Pass‘ foray into the ultra high-end trading card realm has some gems of racing memorabilia, but that’s not all the company is packing into its $500 and up boxes.
Some packs of Press Pass Five Star will include instant win memorabilia cards redeemable for items that even the most casual of NASCAR fans will recognize as kind of a big deal. (Apologies to Ron Burgundy.)
For example, how about a Dale Earnhardt race-used and signed helmet? It dates from the mid-1990s as it features a sticker on the back noting The Intimidator’s 1993 Winston Cup title.
Another item up for grabs is a Home Depot firesuit, which if you recognize the color scheme, is from early in Tony Stewart‘s career. How early? It’s from the two-time champ’s rookie season of 1999.
Among the other items to be found — via randomly inserted instant win cards — are a helmet signed by more than 20 drivers, a NASCAR 50th Anniversary lithograph, Kevin Harvick-signed items, artwork and more.
Five Star arrives in hobby shops on Dec. 1.
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