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2011 Press Pass Legends NASCAR Box Break #2 Fast Pass!

December 1, 2011

2011 Legends Darrell Waltrip AutographAfter doing well with our first 2011 Press Pass Legends box, I wanted to give one more a go, so it arrived this week and here we are with the results !

You can read of the first break here – but read on as this second break would prove to be something very different ! As we were opening packs it seemed we were seeing more hits than one usually expects. Another surprise was a number of the cards sporting purple foil with lower than usual numbering and this was something we didn’t see at all in our first box.

A quick trip to told us that what we had was a “Fast Pass” box which are seeded at one per case. Extra hits and purple foils. Great stuff! So what exactly did we end up with ? Let’s take a look!

What you’ll get – 3 Mini Boxes with 6 packs in each. 5 cards in each pack. Box Price Range – Med to High – $125+

Base Veteran Cards – 62

Base Rookie Cards – 0

Inserts and Parallels – 25

Even more parallels this time. The various tiers are  /250  Gold, /99 Red and /25 are Purple in this Fast Pass box. Inserts also come in /199 Brushed Metal and /50 Holofoil parallels.

6 Gold Foil Parallels /250 Jeff Burton, Kevin Harvick,Time Richmond, Fred Lorenzen . Terry Labonte (Inside Scoop), Mario Andretti (Trophy Room)

3 Red Foil Parallels /99 – Ryan Newman, Davey Allison, Marios Andretti (Legendary Leaders)

6 Fast Pass Purple Parallels /25 – Danica Patrick, Rusty Wallace, Alan Kulwicki, Dale Earnhardt Snr, Richard Childress (Legendary Leaders), Cale Yarborough (Trophy Room)

5 Motorsports Masters Inserts – Richard Petty, Richard Childress, Cale Yarborough, Jerry Cook, Davey Allison

3 Pacing the Field Inserts – Tony Stewart, Mark Martin, Dale Earnhardt Snr

1 Holofoil Insert Parallel /50 – Dale Earnhardt Snr  (Motorsports Masters)

1 Printing Plate 1/1 Donnie Allison CYAN

Nice low count PC hit in the Danica and plenty of other interesting cards. Would have preferred a couple more modern drivers in the purples, but I’m not complaining.

Race Used and Autographs – 9

1 Lasting Legacies Silver Memorabilia /199 – Rusty Wallace Firesuit

1 Lasting Legacies Gold Memorabilia /50 – Ken Schrader Shoes

1 Lasting Legacies Purple Memorabilia /15 Bobby Allison Firesuit

1 Prominent Pieces Silver /99 Carl Edwards Firesuit/Sheet Metal/Tire

1 Prominent Pieces Fast Pass Purple /15 Kasey Kahne Firesuit/Sheet Metal/Tire

1 Famed Fabrics Fast Pass Purple /15 Bud Moore Shirt

1 Silver Autograph /50  Darrell Waltrip

1 Silver Autograph /99  Kasey Kahne

1 Gold Autograph /25  Donnie Allison

Not a bad haul at all. And how good are these on card autos ? Gives the signer enough space to do the card justice, if only the other manufacturers would got to the effort that Press Pass does ! A couple of PC hits in the Edwards and Waltrip, but any time you get 9 hits (and a printing plate) is good going.

Final thoughts –

Breaking a box of 2011 Legends is  great fun. a Fast Pass box of 2011 Legends is pretty awesome. Lots of hits and low count foils. Our only very minor complaint on the whole Fast Pass thing is that the purple foils are very dark and somewhat difficult to read.

Legends has been a very enjoyable release this year, however I wonder if it’s overall popularity will suffer a little with 2012 Press Pass being released only a few weeks after it? Especially with it now being quite late in the year with Christmas approaching, so I’m sure a lot of collectors with limited budgets are likely to find a $65 box of 2012 Press Pass a little easier to justify than the $125 Legends.

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