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Press Pass ceasing operations

The lone producer of NASCAR trading cards is no longer in business. Press Pass announced Monday that they are ceasing day-to-day operations of the company after being in business for 22 years.

Press Pass Inc. released the following statement about the company shuttering its doors:

“We are very thankful for the years of support from all of our customers and consumers. Over the past 22 years we’ve strived to produce compelling products that serve the interests of our end consumers. While it has not always been perfect, we have truly enjoyed our successes, and the relationships we’ve built with so many who share our passion for trading cards. Our hope now is that our paths will cross again soon.”

In addition to the motorsports products Press Pass also produced football and basketball cards as well as non-sport cards, including Elvis Presley, Parks and Recreation and KISS. Press Pass also released a set of Professional Bull Riders Tour cards in 2010. Their football and basketball releases focused on draft prospects.

Their final product, 2015 Press Pass Cup Chase Racing, was released in November 2014.

 

One Response to Press Pass ceasing operations

  1. Mark O. March 1, 2015 at 1:59 am #

    Collected extensively for several years and Press Pass product got very stale. There was nothing definitive between any of their releases and rarely was a comprehensive set produced (unlike other sports such as baseball). It seemed the majority of releases featured a set number of drivers, a picture of their car, and a couple of subsets featuring these same drivers. Their customer service waned over the years and become noticeably less friendly towards the end, though they generously sent me a snap-case of cards to replace an error card I received. I remember hearing way back around ’00 or ’01 that Pacific was looking to produce NASCAR, around the time Upper Deck jumped ship. It’d be nice to see Panini or someone else jump on board. The overall NASCAR collectibles market has declined over time for collectors and not in a good sense.