Sunday, November 20, 2016

Total Blaster 6

A little later than I normally post in a day, but let's face it- nobody cares about this series so I don't feel too bad about it.

Today was the final day of the NASCAR season, and I actually watched the race...normally I just listen while I do other stuff. (that's how I do most sports actually). I enjoyed it. Not necessarily my pick who won, but I can't say I'm really unhappy with it either.

I opened my blaster of 2014 Totally Certified when the race was on about lap #70, but since I was actually watching it, I never got a chance to post it before the race finished.

I have not been all that happy with NASCAR lately, but I find when I actually watch as opposed to just listen, I enjoy it more.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is a subset celebrating his 2013 Cup Rookie of the Year. There are only three subset cards in the 50 card set and this is the first in my collection.
Tony Stewart Red parallel, fitting to pull on the three-time champion's final race day.
The Danica Acceleration is a duplicate, and the Dale Jarrett Hall of Fame Placque is the Holofoil version. I wish they were all holofoil, it always looks better than mirror foil, but Press Pass loved mirror foil.
I really messed up the photo of the relic- sorry about that. Usually the relic photo is better than the overall photo but today it's reversed. It gets the job done.
Kyle Larson is on the cusp of superstardom, he's found success in the Ganassi cars which usually are some of the weaker entries of the Chevrolet field. He broke through with his first win in 2016 and I can't help but wonder how many wins he would have in a Hendrick or Gibbs car. It would be more than 1 for sure. He looked really good tonight, nearly pulled off the win and without late cautions he probably would have. I'm a big fan of his and I think this may have been his first relic card ever issued. I don't know for sure because I focus more on base cards. He is also the first driver of Japanese descent to ever win a NASCAR race. His grandparents were interred by the USA during WWII. This relic card is from before he moved up to Cup.


  1. They weren't interred. That means something different. They were held in an internment camp.

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    1. I would have liked to have seen a different card though, I just pulled another one of these two packs ago. It's only a ten card set and in the six boxes I've done it's the second duplication. I still need her base card from the set.

  3. Hey Billy....I need your email address so I can let you know who to buy for in the Secret Santa.

    1. Thought I had it on my About Me page but I will email it to you. Thanks for running it!

  4. You might not be thrilled about this year's champion but I would bet you are just happy that it is not Kenseth.