When I learned that Panini was bringing the Chronicles brand to NASCAR, I was really thrilled. I thought it would be fun to get a great variety of designs into the sport, see some things we hadn't seen before.
Then I got some.
The more I look at it, the more disappointed I become. It's just gimmicks...but it's worse than just being a gimmick set, it's the SAME gimmicks over and over, in three basic forms.
You have the base cards, which is the first problem- it's only 40 cards. Instead of one large set like the NBA release of 2019-20, it's one super small base set- the smallest Panini has given the sport- and each design is numbered as it's own insert, most 25 or less.
It's just a driver image in front of nothing, a computer generated waste of space.
Then you have a bunch of other designs which are just a driver standing in front of nothing, most taken at the Media Day before the season even begins.
The "Unparalleled" card...is a parallel. Yes, really!
Then we move onto the Chromed nothings...
I'm going back to my scale modeling. That's been going great lately and is all NASCAR. At some point I'll carve out time to get up a post on my modeling blog. But I don't know when I will get the chance, because I have about 40 models to build right at arm's length, and right now, that's what I want to do, and will be doing.