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Sunday, March 13, 2011

PC Spotlight #11: My Rusty Wallace PC

I'm not a Nascar fan. In fact... I've never watched a whole race... ever. I've watched video clips... I've watched endings... and I've watched driver celebrations... but I've never sat down and watched a race from start to finish.

Recently The Retro-Set Addict has been writing about his experiences with 2011 Press Pass Eclipse racing... and it reminded me of my very tiny Rusty Wallace personal collection.

I've been a fan of Rusty since I first saw him in this MGD commercial... back in the early 90's:


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I was in college at the time thought this commercial was cool... so even though I never watched racing... I figured if I did... this is they guy I'd root for.

My first acquisition took place in the late 90's when I worked at a card shop to supplement the income of a beginning teacher. One day, we received a shipment of Nascar Kenner Starting Line-Ups and Wallace was part of the release. I immediately set one aside and added it to my collection.





I kept this bad boy in the original package until a few months ago, when I decided that it was never going to live up my investment expectations... so voila... I decided to free him.

After the SLU purchase, I picked up my first autograph of Mr. Wallace. I can't remember if I bought it off of Ebay or if it was a shop purchase... but either way... I'm sure I overpaid for this card since it was in the late 90's... and autographs were still pretty expensive.


1994 Traks Autograph


Since then... I've added a couple of other on-card autographs to my PC. This first one is my favorite, because of the card design.


1997 Fleer Ultra Update Autograph



2003 Press Pass Signings Autograph


One of these days I hope to pick up a memorabilia card and a rookie card of Rusty... but it's not high on the priority list... since I don't really follow racing. In fact I didn't even realize that Rusty's last race was in 2005. Maybe it's time I found another driver to support. Or better yet... maybe I should sit down and actually watch an entire race.

Do you watch Nascar?

If so... who's your favorite driver?

Happy Sunday everyone... sayonara!

4 comments:

  1. Don't watch on a regular basis anymore, but I root for David Reutimann now that Michael Waltrip has semi-retired.

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  2. Awesome post. Just do yourself a favor and watch a race. Enjoy the science of the race. Take it all in.

    Believe me, I was as anti-NASCAR as they came. And now I'm hooked. It's legit.

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  3. Hell yeah! Tony "Smoke" Stewart all the way!

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  4. Enjoyed the read! My favorite driver was good ole DW. Never really picked one after he retired.

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