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:
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!