Sunday, June 20, 2021

Random Wax: 2021 Donruss NASCAR with a Relic

 2020 Donruss Racing: Happy Father's Day.  I'll be watching the race with my pop today.  We'll start this pack with the reigning NASCAR Cup Champion on an appropriate Race Kings card.  I do like the design of these though I like the Race Kings from previous years that have more of that art feel to them.  Elliott is currently third in the standings and has one win.
There's a decent checklist but not all the cards have the driver's car number and I can't figure out why.  Not a big deal but I do like the numbers on these.  I do like the Retro 1988 cards.  That was a design I have always liked.
These Action Packed cards give us a look at the cars in action I guess.  That light blue reminds me of the 1982 Donruss cards which some had a similar color.  Hamlin currently sits atop the standings but still doesn't have a win on the season.
I'm a big Contenders guy so I like seeing their inclusion into the set.  The Dominators are nice  and we get to see these guys in winning moments.  Richard Petty just doesn't look right without the mustache...or cowboy hat.  William Byron is having a great year already securing a win and sits in fourth place.
That's a Carolina Blue Parallel on the left.  I'm pretty sure they go with Carolina blue since the sport is based out of North Carolina.  Not that many Rated Rookies in these.  I thought there'd be more.  The Truex Jr. Race Kings insert is a silver parallel.  Looks gray to me.  NASCAR and Panini didn't shy away from masks in this release which I like.  These guys and the crews wore them at every race so it is how we remember the year.  Truex Jr. already has three wins this season and is in sixth place.
I like car cards as we do see them for the majority of time on race days and are pretty synonymous with the driver.  Logano is in 5th place with a win this season.

They're optics in these packs.  This Race Day relic has to be a tire on this Ricky Stenhouse Jr. card.  Always fun pulling relics when you aren't expecting them.
I like the colors and having both the driver and car on these Aero Package cards. Brennan Poole below is shown thanks to his mustache and hair.  Looks like he should be in Formula 1 not NASCAR.  This was a fun pack of cards. 

30 – Total Cards
8 – Retro 1988
4 – Race Kings
3 – Carolina Blue Parallels
2 – Optic
2 – Rated Rookie
1 - Contenders
1 – Dominators
1 – Retro Series
1 – Aero Package
1 – Action Packed
1 - Retired Great
1 – Race Day Relic Red Parallel #/250


  1. My stepson looks for these cards everytime we go into Walmart with no luck. As for me, I really like those two William Byron cards. Happy Father's Day to you!

    1. Thanks and those cards will be headed your way. Happy belated Father's Day to you too.

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    1. I like the NASCAR relics. They have more options than the tried and true jersey cards.

  3. Is that Action Packed Hamlin embossed? Even if it isn't... I like how they did utilized the mid 80's Action All-Stars logo for that insert.

    P.S. Happy Father's Day and congratulations on pulling that relic card.

    1. It's not embossed but it is made to look it. I think they did a good job as well. Thanks Fuji!