Almost everyone sooner or later will get a card signed or will send them through the mail (TTM). Card manufactures put gloss on the cards to give it a nice shinny appearance. While this makes the card look good it creates a barrier for a magic marker.
It kills me to search on eBay and see all of the autographs that are either smeared or blotchy. Here is a little video that shows how to remove the gloss. The ideal solution is to try it on a sample card from he same set as it might take one or two tries to get the amount of gloss off.
The 1999 Press Pass set was issued in 1 series totaling 136 cards. The set includes a number of subsets and insert sets. A parallel of each card was created called Skidmarks and inserted in to packs with each card individually numbered to 175.
Inserts could be found in packs for several different Insert sets. They were Chase Cars (1:12), Cup Chase (1:24), Oil Cans (1:18), Pit Stop (1:8), Showman (1:8), Triple Gear 3 in 1 Redemptions and Autographs (1:240).
A special #0 card of 1998 Winston Cup Champion Jeff Gordon was inserted in to packs.
The 1998 Press Pass set was issued in 1 series totaling 150 cards. The set includes a number of subsets and insert sets. Cards 101 – 150 are NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers of All-Time and are one per pack.
A parallel of the first 100 cards was created and inserted in to packs with each card be individually numbered to 100. 1998 Press Pass packs contain 8 cards. Inserts could be found in packs for several different Insert sets. They were Cup Chase, Oil Cans (1:18), Pit Stop (1:12), Shockers (1:12), Torpedoes (1:12), Triple Gear Burning Rubber (1:480) and Autographs (1:240).
A special #0 card of 1997 Winston Cup Champion Jeff Gordon was inserted in to Hobby packs (1:480).
This set was issued in one series of 45 cards. There are 3 cards per pack with 36 packs per box. There are 3 different parallel versions of the set. The first kind are Mirrors which have a foil background and have a ratio of 1:1 packs. The second types have Emerald (green) foil and are numbered to 380. They are found at a rate of 1:45 packs. The third are called Oil Slicks and feature a rainbow foil Press Pass Premium logo and are numbered to 100. They have a ratio of 1:96 packs. A few other inserts are Crystal Ball (1:18), Crystal Ball Die Cut (1:36), Lap Leaders (1:12) and Double Burners (1:432) which are numbered to 350.
Today we busted 5 packs of 1995 Maxx Medallion. This was the second year for Maxx Medallion. The set is 61 cards with 999 cases produced which had 18 packs per box with 8 cards per pack. The inserts were puzzle pieces of Jeff Gordon. A complete puzzle could be redeemed for an autographed 8" x 10" of Jeff Gordon. One puzzle piece (#4) was a short print and limited about 1 per case.