NASCARD Radio Podcasts
Episode 43: We talk Kansas NASCAR Camping World Truck and Cup (Kyle Busch) series winners and their cards. The NASCAR Hall of Fame put on a Zoom call featuring Richard Petty and Dale Inman. Val has had a membership to the NASCAR Hall of Fame since it opened in 2010 and was invited to the special Zoom call. Special thanks to the NASCAR Hall of Fame for the Zoom call and allowing everyone to hear the conversation from two legends of the sport. It’s awesome that Episode number 43 of NasCard Radio features a Zoom call with Richard Petty. If you come to Charlotte, NC make sure to checkout the NASCAR Hall of Fame. #thehobby #tradingcards #whodoyoucollect
Episode 42: We talk Talladega Xfinity (Jeb Burton) and Cup (Brad Keselowski) series winners and their cards. Val has confirmed the list of 2021 Panini NASCAR products and estimated release dates. Finally, a detailed look at the 1988 Maxx set, the big rookie cards, and the Dale Earnhardt #99 Promo versions explained. Finally, some 1988 Maxx eBay auctions and closing prices in NasCard News. #thehobby #tradingcards #whodoyoucollect
Episode 41: Val recaps the Richmond Camping World Truck and Cup series winners and their cards. Val has confirmed the list of 2021 Panini NASCAR products and estimated release dates. Finally, a few eBay auctions and products / collecting tips while waiting on the next release. #thehobby #tradingcards #whodoyoucollect
Episode 40: The guys are back from the break and recap the Martinsville Xfinity and Cup series winners. Next up is the 1987 and 1988 World of Outlaws sets that include a teenage Jeff Gordon! Also mentioned is the variation on the complete 1988 World of Outlaws set and how to spot them. You can see the articles talked about on the show here: http://www.racingcardinfo.com/rcpg-volume-01-number-08/ .Finally we compare 1972 STP and 1987 World of Outlaws PSA population reports. There was a 2016 Panini Prizm Hobby box sighting at $800. #thehobby #tradingcards #whodoyoucollect
Episode 39: Val recaps the Bristol dirt Camping World Truck and Cup series winners plus explaining the each of the 1988 Maxx Variations card by card. You can see the articles talked about on the show here: http://www.racingcardinfo.com/latest-articles/ Finally some recent eBay auctions around the 1988 Maxx cards and wax boxes. 1988 Maxx cards make great Through The Mail (TTM) cards as there are plenty of drivers from the iconic set still with us that sign through the mail. #thehobby #tradingcards #whodoyoucollect
Episode 38: The guys recap the Atlanta Camping World Truck, Xfinity and Cup series winners plus explaining the 1988 Maxx set as told by Maxx through the Maxx Faxx articles available from October 1991 – October 1992. You can see the articles talked about on the show here: http://www.racingcardinfo.com/latest-articles/ #thehobby #tradingcards #whodoyoucollect
Episode 37: The guys recap the Xfinity and Cup series winners plus the highest finishing rookie at Phoenix and their rookie trading cards. Next up is the recent 2021 Donruss Racing Hobby box prices that are being realized. Finally, some thoughts on the recent prices the last 2 months around the 1989 Maxx regular and Crisco Dale Earnhardt. Where to look for PSA 9 and 10 specimens and the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO). Is it real? Sorry the show was late this week. Stay tuned for next week where will talk 1988 Maxx and the different variations. #thehobby #tradingcards #whodoyoucollect
Episode 36: Val recaps the Xfinity and Cup series winners at Las Vegas and their rookie trading cards. Next up is the record NASCAR Trading Card sales that happened the last week with the sale of the 1972 STP Ricard Petty PSA 9 for $149,999 on eBay. Finally the problem with redemptions, expired redemptions and the expired redemption for a signed 1988 Maxx Dale Earnhardt card numbered to 100 that was sold on eBay. #thehobby #tradingcards #whodoyoucollect
Episode 35: The guys recap the winners at Homestead Xfinity and Cup series winners and their rookie trading cards. Next the guys discuss the discovery that Some 20021 Donruss drivers are not in the Optic series and vice versa. Drivers in Donruss and not in Optic are #’s 28 Drew Dollar, 34 Natalie Decker, 35 Raphael Lessard, 36 Taylor Gray and 37 Tommy Joe Martins. Drivers in Optic and not in Donruss are #’s 1 Harry Gant, 2 Jamie McMurray, 3 Jeff Burton, 4 Kasey Kahne, 5 Kyle Petty, 6 Bill Elliott,7 Carl Edwards, 54 Austin Cindric, 57 Chase Briscoe, 63 Dale Jarrett, 65 Darrell Waltrip, 66 Greg Biffle, 67 Ernie Irvan, 68 Mark Martin, 69 Matt Kenseth, 70 Michael Waltrip, 71 Morgan Shepherd, 72 Rusty Wallace, 73 Terry Labonte, 74 Bobby Allison, 75 Bobby Labonte, 82 Sam Mayer, 86 Travis Braden, 89 Paul Menard, 91 Brad Smith, 92 Bret Holmes, 94 Michael Self, 96 Ty Gibbs. The guys talk Sportkings and recent 1972 STP eBay sales. #thehobby #tradingcards #whodoyoucollect
Episode 34: Val recaps the Daytona Road Course Camping World Truck, Xfinity and Cup series winners and their rookie trading cards. Also, the highest finishing rookie in the Camping World Truck, Xfinity and Cup series and their rookie trading cards. #thehobby #tradingcards #whodoyoucollect
Episode 33: After opening up 2021 Donruss the guys review the product and their hits. Next it’s the Truck, xfinity and Cup Daytona 500 winners along with the highest finishing rookies and their trading cards. Val finally talks 1986 SportStar Photo-Graphics how they were made, sold and variations of the cards. #thehobby #tradingcards #whodoyoucollect
Episode 32: The guys review the results of the Best Panini racing product 2020 survey. Then the guys breakdown the 2021 Panini Donruss Racing product and review how to identify the parallels, differences in Hobby, Fat Packs and Blasters. Review the insert checklist like Watercolors, Blank Slate, Downtown and Sketch Works. What to look for to find an authentic 5th anniversary buy back. Review closed racing card auction prices and what’s Val buying right now. #thehobby #tradingcards #whodoyoucollect
Episode 31: The guys are back recapping the NASCAR Championships at the different levels and who is moving where in 2021. Val did a poll to see which is the better, Mid Level 2020 Panini NASCAR trading card product, Chronicles or Prizm. We talk about some eBay closed prices for graded and ungraded 1972 STP and 1983 UNO cards. With the influx of new buyers to trading cards we replay our informational segments on the 1983 UNO and 1985 SportStar Photo-Graphics sets. #WhoDoYouCollec
Episode 30: The boys talk Top 4 Drivers going for the Cup and Xfinity Championship and their cards. Trying to distinguish the different Prizm racing parallels and the 1972 STP Richard Petty on eBay. Val talks used sheet metal, Team Racing Crew Shirts and racing suits from theracingwarehouse.com #WhoDoYouCollect
Episode 29: With the Texas Motor Speedway race finally in the books we talk Gander RV & Outdoors Truck, Xfinity and Cup series winners and their rookie cards. Next with all of the new listeners were re-running the segment on the first set of NASCAR trading cards, the 1972 STP set and how they were distributed. #WhoDoYouCollect
Episode 28: Jason and Val discuss the first drivers to lock in for the Championship 4 at each level (Brett Moffitt, Chase Briscoe and Joey Logano) and review their first trading cards. Next it on to 2020 Prizm and the use of RC logo’s and how it’s different than Baseball and ideas to fix it. The guys have a good discussion on the different ways to collect, pricing and some new ideas to help expand NASCAR trading cards to the masses. #WhoDoYouCollect
Episode 27: Val and Jason are back talking the round of 8 and the new Michael Jordon NASCAR team. They discuss 2020 Prizm racing and collecting using eBay saved searches.
Episode 26: Why is Panini one of the best Trading Card companies when it comes to NASCAR? They bring the fans closer to the drivers. This week they put on another Zoom fan QA with Gray Gaulding (aka Maverick) who is running at the Charlotte ROVAL this weekend. Gray answers the fans questions around the possibility of racing in the rain at the ROVAL, his mentor(s) coming up, childhood Halloween costumes, racing in the Daytona 500 and MORE. It’s a long podcast but I guarantee you will learn a few things! If you want to be invited to a Panini Q&A make sure to follow @PaniniAmerica and @graygaulding on Twitter and Instagram. #WhoDoYouCollect
Episode 25: Kin from Beans Ballcard Blog stops by and joins Val and Jason on an array of racing topics. They guys talk current races at Indy, the Indy Memorabilia show and Indy Trading Card sets. In Person & Through The Mail Autographs requests for racing legends. Current Card Market Trends for Trading cards and supplies. You can find Kin on Twitter at @beansbcardblog
Episode 24: Val and Jason are back and break down the 2020 Panini Chronicles Racing sell sheet releasing in early August. This is a new release for Val but Jason has seen Chronicles done with other sports. Should Panini do a First off the line (FOTL) for racing? The guys tackle that and other ways to boost NASCAR sales. The guys talk wax, what their buying and selling on COMC and Val mentions Wendell Scott and recaps hist 1st win in Jacksonville. #WhoDoYouCollect #TradingCards #TheHobby You can Val on Twitter @ NascardRadio and as rotating co-host on the Hobby Hotline. Hobby Hotline. is live every Saturday starting at 11 AM EST / 8 AM PST on YouTube / Facebook and Periscope. Hobby Hotline now has a Monday show at 8 PM EST / 5 PM PST.
Episode 23: Why is Panini one of the best Trading Card companies when it comes to NASCAR? They put on not one but two fan QA’s this week. I was lucky enough to attend both and a big thanks to Panini America. The first is with Cole Custer (Ice Cole) who is running for Stewart Haas Racing and vying for rookie of the year. The second Q&A is with Gray Gaulding (The Kid) who is running the Panini America sponsored Cup car. It’s a long podcast but I guarantee you will learn a few things! If you want to be invited to a Panini Q&A make sure to follow @PaniniAmerica on Twitter. #WhoDoYouCollect #TradingCards #TheHobby
Episode 22: Val talks NASCAR Charlotte, Bristol Xfinity, Gander Outdoor truck and Cup Series winners Brad Keselowsk, Chase Elliott, Grant Enfinger and Noah Gragson and their rookie cards. In the second segment Val reviews the NASCAR HOF 2021 Nominees and his picks on who will be selected this year before Tuesday’s voting day (6/9/20). Val did make a mistake in that Neil Bonnett’s rookie card is in the 1983 UNO set, card #2. You can find Val on Twitter @ NascardRadio and as rotating co-host on the Hobby Hotline. Hobby Hotline. is live every Saturday starting at 11 AM EST / 8 AM PST and also on Monday 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST on YouTube / Facebook and Periscope.
Episode 21: Val talks Darlington Xfinity and Cup Series winners Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin and Chase Briscoe and their rookie cards. The second segment is the audio recording from a Pre-Darlington Sponsorship Q&A by Panini America & Gray Gaulding where invited fans were encouraged to ask questions. It was scheduled before the Darlington race to announce Panini’s renewed partnership with Gray Gaulding. It’s a great Q&A where Gray talks his early years of racing and card collecting. Thanks for checking out the podcast and please leave a review and subscribe. You can find me on Twitter @ NascardRadio and as rotating co-host on the Hobby Hotline. Hobby Hotline. is live every Saturday starting at 11 AM EST / 8 AM PST on YouTube / Facebook and Periscope.
Episode 20: Val and Jason celebrate the 1 Year Anniversary of the podcast by sitting down with the father of trading card podcasts, Colin from Sports Card Radio. The boys thought it would be good to make their first interview guest the person partially responsible for the show. It’s a long interview and cover’s numerous topics such as The Upper Deck vs Leaf lawsuit, advantages to using COMC and enhancement ideas, Redemption’s and Panini’s new Redemption Policy, the current state of the hobby business economy and the Driver that might take NASCAR to the next level.
Episode 19: Val and Jason review the planned NASCAR releases from Panini, review COMC’s shipping option and how Val was doing it all wrong this whole time. The boys talk about the 2020 DONRUSS Retail Wrapper Redemptionfor, contest cards. They start the show reviewing the winners so far for the 2020 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck, Xfinity and Cup Series.
Episode 18: Val and Jason review the Las Vegas Gander RV & Outdoors Truck, Xfinity and Cup Series winners along with the top finishing rookie, rookie cards. They were Joey Logano, Tyler Reddick, Chase Briscoe, Harrison Burton, Kyle Busch and Zane Smith. What dream set would you like to see made by Panini and we take a deep dive in to the 2020 Donruss racing hobby box. Thanks for checking out the podcast and please leave a review and subscribe. You can find me on Twitter @ NascardRadio
Episode 17: Val reviews the Daytona Gander RV & Outdoors Truck, Xfinity and Cup Series winners along with the top finishing rookie, rookie cards. Denny Hamlin, John Hunter Nemechek, Noah Gragson, Harrison Burton, Grant Enfinger and Derek Kraus rookie cards. We take a listener question on NASCAR Trading Card autographs and are there to many. How to save some money if you see a Buy It Now from COMC on eBay. Thanks for checking us out and please leave a review and subscribe.
Episode 16: Val reviews the new NASCAR Hall of Fame selection process which has changed for the first time since its inception, 10 years ago. We review some of the pricing for 2020 Donruss, after it’s first week on the market. We review the first 4 drivers starting the Daytona 500 and their cards, Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Alex Bowman, Joey Logano and William Byron. We take some listener questions on NASCAR Trading Card Wax prices. Thanks for checking us out and please leave a review and subscribe.
Episode 15: Jason is back and joins Val as they talk about the upcoming 2020 NASCAR season. The guys talk about the newly released 2020 DONRUSS trading card set from Panini America. Val talks about his experience at the NASCAR Media week tour in Charlotte, the NASCAR hall of fame induction dinner and ceremony. The drivers he was chasing for autographs and some of the autograph projects he’s working on. Don’t forget to review and subscribe to the podcast.
Episode 14: I am joined by guest host TJ who is also a racer at his local track and who also collects NASCAR trading cards. We review the Homestead results for Gander Truck (Matt Crafton), Xfinity (Tyler Reddick) and Monster Cup (Kyle Busch) champions and their NASCAR trading cards. We talk drivers moving up to Cup like Cole Custer, Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick. Also drivers changing teams like Matt Dibitetto. Jimmie Johnson has announced he will no longer drive full time after the 2020 NASCAR season. Some ideas for Panini to celebrate Jimmie Johnson’s career and what was done by Food Lion when Richard Petty ran his last year in 1992.
Episode 13: We go over the Final 4 drivers rookie cards and career stats for the Gander Outdoor Truck series drivers in Stewart Friesen, Ross Chastain, Brett Moffitt and Matt Crafton. We then cover the Final 4 drivers rookie cards and career stats for the Xfinity series drivers in Justin Allgaier, Christopher Bell, Tyler Reddick and Cole Custer. We review Kevin Harvick’s career statistics and cards. In the ‘Then and Now’ segment I review the 2000 Upper Deck Maxximum Young Lions Insert set. Finally we review the 2019 Stocks For Tots autograph lineup set for December 10, 2019 at the NASCAR Technical Institute. Contact the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame for tickets and more information at (704) 663-5331.
Episode 12: We’re talking Christopher Bell and Martin Truex Jr. cards after they have secured their place in the Championship race in Miami. Then on to 2017 Panini Instant Racing cards and or Past Future wish list, Crew Chief, over the wall crew and team owner cards like the early 1990 Maxx cards.
Episode 11: We’re catching up on where we left off with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Winners and their rookie trading cards. Rookie trading cards for Kevin Harvick,Kyle Larson, Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliottand Erik Jones just to name a few. We talk about COMC’s new return policy, the state of NASCAR tracks, my new segment Past & Present as well as Stock for Tots and NASCAR Champion’s Week in Nashville.
Episode 001: We talk NASCAR rookie Trading Cards for 2019 Daytona 500 Winner Denny Hamlin, Atlanta winner Brad Keselowski and Las Vegas winner Joey Logano. We cover 2019 Donruss racing from Panini and preparing trading cards for autographs.