Wheels High Gear 2007 will be the first product to highlight the 2006 “Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup”. Wheels High Gear 2007 will include a base set of 90 cards that include year-end statistics and a special New York City awards subset that pays tribute to the top performers of the 2006 season. Another subset will feature NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series rookie cards of international racing sensation Juan Pablo Montoya and others.
Flag Chasers race-used flag cards are the featured memorabilia in Wheels High Gear. There are seven different flag versions to collect, from the green flag to the extremely rare checkered flag. New for 2007 are Last Lap multi-piece race-used flag versions of NASCAR’s winningest drivers. Each Last Lap card features a piece of the green, white and checkered flag.
Wheels High Gear also includes the Wheels Autographs. These exclusive autograph cards are signed by the past, present, and future stars of NASCAR. Making their debut in 2007 are Press Plate Autographs–rare, signed printing press plates! Hobby boxes will feature one autograph or memorabilia card per box, on average.
The Daytona Power Pick Contest is back for 2007. Also back are the short-printed base card variations of the top drivers.
“Wheels High Gear 2007 gives collectors the chance to re-visit the 2006 racing season and also gear up for the exciting 2007 kickoff in Daytona,” explained Tom Farrell, Director of Marketing for Press Pass, a division of RC2). “With an expanded autograph and memorabilia program, new design look, rookie cards of newcomer Juan Pablo Montoya and others, Wheels High Gear 2007 promises not to disappoint.”
In addition to the above inserts, Wheels High Gear 2007 also includes the following insert series: Top Tier, Full Throttle, MPH, Final Standings, and Driven. Product release is slated for January 17, 2007.