04 December 2016

Danica Patrick Clear Vision

I'm starting to run out of posts in my queue, but I've got plenty of Danica Patrick cards scanned and ready to go thanks to a lot of 2016 Panini Torque inserts I picked up. The main card I was after in the lot was the quad relic I posted a while back, but there was some other good stuff in there.

This was probably the most basic card in the lot. It's a Clear Vision insert, with the white parts of the card being an acetate window behind the silhouetted driver and race car. There are, of course, about 35 parallels of these inserts, but this is just the base version. It's not a groundbreaking concept, but it's a pretty neat card.

The back of the card is pretty bland, which is typical for an acetate card. Danica finished 2016 in 24th place in the driver's standings, the same spot she held at the end of 2015. It would be nice to see a little bit more improvement from year to year, but it's hard to break into that Top 20 area with all of the great drivers in the series.

I kept up my busy day yesterday, attending the Jazz-Nuggets game in the evening after my trip to the Hill Aerospace Museum. The game stayed pretty close through the first half, but Gordon Hayward blew up in the 3rd quarter and Utah went up by about 20 points. Denver chipped away during the 4th quarter, but they didn't have enough time to make up that much ground. They got within 5 points late in the quarter, but the Jazz held on to win 105-98. It was a pretty entertaining game. Rudy Gobert didn't score a lot of points in the game, but he is a beast. Several of his points came on huge alley-oop dunks. Hayward had a pretty good dunk in the game, too.

The Jazz play the Suns and Warriors at home next week. I don't know if I will make it to another game while I'm here, though. Tickets for the Suns game are pretty cheap, but the Warriors tickets have a pretty good markup built in. It would be cool to see Stephen Curry and the other Warriors in person, but I don't know if the asking price is worth it to me. I guess we'll see how the travel budget looks in a few days.


  1. Nice Danica. When cardboard and acetate come together... it's truly a beautiful thing.

    1. I am glad that someone finally picked up the NASCAR license. They've started out pretty well with their NASCAR offerings, with Prizm and Torque both being solid products. Torque is maybe a little parallel-heavy, but what product these days isn't?