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  • There was a time in NASCAR

    when slapping a drivers name and car number on any product was a good idea.

    I saw this in an antique/junk store today. I see their 50th anniversary logo on the package so this was Peak NASCAR Era


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    The Dale Jr. Kentucky Fried Chicken collector bucket...it happened.
    "Far better it is to dare mighty things, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat" -Teddy Roosevelt

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    • #3
      My wife has/had a bunch of Dale jr swag.

      She kept some of it.
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      • #4
        If you're the type who wants to collect NASCAR anything, this is a pretty great time. I bought a signed Harry Gant Farewell Tour car for $10 not long ago. Diecast, especially of the B/C tier drivers, is dirt cheap bordering on giveaways. I'm pretty selective with that stuff given that, you know, I don't watch NASCAR anymore and don't really care about any drivers in the series who are still there.

        There's one shop in particular that is maybe 30-40 minutes away where I found a treasure trove of Johnny Benson Jr. memorabilia. I almost bought it up but then realized "What am I gonna do with 15-20 Johnny Benson Jr. pieces?"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Unzerdog View Post
          The Dale Jr. Kentucky Fried Chicken collector bucket...it happened.
          I knew we were at NASCAR market over-saturation at that moment. Keep a greasy fried chicken bucket as a Dale Jr. collector's item.
          Last edited by MS; 01-08-2023, 01:07 AM.

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          • #6
            How about this...remember when they used to have "QVC style" shows...in this case, just for the Brickyard 400?



            Do you think that "collectible" plate is still worth $59.95?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Doctorindy View Post
              How about this...remember when they used to have "QVC style" shows...in this case, just for the Brickyard 400?



              Do you think that "collectible" plate is still worth $59.95?
              QVC outright did NASCAR diecast and collectables for years. It came to an end around the time the peak popularity guys like Stewart and Gordon retired.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by VirtualBalboa View Post

                QVC outright did NASCAR diecast and collectables for years. It came to an end around the time the peak popularity guys like Stewart and Gordon retired.
                And when all of NASCAR Nation realized their 1 of 10,000 collectible was worth $3 @ their next yard sale
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                • #9
                  I actually went down the eBay rabbit hole of looking up old diecasts the other day. I could very easily fill up my man cave with the cars from my favorite era (1995-2000) but at those prices that's all I'd have room for. It's frankly amazing to me how oversaturated the market was back then - there were 5 or 6 different companies making full lines of cars and so many are still out there mint in package (for short money!) even today because the demand never caught up with the supply.

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                  • #10
                    NASCAR laughed all the way to the bank, but I'm guessing whatever value the NASCAR name had was lost in those trinkets they ended up attaching their names to.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Doctorindy View Post
                      How about this...remember when they used to have "QVC style" shows...in this case, just for the Brickyard 400?



                      Do you think that "collectible" plate is still worth $59.95?
                      Plus $7.50 for shipping and handling back in 1994.

                      Works out to almost $130 today.

                      They really did have a license to print money at one time didnt they?

                      I still have a program, maybe 2 from the first Brickyard. Dad went. He got me one

                      I'm sure people were buying as many as they could manage back then because someday they were gonna be VALUABLE(!)

                      I doubt I could get the amount listed on the cover now if I wanted to sell one.
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                      • #12
                        Almost my only diecast NASCAR models are a JD McDuffie Pontiac and a Matchbox JD McDuffie transporter set.
                        "An emphasis was placed on drivers with road racing backgrounds which meant drivers from open wheel, oval track racing were at a disadvantage. That led Tony George to create the IRL." -Indy Review 1996

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ensign14 View Post
                          Almost my only diecast NASCAR models are a JD McDuffie Pontiac and a Matchbox JD McDuffie transporter set.
                          Its amusing to look at people selling their precious collections online. Not the faintest idea that the market crashed years ago and all their diecasts are priced many many times over what anyone is willing to pay for them in 2023.

                          And nobody cares that it's still in the original packaging. Just because it's a black Chevy with a 3 on the doors It's still not worth $100.

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                          • #14
                            I still have a good amount of NASCAR diecast that's mostly from 1994 to 2005. Everything from Mark Martin valvoline, to Bill Elliott McDonalds, to Chad Little John Deere, to many of Kasey Kahne's 2004 liveries, to a Ron Hornaday 2005 truck and many others

                            The last diecast that I bought for NASCAR was in 2005

                            The last thing I bought (outside of race tickets) any apparel of NASCAR was in 2018 at the Rolex 24. I bought a daytona 500 hat that was on clearance.

                            Since my fathers passing, we found many of his old diecast cars that he had as a kid... and found some really cool cars from the 1970s and 1980s. Everything from F1 to NASCAR to USAC. I kept all of those and added to my racecar collection. Found a Jackie Stewart F1, Cale Yarborough oldsmobile, and probably my favorite was a 2004 Daytona Prototype from Stewart, Earnhardt and Wallace Pontiac powered Crawford.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by LAindycarfan80 View Post
                              NASCAR laughed all the way to the bank, but I'm guessing whatever value the NASCAR name had was lost in those trinkets they ended up attaching their names to.
                              ISC and SMI lost hundreds of millions in the collectibles business.
                              Racing ain't much, but workin's nothing. Richard Tharp

                              Lying was a no-brainer for me. Robin Miller

                              "I thought they booed [Danica] because she was being a complete jerk, but then they applauded for A.J. Foyt. Now I'm just confused."

                              The real world sucks. Ed McCullough

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