For more than ten years, NASCAR racing has taken off like a
rocket. The result is an exploding interest in racing collectibles.
Model kits and posters may be the most popular, but the item list is
ever growing, and includes magazines, clothing (especially hats and
T-shirts), and miniatures of favorite drivers, such as Dale Earnhardt.
Additional items lately added include clothing worn by the drivers and
parts of racing cars, much like other sports markets which capitalize on
the castoffs of heroes such has patches cut from game jerseys. This is
nothing knew, as fifties rock stars (such as Fabian) used to have
lockets of hair processed and packaged for the adoring fans. The market
for Nascar collectibles is ever broadening, but the trick for a
novice collector is to study Racing Collectibles before jumping
in, in order to distinguish the long term investments from the
commercialized and overpriced junk.