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Details are Sketchy: Panini America Unveils One More Surprise for the 2011 National

August 3, 2011

ROSEMONT, Ill. — The hits keep coming for Panini America wrapper redeemers at the 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention. And in this case, the hits are hand-drawn works of art from some of the top rookies in the NFL.

And while we could talk all day about the small number of original 2011 NFL Rookie Sketch Cards randomly inserted inside the company’s wrapper-redemption program, we figured we’d let New Orleans Saints running back, former Heisman Trophy winner and National Champion Mark Ingram do the talking for us.


Good luck to those of you busting packs at the Panini America booth. Here’s hoping this Ingram masterpiece or those masterpieces created by his fellow 2011 rookies and even Winnipeg Jets superstar Dustin Byfuglien find their way into your collections.

40 Comments leave one →
  1. Greg Malloy permalink
    August 3, 2011 4:45 pm

    Very rare I would love to get my hands on one of these crazy cards you guys put out some interesting product love it.
    GØ PāT$2011-12

  2. Greg Malloy permalink
    August 3, 2011 4:49 pm

    I hope to get my hands on one of these rare masterpieces you guys put out some great product love it!!!

  3. August 3, 2011 6:24 pm

    I have to say, these look pretty stupid to me. If you’re gonna get the players to sketch something, pick some guys with at least a little talent. Talk about mailing it in.

  4. phillip permalink
    August 3, 2011 10:05 pm

    how do u get these again

    • August 3, 2011 11:03 pm

      They’re randomly inserted in our wrapper redemption packs at the 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention.

  5. Oren V. permalink
    August 4, 2011 2:49 am

    I like Dalton’s approach. Can never go wrong redoing the team’s logo. Would have been cooler in color though.

  6. Matt Gilman permalink
    August 4, 2011 7:07 am

    Really wished i could go!! These are so cool! Very unique idea guys!! Its always awesome to be able to add something unique to a collection and these are one of a kind!

  7. August 5, 2011 10:57 am

    Those are really funny, good stuff.

  8. Aitor permalink
    August 5, 2011 6:14 pm

    those masterpieces looks nice, great idea

  9. MICHAEL RUNYON permalink
    August 5, 2011 6:55 pm

    these are great and the fact they can not draw makes it better for me. It shows they were not afraid to have fun with it

  10. Tom L permalink
    August 5, 2011 7:19 pm

    You see, that’s the way a sketch card should be done! Ingram, you did quite well! Thanks for making it fun for us at home, Panini.

  11. Jeff K permalink
    August 5, 2011 8:49 pm

    Amazing idea! One of the truest one-of-ones around! Would love to see this in hockey next year…

  12. George Leskajan permalink
    August 5, 2011 10:15 pm

    If these guys were Rembrants they would be painting, and not being the awsome players they are. It’a great to see some original artwork from them. Now with Panini latest giveaway, some of us who weren’t able to go to the National, may get a redemption package. Woo Hoo!!

  13. ESmith permalink
    August 6, 2011 12:23 am

    This was an awesome idea! It’s awesome to get a better feel into a pro athletes life. Even into a minor thing such as artistic ability. Andy did a great job with that Bengals logo.

  14. Jay L permalink
    August 6, 2011 2:12 am

    Ingram is funny…seems like he knows a little about cards.

  15. Kyle permalink
    August 6, 2011 10:56 am

    Ingram seems like a pretty cool guy and not a bad artist I guess, haha. I’m not quite sure what Big Buff drew but I would love to get my hands on that card!

  16. August 6, 2011 12:48 pm

    Sketch cards are awesome

  17. Brandon permalink
    August 6, 2011 2:08 pm

    These cards are just neat, Panini came through again on a great idea!!!

  18. jeff thoms permalink
    August 6, 2011 7:13 pm

    Those are some sickly awesome cards. i wish i was able to go, but i had to go out of town for work. Panini looks like they did a great job, and what a pack redemption program. i went to the last national in chicago and no card company created as much buzz as panini has this year.

  19. August 6, 2011 7:32 pm

    Probably a good thing Cam is good at football!

  20. Rob permalink
    August 6, 2011 10:27 pm

    these cards are awesome, talk about unique!

  21. Zabrian permalink
    August 6, 2011 11:18 pm

    very unique idea panini! i would love to get one of these!

  22. Travis M. permalink
    August 7, 2011 12:52 am

    Awesome cards. Congrats to whoever gets those!

  23. August 7, 2011 12:04 pm

    Interesting idea.

  24. August 7, 2011 12:31 pm

    Nice large signature on the back of the sketch card. Nice.

  25. August 7, 2011 7:45 pm

    Even though those rookies aren’t artists, they are still really sketch cards! I would have loved to pull one of those at the National. Thanks for the update Tracy and Panini!

  26. August 8, 2011 8:59 am

    Those look like a cool group of cards! I think that the way you are putting these out make them a very special pull. I think that anyone who pulls the Ingram in the video would definitely have a cool story to tell about it! The boat card could be the basis of a great fish story!

  27. weirdmaniac permalink
    August 8, 2011 2:05 pm

    I love the idea of this! Maybe insert some sketch cards into retail and hobby products this year?

  28. Louis2142 permalink
    August 8, 2011 3:19 pm


  29. Hunter permalink
    August 8, 2011 4:03 pm

    I actually love sketch cards, as long as they’re autographed on the back then I think they’re unique and fun!

  30. Max permalink
    August 8, 2011 4:57 pm

    the sketch cards are awesome id love to have 1

  31. Todd W. permalink
    August 8, 2011 11:07 pm

    Now those are as 1/1 as it gets! Reminds me of what Basquiat used to draw when he first started…

  32. Richard permalink
    August 9, 2011 8:47 am

    Awesome Sketch cards! Great idea inside the think tank!

  33. Tim Frame permalink
    August 9, 2011 9:21 am

    What a great idea. !!!

  34. August 9, 2011 3:26 pm

    Could we be seeing this coming from the NBA stars?


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