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Beanie Wells Shines in 2011 Panini America NFL Player of the Day Grand Prize Event

March 7, 2012

No matter what most NFL fans did last Saturday afternoon, chances are they have nothing on how Byron Guerra, a 17-year-old collector from Phoenix, Ariz., spent the first day of his weekend, rubbing elbows with Arizona Cardinals superstar running back Beanie Wells and thoroughly enjoying the hobby that made it all possible.

As the grand-prize winner in Panini America’s 2011 NFL Player of the Day promotion, Guerra earned the opportunity to spend the day with Wells, first at his family’s home for a personal party and then at his local hobby shop, Valley Trophies & Sports Cards, where Wells signed free autographs and warmly regaled fans with his larger-than-life presence.

Panini America’s Player of the Day point man, Doug Drotman, was on location to document the day’s festivities, both on video and with good, old-fashioned photography.

First, the video . . .

And now, the gallery . . .

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Matt Gilman permalink
    March 7, 2012 11:49 am

    What an awesome prize. I would so spend a day with Victor Cruz or Eli Manning.

  2. March 7, 2012 12:04 pm

    Yet another amazing example of Panini bringing the sports we love closer to the collector than ever before! Looks like a great time was had by all.

  3. March 7, 2012 12:32 pm

    Yeah Beanie! Go Bucks! I’m well on my way to being a Beanie Wells supercollector 🙂

  4. Lee Patton permalink
    March 7, 2012 1:22 pm

    Well, we now know who Beanie wants as QB for the Cardinals… Very Cool Event!

  5. Ryan permalink
    March 7, 2012 3:19 pm

    Good Lord, Beanie is HUGE!

  6. March 8, 2012 4:49 am

    Another example of Panini bringing the fans closer to the game. Great to see the company going the extra mile in the hobby and not just being another generic cookie cutter manufacturer.


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