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Tracker & Gallery: 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Black Golden Tickets (32 images)

April 5, 2012

It’s hard to believe more than a year has passed since Panini America ignited the “Great Gold Rush of 2010” with the release of the groundbreaking Golden Tickets 14kt gold trading cards that were inserted into 2010 Playoff Contenders Football.

That product launched a still-ongoing international mining expedition that carried over into hockey (2010-11 Playoff Contenders) and basketball (2010-11 Gold Standard). But a new hunt began recently with the release of 2011 Playoff Contenders Football and a whole new array of Black Golden Tickets currently creating considerable buzz in the collecting universe.

What follows is the list of the 2011 Playoff Contenders Football Black Golden Tickets that have been redeemed so far through the Panini America system, and exactly where they’re headed. It’s worth noting that — once again this season — many of the 52 new cards have sold on the secondary market for well more than $1,000, including Arian Foster, Aaron Rodgers, Jake Locker and Colin Kaepernick.

After you’ve perused the following list of Black Golden Tickets redeemed so far, be sure to check out the first extensive viewing of many of the Black Golden Tickets themselves.

Player Redeemed In
Reggie Bush San Francisco
Blaine Gabbert Toronto, Ontario
Drew Brees New Milford, Conn.
Sam Bradford Harrison City, Pa.
Adrian Peterson Hartland, Wis.
Michael Turner Fishers, Ind.
Titus Young Elgin, Ill.
Aaron Rodgers Oshkosh, Wis.
Greg Little Linthicum, Md.
Colin Kaepernick Long Beach, Calif.
Philip Rivers San Jose, Calif.
Ray Rice Madison, Wis.
Von Miller San Jose, Calif.
Daniel Thomas Medford, Ore.
Dallas Clark Savage, Minn.
Arian Foster McAllen, Texas
Jake Locker Worcester, Mass.
Kendall Hunter Cedar Park, Texas
DeMarco Murray Mentor, Ohio
Andre Johnson Madison, Wis.
Ryan Mallett Summerville, S.C.
Christian Ponder Hoschton, Ga.
Larry Fitzgerald Madison, Wis.
Andy Dalton Council Bluffs, Iowa
Julio Jones Nagoya, Japan
Dwayne Bowe Riverside, Calif.
Frank Gore Uniontown, Pa.
Michael Vick Morgantown, W.Va.

And now, the gallery . . .

10 Comments leave one →
  1. April 5, 2012 2:35 pm

    What an excellent promotion, the cards are amazing. Great idea with the map as well, good to see my home state of CT represented. Congrats to everyone who has found one already and to everyone who will!

  2. Matt Gilman permalink
    April 5, 2012 2:45 pm

    First off, Wow!!!! Those are golden!! Some sweet Stuff Panini!

    Secondly, if we find one, did you guys secretly hire Willy Wonka to give us a tour of Panini Headquarters? Would be a pretty sweet experience! Justin Bieber as the door greeter into the land of Panini. Walls made of cards. Chairs made from Game worn Jerseys. Employees talking cards and busting wax making Panini Unwrapped videos, and a golden walkway throughout the building til you get to the end of the walkway leading into Tracy Hackler’s office where he has athletes waiting to sign any form of autograph you want. Who wouldn’t want to find a ticket. And you don’t have to eat chocolate and get fat to do so 🙂

  3. Trey permalink
    April 5, 2012 2:57 pm

    How were there more redeemed in Wisconsin than Texas!?!? I need some to be sent to DFW so that I can get a chance at them.

  4. scott w prince permalink
    April 5, 2012 4:56 pm


  5. ethen permalink
    April 5, 2012 5:27 pm

    to get my daniel thomas 🙂

  6. Martin permalink
    April 5, 2012 7:15 pm

    Wow awesome! If anyone knows who to contact or the person who pulled/owns the Ponder contact me to im very interested in buying it!

  7. April 5, 2012 10:48 pm

    Wowsers the rush is ON!

  8. james spindler permalink
    May 27, 2012 2:01 pm

    i pulled the peyton manning 2011 black golden ticket anyone interested email me at

  9. Robert Pagan permalink
    July 30, 2012 11:33 am

    I just pulled the Matt Ryan Black Golden Ticket and getting ready to redeem. Anyone interested email me


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