Panini America Brings Footballs from NFL’s 9-11 Tribute Games to Father’s Day Promo
The opening weekend of the 2011 NFL season was more special and emotional than normal. It was a weekend full of patriotism and reflection, a weekend when the league and its players observed the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks.
It was a remarkable tribute to the honor, sacrifice and fighting spirit of an entire country in the face of that tragedy, and a resounding way to start the 2011 season. Now, Panini America has a resounding way for collectors and fans to remember that weekend.
Company officials acquired several footballs used during the NFL’s 9-11 Tribute games last season to create a unique insert for this weekend’s Panini America 2012 Father’s Day Promotion set, including a powerful, patriotic design, player photography from those games and photos of the footballs intact on the backs of the cards.
The set also includes rare autographed versions of some players.
You can get your first extended look at the NFL 9-11 Tribute insert in the gallery below. And stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional Father’s Day updates in the coming days.