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Contest Winners Picked; Black Friday Packs Still Available at

November 24, 2012

Whew! Glad that’s over. I just spent most of the morning sifting through more than 620 comments from four recent Panini America contests conducted right here on The Knight’s Lance. I’m not complaining, though. The exercise simply kept reminding me just how great our customers, collectors, fans and friends are.

Your overwhelming response and interaction continue to blow us away and for that, we are thankful. But we all know you came here today to find out who won what, so here goes . . .

(We’ll go from oldest to newest here so the suspense builds toward the Black Friday Packs contest)

In the Panini Unwrapped Double Feature: 2012 Cooperstown Baseball & 2012 Signature Series Baseball contest, the winners are: Vincenzo Lucarelli, Geoff Goebel and Brendan Cross

In the Panini Unwrapped 2012-13 Certified Hockey contest, the winners are: Niklas, Matt Day, RGM81, Dave Fitch and Brian

In the Panini Unwrapped 2012-13 Totally Certified Basketball contest, the winners are: Tom Young, Brian Nelson, byronscott4ever, Daniel Delong and Ian Satentes

In the Panini Unwrapped: 2012 Black Friday Packs contest, the winners are: Scott– 1978walnut, Adam Shipman, Nick Gauder, Lennit and AKD

By the way, the image we were hoping you’d find, titled “Panini America 2012 Black Friday Bonus Auto Mem 2,”  is right here:

We want to sincerely thank everyone for your participation in these contests. You guys and gals rock and we hope you’ve all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break so far. Congratulations to the winners — we’ll be in touch shortly to get your mailing addresses. And stay tuned in the coming days, we might just be giving away a few more Black Friday packs.

Speaking of Black Friday packs, if your local hobby shop has exhausted its supply or, worse yet, you don’t have a participating local hobby shop in your area, we still have packs available at Check it out before we’re all out, too.

42 Comments leave one →
  1. November 24, 2012 12:29 pm

    Congrats to all of the winners! Big thanks also to Panini and Tracy for running such cool contests!!

    • John Kenney permalink
      November 24, 2012 6:40 pm

      agreed 🙂 thanks for the great contest guys 🙂

  2. Matthew Zorrilla permalink
    November 24, 2012 12:29 pm

    Dang it I never win. Haha. There is always a next time. Thanks Tracey and Panini for holding these contests. We appreciate you guys giving back to the community. 🙂

  3. gregmalloy permalink
    November 24, 2012 12:30 pm

    Congratulation to everyone that last contest was hard!

  4. Jason Gustafson permalink
    November 24, 2012 12:30 pm

    congrats to all the winners… jealous of all of you…lol

  5. brad f permalink
    November 24, 2012 12:30 pm

    congrats to all the winners! there were a lot for a lot of things! thanks panini and tracy for doing this stuff, scott, thanks for all you did on the thanksgiving black friday giveaway! congrats again everyone!

  6. Ryan Q permalink
    November 24, 2012 12:32 pm

    Congrats to al the winners. The interaction Panini has with its customers is amazing. Best card company in the world. Sooner or later I am going to win in one of these contests!!!

  7. alphasigma74 permalink
    November 24, 2012 12:32 pm

    WOW! How did I not win? CONGRATS TO WINNERS.

  8. Nick m permalink
    November 24, 2012 12:34 pm

    How did i not win when i was one of two that actually followed the instructions. Not 1 single winner did this contest correct. You were to pick the cards below and to the left not say which card the picture was on

    • November 24, 2012 12:36 pm

      Entrants were to find the card image with the hidden picture and provide the name of that image as their entry. In the rotating gallery, the image name often appears below and to the left of the actual image.

      • Nick m permalink
        November 24, 2012 12:37 pm

        Oh i apologize then. Thanks for the contest. Guess ill have to buy more panini products to get the packs now 🙂

      • November 24, 2012 12:38 pm

        Sorry for any confusion.

  9. Dave Karpinski permalink
    November 24, 2012 12:34 pm

    Great job everyone and congrats to all the winners.

  10. November 24, 2012 12:42 pm

    Congrats to all the winners!& a HUGE thank you to Panini America for all the awesome contests & giveaways!:-)

  11. geoffgoebel permalink
    November 24, 2012 12:46 pm

    Cooperstown and sigs! I am so pumped!!!!!! Thank you PANINI. Made my day

  12. Matt Day permalink
    November 24, 2012 12:47 pm

    Thanks Tracy..these definitely makes my month! What a great really do take care of the fans. BTW I participate in my first Black Friday packs yesterday and really had fun.. what a creative group. Thanks!

  13. November 24, 2012 12:56 pm

    WOW! I really did not think I would win! Seeing my name as one of the Black Friday Packs contest winner is a prize in itself. The excitement is almost as sweet as it will be to tear into them! Thanks Panini America for contests & giveaways!

  14. November 24, 2012 12:58 pm

    Awesome! Thanks very much for picking me guys! I will be sure to post up the break’s results!

  15. tim permalink
    November 24, 2012 1:03 pm

    way to go PANINI you are blowing upperdeck off the map. your choice of inserts and jersey cuts are amazing keep up the good work!!!!!

  16. James M permalink
    November 24, 2012 1:06 pm

    Congrats to all the winners!

    BTW, you never did post a winner for this ( ) on twitter. 😉 Just thought I’d remind you guys about it since you said you were picking a winner, yet, never posted who won it.

    • November 24, 2012 1:09 pm

      Thanks for the heads-up. I think Scott and our POD folks were running that one. But I’ll look into it.

  17. Nick m permalink
    November 24, 2012 1:12 pm

    Tracy, Who can i get ahold of for an expired redemption?

  18. Chris permalink
    November 24, 2012 1:13 pm

    Congrats to all winners!

    Is there a for international collectors to take part in the Black Friday Promotion? won’t ship internationally.

  19. Robert Howell permalink
    November 24, 2012 1:15 pm

    Great Contest once again and congrats to the winners!

  20. November 24, 2012 1:29 pm

    Congrats to all and THANKS PANINI for the contests! Now get out to your local card stores and shop on small business Saturday!

  21. Jamey permalink
    November 24, 2012 1:31 pm

    So excited to be one of the 3 bonus winners of the 3rd contest. Really brightened an exceptionally difficult time, Tracy, Scott and Panini crew. Very appreciative.
    Congratulations to all the other winners… I think we can all concur that Panini has totally altered the hobby playing field…& collecting has changed enormously since Panini has assumed the top spot!

  22. Eric Cabreros permalink
    November 24, 2012 1:33 pm

    More blessings to Panini! And Congratulations to all winners!
    I think everyone loved the contest!
    Just always love the panini and Tracy’s Blog!

  23. Linda Williamson permalink
    November 24, 2012 1:59 pm

    Cool contests.

  24. Paul Bartosz permalink
    November 24, 2012 3:16 pm

    Another day, another shutout. Been doing these contests for over a year and still can’t manage to win anything. Argh!

  25. Lennit permalink
    November 24, 2012 3:25 pm

    I won?!?! WOW!!!!! I just totally accidentally stumbled across this website yesterday just in time to enter! YES! Thanks.

  26. Victor Pimentel permalink
    November 24, 2012 3:33 pm

    Heck ya win some ya lose some. I went and saw my auntie ( Tia Ballenia ) today and she asked me if we had won something I told her “Na we didn’t,” then she said “card collecting is like a box of chocolates ya never know what you are going to get.” I responded hey “Tia your like the Forest Gump of the collecting world” and then se said “no I’m your aunt,” man I almost bust a gut, even in the midst of battling breast cancer she still has never lost that sence of humor. Panini thanks for the opportunity that you guys can only can deliver. All the best to you and to all. Congrats to all the winners.

  27. Scott - 1978walnut permalink
    November 24, 2012 3:55 pm

    Hey Tracy, Scott, and Panini Team, All I can say is WOW. I never win anything and this has truly made my weekend!!! You guys are the best, how do I give you my address info?? Let me know and I cannot wait to see what I have won!! Thanks again for the contest and I will appreciate whatever it is you send my way!! I hope you guys enjoy your weekend and please never stop showing the sneak peeks on the up and coming products!! I love checking them out week to week!!

  28. Tim Y permalink
    November 24, 2012 3:57 pm

    Thanks for the updates Tracy, and for working the weekend shift! No days off for this guy 🙂

  29. Nick Gauder permalink
    November 24, 2012 4:33 pm

    My daughters and I are so happy we won some Black Friday Packs!!! My youngest Ray-Ray deserves the most credit, after me looking through 4 gallery’s worth of pics about 20 times and couldn’t find it, she found it in less than 5mins! Thank you Tracy and Panini for the contest and especially thank you for being the greatest card company in the world!!

  30. November 24, 2012 5:13 pm

    Congrats to all the winners! Thanks again for putting up these awesome contests!

  31. Brett permalink
    November 24, 2012 10:08 pm

    Went to my local card store and spent all my b-day money for the awesome Panini hobby boxes and sick black friday packs, so glad I did!

  32. Brad Absher permalink
    November 25, 2012 12:54 am

    Congrats to the winners. I actually know a few of these guys. Nice to see they got something. Great giveaway. Thanks for doing that for those of us not fortunate enough to have a hobby shop or the money to buy a box this time of year. Well done Tracy and the guys at Panini America.

  33. November 26, 2012 8:20 am

    I’m so glad and grateful to know that I’m one of the five winners of the Panini Unwrapped 2012-13 Totally Certified Basketball contest! Thank you Tracy and the Panini staff for this early Christmas present! More blessings to Panini! Congrats to all other winners! PEACE! 🙂

  34. Tom Young permalink
    November 26, 2012 12:19 pm

    Thanks Tracy!
    Love the work you and Panini do for the industry. The behind the scenes and previews of upcoming products are always a pleasure to see, and then to tear open a pack to see it in person – awesome. Congrats to all the winners!

  35. December 4, 2012 5:22 am

    Thanks Tracy! The box just arrived yesterday. I got the package containing Larry Bird patch, Harrison Barnes autograph and Jon Leuer autograph. I wonder who got the Anthony Davis Totally Certified Green. 🙂 Thanks a lot again Tracy and all Panini staff! Have a good day and God Bless all of you! 🙂

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