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Panini America Peeks the ‘Salute to Service’ Insert in 2013 Father’s Day Set (Gallery)

May 27, 2013

Tannehill Salute

With Father’s Day 2013 about three weeks away, it seemed only fitting that we unveil that set’s Military Tribute insert here on Memorial Day. The NFL last season began a remarkable “Salute to Service” tribute to honor those heroes that have served our country. Panini America officials acquired several footballs used during those tribute games to create a unique insert in the 2013 Father’s Day set.

The set includes a powerful, patriotic design, player photography from the games those balls were used and images of the footballs intact on the backs of the cards. Actual pieces of the game-used footballs will be embedded into the front of the card. The cards are previewed — without pieces of the ball included — in the brief gallery below.

Many collectors will recall that in last year’s Father’s Day promotion set, Panini America introduced a similar design and game-used footballs to honor the NFL’s 9-11 tribute games the season before. Say tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional Father’s Day updates in the coming days. Until then, we’d like to thank those that have so heroically served and are currently serving our country.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. Nick permalink
    May 27, 2013 2:52 pm

    2 family members are currently in the army this is as cool as it gets.

  2. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    May 27, 2013 2:55 pm

    Very impressed with what I have seen so far from this years Fathers Day set. Cant wait fir the promo and to see what these will end up looking like with the footballs in

  3. fatcatt permalink
    May 27, 2013 3:14 pm

    As a Gulf War Vet I think these are awesome to see more in the future. Maybe Veterans Day set? Anyway these look great and thank you!

  4. ThePinoyMamba permalink
    May 27, 2013 3:55 pm

    Very cool!
    PANINI makes fathers day Fun!

  5. Ryan K. permalink
    May 27, 2013 4:25 pm

    Love it. More please! As retired Navy, I am putting this set together!! Thanks Panini!

  6. May 27, 2013 4:41 pm


    But Tannehill and Wright aren’t rookies any more.

  7. May 27, 2013 5:05 pm

    Very cool idea. The anticipation mounts!!!

  8. tim thompson permalink
    May 27, 2013 5:27 pm

    Set looks great . I may have missed it but how are we able to obtain the father day cards ? Thanks

  9. Ju$Paid permalink
    May 27, 2013 6:33 pm

    FREEDOM IS NOT FREE! I come from a Military Family with generations of service on both sides of my Family. Please honor Veteran’s day and Memorial day as well as the 4th of July! I know Freedom is not free both of my Grandpa’s served in World War II Army/Air Force before the services seperated and the Marines. I have an Uncle who retired from the Marines after 20 plus years of service and multiple combat deployments going back to the Gulf War. I served in the Army my m.o.s. was logistic’s 92 Alpha supporting victory. I want to shout out a LOUD HOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAHHHHHH to my Brother’s & Sister’s in uniform! If you see a Soldier in B.D.U’s extend your hand out in gratitude and say Mahalo for your service! FREEDOM IS NOT FREE

    • ravenshypeman permalink
      May 28, 2013 11:38 am

      I Have Many Fam Members who served in every war from WWI-Iraq,And have LOST sum of those beloved Family Members in their service and Families like ours DEF Kno FREEDOM isnt FREE by any MEANS and The Cost of Freedom is the MOST VALUABLE thing of all….The BLOOD & LIVES of our Family Members and fellow AMERICANS who SO BRAVELY Defend our RIGHTS and COUNTRY #GodBlessAMERICA and Her #TROOPS & #PEOPLE

  10. hudsonfan15 permalink
    May 28, 2013 4:39 am

    Interesting looking set, excellent job honoring our nation’s vets. Thanks Tracy!

  11. Mike F permalink
    May 28, 2013 8:06 pm

    Collecting In Colorado? Mike’s Stadium Sportscards will have ~500 Panini Father’s Day packs to distribute to as many collectors as possible. Please call 303 699 9808 with any questions or to reserve your packs and boxes. Many thanks to Panini for this incredible promotion 🙂


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