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A Pictorial Salute to the Men, Women, Kids and Pets of #PaniniWildCard (Gallery)

June 29, 2013

2013 NBA NHL Panini Wild Card Main

Thanks to one of the greatest NBA Finals ever played and one of the most frenetic, improbable finishes to a Stanley Cup Finals we’ve ever seen, Panini America’s Twitter sensation known as #PaniniWildCard enjoyed a passion-fueled two-week run that featured seemingly as many thrills, emotions and memories as the respective Finals themselves.

The collector-centric #PaniniWildCard initiative that began during the 2012 NFL Playoffs took on a life of its own during the last two weeks as collectors from across the globe answered every last one of our Twitter challenges with the unmatched creativity and fun that make Panini America collectors the greatest on the planet.

Over the course of 13 riveting playoff games, we asked collectors to Tweet us pics of them with their favorite Panini America cards. We asked them to Tweet us pics incorporating the most creative use of Panini America cards. We even asked collectors to Tweet us their wildest pics using Panini America cards. As a result of supreme collector participation, we gave out more than 80 boxes of Panini America NBA and NHL trading cards during the most recent #PaniniWildCard run.

But perhaps more importantly, we got a front-row seat to witness the pure greatness of Panini America fans and collectors. And if you don’t believe that to be true, the following 170 or so images — our pictorial tribute to the men, women, children and pets of #PaniniWildCard — and one absolutely tremendous video entry from a tireless Panini America fan in Hungary should provide irrefutable evidence.

Thanks to EVERYONE who participated. We’re already looking forward to our next #PaniniWildCard opportunity.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. June 29, 2013 11:51 am

    Wow, amazing participation and shows you how awesome your fan base is. I really like the Keith Harden to end it all… ha. Thanks for recapping! I really like these interactive contests!

    • trevor colbert permalink
      June 29, 2013 4:40 pm

      Glad You Like My K. Hard Card

  2. gregmalloy permalink
    June 29, 2013 12:17 pm

    Someone covered there scion fr-s with cards that’s just crazy

  3. Eric Cabreros permalink
    June 29, 2013 12:22 pm

    Really Nice collection!
    Seen some friends made the cut!
    We enjoyed the #Paniniwildcard alot
    Thumbs up with great creativity!
    So many nice smiles!

  4. harynjk permalink
    June 29, 2013 12:58 pm

    After watching all the picture here. I guess it won’t be too easy to figure out something real original and creative what was never done before for the next #PaniniWildCard contest, 🙂

    Thanks again for the contest!

  5. June 29, 2013 1:01 pm

    Thanks Panini ! I LOVE PANINI

  6. June 29, 2013 1:03 pm

    Saw some great creativity
    But the Nude Guy made me laugh

  7. troy p permalink
    June 29, 2013 1:05 pm

    Definitely was a fun thing throughout the finals. Cool to see the creativity and awesome cards too. And congrats to all who won and enjoy some sick pulls!

  8. David panopoulos permalink
    June 30, 2013 12:03 pm

    Yeahhh made the board 4 times!!!

  9. JKenney permalink
    June 30, 2013 3:18 pm

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles RULE !!! 🙂 great compilation folks 🙂

  10. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    July 1, 2013 9:31 am

    Panini has some of the best fans around. We appreciate what you do for us and it shows that in the gallery above.


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