Last week during the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City, N.J., Frank Rosato and his family dropped by the Panini America booth to say “Hello” and to put some names to some faces. Rosato, you may recall, was the grand prize winner in the 2012 Panini NFL Player of the Day hobby shop promotion and, as such, got to spend some quality time with then-New York Giants cornerback Prince Amakumara.
Although Amakumara has since joined the Jacksonville Jaguars, the memory of that special day for the entire Rosato family (Frank, his wife Anne, and the couple’s two children, Emily and Michael), much like the family’s relationship with Amukamara, remains strong. During the Rosatos visit to the Panini America booth last week, Michael, 11, had an itchy breaking finger and was looking to bust a little wax. A must-see episode of Panini Unwrapped ensued.