A Can't-Miss Episode of Panini Unwrapped: 2012 Black Football (with Checklist)

Panini America's Tracy Hackler and Scott Prusha sat down yesterday afternoon with one box of arguably the most anticipated new NFL product of the season: 2012 Black Football. In this must-see episode of Panini Unwrapped, the daring duo goes card-by-card through that box to provide a stunning preview of what collectors can expect. We've also provided the complete 2012 Black checklist at the bottom of this post.

Panini America’s Tracy Hackler and Scott Prusha sat down yesterday afternoon with one box of arguably the most anticipated new NFL product of the season: 2012 Black Football. In this must-see episode of Panini Unwrapped, the daring duo goes card-by-card through that box to provide a stunning preview of what collectors can expect. We’ve also provided the complete 2012 Black checklist at the bottom of this post.
But this is no ordinary Panini Unwrapped. Stay tuned till the bitter, bitter end to find out what happens when Hackler pays off a most unfortunate Australian Football League fantasy debt.

After you’ve watched the video and perused the checklist, we’re going to give you a chance to win some of the hits from this particular box (as well as a few boxes of 2012 Black Football) just for answering three quick questions as a comment to this post:
1. Who’s your favorite NFL player to collect?
2. What’s your favorite NFL team to collect?
3. What’s the single favorite Panini America NFL trading card in your collection? (If you can add a pic with you holding that card, even better)?
Enjoy the video, good luck with the contest and thanks in advance for your participation. Oh, and here’s the checklist: 2012 Black FB Checklist


188 Replies to “A Can't-Miss Episode of Panini Unwrapped: 2012 Black Football (with Checklist)”

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  2. 1 Ray Rice
    2 Baltimore Ravens (yes they are falling apart)
    3 Ray Rice triple (patch football etc auto) outta Gridiron I believe its buried in one of my safes.

  3. Thanks as always Tracy and Panini America team for the great giveaways.
    1. Aaron Rodgers
    2. Packers
    3. My favorite Panini NFL card currently is my Aaron Rodgers /10 Gold Standard Jersey Auto. Not sure how to upload a photo of it here on the leave a reply section sorry.

  4. 1) Cam Newton!!!
    2) Buffalo Bills
    3) Cam Newton Prestige 2012 Jersey. Not the highest book value, but I love the way the card looks!

  5. Right now favorite player is Brock Osweiler
    Favorite team has and always will be the Broncos
    Favorite single card is 2012 Emerald Quad Autograph Osweiler #’ed 2/5

  6. 1. The best running back in the league, Adrian Peterson
    2. The Minnesota Vikings
    3. My gold standard Adrian Peterson prime card, beautiful set, and Black reminds me of that set, looks awesome guys

  7. 1) Ryan Williams
    2) Philadelphia Eagles
    3) Has to be a 2012 Andrew Luck Certified Freshman Fabric Blue Mirror Card # to 49. Has a piece of jersey, football and glove. And it’s autographed. AWESOME!

  8. 1. Emmitt Smith!
    2. I suppose by default the Cowboys, although I really only collect Emmitt at this point.
    3. I don’t have any recent blockbuster Emmitt (stupid collecting budget), but I am a big fan of the Certified Immortals insert set. To pick just one card, I’d go with the blue parallel. Sharp looking card!

  9. 1) Drew Brees
    2) New Orleans Saints ( WHO DAT!!!)
    3) JIMMY GRAHAM 2010 PANINI CLASSICS RC! It’s the only Jimmy Graham card I own. There’s no card shops around me so I have to wait for the 2 times a year card show at the local mall to be able to get any Saints cards 🙁

  10. nice looking stuff there tracy!
    3! oddly enough its not a 49ers card lol i was lucky enough to pull a peyton manning 1/1 game used pylon auto out of the 2011 black friday packs.
    thanx again take care

  11. “She just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich”
    My favorite player to collect is Drew Brees
    so of course The Saints are my favorite team to collect, and
    YES I am a die-hard Auburn fan, but I can admit that Ingram and Jones were pretty awesome even though they went to that “other school” so this is my current favorite card
    2011 Panini Threads dual patch.

  12. 1) Tony Romo
    2 ) Dallas Cowboys
    3) This Lamar Miller card came from a pack I ripped. It’s currently my favorite card because it’s just different. It may not get much book value love, or ebay love, but it’s a hat! How many hat relic cards do you see, I also love the square I got as it’s the first part of the Dolphins logo so I can pinpoint exactly what piece of the hat I have. http://screencast.com/t/e6lJnc3Owuq

  13. I hate you guys ( just kidding!!!!) I bought a 15 box case of the new Panini Black and being a Die Hard Giants Fan living in Eagles territory in Delaware I have not pulled a single Rueben Randle or David Wilson card in all of the 15 boxes. I have been a Giants fan ever since I was in diapers. I visit the Giants training camp in Albany New York every year and go to at leat 4 Giants games a year. I would love the chance to win that Rueben Randle Auto you pulled from that box of black!!! P.S that Vegemite portion was hilarious.

  14. 1. Who’s your favorite NFL player to collect? Going to have to go with my man Kendall Hunter, have a very large personal collection of him. I think he will become a stud!
    2. What’s your favorite NFL team to collect? The New York Jets…. This year has a been very rough I believe we are going to have to start fresh.
    3. What’s the single favorite Panini America NFL trading card in your collection? (If you can add a pic with you holding that card, even better)? From 2011 Playbook. 8 way patch #3/25 of LeSean McCoy, Adrian Peterson, Ray Rice, Arian Foster, Rashard Mendenhall, Michael Turner, Frank Gore, and MJD. The patches on this thing are incredible the MJD is even the jaguars logo. Such a nasty card I get scared taking it out of its case!!!

  15. Two Panini Unwrapped videos in one day!?!? I would love more of these days.
    1. My favorite NFL player to collect is Andre Johnson. He’s been my favorite player ever since he entered the league.
    2. My favorite NFL team to collect is the New England Patriots since I live in Massachusetts and have always been a fan growing up.
    3. My single favorite Panini America NFL trading card in my collection would have to be 2011 Panini Timeless Treasures Rookie Recruits Materials Ryan Mallett. I haven’t gotten my hands on a lot of Panini products yet and though it is not an auto card, I really like this card because it looks very patriotic and even has a piece of his jersey on it. And, of course he is a New England Patriot!
    By the way, those are some priceless reactions from eating the Vegemite!

  16. My favorite player is Robert Griffin III
    Favorite team is the Bears
    I have a Crown Royal Royalty Steve Bartkowski number’d 5/10 Which has been my favorite card.


  18. Adrian Peterson
    Team; Chicago Bears
    Favorite card is 2008 Adrain Peterson gridiron gems two color patch auto # to 50, it’s a piece of the jersey collar… Awesome!!

  19. Thanks you Panini for a contest for the BEST Football Brand of this year: BLACK FOOTBALL!!!
    1. Tim Tebow- why is Greg Mcleroy starting over him? Really Rex Ryan?
    2. My favorite team to collect would most likely be the Detroit Lions because of Matthew Stafford & Megatron.
    3. First off thank you Panini for adding my suggestion for this contest I really appreciate it. My favorite card is DEFINETLY a Tim Tebow Stars of the NFL 2012 Prestige Football prime jersey card that is truly a 1 of 1. I will send you a pic via email. Prepare to be amazed:)
    Thanks again Panini and Happy Holidays to the Panini Production team!

  20. 1 eli manning or any giants
    2. Ny giants
    3. Probably my quad jersey from Totally Certified of eli, big ben, brees and rodgers.
    Vegemite huh… Thanks for letting me know never to try it
    Reminds me of the time i tried wasabi for the first time. Was bet 5 dollars to try it on a small potato chip… I thought more cards and cant be that bad. I will honestly say that was hardest five dollars i ever earned

  21. 1. My favorite player to collect is Andrew Luck.
    2. My favorite team to collect is DA BEARS!!!!!!
    3. My favorite card is my Andrew Luck rookies and stars auto jersey #”d 195/499. It’s by far my favorite card (I pulled it on my b-day, which made it that much better)!

  22. 1. Brian Urlacher
    2. Da Chicago Bears
    3. Hard to say. I think it will be when I find the Walter Payton Black Card!!! I will take a big picture of that card!

  23. Thanks for the contest Panini!
    1. T.J. Graham (Ever since I recieved an autographed Prestige card of him from a contest, I decided to PC him, because his cards are very affordable and he has tons of potential!)
    2. My across-the-border hometown Detroit Lions.
    3. This is tough for me to pick… I will have to say a 2012 Certified Stars patch /49 Trent Richardson. I dont have many football cards, so this is probably my favourite! (For now…) 😉

  24. 1. Joe Namath
    2. New York Jets
    3. Jake Locker Rookies and Stars Longevity Auto Patch /10. Got it graded, it came back a BGS 9.

  25. 1. The player I’ve started to collect recently is LaMichael James.
    2. My favorite team is the 49ers.
    3. Favorite single card was pulled around a month ago out of 2012 Prime Signatures. It was a Quad Auto of Favre, Marino, Elway, and Manning /2. Quite Sweet!

  26. The vegemite bit was hilarious! You gotta hype that more. Too funny.
    1) Part of the Andrew Luck/Colts fan club
    2) Colts
    3) Bernard Pierce Rookie Materials Auto

  27. 1. Percy Harvin- Amazing playmaker
    2. Vikings- AP, Allen, Harrison, and Percy and that says it all………..
    3. Percy Harvin- THREE color patch and AUTO out of a 2011 PANINI Plates and Patches

  28. 1. Don Meredith, and Panini is the only company putting out his cards
    2. Dallas Cowboys, even if Jerry Jones is the owner
    3. Cam Newton, Crown Royale Silhouette Autographed Rookie

  29. 1. Adrian Peterson. Guy is a beast and impossible to not root for.
    2. My favorite team is the Seahawks. Born and raised in washington.
    3. Best pull ever out of any product (by far), 2011 National Treasures 1/1 century auto of Calvin Johnson!!!

  30. Incredible video, simply epic reaction to the vegemite. I’ve never seen it in person and now I hope I never do. Great looking product, love the Colts rookies. Here are my answers, thanks for the contest Scott and Tracy!
    1. Reggie Wayne
    2. Indianapolis Colts
    3. 2007 Limited Banner Season Peyton Manning logo patch 18/25 (I think you guys have a pic of that from my article).
    Happy Holidays to everyone @ Panini!

  31. 1. I am going to have to go with the rookie Russell Wilson
    2. Seahawks (12th Man!)
    3. 2012 Absolute Russell Wilson RPM Auto #ed/25….beautiful card!

  32. 1. Rob Gronkowski, he’s a beast!
    2. Patriots!
    3. My favorite card is a 2010 Contenders Sam Bradford autograph that I had graded by BGS, it came back a 9.5 with 10 autograph. It was a beautiful card on its own but the protection of a BGS grading protector makes it really stand out.

  33. I collect John Elway the most
    I collect other Broncos like Von “Super Ninja” Miller and Champ bailey
    My favorite card is the dual laundry tag auto of Von Miller I received from Mr David Sharp for a rare patch auto that was damaged.

  34. 1. andrew luck
    2. colts
    3. national treasures triple jersey of barry sanders, jim brown, and earl cambell! sweet card with a lot of history on it!

  35. 1) New York Giants
    2) Mark Bavaro
    3) Favorite card was pulled from a box of 2011 Panini National Treasures Eli Manning Auto.
    That Rueben Randle you pulled from the box of Black was awesome. Would sure love to have that card since I bought a 15 box case and haven’t pulled 1 Giants Rookie or Eli Manning.

  36. My favorite player is Calvin Johnson jr.
    My favorite team is the lions
    My favorite card is my Javid best rookie auto patch

  37. 1. Tom Brady
    2. New Orleans Saints
    3. My event-worn & autographed Tracy Hackler card. Its a cornerstone in my 30+ year collecting career.

  38. 1.Lamichael James
    2.San Fransisco 49er’s
    3.My 2010 Donruss Elite Randy Moss down & distance patch, its just so sick its #’ed 01/50 and is a two color patch and is just freakin sick.

  39. 1. Peyton Manning is by far my favorite player to collect. I can’t beleive he’s not a colt.
    2. My favorite team to collect is the Washington Redskins. Alot of history but RG III makes it hard for you not to love them.
    3. The best card in my collection without a doubt is my Absolute Football Andrew Luck War Room Autograph. A great autograph and symbolic peice of history I will pass down to my son when he gets older!

  40. 1. Randy Moss
    2. Vikings
    3. My favorite is a 2007 Donruss Classics School Colors Autographs #4 Adrian Peterson #/25 that I pulled from a pack just a few weeks ago.

  41. 1. Stevie Johnson
    2. Buffalo Bills (Getting really hard to still cheer for them)
    3. My favorite card is a Stephan Gilmore draft day hat patch card from the 2012 National set. That was honestly the pull of my life because I could only afford to get one box and I got my favorite team’s top draft pic… EPIC!

  42. 1. Favorite player to collect is Andy Dalton. GO FROGS!!! (reason I got back into collecting after being out for 15yrs) Dez Bryant is a close 2nd.
    2. Dallas Cowboys-hometown team.
    3. My favorite card is my 2011 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Spectrum Prime Jersey Auto numbered 25/25. My first Dalton Auto! (I can’t get the pic to load…)

  43. My favorite player is Aaron Rodgers, like you didn’t already know! My favorite team to collect is the Packers and my favorite Panini card HAS to be my 2011 Limited Trademarks Jrsy auto of Aaron Rodgers! It was the first and ONLY Aaron Rodgers I pulled! Panini Black looks Amazing and I can’t wait to crack open my 3 boxes I preordered this Saturday! Great job Panini! Thanks Tracy!

  44. 1. Who’s your favorite NFL player to collect? Ndamukong Suh
    2. What’s your favorite NFL team to collect? The Packers for my son.
    3. What’s the single favorite Panini America NFL trading card in your collection? (If you can add a pic with you holding that card, even better)? My favorite is a 2011 Crown Royale Calling All Captains Peyton Manning jersey auto.
    BTW, I am from Hawaii and Prusha is right, we eat #SPAM. Moved to Nebraska to get closer to the source… J/K.
    Black looks great. Hope to get my hands on some soon!

  45. …and she just smiled and gave me a veggiemite sand-which (little Men at Work reference there).
    I used to love watching Australian Rules football back in the day. When the ref guy would come out from behind the three goal posts and give that little two gun salute move-just great stuff!
    1-favorite NFL player to collect this year would have to be RG III
    2-favorite team has to be the Eagles for my Philly sports card wall in my classroom. Despite their wretched season, still gotta stay true.
    3-soounds hokey, but I think my favorite Panini Football card is coming on Christmas. I have it on pretty good authority that the Big Red Guy will be bringing some Panini Football Cards for me for Christmas under the tree and I think my favorite card is waiting his arrival and my pack opening fun that ensues. As long as he doesn’t come down the chimney since my wood stove is crankin!!!
    Scott, Tracy, Panini and everyone in the comments: Have a very Merry Christmas!!

  46. As an aussie I absolutely loved that video – totally LOL’d through that whole ending! I feel ya’s though – I hate the stuff too even though my gf inhales it! Hahahhaha, just a great start to my day here in Australia…
    While I’m here I might as well answer the three questions:
    1. Tom Brady
    2. New England Patrioys
    3. Steve Ridley Patch Auto Booklet from Playbook
    Thanks again guys!!!

  47. 1. Troy Polamalu
    2. Pittsburgh Steelers
    3. Sadly, I don’t have any of his auto cards yet. I haven’t been lucky enough to pull any and they’re just too expensive to buy.

    1. I feel your pain. I barely lost a bid for a Steelers team box break that contained his auto. I was really frustrated when I saw his card pulled.

  48. first off kudos for eatin whatever vegimite is!lol if i dont know what it is but congrats on surviving what looked to be some wicked stuff!lol nice job on blakc, tracy already told you how great it is! but on to the task at hand:
    1) fav player to collect- nick foles
    2)fav team to collect- raiders but more of player/positions collector than team
    i always have problems remembering how to submit the picture for some reason, usually have my wife do it! please let me know if you can see pic or not, if not i will have her help me resubmit w a pic! thanks tracy/scott!

      1. ok well i will try and figure it out. i will let you know how that goes and post as soon as i can figure it out!busy holiday weekend so if i cant get it to work i will tweet it to you and try and share the tweet here! and i think ill open a photobuckett too, seems most have one and have no problem submitting pics! thanks tracy for letting me know it didint show!

  49. Before I respond I just want to take a second to say thank you for another great contest. Really love the look of these cards. Most anticipated product of the year? I don’t know about anyone else but for this guy it sure is.
    1.)My favorite player to collect is L.C. Greenwood (He is not in near enough Panini products may I add.) , but I’m also really keen on LaMarr Woodley
    2.) Obviously that would make me a Steelers collector.
    3.) The following is a direct link to a picture of not only my favorite Panini card in my collection, but also my favorite card from any product…. 2010 National Treasures Notable Numbers #6 L.C. Greenwood patch auto. 21/25 “4 sacks in Super Bowl X”
    Sorry I am not in the picture.

  50. 1. Peyton Manning (even as a Bronco)
    2. Indianapolis Colts
    3. 2011 Absolute Memerabilia Spectrum Gold Autograph Peyton Manning /18 (for two reasons 1. Absolute is one of my favorite products to open and 2. This is the only manning auto I have pulled myself.

  51. 1. Mohamed Sanu
    2. New York Giants
    3. 2012 Momentum Souvenir Signatures TRIPLE auto 1/5 Ray Rice, Kenny Britt, Mohamed Sanu… I collect Rutgers football players MORE THAN ANYTHING so this card is my holy grail!! TY so much for making it this year and getting the redemption to me so quick!! Hope you guys make some more Rutgers duals and triples! Would love to see one with Rice, Sanu, Britt and Leonard or McCourty 😉 Here is the pic of my triple auto…

  52. 1. Andrew Luck
    2. Dallas Cowboys
    3. 2011 National Treasures Demarco Murray Reebok Tag /10. Love all the National Treasures Cards!! Black Looks amazing too guys, thanks so much for a awesome product. Thanks for the Contest!!

  53. 1. Aaron Rogers
    3. Right now I would have to actually go with a non-Packer’s card. I Was just part of an Absolute box break and pulled a Trent Richardson AFC prime on card auto #16/25. Thanks for continuing to produce awesome cards!!

  54. Tracy next time bet on something that is really good for you tastes good and great for the body have yourself one of the many nutiblasts can you say mmmmmmmmmmm!!!!
    1)Okay for my favorite NFL player I collect this year it is Tom Brady he is just well I can’t say it any better he is just Tom Brady…
    2)My NFL team this season I collect is the New England Patriots…I believe the will win the Super Bowl this season…although a few teams have been real impressive like the 49ers,Seahawks,and Falcons…but in the end it will be the Pats…
    3) As for my favorite Panini America NFL trading card it is a real tough one but I am going to go with my Ndamukong Suh Rookie auto 1/25…….
    Thanks Tracy and Panini America at another chance for some great free cards…..

  55. Please excuse the typo’s…just wanted to take a second and wish everyone a Happy Holiday……please remember if you have a festive few to be safe……..Happy Holiday’s and God Bless..

  56. 1) My favorite NFL player is probably Tim Tebow
    2) My favorite NFL team to collect might be New England
    3) My favorite Panini NFL card may be 2011 Rookies & Stars local favorite Josh Cribbs Longevity jersey numbered out of 99, which I think I actually got in a grocery store :-O or the Kellen Winslow from the same series, THREE-COLOR swatch.
    Then again, the 2010 Absolute Rookie Premier Materials Eric Decker three-swatch #ed out of 99 is pretty sweet.
    Whoops, forgot about my 2011 Gridiron Gear Crash Course Urlacher & Adrian Peterson.
    #ed to 25.
    And mine is number 25

  57. My favorite player is Eli Manning, been a fan of the Manning contingency since I started watching football.
    Thus a fan of the NYG!
    Would have to be my Eli Manning Contenders RC Auto and my favorite prime piece is one from his nameplate stitching. Looking to get prime/on card combo, a full letter, and a star from his captain’s patch.

  58. 1. Eli Manning
    2. NY Giants
    3. 2011 National Treasures Brandon Jacobs Century Prime Materials #12/50 Just a nice elegant looking card. Love National Treasures just can’t afford them to often.

  59. 1. Who’s your favorite NFL player to collect? Rolando McClain
    2. What’s your favorite NFL team to collect? Oakland Raiders (only team I collect)
    3. What’s the single favorite Panini America NFL trading card in your collection? (If you can add a pic with you holding that card, even better)? 2010 Limited NFL Logo Shield Rolando McClain Auto. I don’t have a pic of me holding it but here is a picture of the card.

  60. 1. I don’t have a NFL Player that I collect. Don’t want to give you guys a fake answer however I’m a heavy collector of Football Patches.
    2. Again I don’t have a NFL Team that I collect. No real football up in Canada haha.
    3. Of all the patches in my collection, this is probably my favorite of them all.
    Kurt Warner, Peyton Manning & Brett Favre 2009 National Treasures League Leaders Triple Patch /25.
    Thanks again Tracy, Scott & Panini! Awesome reaction at the end, had me laughing!

  61. 1) Troy Polamalu. Gotta love the tasmanian devil mode he can go into in a game.
    2) Here we go Steelers, he we go!! 😀
    3) It’s gotta be my Andrew Luck Rookie Inscriptions “Personal” edition that I won here on the blog. It’s my best trading card period since I never get that lucky in packs with autographs in any sport.
    Thanks again for the great contests you run here Tracy, Scott, and the rest of the Panini crew.
    Now, about that Vegemite video. Man, that was just like me when I had Tabasco for the first and only time. lol. Couldn’t stand that stuff and had to run to the closest water fountain to try to get the taste out of my mouth. Dang that stuff is spicy!

    1. That’s awesome! I won a box of Prominence Football in September and had the best time pulling great cards. I look forward to winning an awesome card of RG3 or Andrew Luck in the future-but it’s still great to see other people winning these cards. Thanks Panini for being so generous:)

      1. To be honest, I had no idea who auto I’d won in that contest till it arrived at my home. 🙂 I was one of 15 winners from that contest and I had “Luck” on my side in getting Luck’s auto. 🙂
        BTW, this was the contest Jim if you wanted to see it for the fun of it: http://paniniamerica.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/how-you-can-win-during-panini-americas-recap-of-the-2012-nflpa-rookie-premiere/
        And I agree with your comment about Panini for being so generous! That’s what makes them IMO #1 in all of the trading card land! Thanks again Panini!!!

  62. 1) Harry Douglas
    2) Baltimore Ravens
    3) Harry Douglas 2008 Limited Materials Phenoms Platinum Spotlight NFL Logo Patch Auto 1/1

  63. Larry Fitzgerald
    Arizona Cardinals
    Panini play book siz patch book with Fitgerald, Gonzalez, Ward, Gates, Wayne, and OchoCinco.

  64. 1- Marshawn Lynch
    2- Buffalo bills
    3- Russell Wilson – R and S 2012, rookie materials prime and auto
    thx for all!

  65. My favorite player is matt Cassel. Don’t really have a favorite team, been a fan of his because of his great story. My favorite card would be my matt Cassel bgs 9.5 autograph rookie.

  66. my favorite player to collect is Ray Lewis,favorite team is the RAVENS and my favorite panini card is my Christian Ponder from absolute 2011.I love on card autos.

  67. By the way, the Vegemite part was hysterical! I’d eat a jar of that for a box of Black, though. I’m guessing it tastes like liverwurst mixed with salt, vinegar, and Thai peppers.

  68. 1. Who’s your favorite NFL player to collect? Ashley Lelie
    2. What’s your favorite NFL team to collect? Chicago Bears
    3. What’s the single favorite Panini America NFL trading card in your collection? My Robert Griffin III RG3 2012 Panini Momentum Triple Jersey Auto.

  69. 1. Who’s your favorite NFL player to collect? Stefen Wisniewki and Miles Burris now that you have some cards of his!!
    2. What’s your favorite NFL team to collect? Oakland RAIDERS
    3. What’s the single favorite Panini America NFL trading card in your collection? 2012 Absolute Miles Burris Spectrum

  70. Also Vegemite is amazing! I live of that stuff (being from New Zealand). It’s best on a nice slice of toasted grain bread.

  71. Favorite Player- LeSean McCoy
    Favorite Team- Eagles
    Favorite card- Actually it’s on it’s way from a break with Mojobreak..Panini Black Eagles 3 player triple relic /50 that they pulled for me. I have to say these Panini Black cards are no doubt by far the best football card anyone has ever come up with. The colors against the black cards stand out so well. So sharp and classy. From all the ones I saw in the break I can’t say there was even 1 card that was even questionable…Just a great job on those guys

  72. 1. Champ Bailey
    2. Denver Broncos
    3. 2004 Donruss LImited Hardwear Jake Plummer. 01/25 and the only eye from the Broncos logo on the helmet I have EVER been able to find! (On a side note, can’t wait for Stadium Stars in Panini Limited. The return of helmet cards!!!)

  73. 1. Troy Polamalu
    2. Pittsburgh Steelers
    3. I would say it is my 2011 Absolute Terry Bradshaw auto jersey numbered to 10 but unfortunately I am still waiting on the redemption to be filled so until then I would probably have to say it is my 2011 Absolute Jack Lambert auto jersey card numbered 04/25. I recently started collecting again around March so I have yet to land a 1/1 but I think I have a nice collection. This is a pic of what I think is the top four cards in my collection minus the Terry Bradshaw redemption and all of which I managed to pull myself.

  74. 1. Darren Mcfadden
    2. Oakland RAIDERS!!!
    3. Darren Mcfadden Absolute Auto card!
    Thanks for a great year of HISTORIC products!!! Simply amazing year guys! I can’t wait to see how you top 2012 next year!!!
    God Bless!

  75. 1. Troy Aikman/Emmitt Smith
    2. Dallas Cowboys
    3. I don’t have a lot of new cards, but I did pull a Malcom Floyd Auto from 2011 Prime Signatures that I really like.

  76. 1. Patrick Willis – Just an absolute beast (I played LB in school, and now coach high school LBs, so he is a player that I reference quite a bit for my kids to learn from)
    2. Don’t really have a favorite team to collect, but I guess the Dallas Cowboys by default since they are my local team and I grew up watching them win Super Bowls. (not so much now…)
    3. From back in the Donruss days: 2008 Gridiron Gear Adrian Peterson “A.D.” Playbook 2 color patch /25. Very cool looking card from a great player.
    Here’s a link to the card (hopefully it works): http://instagram.com/p/G-ApziNuxA/
    Dont worry about the other cards, its in the middle on the bottom row. Thanks!

  77. I don’t watch football too often except but after seeing Russel Wilson have a great game in Toronto, he’s making me a fan.
    I do root for the Bills.
    Fav card, my Russel Wilson Hot Rookies from Fall Expo product.
    Merry Christmas!

  78. My favorite player to collect is A.J. Green. I guess its no surprise with that being said that my favorite team to collect is the Cincinnati bengals. I have been a fan for a long time and remember as a child Breaking down and crying when they lost the super bowl to the 49ers lol. The orange and black patches of the bengals look great on a Panini black card. Especially when its a gold ink auto. Perfect match!
    My Favorite card is a Jordan Shipley 2011 limited #d to 25. I know he doesn’t play for the bengals anymore but before he was injured he was an outstanding slot receiver. He is also a very solid human being and all around nice guy. Charter is import. I love this card because the Patch is beautiful. I will add the picture of me with this card as my profile picture. THank you Panini for an outstanding card and Black is amazing!

  79. My favorite player to collect is A.J. Green. No surprise The bengals are my favorite team and have been for as long as I can remember. As a child I remember breaking down and crying when they lost the super bowl to the 49ers. I love the orange and black bengals patches in Black. With the black background of the card its a perfect match. Couple that with a Gold auto and you have a down right beautiful card! LOVE BLACK. Outstanding product.
    My favorite card is My 2011 limited jordan shipley patch auto #d to 25. Though he doesnt play for the Bengals anymore due to injury he was an outstanding slot receiver. He is also a good guy with great caricature. What I love about this card is the patch is absolutely sick! I love it. I will add my holding the card as my profile picture.
    Thanks again for another GREAT release and great product.
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS to Panini staff and all you blogers
    Ps if you get this twice sorry don’t think I hit post first time

  80. My favorite player to collect has been Frank Gore, since he’s been carrying my team for years. It’s becoming Colin Kaepernick, though. It’s nice to be able to see my team develop a future.
    My favorite team to collect is the 49ers.
    My favorite card is a 1/1 2011 Playoff Contenders Quad Ink Signatures of the 49ers (Gore, Crabtree, Davis, and Braylon Edwards… for some reason). I sold the Cam Newton rookie auto I pulled in order to purchase the redemption for this card. I didn’t know it was 1/1 until I received it!
    Thanks for putting out the best football product!

  81. 1. Jay Cutler
    2. Bears
    3. My 2011 elite throwback threads Dent/McMahon dual jsy booklet..special thanks to fellow member hudson15 for it !!

  82. If it’s not too late
    CJ Spiller – expecting a big season next year, they just need to sort out some QB issues
    Buffalo Bills
    His contenders rookie autograph

  83. Thanks a ton to everyone who participated in this one. Now as always, you guys and gals are the best collectors on the planet! Congrats to the winners this time around: coachstache, fraggs0821Michael Ireland, ugameck, rninte and Steven Schaffer. We’ll be in touch soon to get your mailing addresses. Thanks again, best regards and happy holidays.

    1. Sweet!!! Thank you, so so much for the contests and giving back to the collectors! Class acts all the way around. Happy Holidays!

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