Just a Couple of QBs Talking Football: 2020 Panini NFL Player of the Day Winner Tyler Zawacki Celebrates with Alabama QB Mac Jones

Ever since 16-year-old card collector Tyler Zawacki of Huntsville, Ala., learned he was selected from more than 100,000 entrants as the 2020 Panini NFL Player of the Day National Sweepstakes Grand Prize winner, he had been counting the days until he got the opportunity to meet Alabama quarterback Mac Jones.  Last Saturday, the 22-day wait was over and Zawacki, a…

Panini America Surprises 2020 NFL POD Grand Prize Winner Tyler Zawacki

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Last Friday, March 12, 16-year-old card collector Tyler Zawacki ventured into Champs Sports Cards in Huntsville, Ala., to pick up some cards. What Zawacki didn’t know, of course, was that his father, Panini America and Champs were in cahoots. They conspired to get Tyler into the store to break some very big news: Zawacki was selected from more…

Panini America’s Popular NBA Player of the Day Hobby Shop Promotion Returns to a Record 550+ Hobby Shops

As the 2020-21 NBA season hits the homestretch, a record 550 hobby shops across the country will be rewarding collectors for purchasing Panini America NBA trading cards for the sixth consecutive season by hosting the Panini NBA Player of the Day Hobby Shop Promotion. Late last week, participating shops received their promotional kits and, by now, most of them have started to…

Even Virtually, Knicks Star RJ Barrett Shines Brightly During 2020 Panini NBA Player of the Day Grand Prize Event

Ever since she was announced as the 2020 Panini NBA Player of the Day National Sweepstakes Grand Prize winner in October, Heather May (of North Wilkesboro, N.C.) has been wondering which former Duke basketball star she would get to meet as part of her ultimate collector experience.  Once Panini America officials learned that May was the contest winner and a…

North Carolina Collector Heather May Wins Grand Prize in 2020 Panini NBA Player of the Day Promo

Almost 100,000 card collectors at more than 400 hobby shops nationwide participated in the 2020 Panini NBA Player of the Day hobby shop promotion this season and, although tens of thousands of prizes were awarded to collectors, only 18-year-old Heather May of North Wilkesboro, N.C., parlayed her lucky pack of Panini NBA trading cards into the grand prize. This past…

Detroit Lions Rookie D’Andre Swift Zooms In to Help Celebrate Panini NFL Player of the Day Winner

One of the sports card hobby’s most iconic spectacles -- the Panini NFL Player of the Day grand-prize payoff -- took place last Thursday. But due to COVID-19 and new social-distancing guidelines, this year's event was unlike any in the program's proud 20-year history. But what Detroit Lions rookie running back D'Andre Swift couldn't do in person, he more than…

12-Year-Old Michigan Collector Wins 2019 NFL Player of the Day Contest, Will Spend a Virtual Day with Detroit Lions Rookie D’Andre Swift

Wesley Kowalczyk's special day includes Zoom call with Swift, a shopping spree at Extra Innings and a host of unique Panini prizes Wesley Kowalczyk, a 12-year-old collector from Mason, Mich., has been selected as the Grand Prize winner of the 2019 Panini NFL Player of the Day National Sweepstakes. Kowalczyk learned the news at a special event last Thursday with his…

Panini America’s Popular NBA Player of the Day Hobby Shop Promo Returns to a Record 450+ Stores

While NBA teams prepare for long playoff runs with visions of NBA Finals trips in their collective heads, NBA trading card collectors will be playing for more than 100,000 prizes at hobby shops across the U.S. as Panini America's fifth annual NBA Player of the Day Hobby Shop Promotion tips off in the coming days (if it hasn't already in…

Panini America’s NFL Player of the Day Hobby Shop Promotion Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Connecting Football Collectors with NFL Players

There are few things you can be sure of in life. But this is one: For the past 20 years, when you've walked into a hobby shop and purchased a pack of NFL trading cards, there was a chance that it could result in you spending a day with an NFL player. That’s because, for the last two decades, more than…

Father-Son Duo to Spend the Day with 76ers Rookie Matisse Thybulle as Grand Prize Winner in the Panini NBA Player of the Day Hobby Shop Promotion

Almost 100,000 card collectors at more than 400 hobby shops nationwide participated in the most recent Panini NBA Player of the Day hobby shop promotion this season and although thousands of prizes were awarded to collectors, only Chris and Quinn Slack of Furlong, Pa., parlayed their lucky pack of Panini NBA trading cards into the chance to spend a day with…
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