15-Year-Old California Collector Nate Ware Enjoys a Dream Day with the San Francisco 49ers

One pack of Panini America NFL trading cards resulted in 15-year-old card collector Nate Ware of Danville, Calif., spending June 28 as an honorary San Francisco 49er as the national sweepstakes winner in the Panini NFL Player of the Day hobby shop promotion. Ware, a student at San Ramon Valley High School, was among more than 150,000 NFL card collectors…

15-Year-Old California Collector to Hang with 49ers RB Matt Breida as 2019 NFL POD Winner

Nate Ware of Danville, Calif., is like thousands of other young sports card collectors across America. He saves up his allowance to make regular visits to his favorite hobby shop with the hope of finding his favorite players or a rare collectible inside a Panini America pack. But, unlike most other collectors, Nate‚Äôs card collecting hobby opened the door for…

Panini America Delivers Popular NFL Player of the Day Hobby Promo for 19th Year

Timed with the kickoff to the 2018 NFL season, trading card collectors will once again this season have the chance to participate in Panini America's popular NFL Player of the Day promotion at nearly 600 hobby shops across the U.S. For a list of participating hobby shops, visit www.Paninipod.com. Last year, J.P. Murnan, a 26-year-old diesel mechanic from Overland Park,…

Malik Monk Tips Off 2018 NBA Player of the Day Promotion with Special Appearance

MATTHEWS, N.C. -- The 2018 Panini NBA Player of the Day promotion officially tipped off Monday evening when Charlotte Hornets rookie Malik Monk signed free autographs at AAA Collectibles in Matthews, N.C., for more than 200 collectors, Hornets fans and Kentucky Wildcats supporters. In addition to signing exclusive Panini NBA Player of the Day photos featuring Monk‚Äôs 2017-18 NBA Hoops…

Watch: Panini America Surprises Winner of 2017 NBA Player of the Day Promotion

In many ways, 15-year-old card collectors Bryce McMahon and his father, Andy, are just like millions of fathers and children who bond through collecting sports memorabilia and making trips to their local hobby shop. But unlike the thousands of collectors who live in the Los Angeles area, when it comes to their NBA fandom, the McMahons root for the Lakers‚Äô…

Seahawks Star K.J. Wright Makes an Impact During NFL POD Grand Prize Event (Video)

Ever since he was selected as the 2016 Panini NFL Player of the Day¬†Grand Prize winner in April, 11-year-old collector Tommy Dickerson and his parents -- Darren and Janelle -- started planning the special day with Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright. The Tacoma, Wash., native made his guest list, figured out what items he wanted to have Wright sign and…

11-Year-Old Collector Gets Huge Surprise as NFL Player of the Day Grand Prize Winner

Tommy Dickerson, an 11-year-old collector from Tacoma, Wash., was excited last weekend to spend yet another Saturday night playing Pack Wars at Northwest Sports Cards, his favorite hobby shop located in the Tacoma suburb of University Place. What Dickerson didn't know, however, was that this particular Saturday night would turn out to be, in his words, ‚Äúthe best night of…
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