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 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…

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’s 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,…

Popular Panini NFL Player of the Day Hobby Shop Promo Returns for 17th Straight Year

You'll have to forgive hobby shop owners across North America if they're a little more giddy than normal this week. It is, after all, that time of year. Panini America's popular NFL Player of the Day promotional kits began arriving this week, officially launching the 17th annual edition of the hobby's longest-running -- and arguably most successful -- in-store promotion.…
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