Master Plan: Panini America Unveils Complete Details Surrounding 2021 National Sports Collectors Convention Presence

Collectors across North America (and all of us inside Panini America) rejoiced upon hearing the recent news that, after a year away, the National Sports Collectors Convention is back. And later this month in Chicago, Panini America will once again put its best foot forward with a flurry of activities from the time the doors open on Wednesday afternoon (July…

Panini America Sending Father’s Day Kits to Direct, International Accounts

Panini America officials are in the process of distributing special Panini Father's Day kits to select direct and international accounts to help shops celebrate a collecting holiday that typically includes a massive Panini wrapper-redemption program, too. But since the country remains in the process of turning the corner on the pandemic and returning to normal, the traditional wrapper-redemption program will…

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…

Panini America Makes Tough Decision to Shelve Black Friday, Cyber Monday Promotions for 2020

In a normal year, early November would coincide with Panini America officials, hobby shops and group-break sites across North America feverishly planning to participate in Panini America's popular and successful Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions. But 2020 is not a normal year. In fact, it's a year literally quite unlike any in our history. The complications stemming from the…

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 Set to Deliver ‘Welcome Back’ Kits, Bonus Packs to More than 600 North American Hobby Shops

For more than 600 hobby shops across North America, a little help is on the way. Panini America officials late this week began shipping comprehensive Safe Social Distancing kits to stores in the U.S. and Canada that feature, among other elements, hand sanitizer, masks, floor decals, posters and bonus packs from Panini America's 2019 Panini Day program. These "Welcome Back…
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