Panini America Delivers a 'Happy New Year' Edition of 'Where Is It? Weekend' Contest

They say time flies when you’re having fun, which is why it must be so hard to believe that two months have passed since we last conducted an edition of our “Where Is It? Weekend” scavenger hunt here on The Knight’s Lance. Clearly, with the new year arriving today, it’s time to do it again. So if you’re equipped with a searching spirit and just a little free time, you could win one of 10 sweet treats from Panini America.

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They say time flies when you’re having fun, which is why it must be so hard to believe that two months have passed since we last conducted an edition of our “Where Is It? Weekend” scavenger hunt here on The Knight’s Lance. Clearly, with the new year arriving today, it’s time to do it again. So if you’re equipped with a searching spirit and just a little free time, you could win one of 10 sweet treats from Panini America.
For this special “Happy New Year” installment of “Where Is It? Weekend,” we’re giving you until tomorrow night to find two smaller, perhaps-somewhat-manipulated versions of the Panini America Happy New Year graphic that appears at the top of this post. This time, the prize pool includes four boxes of 2016 Donruss Optic Football, four boxes of 2016-17 Gold Standard Basketball and two boxes of 2016-17 Select Soccer. That’s 10 total prizes!

We’ve had a hectic two months or so since our last weekend scavenger hunt — and in that time we’ve delivered a wealthy share of must-see galleries and posts that have kept you up to date with everything we’ve been doing. Many of those galleries will serve as your visual playground for this edition of “Where Is It? Weekend” as we continue the Panini America tradition of giving back to fans and collectors.
Somewhere in the linked galleries below, we’ve hidden TWO images of the Panini Happy New Year graphic. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find the hidden images and tell us — AS A COMMENT TO THIS POST — where you found them.
We’ll wait to approve all comments until after the entry deadline — which is Monday night (January 2, at 11:59 p.m. CST) — so your comment will appear to you as “pending moderation.” That’s our way of protecting your answers to this contest so that everyone else can’t see them. To be eligible to win, PLEASE KEEP THE ANSWERS TO YOURSELF (DON’T SHARE THEM WITH OTHER CONTESTANTS) until after the deadline. We want to reward those folks who’ve taken the time and effort to find the hidden images.
We’ll place all correct entries into an online randomizer and award one of the 10 aforementioned prizes to 10 lucky winners.
Just to be clear, here is the hidden image you’re looking for:
happy-new-year-2017-blog
Your galleries are linked below. Happy New Year! Good luck and thanks in advance for your participation.
Panini America Delivering a Collecting Edge to the College Football Playoff (Gallery)
Ready for Redemption: Ezekiel Elliott’s 2016 Donruss Optic Football Autographs Arrive
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2016 Donruss Optic Football (102 Images)
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Breaks Four Boxes of 2016-17 Gold Standard Basketball
Teaser Gallery: Panini America Cracks Open Two Early Boxes of 2016-17 Select Soccer
The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2016 National Treasures Baseball (66 Pics)
Holiday Wishlist: Panini America Peeks New Ink for Contenders, NT and Black Gold

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155 Replies to “Panini America Delivers a 'Happy New Year' Edition of 'Where Is It? Weekend' Contest”

  1. I finally caught this one on time.
    Panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40
    Panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main
    Happy new year everyone

  2. Thanks for the contest and happy new year to all! Hopefully it’s a great year for everyone!
    1. panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40 – Todd Gurley II X-Factor
    2. panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main – Mike Piazza auto 07/10

  3. Thanks again for another great contest!!
    panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40
    panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main (piazza auto 07/10 card)
    Happy New Year!!!

  4. 1. Panini America 2016 Donruss Optic Football QC40 or Todd Gurley II X Factor Insert on left side – https://paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40.jpg
    2. Panini America 2016 National Treasures Baseball Main or Mike Piazza 07/10 On Card Auto on left side under bat – https://paniniamerica.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main.jpg
    Happy new year and thanks for the contests as always! Praying for anything 🙂

  5. here are where the 2 hidden images are..
    Thanks for contest
    panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40
    panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main

  6. Thanks for the contest! Hope to get the Select Soccer prize!
    panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40
    panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main (on the american flag below Piazza’s bat)
    Thanks again!

  7. found images on:
    panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40
    panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main

  8. Found them!
    panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main
    panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40

  9. 1. panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40
    2. panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main
    Happy New Year!

  10. 1) Panini America 2016 Donruss Optic Football qc-40
    2) Panini America 2016 National Treasures Baseball Main (Mike Piazza,in stars on flag).
    Thank you for a chance to win and Happy New Year!

  11. 1)panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football- qc40 Todd gurley x-factor
    2) panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main Mike Piazza made in United States of America 7/10.

  12. Thanks for the contest again Mr. Hackler! Hope you had a nice holiday!
    I would sure love me a box of Optic FB to start 2017 off right 🙂
    These were tough to find (in particular the Gurley!) But the logos can be found on the following images:
    Todd Gurley II in 2016 Donruss Optic football gallery (panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40)
    Mike Piazza auto in National Treasures baseball gallery (panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main)
    Thanks again!

  13. Thanks for this contest Mr. Hackler – reposting this in case you didn’t get my original post.
    The logos are found on the following images:
    Todd Gurley II in 2016 Optic FB (panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40)
    Mike Piazza auto in National Treasures BB (panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main)
    Fingers are crossed for the box of Optic FB! 🙂
    Happy New Year all and congrats in advance to all of the winners!

  14. The TWO hidden images of the Panini Happy New Year graphic are on the following cards:
    #1
    GALLERY: 2016 Donruss Optic Football (102 Images)
    TODD GURLEY II X FACTOR (panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40)
    #2
    GALLERY: 2016 National Treasures Baseball (66 Pics)
    MIKE PIAZZA 07/10 (panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main)

  15. 1) panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40 (Todd Gurley II)
    2) panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main (Mike Piazza)

  16. Here are where the happy new year images are:
    Todd Gurley Donruss Optic quality control gallery
    Mike Piazza National Treasures In the quality control gallery

  17. National Treasures Mike Piazza Auto 7/10
    Optic Football Todd Gurley X Factor
    Thanks for another great contest around the holidays. Love Panini America!

  18. Thanks for the contest! Here are where the Happy New Year images were found:
    1) panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40
    2) panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main

  19. Thanks for the contest and Happy New Year!
    Here are where I found the hidden image:
    panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40 Todd Gurley die-cut
    panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main Mike Piazza auto

  20. – panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40
    – panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main
    Thanks for the contest!!

  21. Here are the two these where hard.
    1. panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main
    2. panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40
    Thanks for the opportunity
    Mark

  22. panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40
    panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main (mike piazza)

  23. First Contest of the year.
    I found the 2 hidden images:
    1) Panini-America-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40 (Todd Gurley)
    2) Panini-America-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main (Mike Piazza)
    Good luck to all! Happy New Year!

  24. Hello and thanks for the contests!
    First logo is on: panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40.(this is on the Todd Gurley II X-Factor card)
    Second logo us in: panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main.(this is the Mike Piazza card #07/10, on the flag portion)

  25. Found em!
    1. Todd Gurley Optic. [panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40]
    2. Mike Piazza National Treasures. [panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main]

  26. 1) panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40 – Todd Gurley II Rams
    2) panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main – Mike Piazza Dodgers
    Have a happy new year and thanks as always for the contest, Tracy!

  27. I found the two hidden images at:
    1. panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main mike piazza
    2. panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40 todd gurley

  28. Hi everybody and Happy New Year. It’s a great way to begin the 2017 to start with a scavenger hunt. The 2 images are hidden here:
    panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40
    panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main
    Let’s hope to be selected, just like Mike Piazza.

  29. Man I could really use something to bust!! Especially Optic football but all of those prizes sound great. But can’t ever find these lol. #needglasses. Good luck to everyone!

  30. National Treasure Image Of Mike Piazza Card By the Flag
    Optic quality control gallery Todd Gurley X Factor Di Cut QC40
    Ty hope yo start the new year right

  31. Thanks as always for the contest Tracy, happy new year to everyone at Panini America. Here goes:
    1. The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2016 Donruss Optic Football (102 Images) – panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40 (Todd Gurley)
    https://blog.paniniamerica.net/2016/12/28/the-panini-america-quality-control-gallery-2016-donruss-optic-football-102-images/#jp-carousel-168664
    2. The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2016 National Treasures Baseball (66 Pics) – panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main (Mike Piazza)
    https://blog.paniniamerica.net/2016/12/26/the-panini-america-quality-control-gallery-2016-national-treasures-baseball-66-pics/#jp-carousel-168666

  32. After about 4 hours combined searching and eyes bleeding cards I found the symbols! The first one found is on the Mike piazza national treasures not the main picture on top but the card in the article and is located on the flag. The second one much trickier in my eyes (I’m colorblind doesn’t help me) is located on the Todd gurley X factor card on the bottom left of the X. Thanks for the chance.

  33. Find Both!
    -https://blog.paniniamerica.net/2016/12/28/the-panini-america-quality-control-gallery-2016-donruss-optic-football-102-images/#jp-carousel-168664
    -https://blog.paniniamerica.net/2016/12/26/the-panini-america-quality-control-gallery-2016-national-treasures-baseball-66-pics/#jp-carousel-168666

  34. One on 2016 Donruss Optic Odell Beckham Jr. – Just to the right of “PROTOYPE”
    One on College Football Playoff Jameis Winston- On his left QB Wrist

  35. Panini America 2016 Donruss Optic Football qc40
    Panini America 2016 National Treasures Baseball Main (on the american flag below Piazza’s bat)

  36. Some awesome looking cards. They all look like fun breaks. I found the image in the following galleries:
    1. panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40 – next to Gurley’s knee
    2. panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main – behind Piazza

  37. hidden pictures are in the following locations-
    First-
    panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main
    -Mike Piazza card, hidden in the stars on the flag
    Second-
    panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40
    -Todd Gurley XFactor card, Next to left knee

  38. todd gurley x factor donruss optic (lower left)
    mike piazza national treasures upper left
    optic football if possible please Happy New Year!

  39. Thanks guys for the contest and chance to win! First one was in Panini Quality Control 2016 Donruss Optic Football, Todd Gurley X Factor above the T in the black part. The Second one was in Panini Quality Control 2016 National Treasures Baseball Mike Piazza 7/10 in the stars of the flag! Never one this before but feel lucky this time! Thanks again to Panini and good luck to everyone else!

  40. panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main Mike Piazza
    panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40 Todd Gurley

  41. Tracy,
    Thanks for the contest. Live the “Find it”!!
    Here the locations are:
    1. panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40
    Todd Gurley II
    2. panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main
    Mike Piazza
    Thanks again and Happy New Year!!!
    Sincerely,
    Carl B

  42. Hi,
    Here’s where I saw it 😉 :
    Gallery Doneuss Optic Football qc40 – Todd Gurley II
    Gallery National Treasures Baseball main – Mike Piazza
    Cheers,
    Dennis

  43. found them
    panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-qc28
    panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40

  44. Image # 1 is MIKE PIAZZA 07/10 ( 2016 National Treasures Baseball Gallery) , it is on the american flag right by the baseball bat.
    Image # 2 is TODD GURLEY II – X FACTOR ( 2016 Donruss Optic Football Gallery), it is on bottom left next to gurley knee.

  45. HAPPY NEW YEAR TRACY! Thanks as always for giving me something fun to do! ?
    1. The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2016 Donruss Optic Football (102 Images)
    panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40
    -Underneath the leftmost die-cut
    2. The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2016 National Treasures Baseball (66 Pics)
    panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main
    -On the top left corner of the American flag

  46. Donruss optic football gallery ( Todd Gurley X factor) and National Treasures Baseball Gallery ( Mike Piazza 7/10).. thank u

  47. 2 images are:
    1) Panini America 2016 Donruss Optic Football QC40 – Todd Gurley
    2) Panini America 2016 national treasures baseball main – Mike Piazza
    thanks

  48. Very good Hunt, Wow…. 1st image is in the Piazza Card 7/10 National Treasures, hidden in the stars of the flag, Good job Guys….Looking for # 2, stay tuned.

  49. The images are found here:
    1. Panini America 2016 donruss optic football qc40 (Gurley)
    2. Panini America 2016 national treasures baseball main (Piazza)
    Hoa

  50. 1. panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40
    2. panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main

  51. 1. panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40
    2. panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main

  52. Found them
    1. Panini America 2016 National Treasures Baseball main
    2. Panini America 2016 Optic Football – qc 40
    Thanks for the chance.
    Eva

  53. 1) Panini America 2016 cfp Promo Set Jameis Winston
    2) Panini America 2016 National Treasures Baseball Main

  54. WOW Great Job this year. HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL. I hope it is packed with tons of hits. took me a while but found both woot.
    https://blog.paniniamerica.net/2016/12/26/the-panini-america-quality-control-gallery-2016-national-treasures-baseball-66-pics/#jp-carousel-168666
    panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main
    https://blog.paniniamerica.net/2016/12/28/the-panini-america-quality-control-gallery-2016-donruss-optic-football-102-images/#jp-carousel-168664
    panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40

  55. panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40 – Todd Gurley
    panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main – Mike Piazza

  56. Happy New Years Tracy! Happy New Years Panini! Here’s to yet another GREAT YEAR of Panini Porducts! Thanks for all you guys do!

  57. And now to my finds!
    1) Panini America 2016 Donruss Optic Football QC40- Todd Gurley II
    2) Panini America 2016 National Treasures Baseball-Main Mike Piazza
    Thanks for another GREAT HUNT! Good hides this time!
    Thank you!
    GOOD LUCK Everyone!

  58. Thank you for the competition, Happy New Year!!!
    The two images are:
    panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40
    panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main

  59. The 2 Images were:
    1: Todd Gurley – 2016 Donruss Optic Football – QC 40
    2: Mike Piazza – 2016 National Treasures Baseball Main
    Happy New Year’s to everyone at Panini.

  60. (A)
    panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40;
    (B)
    panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main.

  61. The two hidden images:
    1. panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main
    and
    2. panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40
    Thanks, panini!

  62. Holiday Wishlist: Panini America Peeks New Ink for Contenders, NT and Black Gold
    The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2016 National Treasures Baseball (66 Pics)

  63. panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main (Piazza auto)
    panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40 (Todd GUrley)
    Thanks! Happy new year.

  64. There is in the 2016 Optic Football Gallery on picture 37
    There is one in the 2016 National Treasures Baseball Gallery on picture 28

  65. That second one was hard for me to see. It took a few hours of searching, and I just about gave up. Thank you for the contest!
    panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main (Mike Piazza)
    panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40 (Todd Gurley II)

  66. Panini America 2016 national treasures baseball main Mike Piazza
    Panini America donruss optic football qc40 (Todd Gurley)

  67. I have found both. The first is Todd Gurley II Donruss Optic Football X Factor.
    The second is Mike Piazza National Treasures number 7/10.

  68. 1) Panini America 2016 Donruss Optic Football Football QC 40 – Todd Gurley
    2) Panini America 2016 National Treasures Baseball Main – Mike Piazza
    Thanks as always Panini for this awesome contest opportunity! Plus only 2 hidden figures this time, short and sweet, just the way I like it 🙂
    And happy New Year’s everyone! Hope 2017 is a great year for you all!

  69. The first one is on the Todd Gurley card in the 2016 Donruss Optic football gallery
    The second one is on the Mike Piazza autographed card in the National Treasures gallery

  70. HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYBODY!!!
    Thank you once again Panin & Tracy for the opportunity to win some awesome prizes. Good luck to everybody!!
    =====
    panini-america-2016-donruss-optic-football-qc40 – (found to the left of Todd Gurley II’s right knee)
    panini-america-2016-national-treasures-baseball-main – (found hidden in the stars on the USA flag right below Mike Piazza’s bat)

  71. By the way Panini. this was VERY challenging. My brother and I worked together for 2 days as a team and just about pulled our eyeballs out.
    We only posted one entry (he posted it) and we followed the rules by not telling anyone else where they are located. Honestly this was difficult and frustrating. We almost killed each other. 🙂 lol

  72. Found the one on the Piazza. Couldn’t find the other.
    Congrats to the winners, and Happy New Year to Tracy, Scott, and the rest of the Panini team.
    I’ll see you (or at least Tracy) at the Collegiate Bowl.

  73. Hope some of you found them all. Me and my daughter looked and looked and only found 1. So we didnt enter. Waiting to find out where the second one is.

  74. Yes they post the winners here and winners also get notified by email as they ask you what your address is an all, so once the winners are done through all entries in random.org Tracy will let you know if you’ve won. Good Luck Everyone! And Happy New Years to ya all! 🙂 Happy New Years Tracy! And to everyone there at Panini America!

  75. Dang, we missed the Gurley card… BUT there is an image on the Odell Beckham Prototype card, at the bottom right, next to the E in the word prototype. If that is not one of the secret hidden images, what the heck is it?

  76. Good luck all. A box of optics football would be amazing. Wife got me spectra football for xmas. OPTICS football can be birthday from yesterday. Lol thanks again tracy and Panini team for the chance

  77. Thanks to everyone for participating and for your patience while we go over the entries and select winners. Congratulations are in order for our 10 winners: Jason Rocco, Erin, rickmastfan67, jrapp20 (2016 Donruss Optic Football); Brad Jorgensen, Ryan M, Dennis King and rwata23 (2016-17 Gold Standard Basketball); and David L and Steve Wright (2016-17 Select Soccer). Thanks again, everyone. Winners, be on the lookout for an email from us.

    1. Happy new year and thanks for the contest Tracy! Would anyone want to switch with my prize (Gold Standard BK) if it’s at all possible?

    2. I would like to say congrats to the other winners and like to say thank you to Tracy and everyone at Panini! I can’t believe I won!

  78. Well, I got my prize box last week and took a few days to break it open a few packs at a time. Thank you once again Tracy & Panini!!
    Happened to have one epic box, and some people might consider it as a ‘hot’ one once you see which auto I pulled. 🙂
    Base/RC Holos – 8 (favorite is Big Ben’s. 🙂 What can I say, #SteelersNation for life baby!)
    Aqua Holos – 1 (#176 Jonathan Williams 027/299)
    Orange Holos – 2 (#57 Jarvis Landry 021/199; #197 Tyler Boyd 139/199)
    Blue Holos – 1 (#3 David Johnson 026/149)
    Red Holos – 1 (#174 Jeff Driskel 99/99)
    The Rookies – 2 (Jordan Howard; Jalen Ramsey)
    The Rookies “Red” – 1 (Christian Hackenberg 68/99)
    Prototype – 2 (Marcus Mariota; Matthew Stafford)
    Legends of the Fall – 1 (Kellen Winslow)
    X Factor – 1 (Adrian Peterson)
    Peyton Manning: The Sheriff – 1 (#16)
    Peyton Manning Top Targets – 1 (#10 Pierre Garcon)
    Gridiron Kings – 2 (Cam Newton; Julio Jones)
    Gridiron Kings “GOLD” – 1 (Dez Bryant 08/10)
    .
    ..

    ….
    And the auto was…..
    #162 Dak Prescott 070/150 (base)
    That auto came out of the second to last pack I opened. I mean, I was like going crazy over that pull! That auto has to be almost single handily the best auto I’ve ever personally pulled out of a pack ever in either Football or Hockey as I normally don’t get that lucky. About the best previous auto pull was a Brett Hull “Inaugural INKS” out of Panini Classics Hockey in it’s only year. Yep, I’m not that lucky on Auto pulls. lol.
    https://twitter.com/rickmastfan67/status/826508726366527489

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