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

September 09, 2018

2018 NFL POD peek

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

Last year, J.P. Murnan, a 26-year-old diesel mechanic from Overland Park, Kan., was among the more than 150,000 NFL card collectors who participated in the Panini NFL Player of the Day and one of the 50,000 who earned prizes. But as the Grand Prize winner, Murnan was the only one spending the day with Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II.

Once again this season, Panini America has teamed up with the NFLPA to deliver an outstanding promotion that will win one lucky collector the chance to spend the day with an NFL player, and thousands of others the chance to collect a special promotion-exclusive card set featuring an expansive selection of veteran stars, Rookie Cards, memorabilia cards, striking parallels and a compelling autograph checklist. In fact, this season’s autograph checklist is the biggest ever with more than 50 players, including 21 rookies and Hall of Famers such as Troy Aikman, Steve Young and Deion Sanders.

Visit your local hobby shop for additional information, details on how to get in on the action and click here to find a participating Player of the Day hobby shop near you.

For your viewing pleasure below, we offer a must-see gallery showcasing some of this year’s set highlights. Enjoy the gallery and be sure to follow the @PaniniPOD Twitter account all season long for additional updates and for almost-daily chances to win free prizes. You can also follow along on Facebook.

This season marks the 19th consecutive year that the NFL Player of the Day program has given an NFL card collector the chance to spend the day with an NFL player. Past players have included Mahomes, K.J. Wright, Jeremy Langford, Terrence West, Antonio Brown, Prince Amukamara, Beanie Wells, Pierre Thomas, Patrick Crayton, Steve Slaton, AJ Feely, Maurice Jones-Drew, Chris Simms, Rudi Johnson, Donald Driver, Ed McCaffrey, Chad Pennington and Frank Wycheck.

Enjoy the sneak peek.