Panini America Thanksgiving Day Giveaway

So before we all hunt for the nearest hobby shop in search of Panini America 2012 Black Friday packs, we want YOU to tell us who you think will be the players of the game for each turkey day games. We have some amazing prizes to give away, all you have to do is tell us who the player of each game will be. (One entry per person/per game . . . we'll be watching.)

Today is a day for giving thanks . . . and a day for watching football.

With Black Friday just hours away, we need SOMETHING to hold us over. While turkey and stuffing seem to be the obvious choice, one can’t help but get wrapped up in one of the greatest football days of the year. Shortly after Santa makes his appearance in the Macy’s Day parade, the Detroit Lions get things started when they take on the Houston Texans. Being from Big D, I have to make sure my afternoon nap is over and I’m planted on the couch for the Cowboys and Redskins. And last, but certainly not least, dessert for the day is one of the NFL’s most heated rivalries when the New England Patriots take on the New York Jets.

So before we all hunt for the nearest hobby shop in search of Panini America 2012 Black Friday packs, we want YOU to tell us who you think will be the players of the game for each turkey day games. We have some amazing prizes to give away, all you have to do is tell us who the player of each game will be. (One entry per person/per game . . . we’ll be watching.)

My guesses are below…

In the comments section below, tell us who you think will be the player of the game (we will confirm or even pick if there’s a tie). You have until kickoff to give you answer, one lucky winner from each game will get signed items from players such as Robert Griffin III, Calvin Johnson Jr. and Mark Sanchez. For those of you who don’t guess right, you still have a chance to win. We’ll randomly pick from all the entries and award a few extra prizes, items signed by Peyton Manning, Andy Dalton and even NFL Hall of Famer John Riggins.

Don’t forget to check out Panini America’s 2012 Black Friday promotion, included in that is six cards honoring one player from each of the teams participating in the NFL’s three Thanksgiving Day games. 

Phil Simms names Matt Schaub, Andre Johnson & J.J. Watt players of the game (SEE BELOW)
Troy Aikman & Joe Buck name Robert Griffin III player of the game (SEE BELOW)
Bob Costas & the NBC gang gave the nod to Tom Brady, Vince Wilfork & Steve Gregory (SEE BELOW)

Good luck . . . have fun . . . be thankful.


403 Replies to “Panini America Thanksgiving Day Giveaway”

  1. Game 1: Arian Foster
    Game 2: Alfred Morris
    Game 3: Wes Welker

    Thank you all very much for the contest! It’s awesome that you took the time out of your day to do this, especially today.

  2. Wow!!! Stunning prizes! Thanks for the contest! I will say the players of the game will be Arian Foster, RG3, and Tom Brady

    Thanks again and have an awesome holiday!

  3. I’m going to say the following players for each of the games:

    HOU/DET: Owen Daniels


    NE/NYJ: Wes Welker

  4. Thanks Panini for this contest first of all. Really appreciate what you do for the trading card community! Shows you really care for all of your fans out there. 😉

    Lions – Texans: Matt Schaub
    Dallas – Skins: RGIII
    Pats – Jets: Wes Welker

    1. Figures I’d not get the last pick correct. lol. I knew I should have stuck with all QB’s, but noooo, I had to pick a WR for the late game. lol.

  5. Game 1 – Foster
    Game 2 – Romo
    Game 3 – Brady

    Also, I hope you guys are either counting people who put their guesses into multiple posts as one or DQ them for being eligible for the extra prizes out of fairness.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Especially the folks at Panini. You guys rock.

  6. Dallas: Dez Bryant
    Houston: JJ Watt
    Patriots: Stevan Ridley

    Thanks for the contest, Happy Thanksgiving to all at Panini and my blog-reading brethren.

  7. Wow! Now you guys just spoil us!hehe thanks for doing what you guys do for us passionate collectors! I think I speak for all of us when I say thank you! A’s for this contest my answered are: Hou / Det – Arian foster,
    Dal / wash- RG3. New engl / nyj – Wes welker.. Thanks again for doing this, happy thanksgiving to everyone! Enjoy and be safe!

  8. Game 1- Matt Shaub (Texans)
    Game 2- Alfred Morris (Redskins)
    Game 3- Tom Brady (Pats)
    Maybe I can win something for my B-day today! Thanks for the contest!

  9. I can be real but that wouldn’t be fun.
    Game 1: Mikel Leshoure
    Game 2: Morris
    Game 3: One of the TE… Shiancoe

    Happy Thanksgiving to the Panini Staff and thanks again for the contests! Now back to my daughters birthday (1D photos cards from Panini) and giving thanks with family!

  10. saweet contest Panini 🙂 I’ll take the oldest dude in the bunch …..

    Jason Hanson of the Detroit Lions is gonna ROCK today !!! 🙂

  11. Game one- Calvin Johnson
    Game two- RG3
    Game three- Tom Brady

    Thanks again for the giveaway Panini & Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Thanks for the contest I would like to wish everyone at Panini and all the card collectors out there a happy Thanksgiving.

  13. I think RG3 momentum will carry over to this week ans he will have another solid game.

    Tex vs Lions im picking Owen Daniels (hopefully hes back this week hes listed as probable)

    Pats vs Jets im going Wes Welker and im hoping Greg McElroy gets the helm today by some chance for the Jets.

  14. DET/HOU kicked off but HOU is losing, I still pick JJ WATT to be the player of the game!
    For my Redskins I think we need some big plays in the passing game so SANTANA MOSS.
    For New England without Gronk I’m taking AARON HERNANDEZ.

  15. Washington Redskins RG3Houston – Arian Foster New England- Tom Brady Thanks for contest Panini. Happy thankgiving

  16. Thank you so much for this contest…..I’m saying RGIII in the redskins cowboys game and Stevan Ridley in the pats jets game. Goodluck to everyone else and thanks again for this awesome promo!!!!!! Panini is the best!

  17. Cowboys – Witten
    Redskins – RG3
    Texans – Owen Daniels
    Lions – Ryan Broyles
    Jets – Shonn Greene
    Patriots – Brandon Lloyd

  18. Players of the games today turkey day Stafford,Romo ,Brady ,Happy thanksgiving to Panini and everyone have a nice day.

  19. Redskins vs Cowboys – shocker special: Tony Romo
    Patriots vs Jets – Steven Ridley
    Texans vs Lios – Calvin Johnson

  20. I think calvin johnson, rg3, and tom brady. Thank u all at panini for all the hard work u guys do to bring us such great cards. Happy thanksgiving

  21. I’m gonna go with Foster…Griffin…Brady..
    Thanks So much for the contest..Really appreciate it and I hope you guys have a Happy Thanksgiving….

  22. Hou@Det JJ Watts
    Wsh@Dal Robert Griffin III
    Ne@Nyj Stevan Ridley

    thanks for taking the time to give us this contest, have a great thanksgiving

  23. Dallas- Romo
    Texans- Schaub
    New England- Brady
    I wish I could go out on a limb with a few of these, but with these QB being able to light it up every week, I just can’t

  24. Texans – Andre Johnson
    Lions – Matt Stafford
    Cowboys – Dez Bryant
    Redskins – Santana Moss
    Patriots – Tom Brady
    Jets – Bilal Powell

    Aloha & Mahalo Panini for the excellent products and solid business!

  25. I got home late from work in the Emergency room and missed this deadline to enter. But just for fun to see if I would have been close: Dal/Was game: Romo …..Hou/Det game: Stafford …..NE/NYJ game: Brady. the day of the QB’s !

  26. Game 1 – Matt Stafford – lions (late entry) 🙁
    Game 2 – Dez Bryant – cowboys
    Game 3 – Wes Welker – patriots

    Thank You and happy Thanksgiving!!!

  27. Guess I can’t pick DET-HOU because it’s the 2nd half, but if I could, I’d say Calvin Johnson. For the other two-WAS: Robert Griffin III and NE: Tom Brady

  28. I love turkey day football it is a tradition rich in our family. I love watching the games and eating desert while rooting for the home teams. In the 1st game I hope to see stafford be his old self and dominate the texans d. In the 2nd game I would love to see Demarcus ware get a few sacks and be the dominant force he always is. In the 3rd game it’s hard to root for either team being a dolphins fan but I would have to root for Wes welker as he has always been a favorite if mine

  29. Lions vs. Texans = I was too late, game already started.
    Cowboys vs, Redskins = Tony Romo, (he is money on Turkey Day)
    Pats vs. Jets = Steven Ridley

  30. Man I really need to check my email earlier, first game down and second underway. Oh well, my pick for Jets/Pats is a tough one. They have so many damn weapons, with Gronk out I am thinking they throw someone new in there. Lets say Shane Vereen. Everyone else will get a touch for the pats anyway, which sux, cause I;m a Jets fan!

  31. I’m a bit late, but if I’m able to I’d still like to enter for the late game. So if it’s allowed I’ll put my guess in for Tom Brady.

    Wish I would have been in time for the Lions game though!!!

  32. WOW I just realized i didnt pick the dallas game i would have been wrong anyways but umm i put a lions pick instead of Dallas

  33. I sent it on Twitter RG3. Service is crap in the arena… Really wish I could have gotten the other two games in also. Fun promotion!

    1. When they normally decide who has won, they post a new comment at the end of the post’s comments area announcing the winners. 😉 That or the edit the original blog message, but I’ve only seen it happen that way 3 times.

    1. Awesome! You guys really know how to put on a giveaway contest! Some slick looking cards too. Do I need to send my info or wait for an email? Thank you!

  34. Any winners yet ??? And how will we know if we won or not? Thanks and thanks for the contest !!!!! Goodluck to everyone

  35. CONGRATS to all the winners on here today! HUGE thank you to Panini America, Tracy Hackler, Scott Prusha, & ALL the other Fabulous Panini staff for taking the time out of their days to do these great contests& giveaways for all of us DieHard Panini Fans! Hope everyone has a beautiful day & God Bless!:-)

    1. Wowwww!!! Scott, T-Hack’, everyone at Panini…and my fellow Panini blogsters collectors, I couldn’t be any more excited or appreciative! Like so many others in the Northeast, my family has embarked upon the rebuilding process.
      Winning such a contest…my daughter is stoked and even my wife, who is always asking where “all these cards come from,” is excited that we won.
      Thank you so very much, you have no idea how this brightened our morning!!!

    2. OMGGGG!!!!! Panini is so awesome. I won as an extra winner and I got some great stuff from Panini Black Friday packs and a sweet Doug Martin Jersey Auto from Rookies and Stars Box I bought this is an awesome Black Friday for me :). Do I need to do anything to find out what I won?

    3. Yahooooo!!! A HUGE Thank You to Scott, Tracy and the rest of the Panini crew for all of the amazing contests you run!! I really appreciate it, and I know all the other collectors out there do as well!! Can’t wait to see what I’ve won when it arrives. I’ll know I’ll be watching out for that e-mail over the next few days. Also, I’ll make sure to post a picture on my Twitter account when whatever I won arrives! 🙂

      Also, congrats to all of the other winners from this contest and the other contests winners that were just announced today here on the blog. Hope you enjoy whatever you’ve won!

  36. Congrats winners..was hoping that 2 out of 3 would help me lol. But thanks for the opportunity! Some great stuff to win!

  37. Scott, when will the winners be contacted? Still waiting here to be contacted since you mentioned that I was a winner.

  38. Well I got my prize in the mail a few days ago. I dont know why I was thinking I was getting a signed mini helmet but I got a pack of Prime Signatures. I opened it up and had never seen this product before and was shocked there where only 4 cards in the packed. I assumed it was a mid end to high end product. The signature card I got was a redemption. I dont know the guy is is of tho. Some guy Aran Rodgers? Oh wait no it says Aaron Rodgers. Hmmm I I dont know if he is any good but its also a yellow printing plate. Is that any good? OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG seriously tho what an awesome pull from a pack of cards I won 🙂 Thanks so much Panini you rock.


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