We all have it: That one Panini America football card that stands tall above all the others in our collection. The one we'd keep at the expense of every other card we own. It's the Lombardi Trophy in our collection . . . and it's sweet.
We all have it: That one Panini America football card that stands tall above all the others in our collection. The one we’d keep at the expense of every other card we own. It’s the Lombardi Trophy in our collection . . . and it’s sweet.
Mine? That’s easy. It’s the one a dorky-looking me is holding in the picture above — the John Elway Pro Bowl Souvenirs Signs of Greatness gem from 2001 Playoff Honors that’s numbered 25/25. So what’s yours? In honor of Sunday’s Super Bowl XLV being played just down the street from Panini America headquarters, not only do we want to know what your Lombardi Trophy card is, we want a picture of you clutching it.
If you want to tell us the story of how you got it or why it’s so special to you, that’d be great, too. Please post your brief story and image or image link as a comment to this blog post or on our Facebook page. Sometime after Sunday’s big game, we’ll look carefully through the entries and select a few winners.
What do you win? Good question. Since we know many of you simply can’t make it down to Dallas for Super Bowl XLV festivities (heck, with the weather, many of us in the Metroplex can’t make it to Dallas), we’re going to bring some of the most collectible festivities to you.
Winners will receive a special prize pack that includes the complete 28-card NFL Experience-only set, the three-card wrapper-redemption set, the really limited 15-card Panini Pulse Awards set available only to attendees of Thursday night’s exclusive NFL PLAYERS Pulse Awards gala and an autograph or two from the guest coaches of Saturday’s Pop Warner Panini Adrenalyn Bowl: Brandon Lloyd, Kevin Kolb, Ryan Mallett and Andy Dalton.
So, I’ll ask again: What’s your Panini America Lombardi Trophy card?