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The Triumphant Return of Panini America’s Captivating ‘Guess the Autograph’ Contest

May 13, 2011

In the more than six months since we launched The Knight’s Lance, we’ve produced several posts that have been popular with the blog’s loyal readers. From behind-the-scenes looks at the trading card process that you just won’t get anywhere else to exclusive first looks at Panini America’s best products, we seem to have struck a chord with today’s collectors.

But some of the most popular posts of all have been our orignal autograph-guessing contests that challenge readers to accurately guess the identities of a handful of Panini America’s recent autograph arrivals in an effort to win some great prizes.

In fact, they’ve been so popular that we decided long ago to make the contest a regular part of the blog. For easy reference, check out the results of our most recent installment.

Finally, after what must have seemed like two torturous months away, we’re ready to launch our fourth “Guess the Autograph” contest . . .

Below are 20 mostly unidentified autographs — from the worlds of basketball, hockey and football — that have arrived at company headquarters in recent weeks and are awaiting placement in future Panini America products. Your job is to identify them.

In the past we’ve included subtle clues with some of the signatures, but since the last few contests didn’t seem to pose much of a challenge, this time around we’ve provided only the depicted signer’s noted area of expertise.

Simply provide your answers as a comment to this post. We’ll give you through the weekend to respond and the person who identifies the most autographs correctly will win a Panini America prize package that includes three certified autograph trading cards (one each from the NFL, NBA and NHL) and a box of Panini America trading cards.

(In the event of a tie, one winner will be drawn at random from all correct entries received. We’ll wait until the contest ends to approve all submissions and select the winner; no need to let everyone see everyone else’s answers.)

You have until 11:59 p.m. (CST) Sunday, May 15, to get your entries in. Now as always, good luck and thanks for participating.

Oh, and here’s one small hint: Many of the autographs you see below may have been profiled in their entirety in galleries posted right here on The Knight’s Lance.

94 Comments leave one →
  1. May 15, 2011 4:31 pm

    1 – Danilo Gallinari
    2 – Bill Laimbeer
    3 – Philip McRae
    4 – Tomas McCollum
    5 – Steven Stamkos
    6 – Ryan Williams
    7 – Demaryius Thomas
    8 – Steve Mason
    9 – Evgeni Malkin
    10 – Tommy Wingels
    11 – Jacquizz Rodgers
    12 – Clyde Drexler
    13 – Al Secord
    14 – Kyle Rudolph
    15 – Walter Berry
    16 – Larry Bird
    17 – Luke Babbitt
    18 – Eugene “Pooh” Jeter
    19 – Al Thornton
    20 – Gary Payton

    This one was really fun! Thanks for the contest.

  2. Peter Lee permalink
    May 15, 2011 4:32 pm

    #1 J.R. Smith
    #2 Bill Laimbeer
    #3 Philip McRae
    #4 Thomas McCollum
    #5 Steven Stamkos
    #6 Ryan Williams
    #7 Demaryius Thomas
    #8 Steve Mason
    #9 Evgeni Malkin
    #10 Tommy Wingels
    #11 Jacquizz Rodgers
    #12 Clyde Drexler
    #13 Al Secord
    #14 Kyle Rudolph
    #15 Walter Berry
    #16 Larry Bird
    #17 Luke Babbitt
    #18 Eugene “Pooh” Jeter
    #19 Al Thornton
    #20 Gary Payton

  3. May 15, 2011 4:51 pm

    1. JR Smith
    2. Bill Laimbeer
    3. Philip McRae
    4. Thomas McCollum
    5. Steve Stamkos
    6. Ryan Williams
    7. Demaryius Thomas
    8. Steve Mason
    9. Evgeni Malkin
    10. Tommy Wingels
    11. Jonathan Ogden
    12. Clyde Drexler
    13. Al Secord
    14. Kyle Rudolph
    15. Walter Berry
    16. Larry Bird
    17. Luke Babbitt
    18. Eugene “Pooh” Jeter
    19. Al Thornton
    20. Gary Payton

  4. Mont Toronto permalink
    May 15, 2011 5:56 pm

    Couldn’t figure out the first two. Shame on me…

    1.
    2.
    3. Philip McRae
    4. Thomas McCollum
    5. Steve Stamkos
    6. Greg Salas
    7. Demaryius Thomas
    8. Steve Mason
    9. Evgeni Malkin
    10. Tommy Wingels
    11. Jacquizz Rodgers
    12. Clyde Drexler
    13. Al Secord
    14. Kyle Rudolph
    15. Walter Berry
    16. Larry Bird
    17. Luke Babbitt
    18. Eugene “Pooh” Jeter
    19. Al Thornton
    20. Gary Payton

  5. May 15, 2011 6:06 pm

    I got them all
    1. Danilo Gallinari
    2. Bill Laimbeer
    3. Philip Mcrae
    4. Tom McCollum
    5. Steven Stamkoss
    6. Ryan Williams
    7. Demaryius Thomas
    8. Steve Mason
    9. Evgeni Malkin
    10. Tom Wingels
    11. Jaquizz Rogers
    12. Clyde Drexler
    13. Al Secord
    14. Kyle Rudolph
    15. Walter Barry
    16.Larry Bird
    17. Luke Babbitt
    18. Pooh Jeter
    19. Al Thornton
    20. Gary Payton

  6. Nick Sylvia permalink
    May 15, 2011 6:14 pm

    1. Danilo Gallinari
    2. Bill Laimbeer
    3. Philip Mcrae
    4. Tom McCollum
    5. Steven Stamkoss
    6. Ryan Williams
    7. Demaryius Thomas
    8. Steve Mason
    9. Evgeni Malkin
    10. Tom Wingels
    11. Jaquizz Rogers
    12. Clyde Drexler
    13. Al Secord
    14. Kyle Rudolph
    15. Walter Barry
    16.Larry Bird
    17. Luke Babbitt
    18. Pooh Jeter
    19. Al Thornton
    20. Gary Payton

  7. May 15, 2011 6:14 pm

    1 – JR Smith
    2 – Bill Laimbeer
    3 – St Louis Blues player
    4 – Thomas McCollum
    5 – Steven Stamkos
    6 – Ryan Willians
    7 – Demaryius Thomas
    8 – Steve Mason
    9 – Evgeni Malkin
    10 – Tommy Wingels
    11 – 2011 Draft Patch of someone
    12 – Clyde Drexler
    13 – No Idea
    14 – Kyle Rudolph
    15 – Walter Berry
    16 – Larry Bird
    17 – Luke Babbitt
    18 – Eugene “Pooh” Jeter
    19 – Al Thornton
    20 – Gary Payton

  8. david permalink
    May 15, 2011 6:16 pm

    1. Danilo Gallinari
    2. Bill Laimbeer
    3. Philip Mcrae
    4. Tom McCollum
    5. Steven Stamkoss
    6. Ryan Williams
    7. Demaryius Thomas
    8. Steve Mason
    9. Evgeni Malkin
    10. Tom Wingels
    11. Jaquizz Rogers
    12. Clyde Drexler
    13. Al Secord
    14. Kyle Rudolph
    15. Walter Barry
    16.Larry Bird
    17. Luke Babbitt
    18. Pooh Jeter
    19. Al Thornton
    20. Gary Payton

  9. Nicole permalink
    May 15, 2011 6:17 pm

    1. Danilo Gallinari
    2. Bill Laimbeer
    3. Philip Mcrae
    4. Tom McCollum
    5. Steven Stamkoss
    6. Ryan Williams
    7. Demaryius Thomas
    8. Steve Mason
    9. Evgeni Malkin
    10. Tom Wingels
    11. Jaquizz Rogers
    12. Clyde Drexler
    13. Al Secord
    14. Kyle Rudolph
    15. Walter Barry
    16.Larry Bird
    17. Luke Babbitt
    18. Pooh Jeter
    19. Al Thornton
    20. Gary Payton

  10. Matt permalink
    May 15, 2011 7:30 pm

    I have no clue on the first two

  11. Matt permalink
    May 15, 2011 7:53 pm

    1.Jr. Smith
    2.
    3. Philip Mcrae
    4. Thomas Mccollum
    5. Steven Stamkos
    6.
    7.Demaryius Thomas
    8. Steve Mason
    9. Evgeni Malkin
    10. Tommy Wingels
    11.
    12.Clyde Drexler
    13. Al Secord
    14. Kyle Rudolph
    15. Walter Berry
    16. Larry Bird
    17. Luke Babbitt
    18.
    19. Al Thorton
    20. Gary Payton

  12. Jonathan Williams permalink
    May 15, 2011 7:56 pm

    1 J. R. Smith
    2 Bill Laimbeer
    3 Philip McRae
    4 Thomas McCollum
    5 Steven Stamkos
    6 Ryan Williams
    7 Demaryius Thomas
    8 Steve Mason
    9 Evgeni Malkin
    10 Tommy Wingels
    11 Jacquizz Rodgers
    12 Clyde Drexler
    13 Al Secord
    14 Kyle Rudolph
    15 Walter Berry
    16 Larry Bird
    17 Luke Babbitt
    18 Eugene “Pooh” Jeter
    19 Al Thornton
    20 Gary Payton

  13. Chris Baker permalink
    May 15, 2011 8:01 pm

    1. jr smith
    2. bill laimbeer
    3. philip mcrae
    4. thomas mccollum
    5. stephen stamkos
    6. ryan williams
    7. demaryius thomas
    8. steve mason
    9. evgeni malkin
    10. tommy wingels
    11. jacquizz rodgers
    12. clyde drexler
    13. al secord
    14. Kyle rudolph
    15. walter berry
    16. larry bird
    17. luke babbitt
    18. eugene “pooh” jeter
    19. al thornton
    20. gary payton

  14. Shannon permalink
    May 15, 2011 8:04 pm

    Here we go…a couple of these were hard

    1. J.R. Smith
    2. Bill Laimbeer
    3. Philip McRae
    4. Thomas McCollum
    5. Steven Stamkos
    6. Adrian Peterson
    7. Demaryius Thomas
    8. Steve Mason
    9. Evgeni Malkin
    10. Tommy Wingels
    11. Jacquizz Rodgers
    12. Clyde Drexler
    13. Al Secord
    14. Kyle Rudolph
    15. Walter Berry
    16. Larry Bird
    17. Luke Babbitt
    18. Eugene “Pooh” Jeter
    19. Al Thornton
    20. Gary Payton

  15. hannah larsen permalink
    May 15, 2011 8:12 pm

    surprised i got them all…hope i win!!
    1. Danilo Gallinari
    2. Bill Laimbeer
    3. Philip Mcrae
    4. Tom McCollum
    5. Steven Stamkoss
    6. Ryan Williams
    7. Demaryius Thomas
    8. Steve Mason
    9. Evgeni Malkin
    10. Tom Wingels
    11. Jaquizz Rogers
    12. Clyde Drexler
    13. Al Secord
    14. Kyle Rudolph
    15. Walter Barry
    16.Larry Bird
    17. Luke Babbitt
    18. Pooh Jeter
    19. Al Thornton
    20. Gary Payton

  16. John Watson permalink
    May 15, 2011 8:25 pm

    1. Danilo Gallinari
    2. Bill Laimbeer
    3. Philip McRae
    4. Thomas McCollum
    5. Steven Stamkos
    6. Ryan Williams
    7. Demaryius Thomas
    8. Steve Mason
    9. Evgeni Malkin
    10. Tommy Wingels
    11. Jacquizz Rodgers 12. Clyde Drexler 13. Al Secord 14. Kyle Rudolph 15. Walter Berry 16. Larry Bird 17. Luke Babbitt 18. Eugene “Pooh” Jeter 19. Al Thornton 20. Gary Payton

  17. Henry Katz permalink
    May 15, 2011 8:28 pm

    Danilo gallinari
    Bill laimbeer
    Phillip mcrae
    Thomas mccollum
    Steven stamkos
    Ryan williams
    Demaryius thomas
    Steve mason
    Evgeni malkin
    Tommy wingels
    Jaquizz rodgers
    Clyde drexler
    Al secord
    Kyle rudolph
    Walter berry
    Larry bird
    Luke babbitt
    Eugene ‘pooh’ jeter
    Al thornton
    Gary payton

  18. Chris Nivera permalink
    May 15, 2011 8:38 pm

    4. Thomas McCollum
    5. Steven Stamkos
    7. Demaryius Thomas
    10. Tommy Wingels
    12. Clyde Drexler
    14. Kyle Rudolph
    15. Walter Berry
    16. Larry Bird
    19. Al Thornton

  19. Mark Sayegh permalink
    May 15, 2011 8:47 pm

    12. Clyde Drexler 16. Larry Bird 17. Luke Babbit 4. Thomas McCollum 18. Eugene Jeter 8. Steve Mason 20. Gary Payton 3. Philip McRae

  20. James permalink
    May 15, 2011 9:25 pm

    #4 is Tom McGrattan

  21. James permalink
    May 15, 2011 9:28 pm

    #12 is Clyde Drexler

  22. James permalink
    May 15, 2011 9:47 pm

    #20 is Dexter Pittman

  23. James permalink
    May 15, 2011 9:52 pm

    #10 is Tommy Wingels

  24. brady evans permalink
    May 15, 2011 9:53 pm

    1 JR Smith
    2Bill Laimbeer
    3 Phil McRae
    4 Tom McCollum
    5 Steve Stamkos
    6 Ryan Williams
    7 Demaryius Thomas
    8 Steve Mason
    9 Evgeni Malkin
    10 Tommy Wingels
    11 Jacquizz Rodgers
    12Clyde Drexler
    13 Al Second
    14 Kyle Rudolph
    15 Walter Berry
    16 Larry Bird
    17 Luke Babbitt
    18 Samual Dalembert
    19 Al Thornton
    20 Gary Payton

  25. James permalink
    May 15, 2011 10:12 pm

    #1 is Danilo Gallinari

  26. James permalink
    May 15, 2011 10:15 pm

    #17 is Luke Babbitt

  27. May 15, 2011 10:26 pm

    1. Danilo Gallinari
    2. Bill Laimbeer
    3. Philip McRae
    4. Thomas McCollum
    5. Steven Stamkos
    6. Ryan Williams
    7. Demaryius Thomas
    8. Steve Mason
    9. Evgeni Malkin
    10. Tommy Wingels
    11. Jacquizz Rodgers
    12. Clyde Drexler
    13. Al Secord
    14. Kyle Rudolph
    15. Walter Berry
    16. Larry Bird
    17. Luke Babbitt
    18. Eugene “Pooh” Jeter
    19. Al Thornton
    20. Gary Payton

  28. Robert Steele permalink
    May 15, 2011 11:21 pm

    Here are the list of autograph names for the month of May:

    1. James MacAdoo
    2. Bill Laimbeer
    3. Chris Stewart
    4. thomas McCollum
    5. Steven Stamkos
    6. Ryan Williams
    7. DeMaryius Thomas
    8. Steven Mason
    9. Evgeni Malkin
    10. Tommy Wingels
    11. Jah Reid
    12. Clyde Drexler
    13. D. Kennedy
    14. Clyde Drexler
    15. Walter Berry
    16. Larry Bird
    17. Luke Babbit
    18. Eugene ‘Pooh’ Jeter
    19. Al Thornton
    20. Gary Payton

  29. Esther Lee permalink
    May 15, 2011 11:41 pm

    1 J.R. Smith
    2 Bill Laimbeer

    3 Philip McRae

    4 Thomas McCollum

    5 Steven Stamkos

    6 Ryan Williams

    7 Demaryius Thomas

    8 Steve Mason

    9 Evgeni Malkin

    10 Tommy Wingels

    11 Jacquizz Rodgers

    12 Clyde Drexler

    13 Al Secord

    14 Kyle Rudolph

    15 Walter Berry

    16 Larry Bird

    17 Luke Babbitt

    18 Eugene “Pooh” Jeter

    19 Al Thornton

    20 Gary Payton

  30. V. George Leskajan permalink
    May 15, 2011 11:56 pm

    1-jamal Crawford
    2-Bill Laimbeer
    3-Phillip McRae
    4-Thomas Mc Collum
    5-Steven Stamkus
    6-Ryan Williams
    7-Demaryius Thomas
    8-Steven Mason
    9-Evgeni Malkin
    10-Rommy Wingels
    11-Jacquizz Rodgers
    12-Clyde Drexler
    13-Al Secord
    14-Kyle Rudolph
    15-Walter Berry
    16-Larry Byrd
    17-Luke Babbitt
    18-Eugene Jetter
    19-Al Thornton
    20-Gary Payton

  31. Jason DiOrazio permalink
    May 15, 2011 11:57 pm

    1. JR Smith
    2. Bill Laimbeer
    3. Philip McRae
    4. Tom McCollum
    5. Steven Stamkos
    6. Ryan Williams
    7. DeMaryius Thomas
    8. Steve Mason
    9. Evgini Malkin
    10. Tommy Wingels
    11. Jaquizz Rodgers
    12. Clyde Drexler
    13.
    14. Kyle Rudolph
    15. Walter Berry
    16. Larry Bird
    17. Luke Babbitt
    18. Pooh Jeter
    19. Al Thornton
    20. Gary Payton

  32. Orlando Flores permalink
    May 16, 2011 3:20 am

    1.
    2. Bill Laimbeer
    3.
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8.
    9.
    10.
    11.
    12. Clyde Drexler
    13.
    14.
    15. Walter Berry
    16. Larry Bird
    17.
    18.
    19. Al Thornton
    20. Gary Payton

  33. Sean Watko permalink
    May 16, 2011 3:29 am

    1. danillo gallinari
    2. bill lambier
    3.Philip Mcrae
    4. Thomas McCollum
    5. Steven Stamkos
    6. Ryan Williams
    7. Demaryius Thomas
    8. steve mason
    9. evgeni malkin
    10. tommu wingels
    11. jacquizz rodgers
    12. clyde drexler
    13. Al Secord
    14. Kyle Rudolph
    15. Walter Berry
    16. Larry Bird
    17. Luke Babbitt
    18. Pooh Jeter
    19. Al Thornton
    20. Gary Payton

  34. Thomas Auyeung permalink
    May 16, 2011 3:33 am

    1. Danilo Gallinari
    2. Bill Laimbeer
    3. Philip McRae
    4. Thomas McCollum
    5. Steven Stamkos
    6. Ryan Williams
    7. Demaryius Thomas
    8. Steve Mason
    9. Evgeni Malkin
    10. Tommy Wingels
    11. Jacquizz Rodgers
    12. Clyde Drexler
    13. Al Secord
    14. Kyle Rudolph
    15. Walter Berry
    16. Larry Bird
    17. Luke Babbitt
    18. Pooh Jeter
    19. Al Thornton
    20. Gary Payton

  35. Nate Meeds permalink
    May 16, 2011 11:52 am

    12. Clyde Drexler
    15. Walter Berry
    16. Larry Bird
    17. Luke Babbitt
    18. Pooh Jeter

  36. James permalink
    May 17, 2011 10:01 pm

    who won the contest

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