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Black Friday Update: Tim Tebow Autographs Added, Preliminary Dealer List Released

November 20, 2011

Just when you think Panini America’s upcoming Black Friday national wrapper-redemption program can’t possibly get more exciting, it does. With most of the country watching NFL action on another glorious Sunday, Panini America officials announced that they have added on-card autographs from Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow to the program.

Tebow signed copies of two special cards for inclusion in Black Friday: His Pink Breast Cancer Awareness card from the upcoming 2011 Gridiron Gear Football release and the “Everything In Between” card Panini America produced for inclusion in specially marked copies of Tebow’s new documentary DVD.

Panini America also released the preliminary list of dealers who will be participating in Black Friday when the promotion kicks off on Friday. You can get your first look at the special Tebow cards and access the participating dealer list below.

Black Friday Master Distributor List

38 Comments leave one →
  1. November 20, 2011 2:12 pm

    Nothing for Canada?

    Still holding a grudge over 1812, huh? =)

  2. November 20, 2011 2:21 pm

    Awesome!

  3. November 20, 2011 2:22 pm

    Anyone else having problems downloading the dealer list? I’m on an android phone so that may have something to do with it…

  4. {A} permalink
    November 20, 2011 3:04 pm

    OMG, I need those cards!!!!!

  5. November 20, 2011 4:08 pm

    Sports Cards Plus of San Antonio will have 976 Panini Black Friday Packs. Everyone is invited to participate in our Black Friday Pack Busting Event, Friday at 11:30. Everyone who buys 6 football packs or more of 2011 Elite, 2011 Rookies & Stars, 2011 Prestige, 2011 Threads or 2011 Timeless Treasures gets FREE BLACK FRIDAY PACKS to bust! Click on my name for more info.

    • November 21, 2011 1:07 pm

      NEWS FLASH! The Panini Black Friday Pack Promotion is FANTASTIC! Customer response is going through the roof! I went back to my distributor for more 2011 Rookies & Stars and 2011 Prestige Football cases just to get more Panini Black Friday Packs!

      Sports Cards Plus of San Antonio will have 1168 PANINI BLACK FRIDAY PACKS for the world’s greatest customers. Come by and join the fun!

  6. Ryan Garris permalink
    November 20, 2011 4:57 pm

    So what exactly will we have to buy then how many packs do we get? Or is this going be different at every hobby shop participating?

  7. Marc permalink
    November 20, 2011 4:57 pm

    Nothing in Canada??? More specifically montreal??? Online at least for those not able to go to a participating hobby store???

    • November 20, 2011 4:59 pm

      Yes, there will be an online component. We’ll have more details on the online portion on Monday.

  8. Nick Gauder permalink
    November 20, 2011 5:38 pm

    Will there be a few more shops added to the list late Tracy? Because my local cardshop isnt on your list but the owner told me he was going to be included in it last week. Let me know if thats true. Its Chuck & Barbs Sports Cards Columbus OH. Thanks

    • November 20, 2011 6:04 pm

      Yes, we’re still waiting on a few distributors to submit their list of dealers. We hope to have more stores added to the list tomorrow.

  9. James M permalink
    November 20, 2011 5:56 pm

    Figures no stores in Pittsburgh are participating. :(

    • Ryan Garris permalink
      November 20, 2011 6:33 pm

      Make the trip to Indiana County thats what I am doing!!!

  10. splendidbanana permalink
    November 20, 2011 6:55 pm

    Ahhhhh darn, every cardstore within 300 miles of me aren’t on that list ;(

  11. tom permalink
    November 20, 2011 7:42 pm

    the master list will not open for me

    do you know if any in Los Angeles are participating

  12. Jay L permalink
    November 20, 2011 7:56 pm

    i am sad because none of my card shops are there, you would think at least one of them would want to participate, I live in houston,tx btw.

  13. Joe G permalink
    November 20, 2011 9:32 pm

    So happy that FUNTIME SPORTSCARDS in CINCINNATI is participating!!
    They will have at least 80 Panini Black Friday Packs to bust!!
    Everyone who buys 2011 Elite, 2011 Rookies & Stars, 2011 Prestige, 2011 Threads or 2011 Timeless Treasures gets 4 FREE BLACK FRIDAY PACKS to bust!
    Call 513-755-8989 for more details!!

    Thank you Tracy and Panini for an excellent promotion!!!

  14. November 21, 2011 2:57 am

    Collecting In Colorado? Be sure to check out Mike’s Stadium Sportscards and get your share of the 500+ Black Friday packs we will have available. We will be opening an hour early at 9:00AM on Friday and don’t miss out on all the fun! Please call (303) 699-9808 with any questions and be sure to join us at – https://www.facebook.com/#!/mikesstadiumsportscards

  15. Matt Gilman permalink
    November 21, 2011 6:52 am

    Great promotion and some sick cards could be pulled!

  16. Jordan permalink
    November 21, 2011 12:02 pm

    The two LCSs nearest me both aren’t participating. They said that they have two much stock already and would have had to buy more just to get the packs. They want to sell what they have already. :(

  17. November 21, 2011 1:21 pm

    I applaud this promotion! Very thoughtful and a great way to get me to buy some Panini!

  18. November 21, 2011 1:31 pm

    ATTACK OF THE BASEBALL CARDS in Union NJ will have BLACK FRIDAY PACKS all weekend or as long as supplies last!!! Open Black Friday from 10am-7:30pm. Saturday from 10:30am-6pm and Sunday from 11am-5pm at 60 Milltown Road, Union NJ 07083.

  19. November 21, 2011 2:44 pm

    Three Stars Sportscards in Roseville, MN will be participating. We will be posting more details on our Facebook page (facebook.com/ThreeStarsSportscards), so check us out there if you are in Minnesota!

  20. November 21, 2011 4:35 pm

    Were the winners of the “Everything In Between” favorite moment contest on facebook contacted? It just seems odd that theres no mention anywhere of anyone winning… even if there were only a few winners.

    • November 21, 2011 4:41 pm

      Yes, sir. All winners have been contacted and many have already received their special autograph cards.

  21. splendidbanana permalink
    November 21, 2011 7:30 pm

    Excuse me Tracy, have the winners from the 2011 Absolute unwrapped break been chosen yet?

  22. steve permalink
    November 22, 2011 12:00 pm

    Any updates on Canadian Hobby shops?
    You can see from the expo we are a decent size market up here and contrary to poular belief we collect more than just hockey!

    • Ryan permalink
      November 22, 2011 2:55 pm

      It’s not up to Panini if Canada gets these packs or not. It’s up to your Local Card Shops to order certain NFL products from there distributors to get these packs if I understand the system correctly. I live 10 minutes from the border and Canadians are always at my LCS for the past 5 years, never seen them buy anything but hockey. Not saying some of you don’t collect football cards but I’m sure there’s not many.

      Tracy, I hope you guys have some dummy cards in these packs as word is you can defiantly tell which ones have pylon cards. Just hope there isn’t to many greedy people. I know it’s nice to show off the hits but maybe this would have been better a surprise for your customers so the greedy minds didn’t start going to work to scam the system.

      Besides that, I love the idea and it looks like you guys did a great job on these with awesome hits, Stuff like this gives me hope in you guys connecting with your customers more…. Thank You!

      • Scott W. Prusha permalink*
        November 22, 2011 4:43 pm

        Ryan, it’s something we discussed and we anxiously await collectors feedback on the topic on Friday. Much like the comments about dealers selling the packs, we will be closely monitoring the situation and anything fishy reported will ensure some will not be invited back.

        This is a valid point and we will continue to perfect this program as we go, but at the end of the day we have to be able to trust our business partners to do right by the end consumer.

  23. Scott's Collectibles permalink
    November 22, 2011 3:50 pm

    Scott’s Collectibles, Kannapolis NC will have Black Friday Packs available, we will also be giving away some 5×7 Armanti Edwards 2010 Prestige Photos as well. Store is located at 831 Cloverleaf Plaza, Kannapolis NC 28083. We are in the Cloverleaf shopping center, next to Blackbuster Video, right off I-85 , Exit 58.

    Thanks to those who are planning on coming in and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

    Scott

  24. Scott W. Prusha permalink*
    November 22, 2011 4:44 pm

    We are ALL closely monitoring the situation, including the CEO and VP of Marketing…

    • Ryan U permalink
      November 22, 2011 10:04 pm

      Thank you Scott. We do appreciate you keeping us updated with concerns we have.

      I’m sure you guys will learn a lot from this promotion and I hope you continue to do things like this for us. It’s making the collecting community feel appreciated. Somehow that has gotten lost by other companys….

      • Scott W. Prusha permalink*
        November 22, 2011 10:26 pm

        Our goal for a long time was to bring this to the hobby shops, so I’m glad we were finally able to accomplish this. Promotions my name and learning is my game, let’s see what shakes out…

  25. deloreanfan81 permalink
    November 23, 2011 1:00 am

    great addition for the wrapper redemption promotion,

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