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The Triumphant Return of Panini America’s Popular “Guess the Autograph” Contest

October 26, 2012

In the process of celebrating The Knight’s Lance turning 2 years old last week, we asked our loyal readers some poll questions and also for some of your favorite posts from the last two years. True to form, the greatest fans and customers on the planet came through once again with some tremendous feedback.

One of the many things I learned through the process: You guys and gals absolutely love — and miss — Panini America’s occasional “Guess the Autograph” contests. So, for starters, let me apologize for not having run one since April. Secondly, the next contest starts . . . now.

Below are 20 mostly unidentified autographs from the worlds of baseball, basketball, football and hockey (all from recent on-card arrivals coming soon to a Panini America trading card product near you). Your job is to identify them.

Simply provide your answers as a comment to this post. We’ll give you through Sunday to get your answers in and the person who identifies the most autographs correctly will win a Panini America prize package that includes a box of 2012-13 Threads Basketball, a box of 2012 Gridiron Football and a few autographed trading cards from a sport of the winner’s choice.

(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, October 28, to get your entries in. Now as always, good luck and thanks for participating.

163 Comments leave one →
  1. Royce permalink
    October 28, 2012 11:35 pm

    5 bobby Orr
    7 Sidney Crosby

  2. Dave Loucas permalink
    October 28, 2012 11:55 pm

    1: Ryne Sandberg
    2: Jose Bautista
    3: Marty McSorley
    4: Pablo Sandoval
    5: Bobby Hull
    6: Anton Stastny
    7: Sidney Crosby
    8: Elvis Andrus
    9: Bill Bray
    10: Dennis Eckersley
    11: Chris Bosh
    12: Blake Griffin
    13: Chandler Parsons
    14: Enes Kanter
    15: Kyle Singler
    16: Alshon Jeffery
    17: Ryan Tannehill
    18: Coby Fleener
    19: DeVier Posey
    20: Bernard Pierce

  3. Scott N. permalink
    October 28, 2012 11:55 pm

    Can you please add this to my previous list:
    15. Lamar Odom


  4. October 28, 2012 11:55 pm

    1. Ryne Sandberg , 2. Jose Bautista, 3. Marty Mc Sorley, 7.Sidney Crosby,

  5. Jose Jimenez permalink
    October 28, 2012 11:56 pm

    1. Ryne Sandberg
    2. Jose Bautista
    3. Marty McSorley
    4. Steve Patrick
    5. Bobby Hull
    6. Simon Gamache
    7. Sidney Crosby
    9. Bill Bray
    10. Dennis Eckersley
    12. Dominique Jones
    13. Chandler Parsons
    14. Kyle Williams
    15. Brock Osweiler
    16. Aldrick Robinson
    17. Ryan Tannehill
    18. Cody Fleener
    19. DeVier Posey
    20. Bernard Pierce

  6. vic singh permalink
    October 28, 2012 11:59 pm

    1:Ryan Sandberg
    2:Jose Bautista
    3:Marty Mcsorley
    4: Evgeni Malkin
    5:Bobby Hull
    6:Anton Stastny
    7:Sidney Crosby
    8:Elvis Andrus
    10:Dennis Eckersley
    13:Chandler Parsons
    14: Enes Kanterv
    16: Alshon Jeffery
    17:Ryan Tannehill
    18:Coby Fleener
    19:Devier Posey
    20:Bernard Pierce

    who ever wins, deserves this..

  7. Jordan permalink
    October 29, 2012 12:03 am

    Finally over! Can’t wait to see the results!

  8. Peyton yang permalink
    October 29, 2012 6:33 am

    who won????

  9. October 29, 2012 7:22 am

    Hey Tracy, who won the contest?

  10. Daniel permalink
    October 29, 2012 8:54 am

    hey Tracy, thanks for the contest

  11. Seth Sandhoefner permalink
    October 29, 2012 9:53 am

    Tracy, thanks much for doing this! It was a good time going through and trying to figure these all out!

  12. October 29, 2012 10:33 am

    Thanks for running this contest. Missed out this time but perhaps next time. Cool concept. Some of those athletes should be doctors (hahaha).

  13. October 29, 2012 12:07 pm

    Dang it! I always miss out on good stuff here when i don’t read it on weekends.

  14. October 29, 2012 12:25 pm

    Has a winner been selected?

    • October 29, 2012 3:01 pm

      Not yet.

      • October 29, 2012 3:14 pm

        Sorry for being some impatient Tracy. I’m really excited about this and I really want to win that box of gridiron!

      • Peyton yang permalink
        October 29, 2012 3:32 pm

        same here i really want to win that gridiron hope i win

  15. Peyton yang permalink
    October 29, 2012 3:02 pm

    when do we know who won ??????

  16. Brad f permalink
    October 29, 2012 4:33 pm

    I’m excited to just know go all the autos were!lol if someone got all 20 correct, this prize is well deserved cause some of the autos were super hard! Thanks again for this contest, i enjoyed very much!

  17. October 29, 2012 4:56 pm

    Man, you guys and gals are awesome. Thanks to everyone who participated. We hope you had a good time with it. Among all of the great responses, special kudos to the seven folks who correctly nailed all 20 autographs: A-Men10, Jeffrey D, Luke McAdam, Mitchell Kennedy, Jordan Lawver, Ben Roberts and adamjshear.

    Alas, there can be only one winner this time. Congratulations to that winner, Ben Roberts. (Ben, we’ll be in touch to get your mailing address).

    As for the 20 mystery autographs? They were:

    1. Ryne Sandberg
    2. Jose Bautista
    3. Marty McSorley
    4. Craig Patrick
    5. Bobby Hull
    6. Anton Stastny
    7. Sidney Crosby
    8. Elvis Andrus
    9. Bill Bray
    10. Dennis Eckersley
    11. Chris Bosh
    12. Blake Griffin
    13. Chandler Parsons
    14. Enes Kanter
    15. Kyle Singler
    16. Alshon Jeffery
    17. Ryan Tannehill
    18. Coby Fleener
    19. DeVier Posey
    20. Bernard Pierce

    Thanks again. And stay tuned for another “Guess the Autograph” contest soon.

    • Johnny yang permalink
      October 29, 2012 5:09 pm

      Congratulations Ben Roberts for wining the contest.

      Tracy Hackler happy u made these contest and make more contest thanks .

    • Mitchell Kennedy permalink
      October 29, 2012 5:10 pm

      Congrats Ben! So close!

    • October 29, 2012 6:45 pm

      No runner up prize for being the first one to get them answered?

      • October 29, 2012 6:47 pm

        I had them all over 25 hours before anyone else! Lol

  18. Jordan permalink
    October 29, 2012 5:01 pm

    Ahhhhh! So close! No runner-up prize like last time? :P
    Thanks for the contest Tracy. I love doing these things. It’s a great way to blow a whole weekend! lol

  19. October 29, 2012 5:04 pm

    4. Craig Patrick that must be his first certified au! no wonder we were not able to find that out.

  20. Jeffrey D permalink
    October 29, 2012 5:50 pm

    Lol I know what u mean Jordan , we just have that good of luck to get so close to winning.

    Congrats to Ben

  21. October 29, 2012 11:55 pm

    Why is my name not on the list of those who got it all right? Is this contest only open for USA residents? :(

    • October 30, 2012 12:20 am

      Completely an oversight on my part. My sincere apologies for that. You did indeed get them all right. Looks like my blunder will result in a second-chance drawing for an identical prize for the seven remaining correct entrants. We’ll conduct that drawing tomorrow and post the winner right here.

      Again, my sincere apologies.

      • October 30, 2012 12:36 am

        Thanks Tracy! I appreciate your response from my concern and thanks for the contest also. Anyways, good luck to the remaining 6 other contestants! :D

      • Johnny yang permalink
        October 30, 2012 6:48 am

        just sayin did i get all of them right????????

      • October 30, 2012 6:56 am

        No, but you were close. Looks like you missed #4 and #15.

      • Johnny yang permalink
        October 30, 2012 6:58 am

        Man! i really want it to win but i lost :( i was so close man

  22. Johnny yang permalink
    October 30, 2012 2:50 pm


    • Jordan permalink
      October 30, 2012 4:16 pm

      dude, chill

      • Johnny yang permalink
        October 30, 2012 4:56 pm

        Thanks sorry i just got mad for second but its fine thanks Jordan

  23. October 30, 2012 10:46 pm

    Hey Tracy! I’m just wondering when would the second-chance drawing for the 7 remaining contestants be? Thanks! :)

  24. October 31, 2012 9:48 am

    Second chance drawing just conducted of all correct entries. And the second winner is . . . Luke McAdam. Congrats, Luke. Ian, my apologies again for overlooking your entry on the original drawing. Thanks again to everyone for participating.

    • Jordan permalink
      October 31, 2012 10:00 am

      Congrats Luke!

    • hudsonfan15 permalink
      October 31, 2012 10:51 am

      Thanks for the compliment on the avatar Tracy, I got jealous of yours and decided to try to figure out how to make one for myself!

    • October 31, 2012 11:34 am

      No problem Sir Tracy! I just hope I win one of those 3 boxes of Panini Basketball in the Show-off your favorite Panini Card Contest. Thanks again for the contest! I hope I win this time LOL! :D

  25. Matt permalink
    November 24, 2012 12:02 am

    Hey Tracy, when will the show off your favorite panini card contest be? I want to be a part of it. I have a sick panini card haha.


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