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Here’s to You: Revisiting Panini America’s “Favorite NBA Card” Contest (Gallery)

November 8, 2012

To honor the start of the 2012-13 NBA season last Tuesday, we asked you to post a picture of yourself with your favorite Panini America NBA trading card. The payoff, at least initially, was going to be three boxes of 2012-13 NBA trading cards (one Hoops, one Prestige, one Threads).

Of course, that was before you went and proved for the umpteenth time exactly why Panini America has the greatest fans and collectors on the planet. Thanks to your overwhelming response (and enough quality photographs to bust an industrial-strength D-ring binder), we’ve decided to add to the prize pool.

Long story short: Your participation was so off-the-charts amazing that we’re not going to award just three prizes. We’re going to award 20! (Just don’t tell my boss.)

So we pored over the amazing submissions, input every last one of them into an online randomizer and let the computer do the hard work for us. Congrats to the 20 winners (each of whom will receive either a hobby or retail box of 2012-13 Panini America NBA trading cards):

  • Trent
  • CJ
  • Sam Nash
  • Guadalupe Cano
  • Ernest Hebert
  • jackinferno76
  • Budhi Purnama Utomo
  • Hanniel Lim
  • Giovanni Cavs
  • RockinHeart
  • Eric Cabreros
  • Michael Chase
  • Luke (@rishgoon)
  • Ian Satentes
  • Justin Blackburn
  • Trey
  • Walker
  • Simeon
  • Lorenzo
  • David Pham

Winners, we’ll be in touch to get your mailing address. Thanks again to everyone for participating. You made this contest way more enjoyable than it had a right to be. And although we couldn’t award the more than 40 prizes it would have taken to cover everyone, we can at least devote the following gallery to you:

34 Comments leave one →
  1. brad f permalink
    November 8, 2012 1:54 pm

    wow 20 winners!! nice! congrats to everyone!

  2. hudsonfan15 permalink
    November 8, 2012 2:03 pm

    Epic gallery, congrats to all the winners! Thanks Tracy!

  3. November 8, 2012 2:06 pm

    Very cool and congrats to all of the winners. Tracy and Panini-You went way out of your way to take care of your customers! That’s what makes it great. I loved the collage of all of our pictures. I mean, we kinda know that collectors are juts more than an online name or blog avatar, but this really brings the point home!! Again VERY COOL and THANKS and CONGRATS to all of the winners!!!!

  4. November 8, 2012 2:11 pm

    Wow congrats to the winners! I had bad luck this time , but hopefully not the next! Ty panini for doing these contests!

  5. Eric Cabreros permalink
    November 8, 2012 2:22 pm

    Wow! This is awesome! That’s why Panini is the best! The great photo gallery turned out so nice with all my fellow collectors around the world. This prove that Panini is a global name brand. Kudos to all staff for all their great work and time spent providing
    World class product. It simply shows that despite we may not know each other in the photos but we have always something in common the love of collecting card and Panini brand we are proud sharing!
    To all Panini staff, Thank you again!
    Thanks Tracy for the extra time spent for us!
    This I’m sure I will always remember and be proud of!
    Peace!

  6. November 8, 2012 2:33 pm

    Congrats to the winners!

    • Eric Cabreros permalink
      November 8, 2012 3:11 pm

      Thanks buddy no worries ill hook you up with our group break!

  7. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    November 8, 2012 3:18 pm

    Congrats to the winners! Was aiming for a box of Prestige but getting to be apart of a Panini gallery works for me!

  8. November 8, 2012 3:30 pm

    The old school Dream Team Magic Johnson card is my favorite card, and Robin is my favorite super hero of the group.

  9. Ernest Hebert permalink
    November 8, 2012 3:30 pm

    Thank you Panini America and Tracy my nephew is or shall I say the “Boy Wonder”is extremely extremely happy ….he really likes that his picture is there…I don’t think he will be able to get his mask on he is so stoked……Thanks everyone at Panini America and everyone that participated we all got to see some cool cards and photo’s!!!!

  10. November 8, 2012 3:36 pm

    Thank you so much Panini for drawing my name!!! That is so Awesome and I can not wait till I open the box of your amazing product!! Congrats to all the winners and it was so fun looking at all the photos. Thanks Again Panini

  11. November 8, 2012 4:14 pm

    Wow, thanks a lot Tracy & Panini for drawing my name, and expanding the contest from 3 to 20. Really looking forward to busting into whatever I’m sent!

    Great entries all around, too. Lots of great cards shared.

  12. gregmalloy permalink
    November 8, 2012 4:25 pm

    Congrats to the winners! Cool pics thank for another cool contest.

    A little Off topic-
    Dose any one know we’re I can find out how many cards bill walton has total cant find it anywhere.
    THANK YOU

    • November 8, 2012 4:33 pm

      You can probably search the Beckett.com database for his complete list.

      • gregmalloy permalink
        November 10, 2012 8:58 am

        Thanks

    • Eric Cabreros permalink
      November 8, 2012 5:16 pm

      Hi! You could try Beckett. Good Luck and Take care!

      • gregmalloy permalink
        November 10, 2012 8:59 am

        Thanks

  13. Panini Collector 4ever! permalink
    November 8, 2012 5:04 pm

    Congrats to all the winners:) One of these times I will win. Thanks again Panini and especially Tracy for being so generous:) You guys are the heart and sole of sports crds. Keep up the great work.

  14. November 8, 2012 6:14 pm

    How goods that? Thanks Tracy and Panini, well done to the rest of you folk as well

  15. lorenzo permalink
    November 8, 2012 6:39 pm

    Big thanks to Panini! My son will surely be surprised on this. Greatly done work.

  16. Daniel permalink
    November 8, 2012 6:51 pm

    Wow this is awesome congrats to the winners!!!, its cool to see my card there i like it that panini REALLY gives back to the community

  17. November 8, 2012 8:35 pm

    That randomizer was rigged! j/k Congrats to all the winners.

  18. Walker permalink
    November 8, 2012 9:25 pm

    Awesome! I cant wait to see what I won! Also really cool to see other people enjoying the hobby.

  19. November 8, 2012 9:57 pm

    Congrats to my fellow winners! Glad to know I’m one of the winners this time and seeing my pic on the Panini gallery is really cool! Thanks to all Panini Staff especially Tracy for making these contests more and more exciting! :D

  20. Sean permalink
    November 8, 2012 10:40 pm

    I had horrible luck on this contest, but congrats to all the winners and thanks to Panini for the fun contest!

  21. hairyangryfella permalink
    November 9, 2012 2:31 am

    Congrats to the winners – however you should probably disqualify those people who can’t read… “Favorite NBA Card” – not cardS. Single card. And the guy with a 1990s Hoops card, seriously?

  22. November 9, 2012 2:42 am

    Congrats to all the winners and thanks for the pics!
    Good to see my card on the gallery. Steve will surely be pleased with me :)
    Thanks again Tracy and the Panini America team.

  23. Simeon permalink
    November 9, 2012 3:37 am

    Awesome gallery! Congrats to everyone else who won!

  24. November 9, 2012 9:37 am

    OMG I’m so excited and I love being part of the Panini photo gallery. Awesome collage! I LOVE PANINI & The Knight’s Lance! Congrats to everyone else who won and participated.

  25. November 9, 2012 9:45 am

    Congratulations to all the winners, Panini Rocks! I’m Thrilled to see my pic on the Panini photo gallery and pumped to be one of the 20 lucky winners! Thanks Tracy & Panini

  26. gamesph permalink
    November 10, 2012 8:49 pm

    Great photos, even a kid won haha

  27. Jeffery permalink
    November 11, 2012 1:58 pm

    Congrats to all the winners! Hope you guys get some good boxes to break, and get some good hits that might replace as your favorite NBA card LOL! just kidding
    my luck wasn’t as good either this time, but gotta stay positive! Tracy is always looking out for us by having opportunities for us to win, so that’s great of him already.
    Winners let us know your crazy hits from your boxes! lol

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