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Panini Unwrapped: 2012-13 Totally Certified Basketball & Your Chance to Win Sick Hits

November 21, 2012

In this special pre-Thanksgiving edition of Panini Unwrapped, Panini America’s Tracy Hackler and Keith Hower rip through two stunning boxes of the brand new 2012-13 Totally Certified Basketball. From the mesmerizing micro-etching to the colored parallels to the sweet autographs and memorabilia, Totally Certified is a bona fide NBA superstar.

But you’ll likely find that the best part of the video is this: We’re giving thanks to you — the greatest fans and customers on the planet — by giving away some of the best hits and a few boxes of the product. To find out how to be eligible to win, keep reading.

After you’ve watched the video, we ask you to do a few simple tasks:

  1. If you’re on Twitter, follow the Panini America Twitter account if you don’t already
  2. If you’re on Facebook, like the Panini America Facebook account if you don’t already
  3. Subscribe to The Knight’s Lance (if you don’t already) by clicking the “Sign me up!” button in the top right corner
  4. Finally, tell us the one thing you’re most thankful for this Thanksgiving.

When we all return to the office next week, we’ll pick five winners at random. In the meantime, thanks to everyone for your support throughout the year. And from all of us here at Panini America, “Happy Thanksgiving!”

180 Comments leave one →
  1. Brian Sporman permalink
    November 21, 2012 4:08 pm

    What im thankful for this thanksgiving is panini america haaa!

  2. Jeff James permalink
    November 21, 2012 4:09 pm

    I’m thankful for family and friends, for having a pretty good job …
    … and a card company that treats its customers so well :-)

  3. November 21, 2012 4:11 pm

    Thankful for my family!

  4. Troy Hoehn permalink
    November 21, 2012 4:13 pm

    Fully subscribed to all social media and knights lance!
    Most thankful for family time and being able to watch the Detroit Lions!

  5. geoffgoebel permalink
    November 21, 2012 4:13 pm

    Check check and check to the first three. As far as what I’m thankful for that’s easy. I am thankful for family and new starts. For the first year my wife and I were together ( last year) we spent living in a hotel. This was due to the last minute move here for work. So this year is to new begins with our children in our new home! What could be better than that!

  6. robert permalink
    November 21, 2012 4:15 pm

    My great wife. Been a bumpy road but know she’ll be there next to me.

  7. ebaytke96 permalink
    November 21, 2012 4:17 pm

    Already signed up for everything.

    I am thankful for all my needs that are taken of. I am thankful for all the opportunities that we have here in the USA that allows us to be able to follow a game and have cool things to connect us to that. I am also thankful for the generosity of my dad who got me involved in collecting…..

  8. November 21, 2012 4:19 pm

    I’m thankful for hockey!……..Oh, wait….never mind.

  9. David panopoulos permalink
    November 21, 2012 4:19 pm

    Even tho I am Canadian I am still very thankful for all my family and friends. Especially my wife who in 6 month will have our first child! So I am so thankful for that little bundle of joy and our growing family!

  10. Scott - 1978walnut permalink
    November 21, 2012 4:22 pm

    As what I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving? I know you said one thing, but my list is sooo long. I would say I am thankful that Hurricane Sandy did not destroy my home, extended families homes, or anyones that I personally know. However my thoughts also go out to those who were affected and are still recovering. Lastly, I am thankful my Pc collection survived and can continue to thrive through many, many, more Panini products this holiday season!! Thanks alot Panini for continuing to bring great products too market that we all know, love, and aspire to collect!!! Happy Thanksgiving Tracy and Panini!! I hope you and your family as a wonderful day! Keep up the great work!

  11. November 21, 2012 4:23 pm

    the thing i’m most thankful for is my life, family health and busting wax :-)

  12. Nick permalink
    November 21, 2012 4:25 pm

    I’m most thankful for all the teachers I have had. They helped mold me to becoem the person I am today and I appretiate their help.

  13. gregmalloy permalink
    November 21, 2012 4:26 pm

    Already done done & done! I am most thankful for having a job in this economy and having a roof over my head and a few $dollars$ to spend on my card habit!
    ~ HAPPY THANKSGIVING~ to everybody here and there~Peace out!

    • gregmalloy permalink
      November 21, 2012 4:43 pm

      I am also thankful for that Larry bird patch! Sick you can send it to me as an early Christmas gift! JK.

  14. Ryan Q permalink
    November 21, 2012 4:26 pm

    I’m thankful for my son or daughter that will be born in May!!!!

  15. November 21, 2012 4:29 pm

    thankful for being danish

  16. November 21, 2012 4:31 pm

    I am thankful for family and friends.

  17. Thomas permalink
    November 21, 2012 4:32 pm

    I’m thankful for my hands. Thankful for being able to type on the computer, flip the pages of books, hold the hands of loved ones, high-five on game-day and break open packs of Panini!

  18. Scott N. permalink
    November 21, 2012 4:37 pm

    I am thankful for my loving wife and my beautiful three children whom I can’t imagine my life without!

  19. November 21, 2012 4:38 pm

    My family!

  20. November 21, 2012 4:42 pm

    I am Thankful everyday that I am blessed with such a wonderful life full of great people!…my 3 little girls, my whole family(even tho most of them are absolutely nuts) lol…all my wonderful friends…and most of all I thank God everyday that he allows me to wake up…I am extremely blessed!(maybe not with money but definitely with love):-) btw…I can already see myself buying some of these cards! Beautiful job on these Panini!Can’t wait to get my hands on some:-)

  21. Chris permalink
    November 21, 2012 4:42 pm

    I’d be thankful if I had one of those Rated Rookie T-Shirts !!

  22. November 21, 2012 4:42 pm

    Done, done, and done of those three on your checklist. Nice pull on that Bird patch. The design looks great and have been a fan of this product because of the colored parallels.

    I’m thankful for my family, my wife, and kids…as well as good health.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving .. greetings from Canada!

  23. Dewey Molenda permalink
    November 21, 2012 4:44 pm

    I am most thankful that we have things like sports and sport cards to take people’s minds off of the mundane and depressing side of life. and im thankful for the Celtics because the Celtics are Gods gift to mankind.

  24. November 21, 2012 4:45 pm

    I’ve been a subscriber for the past 9 months on The Knight’s Lance, Twitter, and Facebook. I’m thankful for all my family and friends and all the happiness they bring into my life. In addition, I’m thankful for all the education I’ve gotten from my teachers/professors to this point, and I hope to continue that as I apply to dental school. As always, another great edition of Panini Unwrapped! Happy Thanksgiving to Tracy, Keith, and all of Panini!

  25. jason permalink
    November 21, 2012 4:49 pm

    im thankful for my family they make holidays great even after my mother passed away the family is still always together on thanksgiving it still hurts but we carry on like she would of wanted miss you and will always and forever love you .thank you panini for asking this qestion everyone has something to be thankful for no matter want happy holiday everone at panini

  26. November 21, 2012 4:49 pm

    I am thankful for being able to have a loving and caring family that will always be there for me.

  27. Ernest Hebert permalink
    November 21, 2012 4:52 pm

    I am thankful For a healthy wonderful family and friends….and yes I consider the kind folk at Panini America fine friends keeping us updated with the latest in the hobby and with it’s massive photo galleries…it’s free giveaway’s …….just top notch 100%…That Larry Bird what a beauty…”HYPNOTIC”…….Thanks and may all the kind folk at Panini America and all it’s fans have just a great Thanksgiving!TEAM PANINI!What’s with the little head bob….lol…sort of reminded me of Night at the Roxberry a little …ha ha ha…

  28. Jose Jimenez permalink
    November 21, 2012 4:53 pm

    I’m thankful for my family, my wife and kids.

  29. wes philpot permalink
    November 21, 2012 4:57 pm

    I am thankful for God without Him I wouldn’t be where I am today

  30. Joe permalink
    November 21, 2012 4:58 pm

    Without question I am most thankful for a healthy family

  31. Johnny yang permalink
    November 21, 2012 5:00 pm

    spent time with family and friends and have fun and eat some good food .

  32. Aaron Leavelle permalink
    November 21, 2012 5:02 pm

    Im thankful that I am able to go to NBA games and for all my family

  33. Nathaniel Gleicher permalink
    November 21, 2012 5:04 pm

    I’m most thankful for my dad and brother. They too share a love for the hobby: it keeps us close.

  34. Will Hannah permalink
    November 21, 2012 5:06 pm

    I’m thankful for my families health and having a job that allows me to support my card habit!

  35. Greg ellery permalink
    November 21, 2012 5:14 pm

    I am thankful for the loving support of my family. Also to health and well being.

  36. November 21, 2012 5:24 pm

    I’m Thankfull for a Jobby Job

  37. kamino18 permalink
    November 21, 2012 5:30 pm

    Thanksgiving Day….Peace to the whole world and it is the only holiday I insist in making myself. Happy Thanksgiving to all, Panini America, Tracy et al.

  38. Tim Y permalink
    November 21, 2012 5:32 pm

    I’m thankful for having great friends! Even though i’m from Canada, we’ll be having a Turkey dinner this Saturday :)

    Going to be enjoying some football games tomorrow!

  39. alphasigma74 permalink
    November 21, 2012 5:36 pm

    ALREADY DO FOR THE FIRST 3. THANKFUL FOR MY SALVATION!!!

  40. RaptorsFan permalink
    November 21, 2012 5:42 pm

    I’m thankful for having such a great family! They’re there for me and I am there for them.

  41. Chuck Arcidiacono permalink
    November 21, 2012 5:51 pm

    I’m thankful for family and the fact that my area wasn’t badly affected by Hurricane Sandy…and my prayers are with those who weren’t so lucky.

  42. Eric Cabreros permalink
    November 21, 2012 5:51 pm

    Always love the unwrapped videos!
    Totally Certified is Totally awesome!
    Very cool Anthony Davis there!
    Love that Legendary pull By Tracy for the prime Larry Bird game used jersey patch.Great job Keith on showing us how stunning this cards looks. We can all agree that Totally Certified with the only NBA uniforms cards will win our hearts this holidays!
    Happy Thanksgiving to all collectors out there
    And to all Panini staff Have a lovely and safe Thanksgiving!
    The most I am Thankful for is the gift of life given to me by my lovely cousin(Grace) who donated her kidney to save my life! With that I will always be grateful for! Every moment of everyday I try to make the most of the gift of time given to me.
    Thanks!
    Peace!

  43. Steve V permalink
    November 21, 2012 5:52 pm

    I’m thankful for my friends, my teachers, and my family…and panini formerly known as Donruss lol

  44. Rayan rumbaua permalink
    November 21, 2012 5:59 pm

    I am thankful for my friends, family and The great Tracy Hackler for all the awesome contests!!!

  45. john mele permalink
    November 21, 2012 6:05 pm

    Although our Thanksgiving has passed in Canada, I still enjoy our American friends Thanksgiving. What I’m thankful is that I can share my love of trading cards with my three children. My daughter loved the justin Bieber cards and my two boys love the hockey cards. So a big thanks to you guys for listening to your fans. Happy Thanksgiving.

  46. Rob B permalink
    November 21, 2012 6:16 pm

    I am most thankful for the new addition to the family we are having.. Future Panini collector!!

  47. Matthew Zorrilla permalink
    November 21, 2012 6:17 pm

    I have been a subscriber the Knight Lance for a couple months already, but unfortunately I do not have a Twitter or Facebook account. I am thankful for my family, the American Dream/ hope for a better and brighter future, and Panini Basketball. :)

  48. Ryan E permalink
    November 21, 2012 6:24 pm

    Thankful for my two wonderful kids! Wife is OK, too.

  49. November 21, 2012 6:25 pm

    I am thankful for being healthy and happy with life.

  50. 41mvp permalink
    November 21, 2012 6:32 pm

    I’m thankful that Panini has really stepped up their game in terms of offering compelling value in their basketball products, on card autographs, inserts that people actually want, and a great social media presence. Congrats you guys- looks like another great hit!

  51. November 21, 2012 6:36 pm

    Ive done all u asked ! Now to say what im truly grateful for this year is to be alive and have a family that cares for me! Two years ago i got into a bad car accident and almost died! When thathappened it made me realize how good i just got it! There was a time when i was always in a hurry now i take my time with things! Some times were so busy we dont see whats going on aroung use! Also im grateful for my Girlfriend, son and her family! When i grew up i didnt have a father around much and my mom was going through her own problems losing a daughter! But things are different for me now I have a great child and girlfiend and her parents are great! For the first time i have a father figure in my life to talk to and do things with and her parents treat me like there own! I hope everyone has a great and safe Thanksgiving!!! :)

  52. Sport card collectors permalink
    November 21, 2012 6:41 pm

    I am thankful for family first and foremost. Then thankful for my blog, readers and fans of it, and the great people at Panini who treat you like family when you talk to them

    Also have the other steps covered

  53. November 21, 2012 7:07 pm

    I am thankful for my family, health, and the freedom to collect whatever shiny, etchy, pieces of cardboard I want. Beautiful product guys. I’d love to see it back in baseball soon.

  54. Andy permalink
    November 21, 2012 7:10 pm

    I’m thankful for stuffing baked INSIDE the Turkey

  55. Panini Collector 4ever! permalink
    November 21, 2012 7:17 pm

    Superb Panini unwrapped episode! I am digging 2012-13 Certified Basketball! I am Thankful for all the friends and family that I have and the chance to watch Stafford connect with Megatron on Thursday!!! Keep up the great work Panini!

  56. November 21, 2012 7:20 pm

    I’m thankful for family.

  57. tim hayden permalink
    November 21, 2012 7:31 pm

    i am thankful for all of the good things in my life. and the bounty of products from panini. thanks for all you provide.

  58. November 21, 2012 7:32 pm

    Close to the thanksgiving day . At first I’m really thankful for my family,they give me everything. The second , I’m thankful for the god who create this wonderful world. And then I must thank to the NBA, it makes lots of fun. At last, I’m thankful for Panini America that make these beautiful, enchanted, fantastic cards!

  59. Ben permalink
    November 21, 2012 7:35 pm

    I’m thankful for my family and friends for always being there for me and helping me out when needed. I’m truly grateful for having them in my life! I’m also thankful for my Knicks who are 8-1, and Panini America for their spectacular 12-13 Certified Set and this fantastic contest!

  60. Josh permalink
    November 21, 2012 7:36 pm

    I am thankful for my family, planning a wedding, a job I enjoy and everlasting sports on tv!

  61. jaymen permalink
    November 21, 2012 7:37 pm

    I am thankful for panini and my family thanks guys!

  62. Panini Collector 4ever! permalink
    November 21, 2012 7:38 pm

    Okay on a side note from watching Panini Certified Basketball Unwrapped- Thank You Panini & the production team for making not only my hobby of collecting cards a reality, but a reality for people all over the world. The cards that you guys run off on the production line day after day is just incredible! Not to mention all these giveaways and showing all viewers what each product contains is just amazing! If you go to topps.com there are no giveaways, there are no promotions, not even checklists to show what you could be pulling! For example giving away an Anthony Davis #d to 5 green parallel insert can only be a trademark that Panini America exemplifies. I don’t mean to be sucking up to Panini, but what is there not to give thanks to the best card company in the world. Happy Thanksgiving everyone & thank you Panini.

  63. brad f permalink
    November 21, 2012 7:41 pm

    sounds cliche but its the truth, im thankful for my family and my ever growing family! me and my fiance(wife) had our first child about a week and a half after thanksgiving last year and this will be out first together as a family. other cousins and family have also had additions to there families that werent here with us at this time last year, its great just to get everyone together. seeing new generations start there journey, and unfortunately with that comes some family that we did have with us last year, that are now past that will not be with us physically but in spirit! thanks panini/tracy for these great opportubities! may everyone have a happy and safe thanksgiving and be nice with the family for a few days!lol

  64. Shane.K permalink
    November 21, 2012 7:42 pm

    Am thankful that the NBA is covering my TV watching time, due to the hockey lockout!

  65. Jonathan permalink
    November 21, 2012 7:52 pm

    I am thankful for my wife, family and good health.

  66. Jared permalink
    November 21, 2012 7:54 pm

    I am thankful for pretty much everything that has been mentioned. Family, friends, health, and the ability to participate in this hobby in whatever fashion my means allow.

    The product looks great guys, Totally Certified was definitely one of the releases I was most looking forward to this year. Great looking base set and highly desirable parallels. My only qualm is the rookie design. Would have liked to have seen a similar design with slight variation to the ones in 10-11. The swatches probably would have been difficult with the double rookie class though.

  67. Michael permalink
    November 21, 2012 7:56 pm

    I am most thankful for the good Lord seeing fit to send me a surgeon this year who has made remarkable progress in relieving some of the pain I’ve lived with for the past 10+ years and for a family that has stood by and supported me during the last 6 months of mayhem in and out of surgery and doctor’s offices. Nothing better than having a family that cares and loves you no matter what!

    = years

  68. November 21, 2012 7:57 pm

    Local radio station was interviewing people at the airport today. Man just flew in from Israel, describing how he spent time the day before in a bomb shelter during an attack.

    Despite my Eagles woes, Phillies so-sos, 76ers bowling injuries and no NHL, I am most thankful that I can go to the store, go to my job, the library, whatever, and not have to worry like that gentleman did.

    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

  69. Irondequoit36 permalink
    November 21, 2012 8:16 pm

    I am thankful for the supporting cast around me thats shows no matter how many times i fall down , i have them to pick me up..

  70. Keegan permalink
    November 21, 2012 8:23 pm

    I am most thankful for the unopened box, the anthony davis, and the derrick rose cards that you will send me in the near future.

    Looking good on the certified…

  71. November 21, 2012 8:29 pm

    I’m thankful that there are card companies producing quality product that are bringing collects back to their hobby. The last time I bought a pack of cards was 1991 until I saw Panini Dominion which brought me back to the card collecting world. I find the hobby 100 times more exciting now and it’s companies like Panini that need to be thanked. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

  72. Ralph permalink
    November 21, 2012 8:29 pm

    Thankful for everything i have had the opportunity to accomplish and the people who have supported me along the way

  73. November 21, 2012 8:29 pm

    Love & support of my family & reasonably good health!

  74. Walker N. permalink
    November 21, 2012 8:44 pm

    I’m eternally thankful to my family for treating me with love and respect, to my friends for the same, and to you guys for giving us the opportunity to win some nice stuff :)

    Thanks!

  75. Tom Young permalink
    November 21, 2012 8:44 pm

    I am thankful for my friends and family, but also my wife of one year and all of her family that I can now call mine. I’m also thankful that she is open to the sports collecting hobby and will take part in shows and autograph opportunities from time to time. May everyone be healthy this coming holiday season and be able to spend time with their loved ones!

  76. November 21, 2012 8:46 pm

    I am thankful for everything that I’ve been blessed with such as family,friends, a job and a wonderful gf. None of this would be possible without God. Last but not least, I’m thankful for Panini and the NBA cuz this wouldnt be possible either =). Happy Thanksgiving to everyone at Panini, Thanks Tracy!

  77. Lorenz B. permalink
    November 21, 2012 8:53 pm

    Panini Totally Certified will be a very Colorful hits among collectors across the globe.
    Thank you Tracy and Keith for that great preview of a product.
    The Totally green Anthony Davis looks like the color of Money.
    Love that Larry Bird awesome patch there. Cool Autographs!
    Besides all the Blessings that I have receive this year. The most thankful thing would be
    Having the chance to meet different collectors and getting the chance to know them because of our Panini card collections. I admire how passionate and proud they are with their collections., so am I!
    So thank you Panini and Panini staff!
    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
    Salute to all the troops that are serving abroad!

  78. November 21, 2012 9:01 pm

    I’m very thankful for living in the U.S. with a job and a supportive family. We take things for granted, its nice to look back and reflect where we came from.

  79. November 21, 2012 9:02 pm

    I’m thankful for… My wife of 17 yrs. My dad doing well after my mom passed from Cancer this past Spring. My brothers. My dog and cat. My Friends. Our Troops and Vets. Our Freedom..And I’m thankful for the entire Panini family who keep giving us products that make every release exciting, fun, and that keep us coming back for more. Happy Thanksgiving to all and keep safe thru all the coming Holidays!

  80. Ernie Villalobos permalink
    November 21, 2012 9:18 pm

    Well im thankful for the usually family, friends, and health but im especially thankful for my job that provides with money to buy a box of 2012- 2013 Totally certified basketball, the set of the year!

  81. Stan permalink
    November 21, 2012 9:35 pm

    I’m thankful for my family and a roof over my head.

    Thanks for the contest!

  82. Dan K permalink
    November 21, 2012 9:38 pm

    I’m thankful that I was just able to find a new job!

  83. Kythree permalink
    November 21, 2012 9:41 pm

    I am thankful basketball cards are still awesome 30 years since I opened my first box of 1980 topps. Go panini

    • November 22, 2012 7:36 am

      Great point. My first basketball packs were 1978 Topps-The fro on my hometown favorite DR. J I can still see!! My Godfather used to get me about 10 packs of whatever sport was out at the time when we would visit. I am thankful to my Uncle Ed for getting me started in this hobby 34 years ago!!!

  84. November 21, 2012 9:43 pm

    I am thankful for what most people should be thankful for at this time of year (and all the year)– family, LOVE, friends, health, business success and meaningful experiences and memories! On top of that I am thankful for the upcoming birth of my first son and second child and the future that we will have! Being able to watch these videos, read your blog and enjoy Panini’s fine products is simply icing on the cake. The Anthony Davis and JJ Hickson Totally Blue #/299 were some of my favorite cards but my most favorite part of the video was when you and Keith “Respect the Beard” Hower did your “Night at the Roxbury” head movement tribute! Classic! Happy Thanksgiving to all and have a great break!

    • November 21, 2012 9:45 pm

      Of course I have done the three required social media tasks– how else do I hear about these awesome contests and look at the fantastic videos and photo galleries! Thanks Panini!

  85. Mule permalink
    November 21, 2012 9:56 pm

    This stuff looks great. Nice work!

  86. peter souza permalink
    November 21, 2012 9:59 pm

    i am most thankful for my wife granting my divorce. now i can spend more time with my true love, panini america trading cards :)

  87. Simeon permalink
    November 21, 2012 10:04 pm

    I’m thankful just to be alive.

  88. November 21, 2012 10:10 pm

    Truly love reading all of your comments on the things you’re thankful for. Does the heart good. Keep them coming!

  89. Justin permalink
    November 21, 2012 10:14 pm

    I’m thankful that sports are so entertaining and enjoyable to watch as well as collect. Obviously also thankful for my family and health

  90. Ryan K permalink
    November 21, 2012 10:16 pm

    Thankful to be home and having Thanksgiving with my family! First year in the last 5 I’ve not been overseas or involved in other military obligations! Watching my Lions with my dad and brother? Can’t. Wait.

  91. Norman permalink
    November 21, 2012 10:31 pm

    Im very thankful for this country, my family, and my good fortune

  92. Josh Stroud permalink
    November 21, 2012 10:51 pm

    I’m Thankful I stumbled across this blog!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  93. Matt W permalink
    November 21, 2012 10:52 pm

    I’m grateful for the news that the kidney I donated continues to function for the recipient (and that my remaining kidney works like a rockstar!)

    • November 21, 2012 10:57 pm

      Wow. Hats off to you, man.

    • Eric Cabreros permalink
      November 21, 2012 11:12 pm

      That’s a gift of life!
      I salute you!
      Kidney awareness! Thousands of people needs these life saving transplant.
      We could function with just one kidney for the rest of our lives. If suddenly your kidney didn’t work, knock on wood, you will be placed on the top of the donors waiting list because you donated, very rarely this happens that’s why you undergo intensive work up. To make sure you will be fine after the procedure.
      Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
      This is off topic but with thousands of collectors will reading this Tracy. Just trying to spread the awareness of it.
      Peace!

  94. Mont Toronto permalink
    November 21, 2012 10:57 pm

    Sports. It’s brought me a lot closer to my neighbors and friends this year. From learning leadership at my first time quarterbacking to meeting new friends in pickup games to learning to overcome adversity with a shoulder dislocation to starting on a new career in sports marketing.

  95. Aaron permalink
    November 21, 2012 10:59 pm

    I’m from Australia and love your tradition of Thanksgiving Day! Today, I’m thankful for the peace in Gaza. I’m so thankful that leaders chose the way of diplomacy and peace. Have a great day everyone!

  96. Brady permalink
    November 21, 2012 11:00 pm

    I’m thankful that our new baby is healthy & thriving. We had some issues right after he was born & he was in NICU. He’s doing tons better now and is a chunk. We’ve been able to add to our family & I can’t wait to get him into collecting in a few years with the older one.

  97. biggi5malls permalink
    November 21, 2012 11:03 pm

    We don’t have thanksgiving in Australia but I’m always thankful for the health of my wife and 7 kids

  98. adam t. permalink
    November 21, 2012 11:23 pm

    this thanksgiving i am thankful to be alive after being diagnosed with with a blood cancer earlier this year.

  99. November 21, 2012 11:26 pm

    In canada, thanksgiving passed already but I’m thankful for good health, good life, family and friends.

  100. Jack White permalink
    November 21, 2012 11:42 pm

    We don’t have thanks giving here in Australia, but I am thankful for Panini constantly producing great basketball products! :)

  101. Joseph Canio permalink
    November 21, 2012 11:44 pm

    I am thankful for a Great year. My family and Friends. So happy, that I found a new hobby too, Collecting Basketball cards! Just started 2 Months ago. Thankful for that too.

  102. Jeffery permalink
    November 21, 2012 11:46 pm

    I’m thankful for the opportunities I’ve been given by my parents… since I was born all the way til now, and will be thankful continuing into the future as well! College, advice, everything that they’ve done for me to give me the motivation to be where I’m at today. Thanks for the video and contest again Panini team!

  103. Chris Krueger permalink
    November 21, 2012 11:47 pm

    We don’t have thanksgiving in Germany too. But I’m thankful for my family, friends and for my girlfriend and her understanding for my passion to collect basketball cards.

  104. Brian Nelson permalink
    November 21, 2012 11:49 pm

    im thankful for my mom and dad giving birth to me and the country that i live in

  105. Benedict permalink
    November 21, 2012 11:58 pm

    im thankful for the health of my loved ones

  106. James M permalink
    November 22, 2012 12:32 am

    ( already had done 1-3 a long time ago. ;) )

    I’m thankful for just being here on planet Earth with my family. Simple as that. :)

    BTW Panini, are you going to be doing any contests with the Black Friday packs? hint – hint. ;) hehe.

  107. Victor Pimentel permalink
    November 22, 2012 1:09 am

    Thankful for all my Auntie who is battling Breast Cancer she is a survivor and my hero, and shockingly has found some solace in collecting cards with her nephew, Love you Tia Balleina (sorry Portuguese) the family is thankful for the fight you have put on and continue to endure, much love, oh ya and thanks panini for giving me and my auntie (some people might think weird) a thing me and my auntie can only talk about bond. And of course My family and friends, all the best to all of yours. THANKS

    • November 22, 2012 7:28 am

      Good luck to Tia Balleina in her ongoing battle. We’re keeping a good thought for her.

  108. charles brumbaugh permalink
    November 22, 2012 1:27 am

    I’m thankful for having a great family, good friends, and opening up some panini products whenever I can.

  109. Don White permalink
    November 22, 2012 1:31 am

    Happy to have a great family and a job to buy some cards now and then.
    .

  110. November 22, 2012 1:43 am

    As Denny Green once said “I’m thankful for family, faith and football.”

  111. November 22, 2012 1:54 am

    Thankful for Panini

  112. Jackson permalink
    November 22, 2012 2:44 am

    I’m very thankful to partake in such a great hobby!

  113. Regimel Tagalicod permalink
    November 22, 2012 2:46 am

    I’m thankful for my wonderful family and friends for supporting me over the years throughout my four deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and counting. They gave me the strength to live and to fight on and also the HOBBY for lifting my spirit up when watching breaks or breaking boxes for myself. Once again thanks

  114. November 22, 2012 4:34 am

    Our thanksgiving was just last month up in Canada but I’m thankful for my family and friends as well as this great hobby that us collectors can all enjoy. Happy Thanksgiving Panini!

  115. Dan permalink
    November 22, 2012 4:46 am

    I am thankful for the upcoming Black Friday Panini America wrapper redemption packs!

  116. hudsonfan15 permalink
    November 22, 2012 4:49 am

    1. I’m not on Twitter.
    2. I’m not on Facebook.
    3. I’ve been subbed to the blog for a long time.
    4. I’m thankful that Panini has thought enough of my writing to post 2 of my articles this year. It’s been a big source of pride for me and I can’t express how much I appreciate the opportunity! Happy Thanksgiving everyone @PaniniAmerica!

  117. Lee S permalink
    November 22, 2012 7:38 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to all, the day of over eating, great sports matchups, and tums! A day to reflect on all the things we should be thankful for, not take for granted as we do the other 364 days of the year! Where ever you are, remember those who are not with their loved ones, but protecting all the freedoms we enjoy today with the very people they are away from! We are all the luckiest people on the planet, able to make choices in anything we wish!

  118. George Elgart permalink
    November 22, 2012 8:08 am

    I am most thankful for the time with my family and friends, but as a card collector, I am thankful that the season of NBA collecting is about to hit “high gear” for 2012. I am so excited about upcoming releases like Timeless Treasures and Panini Limited.

  119. tim thompson permalink
    November 22, 2012 8:29 am

    I’m thankful that everyday we wake up to our friends and family that we love and fight another day in the U.S.A.!

  120. Michael permalink
    November 22, 2012 8:50 am

    I am extremely thankful for my family!!!!!!!!!

  121. Dan Christian Jacob permalink
    November 22, 2012 9:25 am

    Im thankful for panini for making NBA Card collecting more and more exciting :-)

  122. Nick Gauder permalink
    November 22, 2012 9:43 am

    I am most thankful for my 2 daughters. I had my first when I was 18 and had just gotten married, so I had to grow up a lot quicker than my friends buti wouldn’t change a thing. Even though my wife left us a couple years ago and we’re about to go through a divorce, I’m still so thankful for meeting and marrying my ex wife because we made 2 beautiful girls together. I’m also thankful for sports cards and Panini for making the best sports cards in the business! I’m thankful I can share and experience busting LOTS of boxes with my girls. Thank you Panini and thank you Tracy for all of your hard work you do for us collectors. Happy ThanksGiving to you all and to all the other card collectors out there!

  123. dhutch permalink
    November 22, 2012 9:53 am

    I am most thankful for having NBA basketball in November again!

  124. K Chan permalink
    November 22, 2012 11:36 am

    Thankful for great friends and family who helped get me to where I am today

  125. Alex permalink
    November 22, 2012 11:50 am

    This thanksgiving I’m thankful for Panini. They have given me a hobby that I love. I am also thankful for my family. They support me in everything I do and I love them. I am also thankful for God. He is our savior. Happy Thanksgiving Tracy!

  126. kelvin chow permalink
    November 22, 2012 12:10 pm

    I am very thankful for turkey. Imagine a thanksgiving without turkey, that would be nuts

  127. Matt Maycher permalink
    November 22, 2012 12:21 pm

    I am thankful for my health!!

    Also thankful for Panini making the Prizm product this year, as it’s something that has been missing from bball awhile! Can’t wait! :)

  128. Peter permalink
    November 22, 2012 12:30 pm

    I am thankful for all of our troops who are hard at work today and everyday, defending our freedom so we can spend days like today close to our families. God Bless our Troops and Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving everyone!!

  129. Jose permalink
    November 22, 2012 1:10 pm

    I am thankful for not having lock out this year. The hobby wouldn’t make sense with it, so I guess we all have to be thankful :)

  130. Jamey permalink
    November 22, 2012 1:58 pm

    I am most thankful that my power has been reconnected after Hurricane Sandy knocked it out, along with cable, phone & Internet, for 3 weeks.
    I am more grateful that my girls & parents made it through the incredibly destructive storm & frightening aftermath.

  131. Kyle permalink
    November 22, 2012 2:27 pm

    Followed, Liked and subscribed! I am Canadian but would still like to say! What I am most thankful of… all the army troops who keep our lives free! We wouldn’t have most of what we have if it weren’t for them. Thank you, have an amazing thanksgiving everyone!

  132. Aaron K permalink
    November 22, 2012 3:10 pm

    I am thankful for my family, especially my amazing wife, as well as my friends and wonderful colleagues. Without them, this wonderful social experiment in stress tolerance and adaptability would be impossible to navigate.

  133. Patrick Bassett permalink
    November 22, 2012 3:36 pm

    My family, weve gone through so much together, my lovely wife Kylie and all my firends, im thankful for everyone. Happy Thanksgiving Panini! and happy Thanksgiving Tracy!!!

  134. steve permalink
    November 22, 2012 4:51 pm

    Thankful for Family and friends, and of course the chance to watch football all day long.

  135. Jason Goehring permalink
    November 22, 2012 5:45 pm

    Thankful for a healthy family and friends, especially my Dad who got me into card collecting when I was younger by bringing me with him to our local card shop.

  136. Hayley H. permalink
    November 22, 2012 7:20 pm

    Thankful for football and games with my family!

  137. November 22, 2012 8:16 pm

    Thankful for family and friends! And of course thankful for panini for continuing the hobby!

  138. November 22, 2012 8:26 pm

    I’m thankful for that insightful book “How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse!” Hey it could happen? But most of all I’m thankful for my amazing FAMILY, WIFE, and of course to all the people that help make PANINI AMERICA possible.

  139. Matt permalink
    November 22, 2012 9:30 pm

    I am thankful for my family, who support me in everything I do.

  140. Jordan permalink
    November 22, 2012 9:47 pm

    I’m thankful for of course my family but also Panini for being such a customer friendly company by interacting with us and the awesome products and design y’all come up with!

  141. Jeremy permalink
    November 22, 2012 11:05 pm

    I am thankful for my daughter without her I wouldnt be the man I am today

  142. Jeremy permalink
    November 22, 2012 11:11 pm

    I am thankful for sports I cant get enough I could watch basketball and football all day everyday

  143. romayo permalink
    November 22, 2012 11:17 pm

    I am very thankful for my family.

  144. Sean Thomas permalink
    November 23, 2012 12:03 am

    I am thankful for my renewed interest in sports cards. I haven’t been collecting sports cards for the past 10 years and recently got back into it. I had never heard of Panini and I opened my first Panini pack a couple months ago and was hooked!

  145. Imran Takhar permalink
    November 23, 2012 1:26 am

    I am thankful for my family and friends.

  146. Jo Stewart permalink
    November 23, 2012 2:33 am

    I am truly thankful for being able to live in a free country where we have the opportunity to help one another at any given time. Thanks Panini and have a happy Thanksgiving.

  147. November 23, 2012 7:08 am

    1. Followed!

    2. Liked!

    3. Subscribed!

    4. First and foremost, I would like to thank our Almighty GOD for all the blessings that He gave me, for giving me strength and wisdom at all times. I would like to thank my family and friends for always being there whenever I needed them the most. For my mother, I would like to thank her for giving me advices in life and helping me overcome my problems. For my father, I would like to thank him for making me an educated person, for giving inspiration in life and keeping me disciplined. For my twin brother, I would like to thank him for being always there in playing basketball and collecting Panini cards especially Basketball cards. Lastly, I would like to thank Panini Inc. for producing top of the charts, intoxicating and mesmerizing cards that always makes me drool every time it release new cards especially Basketball Cards and making this simple “hobby” a “passion” to all the collectors. I would like to thank Tracy and all the staff of Panini for conducting promotions and contests for all the collectors to have fun. I am very impressed at all the cards in wrapper redemption packs, I really love it! I would like to thank Tracy and Keith for showing off the Anthony Davis 2012-13 Totally Certified Green, got me really surprised! I am an avid Anthony Davis collector, that is why when I first saw the Emerald numbered to 5 version, I literally shouted here at my house! And got me really excited when you said you’re going to give it to one of the collector out there. You guys are really awesome indeed! So, in the spirit of thanksgiving, here’s a little something for you guys.

    http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h432/ijsatentes/Picture002.jpg

    Happy Thanksgiving to you guys! God Bless and more power to Panini, Tracy and staff! :)

  148. November 23, 2012 8:54 am

    I’m most thankful for having a roof over my head, so many people lost homes or worse due to the storm this fall and seeing all the devastation that it wrought has really made me appreciate my home even when it seems like there’s not enough space, or everything is falling apart. Some people still have next to nothing at this point, so let’s keep them all in our thoughts and prayers this Holiday season!

  149. Ryan Q permalink
    November 23, 2012 10:15 am

    Panini is the best!!! That is all!!!

  150. Linda Williamson permalink
    November 23, 2012 11:26 am

    I am most thankfull for the release of 2012 Certified football and the upcoming release of 2012 Absolute Football.

  151. Damieon Clewis permalink
    November 23, 2012 2:03 pm

    Im thankful for my Beautiful Wife and 4 yr Old Daughter and our little one on the way. Im also thankful Im not deployed (Army) this year and can spend time with my family over the Holidays.

  152. Jack permalink
    November 23, 2012 4:22 pm

    Im thankful for my family, my dogs, and that the holidays are here so my parents can buy me cards!

  153. Jack permalink
    November 23, 2012 4:28 pm

    I’m thankful that I don’t have to watch my nba team the wizards on thanksgiving because they are playing awful this year (again!)

  154. GRADY MALACHOWSKI permalink
    November 23, 2012 5:45 pm

    I AM MOST THANKFUL FOR MY NEW WIFE KIMBERLEY SUE. IT TOOK ME OVER 30 YEARS BUT I FINALLY GOT A GREAT ONE!

  155. Ken Delo permalink
    November 23, 2012 6:18 pm

    I am mostly thankful for my family and the life I was given

  156. Daniel Delong permalink
    November 23, 2012 11:17 pm

    I am thankful my daughter & I started collecting cards this year!!! We started a NEW Thanksgiving/BLACK FRIDAY tradition thanks to the special black Friday packs offered this year!! SO MUCH to be thankful for this year!!!

  157. Travis M. permalink
    November 24, 2012 1:44 am

    I’m thankful for the Lord helping me save my marriage. I have an amazing woman the Lord blessed me with to be able to call her my wife and best friend. I hope that we grow old together. Together, we’ve been blessed to have two awesome boys. I couldn’t have the family I have if it wasn’t for the Lord. Thank you Panini for the contest. Hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving! God Bless!

  158. brandon permalink
    November 24, 2012 9:22 am

    I’m thankful for my family and the new people I’ve met at school. They have been a joy to meet and I’m very glad that I had the opportunity to meet them!

  159. Cole Faulk permalink
    November 24, 2012 10:31 am

    I am most thankful the sweet parallels and the attention to detail in 2012-13 Totally Certified Basketball!

  160. D. Johnson permalink
    November 24, 2012 11:32 am

    I am thankful for the sport of basketball, and how much fun it is to play and to watch.

  161. Hunter yang permalink
    November 24, 2012 10:26 pm

    Spend time with family,friends,etc.Also the great food thank you lord for the good food.Also a huge sports fan.

  162. November 25, 2012 6:20 am

    I love every year of this product, reminds me of Fleer metal from the 90′s. Great work you guys!

  163. warriordulay25 permalink
    November 25, 2012 8:33 pm

    im thankful for my life,family and panini america

  164. November 26, 2012 1:50 am

    Im thankful towards the Lakers for offering a chance to win the finals for the great Steve Nash, even if he is still injured :( !!

  165. Joe Tozzi permalink
    November 26, 2012 3:08 pm

    I’m thankful for family and friends but also for Panini to get me back into collecting with Kobe Anthology and the amazing sets that are set out to come out later as well as the sets which already have!

  166. November 26, 2012 3:55 pm

    im thankful for everything i have, my family has seen hard times this year, but we always survive. im thankful for my girlfriend for being there from day one. Im thankful for panini for providing me with a hobby, to keep me from ending up in trouble, like most of my peers, thanks for listening

  167. kyle aquino permalink
    June 20, 2013 2:39 am

    Speaking of being thankful 6 months after 12-13 Totally Certified’s release…. I just bought 3 boxes of this stuff and had it busted open online thru Chris’ Cards Infinity. The final pack hit…(redemption) Rookie Roll Call Auto Kyrie Irving — GOLD! WoWWWW!!! Thanks to CI for the pull and Panini for keeping the product loaded with major MOJO!!!

    Kyle

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