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Panini America Honors NFL’s Thanksgiving Tradition in 2013 Totally Certified Football

November 28, 2013

Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving Main

For the better part of 100 years, the NFL has made the great game of football as much a part of this country’s Thanksgiving tradition as turkey, stuffing and mid-afternoon catnaps between snaps. And when Panini America’s 2013 Totally Certified Football releases next week, it will pay proud tribute to that tradition with an expansive 50-card insert set that honors the greatest players, teams and games in the NFL’s storied Turkey Day history.

In what is easily the most significant Thanksgiving Day initiative in football-card history, 2013 Totally Certified Football’s “Thanksgiving” insert encompasses seemingly every meaningful Thanksgiving performance from the 1920s through last season, and will also include special colored parallels and rare autographed versions of some cards.

“With the release of Totally Certified Football on the heels of Turkey Day, this insert set just seemed like a natural fit,” said Panini America Editorial Director Jeff Sullivan, the person largely responsible for the insert’s inclusion. “So we researched every NFL game ever played on Thanksgiving, going back to the league’s first season in 1920 with the Canton Bulldogs and Decatur Staleys and all those iconic teams playing each other. Red Grange played his first pro game with the Chicago Bears in 1925. His debut was more or less the true beginning of the NFL in terms of fans having interest.

“We tried to find the best performances, the most memorable games and include those players in this set. Because there’s really nothing else to do on Thanksgiving but eat and watch football, the games tend to be more memorable.”

Here’s betting you’ll find at least a few Thanksgiving games that you remember in the following gallery, which includes a card-by-card exploration of “Thanksgiving” as well as a look at some of the rarer inserts and autographs.

CONTEST: Pay special attention to the images that follow. To help jolt you out of your turkey-induced tryptophan trance, we’ve hidden a logo of the Panini knight into three of the images. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to tell us — AS A COMMENT TO THIS POST — on which three images you found it.

We’ll wait to approve all comments until after the entry deadline, which is tonight — November 28 at 11:59 p.m. — so your comment will appear to you as “pending moderation.” That’s our way of protecting your answers to this contest so that everyone else can’t see them. To be eligible to win, please keep your answers to yourself until after the deadline. We want to reward those folks who’ve taken the time and effort to find the hidden images.

We’ll place all correct entries into an online randomizer and award five winners with a box of 2013 Totally Certified Football. Just to be clear, here is the hidden image you’re looking for:

knight-time-main

Good luck and thanks, as always, for participating. And from all of us here at Panini America to all of you: Happy Thanksgiving!

154 Comments leave one →
  1. djdavyb permalink
    November 28, 2013 7:49 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Tracy and EVERYONE @Panini!

  2. Alex permalink
    November 28, 2013 7:53 pm

    Sweet I found them in Images 4, 48 and 76 in the gallery

    Thanks as always guys

  3. djdavyb permalink
    November 28, 2013 7:54 pm

    Now for the contest part: Found all three on cards:
    Card # 4 – Dez Bryant
    Card # 48 – Paul Hornung
    Card # 76 – Dez Bryant

    Thanks for the Contest Panini! And again,Haooy Thanksgiving to all of you @Panini and all your families! And Happy Thanksgiving to ALL the Colletors and TRUE Followers of Panini!

  4. Justin Munoz permalink
    November 28, 2013 7:59 pm

    Found the knights in Pic #4 (Dez Bryant), #48 (Paul Hornung) #76 (Dez Bryant). Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. John J. Jurski permalink
    November 28, 2013 8:01 pm

    The 3 cards that had the Panini knight were:
    1. Picture #4 D.Bryant cowboys
    2. Picture #48 P.Hornung packers
    3. Picture #76 D.Bryant cowboys middle card

  6. jamie brawley permalink
    November 28, 2013 8:02 pm

    image 4, 48, and 76 all have the hidden image.

  7. Michael Torres permalink
    November 28, 2013 8:05 pm

    Image 4 Dez Bryant
    Image 48 Paul Hornung
    Image 76 Dez Bryant
    Thanks for contest! Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Jaime O. permalink
    November 28, 2013 8:27 pm

    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (4)
    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (48)
    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (76)

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

  9. November 28, 2013 8:29 pm

    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (4)
    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (48)
    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (76)

  10. November 28, 2013 8:37 pm

    Images 4, 48 & 76. Thanks!

  11. Robert permalink
    November 28, 2013 8:40 pm

    The hidden images can be found in images 4, 48 and 76
    Thanks for a great contest

    Robert

  12. curtis bunch permalink
    November 28, 2013 8:44 pm

    The Panini image is on images 4, 48, and 76. thanks for the contest!

  13. November 28, 2013 8:46 pm

    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (4)
    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (48)
    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (76)

  14. Larissa Quino permalink
    November 28, 2013 8:55 pm

    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (4) – Dez Bryant
    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (48) – Paul Hornung
    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (76) – Dez Bryant

    Anyone feeling the effects of that tryptophan in the turkey yet? Happy Thanksgiving to all!

  15. The Alt permalink
    November 28, 2013 9:03 pm

    Found the hidden image on three cards:
    Dez Bryant (6)
    Paul Hornung (48)
    Dez Bryant (76)

    Love the Thanksgiving insert set. Might consider starting a personal collection set with this, depends how hard it is to pull those cards.

  16. November 28, 2013 9:07 pm

    I love the cards. I found them in #4 , #48 and #76. thank you for the contests

  17. November 28, 2013 9:09 pm

    Dez Bryant (4)
    Paul Hornung (48)
    Robert Griffin III/ Dez Bryant (image on card)/ Matthew Stafford(76)

  18. Ryan M. permalink
    November 28, 2013 9:27 pm

    Images found on:
    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (4)
    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (48)
    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (76)

    Thanks for the contest!

  19. Chelsea Layman permalink
    November 28, 2013 9:39 pm

    The 3 hidden images can be found on image 4, image 48, and image 76. Thank you!!

  20. robfjr1978 permalink
    November 28, 2013 9:54 pm

    1)3 cards of rg3 and dezbryant the logo is on dez .matthew stafford pic. (2)dez Bryant by foot (3)on paul hornung card.

  21. Charles Harris permalink
    November 28, 2013 10:02 pm

    Image #4 – Dez Bryant
    Image #48 – Paul Hornung
    Image #76 – Robert Griffin III / Dez Bryant / Matthew Stafford

    Great contest, you guys rock! Thanks!

  22. Lisa B. permalink
    November 28, 2013 10:14 pm

    I’d love to win some Totally Certified Football cards for my son for the holidays! I found the hidden images on Dez Bryant (4), Paul Hornung (48), and Dez Bryant again (76). Love the contests! So thankful for Panini doing these for the collectors!

  23. Grant permalink
    November 28, 2013 10:17 pm

    I found the knight in the des
    Bryant thanksgiving card

  24. Aaron Rubin permalink
    November 28, 2013 10:48 pm

    Dez Bryant Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (4)
    Paul Hornung Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (48)
    Dez Bryant Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (76)

    Definitely feeling the love for Dez Bryant today! Great win for the Cowboys on the happiest of Thanksgivings! Happy Turkey Day!

  25. Ben Lee permalink
    November 28, 2013 10:57 pm

    1) Dez Bryant Image #4
    2) Paul Hornung Image #48
    3) RG III/Dez Bryant/Matt Stafford Image #76

  26. November 28, 2013 10:57 pm

    Image 4 with Dez Bryant, Image 48 with Paul Hornung, and image 76 with RG3, Dez Bryant, and Matthew Stafford.

  27. Mark Loftus permalink
    November 28, 2013 11:06 pm

    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (4) Dez Bryant
    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (48) Paul Hornung
    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (76)

    Good job on the cards guys..I really enjoyed looking through this gallery,especially seeing some of the players I grew up on..Took me a few tries to find all the images but I believe I got them..Thanks Again..And I hope you had an awesome Turkey Day

  28. Stephanie L permalink
    November 28, 2013 11:09 pm

    As always I really enjoyed looking for the images,and as always it seems to take me forever.I really appreciate all you guys do in giving back to your customers and just always making us feel important..I gotta be honest I’ve nvr won one of your contests yet,but if theres ever a time I hope to it’s this one..I love Certified and would just be giggly to win one box.Thanks for the shot at one.

    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (4)
    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (48)
    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (76)

  29. Kara Raymond permalink
    November 28, 2013 11:11 pm

    O.K.. Here are my answers…Thanks again for the contest and a shot to win such a sweet prize..This is one I would love to open with my dad as it’s one of his favorite releases every year,and I really do love ripping some wax with him..

    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (4) Dez Bryant
    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (48) Paul Hornung
    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (76) Mixed Lot

    Fingers Crossed..Havent won from you guys yet,but it’s gotta happen sometime…Right? Right?

  30. Chris Knight permalink
    November 28, 2013 11:16 pm

    The three hidden images are in the following pictures:

    (4) Dez Bryant (on face mask of defender)
    (48) Paul Hornung (behind him)
    (76) Dez Bryant card

  31. Neil Bec permalink
    November 28, 2013 11:18 pm

    Dez Bryant (4), Paul Hornung (48) and Dez Bryant in (76)! Thankful for Panini and how they treat their loyal supporters!

  32. Travis Settle permalink
    November 28, 2013 11:32 pm

    Thanks for the contest guys. I found the hidden pic in the following.
    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (4) – Dez Bryant
    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (48) – Paul Hornung
    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (76) – Dez Bryant, RG3, & Stafford

  33. November 28, 2013 11:42 pm

    Picture # 4, 48, 76

  34. November 28, 2013 11:45 pm

    Well, I only found one image that had the hidden logo in it:

    Panini America 2013 Totally Certified Football Thanksgiving (48)

    I really love the set and I love the inclusion of the dates seeing my birthday (Nov. 26th) and my grandpa’s birthday (Nov. 22nd) show up quite often!

  35. Lily WL permalink
    November 28, 2013 11:55 pm

    Two Dez Bryant cards (4 & 76) and Paul Hornung (48). Sadly I don’t even know who Paul Hornung is!!! I must be too young!

    Thanks for the contest!

  36. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    November 29, 2013 4:46 am

    Really coool gallery!

  37. Vasil Paraskevas permalink
    November 29, 2013 10:26 am

    Numbers 4, 48 and 76 on the dez Bryant card. Thanks

  38. Greg permalink
    November 29, 2013 12:16 pm

    Wow, this is your hardest yet. I’ve only been able to find one of the knights

  39. November 29, 2013 10:58 pm

    you guys have a winner yet?

    • November 29, 2013 11:03 pm

      Not yet, but we’ll go through and catch on the two outstanding contests tomorrow.

  40. November 29, 2013 11:07 pm

    Hey tracy not trying to bother you but i went on the other contest and didnt see my comment. dont know if it went thru on that one or this one but my answers for this one was 4, 48, 76. i posted yesterday about 7 or 8

  41. November 30, 2013 10:10 am

    I can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. November 30, 2013 2:50 pm

    OK, thanks to EVERYONE for participating. I hope you all had a tremendous Thanksgiving. Thanks for your part in making mine phenomenal. OK, let’s get right to the winners here: Congrats to Bethany, Emily S., Basil P., Matthew Jurski and Linda B. Thanks to everyone for participating and winners, we’ll be in touch for your addresses.

    Thanks again,
    Tracy

    • November 30, 2013 2:56 pm

      Congrats to all the winners.

    • November 30, 2013 7:23 pm

      Congrats to the winners! Hope you pull something good. ;)

    • Linda B. permalink
      December 1, 2013 12:19 pm

      I can’t believe I won!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!! These contests are so awesome!

    • December 1, 2013 3:49 pm

      Looks like luck was a lady on this one, congrats to all the winners and thanks as always for the contest!

    • Emily S. permalink
      December 2, 2013 7:28 pm

      YAY!! You picked me! :) what do u need from me- Should I expect an email? Thanks!!!!

    • Matthew Jurski permalink
      December 3, 2013 11:24 am

      Thanks everyone and thank you Panini for having this contest!!

  43. Jim Pineda (allformykids) permalink
    November 30, 2013 6:13 pm

    congrats to all the winners.

Trackbacks

  1. The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2013 Totally Certified Football (144 Pics) | The Official Panini America Blog
  2. Teaser Gallery: Panini America Opens Early Boxes of 2013 Totally Certified Football | The Official Panini America Blog

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