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Gold Rush: Dallas Collector Becomes First to Claim Playoff Contenders Golden Ticket

February 18, 2011

Dallas-area collector Michael Keller struck gold Wednesday night, literally, when he pulled a Golden Ticket solid-gold redemption card from a pack of 2010 Playoff Contenders Football.

First thing Thursday morning, Keller made the 20-mile trek to Panini America corporate headquarters to become the first collector in the world to take possession of his solid-gold gem featuring New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.

In this exclusive video, watch as the first Golden Ticket is removed from the Panini America vault and delivered to Keller, who called the pull easily the greatest of his 25-year collecting career.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. DrunkTrojan permalink
    February 18, 2011 12:21 pm

    I think if I hit one I would hold on to it for a little. But selling right now durning the hype might bring a higher price tag, as in the Rodgers on ebay now (also doesnt hurt that he won the Super Bowl and SB MVP). Tracy will Panini have a master list with all the tickets that are hit?

  2. Ryan permalink
    February 18, 2011 2:28 pm

    Congrats to Keller and another awesome step for Panini. You guys keep on keepin’ on.

  3. Megatron1764 permalink
    February 20, 2011 10:30 am

    Why didn’t they try to do a on card auto? Would it be to hard to write on it? It would be so awesome if it was solid gold with a auto. Congratulations on your monster pull.

    • Ryan permalink
      February 22, 2011 4:44 pm

      I would think that it would “dent” or tear the card.

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