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Spreading the Hobby Love . . . And Giving Away Five Black Boxes in the Process

March 23, 2011

Panini America’s much-discussed “Year of the Hobby Shop” mantra so prevalent at this week’s 2011 Industry Summit in Las Vegas is going viral for a contest that will award Black Boxes to five lucky collectors.

We here at The Knight’s Lance promised last week that we’d give our loyal readers a chance to win some of these black beauties. Here’s how we’re going to do it:

  1. Go to your local card shop and a purchase a hobby box of Panini America trading cards
  2. Video your break at the card shop (and show your receipt, you know, for proof)
  3. Post your video to YouTube and post the YouTube link as a comment to this post

That’s it. The first five people to do this will win a coveted Black Box from this year’s Summit.

Oh, you say you don’t have a local card shop in your area? No problem. We’ve got a sixth box reserved for another contest that we’ll announce in the coming days.

Until then, good luck. We can’t wait to watch your breaks.

55 Comments leave one →
  1. March 23, 2011 10:27 am

    Great contest. Hopefully nobody gets a speeding ticket rushing to their LCS today. Things like this makes Panini the best and most customer-friendly card manufacturer out there.

  2. John permalink
    March 23, 2011 10:35 am

    How is that fair for the west coast people that the shops open 3 hours later?

    • March 23, 2011 10:40 am

      This is one of many contests we run. We’ll have another Black Box contest soon.

  3. March 23, 2011 10:39 am

    AAAGH! Wish I wasn’t at work right now 🙂

  4. Galar permalink
    March 23, 2011 10:40 am

    Too bad most LCS’ on the West Coast won’t open for another 2-4 hours.

  5. Joe permalink
    March 23, 2011 10:46 am

    The shop near me isn’t open yet! Booooo. Besides, being at work makes it tough to drive around across town for this. Oh well. Maybe we will get a contest the “rest” of us can enter.

  6. micheal permalink
    March 23, 2011 10:51 am

    😦 No card shops in Ireland

  7. Scott Bleznick permalink
    March 23, 2011 11:07 am

    My break of Limited live from my lcs. Thanks for the contest.

  8. March 23, 2011 11:21 am

    Ok here’s mine. I took a stinkin early lunch and sped over to my card shop. Rock’s Dugout in Northrock Bowling Lanes in Wichita, KS. Sorry for the poor quality I used my phone and didn’t have anything to set it on. I bought a small box of football Contenders as I’m on a budget and it’s not close to payday. Hope this works as you didn’t specify. I hope I get a black box bc I wanted one so bad from your posts you did before the Summitt. Thanks for the contest Tracy!!!

  9. Derrick permalink
    March 23, 2011 11:35 am

    Dont Get paid till Friday!I dont think i have a chance anyway,because my next hobby box will be 2010/2011 Panini Classics Basketball.Awesome contest though,Good luck to all who enter!

  10. Chad Bleznick permalink
    March 23, 2011 11:38 am

    I busted a box of LImited HOckey Today. Thank you for the contest Panini!

  11. deeluxe permalink
    March 23, 2011 11:39 am

    Just went to my LCS and broke a box of Hall of Fame.

    Got a nice Parish AU and a Havlicek Patch. Definetely a Celtics box.

    thanks for the contest.


  12. vwbug187 permalink
    March 23, 2011 11:52 am

    broke a box of hall of fame. nothing to special.

    did I win?

  13. deeluxe permalink
    March 23, 2011 11:56 am

    why had my my entry for the contest been deleted?

    • March 23, 2011 12:07 pm

      No entries have been deleted.

      • deeluxe permalink
        March 23, 2011 12:08 pm

        sorry, that was my fault.

      • March 23, 2011 12:09 pm

        In the process of viewing and approving now. Yours is there, just hasn’t been approved yet.

  14. Aitor permalink
    March 23, 2011 12:18 pm

    Let me know some card shops adress in Spain. Thanks!

  15. March 23, 2011 12:19 pm

    let me know if this link doesnt work tracy. thanks again for another great contest!

  16. Travis Paul permalink
    March 23, 2011 12:20 pm

  17. March 23, 2011 12:32 pm

    man this seems to good to be true, and no entries yet??

    • March 23, 2011 2:30 pm

      We’ve had quite a few videos submitted. Thanks so much for everyone’s participation. We will be viewing, approving and awarding the five winners later tonight or early tomorrow. Thanks again.

  18. March 23, 2011 12:33 pm

    Here you go. 1 box of 2010-11 Donruss Hockey.
    Being uploaded as I type this.

    Thanks for the contest.

  19. WhenIsaySEA! permalink
    March 23, 2011 12:47 pm

    I hope I make it!

    • WhenIsaySEA! permalink
      March 23, 2011 4:02 pm

      Shoot! Lol, here is the link. A windy day outdoor break gone bad, but I made the long journey and got the LAST box of Contenders! Here is the link to the youtube video:
      Also, since you mentioned the receipt, here is the link to it so I can hopefully “qualify”:

      • WhenIsaySEA! permalink
        March 23, 2011 4:13 pm

        Just though I would post my Contenders Seahawks auto team set (work in progress still.. 3 more cards and I’ll have all the Seahawks auto’s in Contenders!) in the spirit of the break. Anyway, Here’s the link to the link to the 6 that I have, will update when I get them all!

      • March 23, 2011 7:39 pm

        Funny fumble there, Sarah.

      • WhenIsaySEA! permalink
        March 23, 2011 8:05 pm

        Oh my gosh, tell me about it! Sorry for the coarse word there when that happened, but I think just about everyone can understand! Jeff is still making fun of me… :s I am just so glad it wasn’t a Seahawk or a short print. Also, I am happy to report Michael Palmer made a full recovery… we’re hoping he doesn’t miss any playing time and makes a full recovery. 🙂 lol. I just wish I could have got the before the trip, the during the trip, and the trip home footage! We made a 35 minute drive in like 15-20.. Would have made a good comedy.

  20. March 23, 2011 12:49 pm

    Here is my entry, hope I win.

  21. March 23, 2011 12:49 pm

  22. Mike permalink
    March 23, 2011 1:33 pm

    Here’s my box of 2010 Panini Cerftified Football – I had an amazing box!


  23. Steve McCartney permalink
    March 23, 2011 2:20 pm

    Unfortunately, my local hobby shop is closed this week. Owner is on spring break, but that is my luck…….:(

  24. March 23, 2011 2:26 pm

    Darn.. I just spent the last of my coin on Ebay..

    Keeping my eye’s peeled for that sixth contest..

  25. Urbantroll permalink
    March 23, 2011 2:30 pm

    Did my video make it? I see a few posts up after I submitted mine.

  26. James wagner permalink
    March 23, 2011 2:51 pm

    Here’s mine from sunny Southern California!
    Affordable sports cards in Norco.

  27. Steven Schaffer permalink
    March 23, 2011 3:00 pm

    I made a video break of the 2011 national treasures , thing is it shows there is hits missing . You really want me to post the video ? … or will I be ignored like all my other posts .

  28. March 23, 2011 3:50 pm

    hi! i got a hall of fame to! connie hawkins remption, magic jersey!!!

  29. Eugene permalink
    March 23, 2011 3:54 pm

    Opened a box of Football Limited at Taylor’s in California, got a Dez Bryant Jsy /10…. cant complain if I win the contest tho..


  30. March 23, 2011 4:02 pm

    here is mine thanks!

  31. Eugene permalink
    March 23, 2011 4:05 pm

    Just posted mine, hope it gets through as a winner. CMON PANINI!

  32. Robert Howell permalink
    March 23, 2011 6:32 pm

    Great Idea guys…soooooo bad that work got in the way, I’d of had my Local Store (Extra Innings in Mason, MI) on the phone all prepped and ready for when I showed up.

  33. March 24, 2011 1:15 am

    Can the next comp be something for people that do not actually have a card shop within 500+ Kilometers? 😦

  34. deeluxe permalink
    April 4, 2011 4:06 pm

    Received my black box today. Tracy, thanks for the fast shipping.

    was really excited to open the box. here is what I got:

    10-11 Panini Limited Banner Season Prime Patch Black Box 1/1 Paul Pierce

    and an awesome football autograph of Drew Brees

    I’m really not into football, but this autograph looks so great that I will keep it in my collection together with the Pierce 1/1 patch.

    That was a great box for me.

    Thanks again Panini and Tracy for this great contest!



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