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A Special Edition of Panini Unwrapped: Our 200th Episode Stars 2012 Limited Football

January 15, 2013


For this special 200th episode of Panini Unwrapped (man, have we already done that many?), we thought we’d let the product in the video — the highly anticipated 2012 Limited Football — provide all of the fireworks. We’ll save the special celebratory giveaway until after you watch the video.

2012 Limited Football releases to the hobby tomorrow packing three autograph or memorabilia cards per box (with at least one autograph guaranteed), and some of the most attractive designs and photography of the 2012 NFL collecting season.

As you’ll see in the video, Panini America’s Tracy Hackler and Carlos Torrez also discover that Limited includes some pretty amazing Rookie Cards and jumbo memorabilia gems, too. And you’ll have the chance to win them . . . after you watch the video.

Now, for the special 200th episode contest. We’re going to give away the cards in the image below (some of the sweetest hits from this edition of Panini Unwrapped and from the Limited teaser gallery we posted last weekend) as five two-card lots through a special Knight’s Lance scavenger hunt.

Limited FB Contest

In the two Limited galleries linked below, we’ve hidden nine letters (five in the first gallery, four in the second). Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find those nine letters and put them together to form one particular word and leave your answer as a comment to THIS POST.

Good luck. You have until exactly 12 p.m. CST tomorrow (Wednesday, January 16) to get your entries in. Five winners from all correct entries received will be awarded two of the cards above. Here are the galleries:

The Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012 Limited Football (74 Must-See Images)

Teaser Gallery: Panini America Busts Three Early Boxes of 2012 Limited Football

122 Comments leave one →
  1. January 15, 2013 2:09 pm

    LIMITLESS! Can’t wait to see my customers break into some boxes tomorrow.

  2. January 15, 2013 2:24 pm

    congrats on your 200th episode … .. Do you know if the Namath jumbo jersey card is Game-used or Event worn looks modern day

  3. Bryan Goldstein permalink
    January 15, 2013 2:24 pm

    Those are some amazing cards! Congrats on the 200th episode. I know I look forward to them all the time and they are always entertaining.

    As for the contest. The phrase hidden is: Limitless.

    Thanks again for everything!

  4. Mike Duffy permalink
    January 15, 2013 2:25 pm

    Unlimited potential of course!!!!

  5. scott whalen permalink
    January 15, 2013 2:30 pm


  6. Mike Duffy permalink
    January 15, 2013 2:35 pm

    The Osweiler is sweet go good with the son’s collection. He is starting up of Osweiler cards.

  7. Ryan Q permalink
    January 15, 2013 2:37 pm

    LIMITLESS!!!! Keep up the great work guys!!!

  8. Kyle permalink
    January 15, 2013 2:39 pm

    Hey guys, awesome contest! Uh, could you please be more specific when you say letters? I am not exactly sure what I am looking for… thanks!

    • January 15, 2013 2:49 pm

      You’re looking for nine letters (as in A, B, C, D, E, F, G . . .) hidden on nine different cards throughout those two galleries that, when put together, spell one particular word.

      • Dave permalink
        January 16, 2013 2:46 pm

        Was my post seen and accepted regarding the contest? Just see “awaiting moderation” next to my name. Thanks!

  9. scott whalen permalink
    January 15, 2013 2:41 pm

    i wish that Hornung auto was in this bunch! huge Pack fan!

  10. Marcus S. permalink
    January 15, 2013 2:44 pm

    Thanks as always for the contests. Congrats on the 200th episode and hope to see 200 more. Answer is LIMITLESS

  11. Andy permalink
    January 15, 2013 2:46 pm


    Paul Hornung QC15 (L)
    Ronnie Lott QC 25 (I)
    Ryan Tannehill QC 39 (M)
    Stepehen Hill QC 54 (I)
    Joe Flacco QC 72 (T)
    Steve Young Teaser 6 (L)
    Kendall Wright Teaser 10 (E)
    Ray Lewis Teaser 21 (S)
    Chandler Jones Teaser 28 (S)

  12. Chris Krueger permalink
    January 15, 2013 2:49 pm

    Congratulations to 200 episodes of Unwrapped!!! Great work!


  13. Brent permalink
    January 15, 2013 2:49 pm


    Thanks for the contest!

  14. January 15, 2013 2:54 pm

    Limitless !

  15. K Chan permalink
    January 15, 2013 3:03 pm

    My Answer: LIMITLESS

    C’mon Chandler Jones, my Jon Jones auto needs the company of his brother’s 🙂
    Ray Lewis, Brock and Russel Wilson Prime card are also very very sick! Who are you rooting now that Denver is out, I want to see the Harbaugh Bowl and Ray Lewis to retire a winner. I’m expecting an exciting BAL vs NE game this weekend!

    Big fan of Limited, I pulled my first HOF Monikers auto – Jim Brown

    Also one of Chris5784 best 3 box break was out of Limited – Shield 1/1, Base 1/1, AP Rookie Jersey Auto, that was a sick break.

    Thanks for 200th video!

  16. January 15, 2013 3:08 pm


  17. January 15, 2013 3:10 pm


  18. Stan Wang permalink
    January 15, 2013 3:16 pm

    LIMITLESS. Thanks for another great contest!

  19. Lucky Jim permalink
    January 15, 2013 3:17 pm

    Would it be possible with 2 letters on one card?

  20. brad f @mjb_cards104 permalink
    January 15, 2013 3:19 pm

    ok after some heavy searching i think i have found em all and put it together to make the phrase/word “limitless”! as in the possibilities of this product are limitless!! hope thats right, love these scavenger hunts! appreciate the contest, looks like another great product with a great checklist! looking forward to buyin some hopefully! thanks tracy!

  21. brad f @mjb_cards104 permalink
    January 15, 2013 3:20 pm

    forgot to comment on a few cards that caught my eye, love the patch work on the osweilers!! as a qb collector i will need at least one to add to my pc, beautiful stuff!

  22. Scott N. permalink
    January 15, 2013 3:23 pm


  23. Kyle permalink
    January 15, 2013 3:26 pm

    Oh, are the letters in order? For example (this is not any letters I found, just an example) if I found K, A, E, P, would they be in order that I would find them in or do I have to scramble them?

  24. Ryan permalink
    January 15, 2013 3:28 pm


  25. January 15, 2013 3:29 pm

    Does the word spell “Limitless”? In Seattle here, so if I happen to be right and somehow win, any chance I could get the Wilson? 🙂

    Thanks for the contest!

  26. January 15, 2013 3:33 pm


  27. January 15, 2013 3:33 pm

    Congrats fellas!! Answer is LIMITLESS.

  28. Sean Oberdick permalink
    January 15, 2013 3:39 pm

    The word is L-I-M-I-T-L-E-S-S

  29. Joe Alaimo permalink
    January 15, 2013 3:42 pm

    I do have a eye infection in one of my eyes so this was harder for me than usual I think the answer is Limited Rcs though. I hope iam right.

  30. January 15, 2013 3:46 pm


  31. william baez permalink
    January 15, 2013 3:48 pm


  32. Rob Botello permalink
    January 15, 2013 3:49 pm


    That one was tough!!

  33. Kyle permalink
    January 15, 2013 3:51 pm

    After much searching, (going through the card galleries 6 times each haha) I have finally found the letters and the word: Limitless 🙂 BTW the cards look AWESOME, I really hope to win one 2-card lot!! 😀 Thanks!

  34. January 15, 2013 4:00 pm

    Hi, Here is my vote for letters : A – G – C – N – Y – O – T – I – L

  35. Michael W. Carreiro permalink
    January 15, 2013 4:00 pm

    The hidden letters spell LIMITLESS, an accurate word to describe this beautiful set of cards. Can’t wait to grab some up

  36. Lucky Jim permalink
    January 15, 2013 4:06 pm

    Awesome product. I am super excited about Limited. I know the answer! With my one and only entry I am guessing: LIMITLESS
    Thanks again for the generous giveaway- Keep on doing a great job Panini:)

  37. Donald McClain permalink
    January 15, 2013 4:11 pm


  38. hudsonfan15 permalink
    January 15, 2013 4:13 pm

    I believe the answer is LIMITLESS. Thanks for the contest as always Tracy, I’m hoping to land the Sanu to send to my friend Adam J!

  39. Lou permalink
    January 15, 2013 4:30 pm


  40. Bryan permalink
    January 15, 2013 4:34 pm

    The autos and Spotlights look terrific. I really like the rainbow color to them. That Namath is awesome!

    Answer: Limitless

  41. January 15, 2013 4:36 pm

    Limitless 🙂

  42. January 15, 2013 4:36 pm

    I didn’t find them all but I’m going to take a guess and say LIMITLESS!

  43. Ron G permalink
    January 15, 2013 5:41 pm

    Is it LIMITLESS?

  44. Jeremy Offins permalink
    January 15, 2013 6:01 pm


  45. January 15, 2013 6:11 pm

    Come on Tracy be honest, did you snag that jersey off the pile of new Broncos mem you guys announced last week?

  46. kelvin chow permalink
    January 15, 2013 6:21 pm

    Ty for the contest Tracy and Panini

    Letters spell out Limitless

  47. Mal permalink
    January 15, 2013 6:24 pm


    And if I can mouth off for a second, thanks again for running all these contests. Every time I scroll through a gallery hunting for some screwy image or other, I see some gorgeous cards, which makes me pick up a pack of Panini at the LCS, which makes me start collecting your sets – so marketing mission accomplished, but with an honest feeling of excitement and community. Panini is the best example I can think of of a company that uses the internet to build a loyal and happy customer/fan base. Thanks again, and congrats on the 200!

  48. chris goad permalink
    January 15, 2013 6:35 pm


  49. Jeff J. permalink
    January 15, 2013 6:42 pm

    I see lots of letters. This contest is a little cryptic, good luck

  50. January 15, 2013 6:45 pm

    Congrats on #200 guys!

    Panini America 2012 Limited Football QC (15) – L
    Panini America 2012 Limited Football QC (25) – i
    Panini America 2012 Limited Football QC (39) – M
    Panini America 2012 Limited Football QC (54) – i
    Panini America 2012 Limited Football QC (72) – T
    Panini America 2012 Limited Football Teaser (6) – L
    Panini America 2012 Limited Football Teaser (10) – E
    Panini America 2012 Limited Football Teaser (21) – s
    Panini America 2012 Limited Football Teaser (28) – s



    Thanks again for the contest!

  51. peter souza permalink
    January 15, 2013 6:56 pm


  52. Josh Mintz permalink
    January 15, 2013 6:56 pm


  53. Jamie R permalink
    January 15, 2013 7:03 pm


  54. Patrick permalink
    January 15, 2013 7:15 pm


  55. Trevor G permalink
    January 15, 2013 7:54 pm

    Limited FB

  56. Greg P permalink
    January 15, 2013 7:57 pm


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  58. Brad permalink
    January 15, 2013 8:34 pm

    LIMITLESS is the word you are looking for. Do I need to name the cards I found the letters on or is the word good enough. Thanks for the contest.

  59. Alex permalink
    January 15, 2013 8:35 pm


    Those jumbo patches are sick as always I would love to try to put that set together…

  60. Anthony Kobryn permalink
    January 15, 2013 8:42 pm


    Congrats on 200!

  61. mrnnyceguy168 permalink
    January 15, 2013 9:11 pm

    Answer is : LIMITLESS

    Thanks Tracy & Panini

  62. Alan Schipper permalink
    January 15, 2013 9:11 pm


    • Alan Schipper permalink
      January 15, 2013 9:13 pm

      Congrats on 200!!!!!! Answer is limitless, thanks again for the contest guys!!

  63. Headbando5 permalink
    January 15, 2013 9:12 pm


  64. geoffgoebel permalink
    January 15, 2013 9:20 pm

    LOVE limited. Its looking better than ever. What could be better that all those orange hits! The Bengals Sanu Prime patch and the Osweiler Phenomes patch auto?

  65. Bruce Sims permalink
    January 15, 2013 9:20 pm

    Thanks again for another awesome contest. That Sanu is “LIMITLESS” by the way! So just in case you didn’t get my attempt at humor. Limitless is the answer.

    On a side note, you have me looking to hard at these cards. Did you notice the hello kitty on Bob Hayes just below the belt buckle. Give it a look, Panini America 2012 Limited Football QC (31).

  66. Tyler Lambert permalink
    January 15, 2013 9:27 pm

    The word is LIMITLESS

  67. Jared Fisher permalink
    January 15, 2013 9:40 pm

    unwrapped this was too hard i came up with: limilcs so i guessed.

  68. Brian C permalink
    January 15, 2013 9:45 pm


    from first gallery: Panini America 2012 limited football QC
    L- (15)
    I- (25)
    M- (39)
    I- (54)
    T- (72)

    From second gallery: Panini America 2012 Limited Football Teaser
    L- (6)
    E- (10)
    S- (21)
    S- (28)

    Thanks for the contest!

  69. RaptorsFan permalink
    January 15, 2013 10:03 pm

    sweet ravens and patriots haul from the break, coincidentally one of the matchup this weekend.

    Scrambled up letters = limitless

    pretty tricky with the s and t

  70. geoffgoebel permalink
    January 15, 2013 10:20 pm


  71. Cole Feinbloom permalink
    January 15, 2013 10:27 pm

    This is insane. Well done Mr. Hackler! I have been killing myself for a couple hours and still only have 6 letters. Haha.

  72. Minator permalink
    January 15, 2013 11:20 pm

    Is it “LIMITLESS?”

  73. Tim Y permalink
    January 15, 2013 11:29 pm


  74. Tushawny permalink
    January 15, 2013 11:46 pm

    The answer is limitless…really like the jumbo patches!

    • Tushawny permalink
      January 16, 2013 4:12 pm

      You used to always disclaim that winners are selected by random. How are they selected here lately?

  75. Dave permalink
    January 16, 2013 1:01 am


  76. Greg Farmer permalink
    January 16, 2013 1:41 am


  77. January 16, 2013 2:07 am

    Woo! Here is to the next 200 guys!

  78. Donna Lewis permalink
    January 16, 2013 2:14 am


  79. AiThor permalink
    January 16, 2013 3:49 am


  80. Lucky Jim permalink
    January 16, 2013 5:25 am

    I’m super excited about this contest-Tracy did you receive my entry? Or do I have to repost? Thanks again Panini for an awesome scavender hunt. I was not that hard:)

  81. Vincenzo Lucarelli, Milan permalink
    January 16, 2013 5:31 am

    Man, this time was hard. LIMITLESS is the word. Truly for this great product from Panini. I’ve checked the Broncos jerseys you sell. Amazing pieces. Congrats for the 200th time.

  82. Dewey Molenda permalink
    January 16, 2013 7:30 am


    Thanks for the contest

  83. January 16, 2013 7:57 am

    Ok…so this one was a little difficult for me b/c my computer is out of commission right now so had to do this all by phone lol….not absolutely 100% POSITIVE on the word cuz I saw questionable letters that probably wetent really even there lol….but is the word “LIMITLESS?”

  84. LY C permalink
    January 16, 2013 8:10 am

    cheers to the next 200 videos


  85. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    January 16, 2013 8:12 am

    Awesome! Product is very shiny and very appealing!

  86. Hunter permalink
    January 16, 2013 8:28 am


  87. Travis Stevens permalink
    January 16, 2013 9:01 am

    “Limitless” – Thanks for the contest!

  88. Jessica Stevens permalink
    January 16, 2013 9:03 am

    Limitless – We really had to look for a few of those!

  89. Kevin Pongratz permalink
    January 16, 2013 10:35 am

    This hunt is frustrating me!! I have 8 of 9 letters and 4 of 5 from the first gallery. I even know what the word is going to be, just cant find that last letter!! I still have an hour and a half to search…

  90. fatcatt permalink
    January 16, 2013 10:52 am


  91. Oscar B permalink
    January 16, 2013 10:58 am

    Great video and awesome cards!
    I believe the word is “limitless”
    thanks for the contest!

  92. John Hauser permalink
    January 16, 2013 11:43 am

    Great stuff this year. Pretty awesome hits. Peyton Manning will always be thought of as a BRONCOLTS!

  93. Kevin Pongratz permalink
    January 16, 2013 11:45 am

    QC 15, 25, 39, 54, 74
    Teaser 6, 10, 21, 28

  94. January 16, 2013 11:48 am

    Not sure where my post from yesterday is gone, but in regards to the contest my answer is: LIMITLESS


  95. CHET COBB permalink
    January 16, 2013 1:30 pm


  96. Rob B permalink
    January 16, 2013 2:13 pm

    That Russell Wilson is just FILTHY!…WOW..

    Congrats on the 200 and thanks for keeping us entertained…

  97. MattyIceASU permalink
    January 16, 2013 2:36 pm

    Limitless. Love limited this year! Thanks for another great contest!

  98. Gagandeep Singh permalink
    January 16, 2013 3:08 pm

    This contest was hard but my answer is : LIMITLESS

  99. January 16, 2013 3:29 pm


  100. January 16, 2013 4:09 pm

    OK, just went through all the entries. Thanks to everyone for participating. The nine letters you were looking for were the ones that spelled “LIMITLESS.” Now as always, you guys and gals are awesome. Congrats to the five winners this time around: Kevin Pongrantz, Ryan (ryoni), Chris Krueger, Mal and Jeremy Offins. We’ll be in touch soon to get your addresses. Stay tuned, though. We’re going to select winners for the Unwrapped Crown Royale and Timeless Treasures contests next. Thanks again.

    • Alex permalink
      January 16, 2013 6:16 pm

      Thanks again for the contest

      Tha Wilson jumbo patch is nasty and I think I’m going to put that set together. Hopefully I will see it again sometime soon lol

      Congrats to the Winners

    • brad f @mjb_cards104 permalink
      January 17, 2013 2:15 pm

      CONGRATS TO ALL WINNERS!! show us some hits when you rip! thanks tracy and panini as always!!

    • Jeremy Offins permalink
      January 18, 2013 1:36 pm

      Awesome. Thanks for the contest. Cant wait to see what I get. Im super stoked.

    • Chris Krueger permalink
      January 20, 2013 11:44 am

      Wow, I won. thanks so much for the great contest!

    • jeremy offins permalink
      January 29, 2013 7:36 pm

      Spectacular. Received my cards today. Thanks a ton Tracy. Keep up the good work Panini.

  101. January 16, 2013 4:26 pm

    Thanks for another great contest and congrats on 200 episodes! Here’s to 200 more!

    Anyway contest wise: LIMITLESS

    Thanks again!

  102. jwh1969 permalink
    January 16, 2013 6:16 pm

    Great boxes! Product looks good this year. Answer is limitless!

  103. January 16, 2013 7:23 pm

    Congrats to the winners!

  104. Joe Alaimo permalink
    January 16, 2013 8:18 pm

    Dang eye did me in, wow cant believe it

  105. January 16, 2013 9:34 pm

    Carlos is easily my favroite unwrapped guest

  106. Tim Y permalink
    January 16, 2013 11:38 pm

    Grats to the winners!

  107. Kevin Pongratz permalink
    January 17, 2013 8:06 am

    So awesome! Thanks for the contest again, these hunts are always so fun. I cant beleive I was picked and cant wait to see which cards I get!
    Cmon Russell Wilson and/or Ray Lewis! haha


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