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2012 Contenders Football Stars in a Special Edition of Panini Unwrapped (Contest)

February 7, 2013


Panini America’s Tracy Hackler and Carlos Torrez spent some quality time yesterday afternoon with one box of 2012 Contenders Football to produce the following must-see episode of Panini Unwrapped. But there’s way more than merely one box at stake in this video. After you watch it, we’re going to give collectors a chance to win one of four additional boxes through another of our Knight’s Lance scavenger hunts.

But before we give you the details on that, we want you to watch the video, which sheds some light on, among other things, the vaunted Rookie Card variations in this year’s product. Be sure to stick around after the video to find out how you can win one of four boxes of 2012 Contenders Football.

Now, on to the scavenger hunt. We’ve taken the liberty of hiding the main image at the top of this post into one of the card images that appeared in the 2012 Contenders Football Quality Control Gallery. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find the hidden image and tell us — AS A COMMENT TO THIS POST — what card you found it on.

We’ll give you until 10 a.m. CST tomorrow morning (February 8) to get your entries in. Good luck and happy hunting.

216 Comments leave one →
  1. February 7, 2013 9:43 pm

    I’m going with image # 54, AJ Jenkins. Upper left where it says Rookie Ticket. Thanks for the contest,Panini!

  2. Rick Griffith permalink
    February 7, 2013 9:59 pm

    Card QC 54 AJ JENKINS

  3. Tom Y. permalink
    February 7, 2013 10:06 pm

    Love the scavenger hunts! Think I found the image in the following card:

    Panini America 2012 Contenders Football QC (54) – A.J. Jenkins

    Thanks for the preview of another beautiful product!

  4. Mcease permalink
    February 7, 2013 10:08 pm

    Where do I submit my answer?

    • February 8, 2013 12:23 am

      As a comment to this post. It will say “awaiting moderation” until the contest ends. We don’t approve contest answers until afterward, so everyone’s answers are protected.

  5. February 7, 2013 10:18 pm

    It is on the AJ Jenkins cracked ice card. Image #54, behind “Roo”.

  6. February 7, 2013 10:18 pm

    Bruce Irvin tattoo

  7. February 7, 2013 10:20 pm

    Trent Richardson

  8. Jim permalink
    February 7, 2013 10:21 pm

    On the image of the front of the A. J. Jenkins Rookie Ticket auto (cracked ice).

  9. Alex B. permalink
    February 7, 2013 10:24 pm

    Picture was found on A.J Jenkins cracked ice auto. Thanks so much!

  10. michael jacobs permalink
    February 7, 2013 10:47 pm

    the scavenger hunt hidden image is on the cracked ice A.J. Jenkins card behind the word rookie ticket

  11. February 7, 2013 10:50 pm

    Panini America 2012 Contenders Football QC (54)

    That one was pretty crazy. In the cracked ice itself! Nice hiding.

  12. Ian Cavanaugh permalink
    February 7, 2013 10:59 pm

    The hidden image is on the AJ Jenkins cracked ice auto in the top left in “rookie ticket”.(54)

  13. Andy permalink
    February 7, 2013 11:11 pm

    Panini America 2012 Contenders Football QC (54) – Cracked Ice Auto of AJ Jenkins. Thanks for this awesome contest! CONTENDERS ROCKS!

  14. briophia permalink
    February 7, 2013 11:16 pm

    Panini America 2012 Contenders Football QC (54)

  15. Andy P. permalink
    February 7, 2013 11:21 pm

    The picture is hidden in the AJ Jenkins Cracked ice picture blended with the “Rookie Ticket” writing! It is image 54 if you need that also! Very excited I actually found one of these!

  16. Raymond Shepard permalink
    February 7, 2013 11:36 pm

    pic #54 behind the rookie ticket logo

  17. Chad Jousma permalink
    February 7, 2013 11:38 pm

    The Logo is on the AJ Jenkins Cracked Ice Autograph card. Just below the Contenders Logo behind the wording of Rookie in Rookie Ticket. Panini America 2012 Contenders Football QC (54)

  18. Ross Robertson permalink
    February 7, 2013 11:47 pm

    i think i found it… a.j. jenkins cracked ice sticker auto /20???

  19. Tyler Lambert permalink
    February 8, 2013 12:00 am

    Man this one was hard…but I finally found it. It was hidden in the AJ Jenkins cracked ice auto, picture #54.
    I really like these cards though. always wanted to get a box, just never had the chance

  20. Craig permalink
    February 8, 2013 12:29 am

    QC 54 AJ Jenkins. Right on the words Rookie Ticket. Thanks for the contest guys.

  21. Oliver Cyment permalink
    February 8, 2013 12:29 am

    The logo was on:

    Panini America 2012 Contenders Football QC (54) – A.J. Jenkins Cracked Ice Autograph

    Toughest one yet to find, thanks for the chance Panini/Tracy!!!

  22. Doni Petersom permalink
    February 8, 2013 1:00 am

    The image is in the A.J. Jenkins “Craked Ice” Card embedded behind the Rookie Ticket Name on the Card.

  23. George permalink
    February 8, 2013 1:20 am

    Thanks for the contest for a great product:

    I found the image on the AJ Jenkins rookie auto cracked ice card. It is located where the words “Rookie Ticket” is.

    Thanks again

  24. Bailey permalink
    February 8, 2013 1:48 am

    The picture is on the AJ Jenkins cracked ice card

  25. Vincenzo, Milan permalink
    February 8, 2013 3:58 am

    A good challenge again. The image is not so small but perfectly hidden in the background of the photo 54, A.J. Jenkins Rookie Ticket Cracked Ice Auto. Thank you Panini for the contest. This product is excellent.

  26. Grace M. permalink
    February 8, 2013 5:42 am

    Think I’ve got a headache from staring at all of the wonderful cards…, but well worth it as I believe I found the image on the following:

    Panini America 2012 Contenders Football QC (54) – AJ Jenkins card

    Thanks for another great contest Panini!

  27. Jimbo Slice permalink
    February 8, 2013 6:33 am

    Great contest Panini:) My answer is: Panini America 2012 Contenders Football QC (50) of Shea on the Bears

  28. February 8, 2013 7:29 am

    Image #54 – A.J. Jenkins – behind the rookie ticket.

  29. David Brown permalink
    February 8, 2013 7:32 am

    Another great contest with amazing prizes. I love these cards. It was a lot tougher this time but I found it again. The hidden image is on the A.J.Jenkins cracked ice auto rookie ticket. Thanks again you guys are awesome.

  30. chas permalink
    February 8, 2013 7:33 am

    A.j jenkins cracked ice card.

  31. Michael Albers permalink
    February 8, 2013 8:16 am

    I cannot find the image in the picture unfortunately, but the contenders product always delivers high quality and value at a fair price. I opened my first 2012 contenders box yesterday and drew a short print auto of Doug Martin numbered to 99, a short print cracked ice rookie auto of josh cooper numbered to 20, a short print of Deonte Thompson with no info on the back of the card, and 3 other autos (2 of which were 1st round draft picks). Now that is QUALITY and VALUE. If you collect for youself or your kids (I have 3 boys), the contenders product is a MUST every year. Thanks Panini….

  32. Anthony Lay permalink
    February 8, 2013 8:24 am

    Vontaze Burfict – On the glove.

    Why do I think the answer is finally reviewed; I will say “how did I miss that!”

  33. Greg P permalink
    February 8, 2013 8:29 am

    A.J. Jenkins cracked ice auto (Panini America 2012 Contenders Football QC (54). )

  34. Justin Larson permalink
    February 8, 2013 8:33 am

    I found the scavenger hunt image on the A.J. Jenkins Cracked Ice Autograph # 11 / 20.
    Thank you for the contest.

  35. Mcease permalink
    February 8, 2013 9:03 am

    Cracked ice AJ jenkins

  36. February 8, 2013 9:14 am

    I can’t find it but something looks different in card no. 54 aj Jenkins cracked ice

  37. February 8, 2013 9:15 am

    Card no. 54 aj Jenkins cracked ice

  38. February 8, 2013 9:55 am

    The card with the hidden logo is Tim Tebow!!! The cards look great..

  39. josh permalink
    February 8, 2013 10:31 am

    Ok. Where was the image? Nice contest and fun scavanger hunt. Thanks Panini.

  40. Erling Crousse permalink
    February 8, 2013 11:38 am

    Found it!!

    Panini America 2012 Contenders Football QC (54)

    Hope I got it in in time!

  41. February 8, 2013 11:42 am

    ??????? what is so secretive……Tracy…… i think you might sell a litlle more product if the consumer has some kind reason to collect this!! if there are short prints!! Let Us know that follow y’all….. wow… YES>>>>>YES >>>>>> YES…. what is that… you are on camera to let us know…..Come on man!!!!

  42. February 8, 2013 12:15 pm

    i think the picture is hidden behind ryand lindleys helmet.. on picture Panini America 2012 Contenders Football QC (46) great stuff guys really diggin that cracked ice!

  43. February 8, 2013 12:19 pm

    Thanks for the contest! The picture is on the Rookie Ticket portion of A.J. Jenkins’s Cracked Ice card.

  44. February 8, 2013 12:51 pm

    Thanks to everyone for participating. The four winners — selected with a huge assist from — are Glen, ekalb, mcease and David Bonneville. Thanks again and stay tuned for our next contest. Winners, we’ll be in touch to get your mailing address.

    • Glen permalink
      February 8, 2013 12:55 pm

      Awesome! Thanks Tracy!

    • Bobby Wickersham permalink
      February 8, 2013 1:16 pm

      I’ve been away for awhile, glad to see Dave B. win a box. Thanks for the chance Tracy, Panini rocks! @bobwick30

      • February 8, 2013 3:12 pm

        Thanks Bob! And THANK YOU Panini for this contest! It was hard finding this one! But had fun doing it! THANK YOU!

    • ekalb permalink
      February 8, 2013 1:45 pm

      Thanks so much!!

    • Andrew permalink
      February 8, 2013 5:05 pm

      Congrats to the winners, and of course to Panini for having such awesome contests and a great blog for all us fans.

    • February 15, 2013 11:05 am

      Awesome! Thanks Tracy! Hope you ALL have a GREAT DAY!

  45. Kyle permalink
    February 8, 2013 1:06 pm

    Aw man! One day I’ll win something! :D

    Congrats to the winners. Thanks for the contest panini! Can’t wait for the next contest Panini… Make it soon!!!

  46. Mcease permalink
    February 8, 2013 1:10 pm

    Sounds good, It was a great idea to market the cards.

    Thanks Tracy

  47. February 8, 2013 5:24 pm

    Congrats to the winners!

  48. February 8, 2013 7:36 pm

    Yes! <– Carlos has been watching too much Monday Night Raw!


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