Santa Claus Is Here With a Christmas Giveaway!

Ho, ho, ho!

It’s the holiday season. (The holiday season.) And that means I am feeling extra generous. But you need to act quickly as my generosity will only last until Christmas Eve, before I turn back into a vile one, a Mr. Grinch.

I have a number of cards sitting here. I want to give them away to a few of my readers here. So here’s the details:

I’m going to randomly choose 5 people with the mighty randomizer. I am going to have 5 prizes. The first person will pick a number that corresponds to a certain prize. The next person will have the option of stealing that prize or picking a new prize. If you steal a prize, you are locked in to that prize and the person you stole from picks again. If you pick a new prize, that has the possibility of being stolen. Ever see that episode of “The Office” where Michael decides to play “Yankee Swap” with the Secret Santa gifts? This is sort of the same thing.

So all you need to do is enter, right? Just post a comment on this post.

You want a bonus chance at getting a spot in this giveaway? Post a link to this contest in your blog and post another comment with the link to the post showing me you have done so. If you don’t have a blog, post it on Twitter while mentioning @SportsCardBlog or sign up for our email list (Sign up on right sidebar). You can link me to the Twitter post or let me know you have signed up for the email list and I’ll cross reference the email you use with the emails on my list. Maximum of 1 bonus entry.

Simple as that. The time for entries will close on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at 9pm PST. There will be 5 winners with a bonus of a spin on the Wheel O’ Awesome to be randomized away. It could be you!

Oh, and all prizes will be autographs or game used cards. Just thought I would throw that in there.

Sports Card Blog – Panini NFL Player of the Day Final Standings

Well, the promotion has come to an end. It was a great 11 weeks with each and every one of you. I am thankful that I got to give away a ton of great and unique prizes to several people.

The first business to handle is the winner of the special Thanksgiving edition contest for the games on Thanksgiving. It was a hard fought contest with some close scores but here is that leaderboard:

Matt G. – 8

Shane K. – 8 (Tiebreaker Winner!)

Jay R. – 7

Edwin G. – 7

Patrick P. – 6

Weirdmaniac – 5

KJ L. – 5

Harley E. – 4

Evan – 4

Madison V. – 3

RJ R. – 0

The next order of business is the winner for the week…here is the leaderboard, some scores were absolutely astonishing. I wanted people to play to their strengths to try and catch others and boy did they.

Michael G. – 19

Evan – 17

Weirdmaniac – 14

Edwin G. – 13

Harley E. – 8

RJ R. – 7

Patrick P. – 7

KJ L. – 7

Matt G. – 4

Shane K. – 2

So we need to combine those all together and announce the monthly winner for November and also the grand prize winner….

The monthly winner of the box of 2011 Panini Threads football is…..

With a slim two point win over Evan….Edwin G.! Evan had a great charge this week but just came up short by the slimmest of margins. I don’t know what I would have done if this was tied for the month!

And finally, the grand prize winner, who almost lost it all after missing the Thanksgiving contest is obviously Michael G. He has put together a great overall promotion scores and deserves the win. With RJ R. and Edwin G. close by on several occasions, he has fended them off to victory.

I’m sure those who haven’t won anything are waiting to hear if they won one of the three bonus handmade Panini packs…well here are your Panini pack winners.


Matt G.


Thank you all. As a thank you, I may have something coming up in a couple of days, just need to check on the status of a certain package. Until then, thank you all!

Sports Card Blog – Panini NFL Player of the Day Contest Week 11 Finale

I haven’t tabulated the scores from Thanksgiving yet, but I wanted to make sure that I got this finale up in time for everyone to make their picks. This is going to be similar to last week, but with a little twist. You will be able to make your guesses completely up to you.

So this week is like this, you pick a player and guess their stat line. The only rule is that the player must be a starter and must be a top 10 player at that position. You can find a list of the top players here on

Here are the positions and points:

QB: (+3 within  20 yards, +1 within 50 yards)

RB: (+3 within 10 yards, +1 within 30 yards)

WR: (+3 within 10 yards, +1 within 30 yards)

TE: (+3 within 10 yards, +1  within 20 yards)

K: (+3 within 5 yards, +1 within 10 yards) *Doesn’t matter kicker, as long as starter

DEF: (+3 within 2 tackles, +1 within 4)

TEAM: (+3 within 4 points, +1 within 8 points) *Any team playing on Sunday/Monday

I will be tabulating the scores for Thanksgiving shortly and will announce the winner along with this winner on Tuesday. As well as the grand prize and monthly prize winners as well. Oh, and a thank you giveaway should occur on Tuesday or Wednesday too. So thank you all for visiting the official NFL Player of the Day website and joining in on this promotion. If you haven’t visited yet, please make sure you visit that site and check it out for me!

Oh, and the winner will receive the final NFL Player of the Day t-shirt and card set.

Sports Card Blog – Panini NFL Player of the Day Thanksgiving Edition

The Thanksgiving edition is here just for those games that we play on turkey day. We have 3 great games playing on this American holiday:

Packers @ Lions

Dolphins @ Cowboys

49ers @ Ravens

Tiebreaker: Total number of rushing yards for all 3 games.

Well maybe two of the three of them will be good. The Dolphins have been playing better in recent weeks so let’s hope that ends up as a solid game.

Anyway, this Thanksgiving edition is simple. You guess the winners and the total number of points for each game. You will get 2 points for each team correctly picked to win as bonus points towards the overall and monthly leaderboards. If you are within 7 points of the correct total number of points, you will get a bonus point. The tiebreaker will determine the winner.

The winner will receive a set of the NFL Player of the Day Rookie Review cards along with a pre-made pack of Panini cards, including an auto or game used card. (I haven’t made the prize yet)

So don’t forget to enter before you eat your turkey and make sure you visit the official NFL Player of the Day site as this promotion is coming to an end soon.

Sports Card Blog – Panini NFL Player of the Day Week 10 Winner

Hey everyone, week 10 was a crazy week for picking players who would lead each statistical category. I thought this would give everyone a solid chance of scoring over 10 points. Well, only one person scored over 10 points. But when you have players coming from their couch (Kevin Smith) or rookies throwing for mega yards (Andy Dalton), you know it’s going to be a rough week. I hope some of you at least had one of these players going in fantasy.

Here are the week’s standings and winner:

KJ L: 11
Evan: 9
Weirdmaniac: 7
Edwin G.: 7
Jay R.: 5
Shane K: 5
Madison V.: 5
Matt G.: 4
Patrick P: 4
Harley E.: 4
Michael G.: 4
RJ R.: 3

I apologize for the low scores, but to make up for it, remember you will be able to score some bonus points for the Thanksgiving games. The contest will be posted soon, so make sure you look out for it!

Congratulations goes out to KJ L. for another win. I’d like to see some people step it up! We’ve only had like 4 different winners with over 10 entrants each week. It’s crazy! Thankfully I have the bonus prizes available for some of you :)

On to next week! But remember to click the links to the NFL Player of the Day site and check it out!