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!

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

Week 10 is here! Only a couple of weeks left in the promotion. Remember, the monthly winner will receive a box of 2011 Panini Threads Football while the grand prize winner through the course of the promotion will receive the mighty Panini Black Box. Michael G. has a little bit of a lead growing, so let’s try and cut that down a little bit this week…sorry Michael!

I noticed that I did a contest that seemed to play to his strengths last week. He won the first month in pretty decent fashion by picking teams. We aren’t going to do that again. We’re going to avoid picking teams for the last two weeks and pick something else.

This week, we are giving away a pack of the Panini National VIP set from the National Collector’s Convention this past year along with some other promotional packs of goodies. I think there is a Hall of Fame set and something else. These packs you could only get by attending those events and I’ll be giving them away to the winner!

This week’s contest will be all about guessing top players and top statistics. This will be kind of like a past contest, but I’m going to shape it up a little bit to allow room for more points.

You will pick who you think will achieve the highest stat in each category and how much of that stat they achieve. Only difference is, if you guess the correct player you get bonus points. The closer you are to the actual stat, the more points you get. It’s a nice mix between fantasy and stat prognosticating.

For example:

I will ask for the QB with the highest number of yards and how many?

Your answer will be: Dan Orlovsky (358 yards)

If Dan Orlovsky is the highest passing QB, you will get (x) amount of points. Even if you guess the player incorrectly, you may also get points for guessing the statistic. So say you are within 50 yards, you will get an additional (x) amount of points. I ran something similar earlier in the promotion that didn’t go so well, so we’re going to amp it up a bit.

Here are the stats and players you will be guessing…

Highest passing QB and number of yards? (Within 50 yards (+1), within 20 yards (+2)

Highest rushing RB and number of yards? (Within 40 yards (+1), within 10 yards (+2)

Highest receiving WR and number of yards? (Within 30 yards (+1), within 10 yards (+2)

Highest receiving TE and number of yards? (Within 20 yards (+1), within 10 yards (+2)

Highest defensive player and number of tackles? (Within 5 tackles (+1), within 2 tackles (+2)

Longest K field goal and number of yards? (Within 10 yards (+1), within 5 yards (+2)

Highest team score and number of points? (Within 7 points (+1), within 3 points (+2)

Each player or team you guess correctly will give you 3 additional points. That makes this round give you a possible 35 points. Definitely enough points to get you back into either of the leaderboards.

Note: The Thursday game will not count towards this contest. Do not guess anyone on the Jets or Broncos. Also, the Texans, Colts, Saints, and Steelers are on bye.

Oh, and I’ll throw in another twist. I just realized I forgot that I had an envelope full of a few additional NFL Player of the Day Rookie Review card sets. A set of these cards will go into each of the 3 non-prize winning drawings I will hold at the end of the promotion for anyone who did not win a weekly contest. When I run that randomizer, for each contest you enter you will receive one entry into the three Panini packs I created. 3 different winners still to be decided there as well. I’m going giveaway crazy!

This is also the home stretch to make sure you visit the official NFL Player of the Day website and using my links to help my case as best blogger promotion. As I said, if I win, I will have more great stuff to giveaway to you guys so make sure you click and visit!