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Panini America 2012 Father's Day Promotion

Panini America spent the weekend earning some brownie points with sports card shops and collectors who live close enough to go to one. The company's 2012 Father's Day promotion gave collectors a free pack of cards with purchases at their local shop.

Storified by Sports Collector · Mon, Jun 18 2012 00:32:12

Panini seems to be onto something with its special holiday promotions.  The company's Black Friday promo seemed to be a hit last November so the company announced a few months ago that it would try the same thing on Father's Day weekend.  And what's not to like?  Collectors always enjoy something free and that's what they got with any purchase on Saturday and Sunday. 

One San Antonio shop owner said customers drove from as far as 145 miles away just to take advantage of the promotion.  Other shops ran out of packs.  A 25-pack lot sold on eBay for $300. 

We've got a sampling of some of the Tweets and posts from shops where a few big hits were pulled.  The biggest, apparently, were the Andrew Luck autographs (more on that later). 
Thanks @PaniniAmerica First fathers day to celebrate! #excited hope the update pic to follow is a good one! http://instagr.am/p/L9fQQ8sY7-/mjb_cards104
@PaniniAmerica How about an Arian Foster 1/1 pr plate auto and a Cam Newton RC auto to go with that Josh Hamilton? BAM! http://twitpic.com/9xniihMichael Fruitman
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@paniniamerica Gene got Father's Day started with this 1/1 Adrian Peterson jersey card from his Panini Bonus http://instagr.am/p/L_CQq6ueGl/Michael Fruitman
Hey @PaniniAmerica! Thanks for the Father's Day mojo. Joe Sakic serial #'d 3/5! @ShowUsYourHits Sry bout dusty scanner http://pic.twitter.com/wX5SQJxzJacob Clark
@PaniniAmerica Getting the ball rolling on Panini Father's Day at Mike's Stadium Sportscards in Colorado 303 6999808 http://instagr.am/p/L8VZJKueEc/Michael Fruitman
Sweet pull from the @PaniniAmerica Father’s Day packs I picked up at @superstarscards !! Great promotion Panini! http://twitpic.com/9x50hpLloyd Hannesson
@PaniniAmerica A little Tebowmania at Panini's Father's Day promo. We have hundreds of packs left so come on down! http://instagr.am/p/L8v501OeG7/Michael Fruitman
@PaniniAmerica Darren freaking out over his 3 color Cam patch & a 1/1 LaDainian auto at Panini's Father's Day Promo! http://instagr.am/p/L8yHI0ueIa/Michael Fruitman
4 Fathers Day Panini Packs at SMP Sportscards - (ft. My dad)lgl0f
Sales of the Andrew Luck NFL shield autograph on eBay?  $643, $499, $499,, $350...and the one below which closes Monday night: 
2012 PANINI FATHER'S DAY ANDREW LUCK NFL SHIELD/AUTO VERY RARE!!!! SSP RC2012 PANINI FATHER'S DAY ANDREW LUCK NFL SHIELD/AUTO VERY RARE!!!! SSP RC in Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop, Cards, Football | eBay
Hundreds of listings were already up on eBay by Sunday night featuring cards from the Panini Father's Day promotion.  You can click here to check them out.

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