Collectors will give thanks to Donruss on Thursday as the company hands out free cards to fans at NFL game sites…and they’re doing a serious publicity push beforehand.
Donruss Playoff has announced the players list for their Thanksgiving Classic card promotion giveaway while securing some major publicity aimed at attracting more people into the hobby.
For the first time, three games will be played on Thanksgiving Day. The Dallas Cowboys take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, while the Detroit Lions face-off against the Miami Dolphins during the afternoon. The NFL Network will be broadcasting their first turkey day game that evening when the Kansas City Chiefs go up against their heated rivals, the Denver Broncos. It marks the first prime time game on Thanksgiving in league history.
Donruss Playoff will produce and distribute over 100,000 packs of trading cards throughout the day in all three cities.
"Thanksgiving is a day when families are together and watching football," said Donruss Playoff Vice President Mike Anderson. "This is a great day for us to reach these families and introduce them to the trading card category."
Three sets will be produced, one for each home team on the schedule. The following players will be included in the packs, along with a checklist card and information sending them to the official Donruss corporate website.
1 Terry Glenn Dallas Cowboys
2 Julius Jones Dallas Cowboys
3 Roy Williams Dallas Cowboys
4 Jason Witten Dallas Cowboys
5 Terrell Owens Dallas Cowboys
6 Tony Dorsett Dallas Cowboys
1 Jon Kitna Detroit Lions
2 Kevin Jones Detroit Lions
3 Roy Williams Detroit Lions
4 Brian Calhoun Detroit Lions
5 Ernie Sims Detroit Lions
6 Billy Sims Detroit Lions
1 Trent Green Kansas City Chiefs
2 Larry Johnson Kansas City Chiefs
3 Eddie Kennison Kansas City Chiefs
4 Tony Gonzalez Kansas City Chiefs
5 Tamba Hali Kansas City Chiefs
6 Marcus Allen Kansas City Chiefs