UNION COUNTY – Frank Rosato, an avid trading card collector from New Providence, turned one lucky pack of officially licensed Panini NFL trading cards into one fantastic grand prize — the chance for him, his friends and family to spend a day with New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks on Saturday, April, 27.
Nicks will attend a private party at the Rosato home while the rest of the NFL teams are choosing players the NFL Draft. Following the party, they will take a limousine together to Attack of the Baseball Cards, 60 Milltown Road, Union. There, the community will join in as winners when the Giants star wide receiver spends an hour signing free autographs and posing for photos. Rosato will also receive a $250 shopping spree to spend on Panini products at the shop.
“I am still in shock,” admits the 43-year-old Rosato, who was surprised with the announcement at a special Super Bowl Sunday Pack Wars party at his favorite hobby shop, Attack of the Baseball Cards. “I have been a collector since I was a little kid so it’s really special to continue collecting as an adult with my 7-year-old son Michael and 9-year-old daughter Emily. They are both hooked on football and collecting cards, so I know this experience will be truly special for them.”
Rosato learns about his prize at a special event. (Video courtesy of Attack of the Baseball Cards)
“The Panini NFL Player of the Day has been the hobby’s favorite promotion for more than a decade because it helps hobby shops sell more Panini NFL trading cards and rewards loyal collectors,” said Jason Howarth, Vice President of Marketing for Panini. “Although this marks the 13th consecutive year that a collector gets the chance to spend a day with an NFL player, making card collectors’ dreams come true never get old for us at Panini. We’re looking forward to spending this special day with Frank.”
Rosato was among more than 100,000 NFL card collectors who participated in the 2012 Panini NFL Player of the Day contest at more than 500 hobby shops nationwide from September through November. He is among the thousands who earned prizes, but as the Grand Prize winner, he is the only one to spend the day with an NFL player.
At least 200 fans will collect a free autograph from the event. Collectors can “reserve” a spot in line in advance by visiting Attack of the Baseball Cards. Collectors who purchase any pack of Panini brand football cards, open it in the store and find any NY Giants player in their pack will receive a ticket for one free autograph on any item of their choice. All autographs will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis & limited to one per ticket or as stated on the ticket. For details, visit Attack of the Baseball Cards or call them at 1-908-687-8107 or visit http://attackofthebbcards.com.
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