Anthony Giovanni turned one lucky pack of NFL player trading cards into one fantastic grand prize: a day with Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Reggie Brown.
The 10-year-old football card collector from Warrington, PA., is just one of the more than 200,000 NFL card collectors who participated in the 2007 NFL Player of the Day contest, which was sponsored at more than 700 hobby shops nationwide. He is among the thousands who earned prizes, but the only one who will get the chance to spend a day with an NFL player.
Brown will attend a private party at the Giovanni’s home on February 16 in Warrington. After the party, Anthony, his brother Vincent and several friends will take a limousine ride with Brown to the youngsters favorite hobby shop – BJ’s Sports Cards at 14 South York Rd., in Hatboro, Pa. There, he will share his good fortune with the rest of the community as Brown spends 90-minutes signing free autographs and posing for photos.
Two hundred fans will collect a free autograph from Brown at the event. Fifty (50) lucky collectors can “reserve” a spot at the front of the line in advance by visiting BJ’s Sports Cards before February 16, and pulling a Brown card from a pack of NFL licensed trading cards. All other autographs will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis. (Visit BJ’s Sports Cards for specific details or call 215-675-8746).
“I am thrilled for Anthony, his brother Vincent and the entire Giovanni family,” said Brian Schneck owner of BJ’s Sports Cards. “They are all regular customers at my shop and are big football card collectors and Eagles fans. I’m glad to be a part of their special day.”
If a private party, limousine ride and autograph session aren’t quite enough for Giovanni, he will also receive a $250 shopping spree to spend on NFL licensed products at BJ’s Sports Cards.
Giovanni’s journey began when he uncovered the designated NFL Player of the Day from a pack of cards he purchased at the hobby shop. Each store then selected a grand prize winner for a spot in the national sweepstakes. The young Eagles fan proved to be the luckiest of the entrants.
The 2007 NFL Player of the Day promotion included more than 700 hobby shops across the country.