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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (3-5) Contest No. 10 — A Blake Griffin autographed Oklahoma Sooners patch promo card by Chris Olds

We’re back with another Free Stuff Friday our weekly ritual where we try and get some cool stuff into the hands of our readers just for answering some simple card-related trivia.

How can you win? Follow the directions below and answer the questions below in a comment right here …  it’s that simple.

Tips: Don’t try stuffing the comments box — we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win. (Also note that you will see your comment on your screen after posting but that does not indicate its order of posting as it has not yet been approved. WordPress’ time-stamping of comments once all are approved will determine the winner.)

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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (2-19) Contest No. 1 — A Blake Griffin autographed promo card (courtesy of Panini America) by Chris Olds

***NOW CLOSED***

We’re back with another Free Stuff Friday — and everything this week is courtesy of Panini America.

How can you win? Follow the directions below and answer the questions below in a comment right here …  it’s that simple.

Tips: Don’t try stuffing the comments box — we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win. (Also note that you will see your comment on your screen after posting but that does not indicate its order of posting as it has not yet been approved. WordPress’ time-stamping of comments once all are approved will determine the winner.)

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Preview Gallery: 2009-10 Panini Studio basketball cards by Chris Olds

Panini America released a small batch of card images on Wednesday for what’s to be found in its 2009-10 Panini Studio basketball card set when it arrives in late February. (See our previous look at the set right here.)

The Heritage autographs appear to be signed on-card as are the Skylines autographs.

Check ’em all out after the jump.

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Panini Reveals New Rookies & Stars Basketball Images by Tracy Hackler

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Panini officials on Friday morning released a handful of appetite-whetting images from the forthcoming 2009-10 Rookies & Stars Basketball.

The product, which releases Nov. 18, carries over the refreshing new design elements utilized for the first time in 2009 Rookies & Stars Football. The average 24-pack hobby box will deliver two autograph cards and two memorabilia cards.

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First Look: 2009-10 Playoff Contenders Basketball by Tracy Hackler

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Panini America on Tuesday morning released preliminary details on 2009-10 Playoff Contenders Basketball, an autographed-Rookie Card-rich product due out exactly three months from today.

Playoff Contenders has long been one of the most sought after and influential football card products on the market and company officials look to be using a tried and true formula to ensure the product’s success as a rookie on the hardwood.

Every 24-pack box of Contenders will deliver four autographs, one Rookie of the Year Contender and one Legendary Contender insert card. In addition, the average 12-box case will deliver one autograph from either new spokesman Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or Oscar Robertson.

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*** CONTEST CLOSED *** Free Stuff Friday: Contest No. 11 — a Blake Griffin autographed photo courtesy of Panini America by Chris Olds

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THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE LAST REMAINING OPEN CONTEST THIS WEEK.

We’ve had a long but fun day here for the first (but certainly not last) run of Free Stuff Friday.

logoHow can you win what you see above? Follow the directions below and answer the questions below in a comment right here …  it’s that simple.

Tips: Don’t try stuffing the comments box — we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win. (Also note that you will see your comment on your screen after posting but that doesn’t indicate its order of posting as it has not yet been approved. WordPress’ time-stamping of comments once all are approved will determine the winner.)

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Tracking an emerging hobby superstar … by Chris Olds

There are few true superstars in the hobby today, but we think we might have found one of them. First, his independent feature film debut (ok, it’s not a debut) …

But don’t stop there.

Check out his latest star-studded appearance in this Upper Deck video.

Must be a total coincidence.

Or maybe they just have an eye for talent.