Panini teams with U.S. Bank to create 49ers set

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor

The San Francisco 49ers are flying high after two weeks of the NFL season. Alex Smith, Frank Gore and Vernon Davis have led San Francisco to a 2-0 record this year.

To celebrate what could be an exciting season, Panini America and U.S. Bank have teamed to develop an exclusive eight-card team set.

Most of the top San Francisco players are in the set including Randy Moss and Michael Crabtree.

Fans can get a new card at each 49ers home game by visiting the U.S Bank booth or grab one at participating U.S. Bank branches during the week following the specified game.

“We’re proud to partner with a legendary franchise like the San Francisco 49ers and on this special promotion that helps honor the team’s current superstars while also creating increased visibility for U.S. Bank, a key 49ers partner,” Panini America’s Vice President of Marketing Jason Howarth said.

The cards will also preview the 2012 Absolute design.

Here’s the schedule of the cards:
・ Sept. 15: Alex Smith
・ Oct. 7: Randy Moss
・ Oct. 14: Michael Crabtree
・ Oct. 18: A.J. Jenkins
・ Nov. 11: LaMichael James
・ Nov. 19: Frank Gore
・ Dec. 9: Vernon Davis
・ Dec. 30: Patrick Willis

collectors can get more information by visiting

Susan Lulgjuraj is the editor of Beckett Football magazine. You can email Susan here with ideas, comments and questions. Follow her on Twitter here.

One Comment

  1. David Johnson
    Posted September 18, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    I don’t see where you can buy them online. The website you linked has a PDF regarding the cards and how they are available at the games or in the banks. You can get the entire set by going to the bank and opening an check card account, and the chance for an autograph is only available if you ALSO add a credit card account with them.

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