For Euro 2016 Panini launched a renovated sticker album of the competition. New features are the mini stickers of the starting eleven of each team. Compared to previous editions, the sections "City and venues" and the "History of the competition" are only printed in the album (no stickers) and this was a big disappointment for the collectors.
However, Panini published in parallel with the standard version a "Star Edition" of this collection for the Swiss market, in which the stickers of players are metallic and the special stickers (badges and introductory stickers) are in fabric material (satin). Besides, they printed a limited hardcover album for the Star Edition released in a Gift Box (album + 100 packets) in 1000 copies. This post presents here below the hardcover album of the Star Edition collection, a very fine product with high quality stickers and album.
The album starts with an introductory page of six stickers: Euro 2016 logo (2 fabric stickers), the mascot (fabric sticker), Panini symbol (fabric sticker), and the trophy of the competition (2 metallic stickers). Then the calendar of the competition is shown. In these two pages there are two fabric stickers: the official match ball and the poster of Euro 2016.
The 24 teams are shown divided by groups. First there are two introductory pages of the group with badges (fabric stickers) and celebration (metallic stickers) of each team. Then for each team 20 profile player metallic stickers are included and displaced over two pages. For each team there is also the starting eleven on half page with the star player (metallic sticker) and the other 10 players in action (half sticker each, printed with glossy surface).
Group A: France, Romania, Albania, Switzerland
Group B: England, Russia, Wales, Slovakia
Group C: Germany, Ukraine, Poland, Northern Ireland
Group D: Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey, Croatia
Group E: Belgium, Italy, Republic of Ireland, Sweden
Group F: Portugal, Iceland, Austria, Hungary
The Euro 2016 Winners: Portugal!
The back cover of the album
The Giftbox Panini Euro 2016 Star Edition: hardcover album + 100 sealed packs
Panini released an update set for this collection (both for the standard and the star edition) including 84 stickers of players participating to the competition replacing players that did not take part. In this update set we can find some very interesting good prospect and rookie stickers, like Renato Sanches (1997, Portugal) and Marcus Rashford (1997, England).
Euro 2016 update set Star Edition
84 update stickers
Three protagonists of Euro 2016: Antoine Griezmann (top scorer with 6 goals), Gareth Bale (semifinalist with Wales), Cristiano Ronaldo (winner with Portugal)
Three rising stars of Euro 2016: Leroy Sané, Marcus Rashford (rookie sticker), Renato Sanches (rookie sticker)
Young players included (born 1995 or younger)
Anthony Martial (1995, France), Breel Embolo (1997, Switzerland), Luke Shaw (1995, England), George Williams (1995, Wales), Bartosz Kapustka (1996, Poland), Paddy McNair (1995, Northern Ireland), Emre Tasdemir and Ozan Tufan (both 1995, Turkey), Mario Pasalic, Alen Halilovic, and Marko Pjaca (1995, 1996, and 1995, Croatia), Jason Denayer (1995, Belgium), Adam Nagy (1995, Hungary)
Update Set: Renato Sanchez (1997, Portugal), Emre Mor (1997, Turkey), Marcus Rashford and Dele Alli (1997 and 1996, England), Leroy Sané and Joshua Kimmich (1996 and 1995, Germany), Ante Coric, Marko Rog, and Tin Jedvaj (1997, 1995 and 1995, Croatia), Viktor Kovalenko and Oleksandr Zinchenko (both 1996, Ukraine), Divock Origi (1995, Belgium), Shani Tarashaj (1995, Switzerland), Aleksandr Golovin (Russia, 1996), Karol Linetty (1995, Poland)
Full name: UEFA Euro 2016 France
Release: March 2016
Competition: UEFA Euro Cup
Number of teams: 24
Stickers per team: 28
Special section: Introduction (8 stickers)
Update set: 84 sticker
Hardcover album: Yes (standard and star edition)
Total number of stickers: 680 + 84 updates