giovedì 19 ottobre 2017

Panini Scottish Premier League 1998

Scottish Premier Division '98 is the fifth Panini album entirely dedicated to the Scottish Premier League (after 92, 95, 96, and 97). Previously in the '80s, Panini published combined albums of English and Scottish Premier League.
This album begins with an introduction including the logo of the Scottish Football League composed by two metallic stickers. Then the clubs are shown in alphabetical order. The number of stickers and pages per clubs are variable. Celtic and Glasgow have a total of 39 stickers each over 8 pages: the club badge (metallic sticker), the team photo (two stickers), 20 player portraits, and 16 stickers of players in action. The other clubs include a total of 31 stickers each over 6 pages: the club badge (metallic sticker), the team photo (two stickers), 14 player portraits, and 14 stickers of players in action.

In the middle of the album there is a large section of 44 stickers over 14 pages dedicated to the Scottish National team. This section is called The Lionhearts and it celebrates the National Team that qualified for the World Cup 1998. In this section there are stickers of the players, the coach, and the supporters. 

The back cover of the album Scottish Premier Division '98

Portrait and action sticker (composed by two stickers) of Henrik Larsson, star of Celtic

Impressive trio at Glasgow Rangers: Paul Gascoigne, a young Rino Gattuso and the experienced Brian Laudrup

Album details
Full name: Scottish Premier Division '98
Publisher: Panini
League: Scottish Premier Division
Season: 1997/1998
Number of clubs: 10
Stickers per club: 39 for Celtic and Rangers, 31 for the others
Other sections:
  • Introduction (2 stickers)
  • The Lionhearts (44 stickers)
Checklist: click here

Total number of stickers: 372

domenica 15 ottobre 2017

Panini Voetbal 94

Voetbal '94 is the official sticker collection of the Ereidivie for the season 1993/94. The album begins with an introduction of two pages, which includes the first four stickers of players in action. Among them the "revelations" Marc Overmars and Peter Hoekstra. The 18 Eredivisie clubs are then shown following the classification order of the season before, starting thus with the title owner Feyenoord. The first five clubs (Feyenoord, PSV, Ajax, Vitesse, Twente) have 15 stickers of players each. The remaining clubs include only 12 player stickers over two pages. Club badge stickers are not included.

The team photo stickers are included with 18 stickers over four pages at the end of the album. Last page of the album is about the 300 topscorers of all times, with the sticker of Wim Kieft in action.

The fantastic squad of Ajax in the season 1993/94 included players like Van der Sar, Davids, Seedorf, Blind, Rijkaard, De Boer, Overmars, and Litmanen 

The stickers of two young prospects: Michael Reizinger (future player of Milan, Ajax, and Barcelona) and Pierre van Hooijdonk (future star of Celtic, Benfica, and Feyenoord)

Album details
Full name: Voetbal '94
Publisher: Panini
League: Eredivisie (Netherlands)
Season: 1993/1994
Number of clubs: 18
Stickers per club: 15 for the first 5 clubs, 12 for the others
Other sections: 
  • Introduction (4 stickers)
  • Team photos (18 stickers)
  • 300 top scorers of all times (1 sticker)
Checklist: click here

Total number of stickers: 254