sabato 4 dicembre 2021

Panini SPL 2006


SPL 06 is the official sticker collection of the Scottish Premier League for the season 2005/2006. It is a large collection including more than 400 regular stickers, a poster with the stadiums, special silver and golden player stickers (extra stickers), and also four update stickers. The album begins with the contents and a welcoming page including two stickers: the league logo and the trophy. Then the 12 competing clubs are shown in alphabetical order. For each club there are 33 stickers distributed over six pages. On the first page the club is introduced with six stickers: the club badge (PVC sticker), the manager (round sticker), the home kit (metallic sticker), the away kit, and the club nickname composed by two stickers. On the second page there are five stickers of players in action: the captain (metallic sticker), the keeper, the top scorer (metallic sticker), the star defender, and the best midfielder. On the following two pages and a half, the squad is shown with the team photo (big sticker) and 14 stickers of player portraits with stats. Some player stickers were released in three different versions: regular, silver and gold; these stickers differ only for the foil on which are printed. On the last page and a half there are six stickers: "super skills" (metallic sticker of a player in action), "word up!", "premier puzzle", "goal" (big size sticker of celebration), "footy flips" (a lenticular card sticker which features a player and the club badge) and "peel and play" (pvc sticker to complete a photo on the album). 

In the album, the Scottish clubs are alternated with the SPL Internationals, divided in four sections along the album. There are in total 26 big stickers of International players in action. In the center of the album, three pages can be unfold and they include the special section "Game on" with four regular stickers, two big stickers, and 12 pvc stickers of players in action. The album ends resuming the Scottish Premier League clubs. On the back cover it is possible to stick the club name stickers to complete the final standing of the league. 

The collection includes also a spectacular poster with the club stadiums (12 stickers) located on the maps of Scotland and four update stickers: Brewster, Keane, Wales and Boyd. The latter moved from Kilmarnock to Rangers during the season and he was the final top goalscorer of the league with 32 goals. Celtic dominated the 2005/2006 Premier League with 91 points, 17 more than Heart (2nd place) and 18 more than Rangers (3rd place).

Back cover of the album

Poster: SPL Stadiums

The four update stickers of this collection

Home kit stickers are metallic

The pvc club badge sticker (on the left) and the lenticular sticker that shows either a player in action or the club badge, depending on the inclination of the album.

SPL International stickers are large size stickers of players in action

Celtic Internationals: the goalkeeper Boruc and the midfielder Nakamura

Rangers Internationals: the goalkeeper Stefan Klos and the striker Dado Prso

Album details:
Full name: SPL Scottish Premier League 06
Publisher: Panini
League: Scottish (Premier League)
Season: 2005/2006
Number of clubs: 12
Stickers per club: 34
Other sections:
  • Welcome (2 stickers)
  • SPL Internationals (26 stickers)
  • Game on! (18 stickers)
Poster: SPL stadiums (12 stickers)
Updates: Yes (4 stickers)
Extra: gold and silver player stickers (96 stickers)
Checklist: click here 

Total number of stickers: 468 (+extra)

giovedì 25 novembre 2021

Panini Football 99 (Belgium)


Football 99 is the official sticker collection of the Belgian league for the season 1998/1999. This year the collection includes only the 1st Division. The album begins with the calendar of the season and one page dedicated to the revelations of the previous season, with six stickers of the best performing players. Before showing the competing teams, there is an overview of all the club stadiums, with a two-page including 18 stadium stickers. The 18 clubs of 1st Division are then shown in alphabetical order with 19 stickers over two pages: the team photo (two stickers), the club badge (shiny sticker), the coach, and 15 players. After the clubs, the album ends with one last section called Oogwenk aan de voetbalsterren (wink to the football stars). Here we find 12 stickers of player caricatures of the main stars of the league (Enzo Scifo, Mbo Mpenza, etc.).

Racing Genk became champions of the 1998/1999 Belgian league with 73 points. Second place for Club Brugge (71 points) and third for Anderlecht (70 points). The top goalscorer of the league was Jan Koller (24 goals), who played later on for Borussia Dortmund from 2001 to 2006. In the following, we show pictures of the empty album and complete loose set of stickers coming from a sealed factory album.

Album and complete set of stickers

International players from Football 99: Fadiga (39 caps and 4 goals with Senegal) and the Czech striker Jan Koller (top scorer of the league with 24 goals)

The Croatian goalkeeper Vedran Runje and the striker Mbo Mpenza

The caricature stickers of Enzo Scifo and Mbo Mpenza

Album details:
Full name: Football 99
Publisher: Panini
League: Belgian (I Division)
Season: 1998/1999
Number of clubs: 18
Stickers per club: 19
Other sections:
  • Panini-Revelations (6 stickers)
  • Stadiums (18 stickers)
  • Player caricatures (12 stickers)
Updates: No
Poster: No
Checklist: click here

Total number of stickers: 378

mercoledì 24 novembre 2021

Panini Foot 90


Olympique Marseille won Division 1 in the season 1989/90 with 53 points, two more than Bordeaux. They had a great team with Tigana, Francescoli and the top scorer of the league Jean-Pierre Papin (30 goals). It was a competitive tournament with big French players (Eric Cantona, Didier Deschamps, Laurent Blanc) and International players (Weah, Ramon Diaz, Jorge Burruchaga).

The official sticker collection of the French football for the season 1989/90 is the 15th album of the Foot series and it includes both Division 1 and Division 2. The cover shows the main French star of the period, Jean-Pierre Papin in action with his club (Ol.Marseille). The album begins with an introductory part with no stickers, but including the schedule of the season, the contents of the album and the foreword. Then, the clubs of Division 1 are shown in alphabetical order with 18 stickers over two pages: the metallic club badge, the team photo (two stickers), the coach, and 14 players. Among the coach stickers we can mention some famous names like Raymond Domenech, Arsène Wenger, and Aimé Jacquet. 

The section with the clubs of Division 2 starts right after with the calendar of the season. The 36 competing clubs are divided in two groups (A and B) and included in the album with the club badge (half metallic sticker) and the team photo sticker. There are no other sections in this collection, which does not include updates or a poster. Overall, it is a classic, but stylish collection with excellent quality of the paper of the album and the resolution of the stickers.  

Back cover of the album

Metallic club badge stickers from Foot 90

Jean Pierre Papin (top scorer of the league with 30 goals) and Eric Cantona

South American players of Division 1: Enzo Francescoli (73 caps and 17 goals with Uruguay) and Jorge Burruchaga (59 caps and 13 goals with Argentina)

The manager stickers of Arsène Wenger (Monaco) and Aimé Jacquet (Montpellier)

International players in Monaco: Glenn Hoddle and Ramon Diaz

The iconic French players Laurent Blanc and Didier Deschamps

Album details:
Full name: Foot 90 en images
Publisher: Panini
League: French (Division 1 and Division 2)
Season: 1989-1990
Number of clubs and stickers per club:
  • Division 1 (20 clubs, 18 stickers)
  • Division 2 (36 clubs, 1.5 stickers)
Other sections: No
Poster: No
Updates: No
Checklist: click here

Total number of stickers: 414