Panini Football Stickers: The Official Celebration: A Nostalgic Journey Through the World of Panini (Hardcover)
'A heady mix of football history, nostalgia and modern-day action that collectors of all ages will cherish' – When Saturday Comes
'Excellent... This book is like a journey through time, revealing some of the coolest-ever albums and stickers' – Match
'Countless memories come flooding back...' – The Sun
'Lovely book… One for your dad…' TalkSPORT
WELCOME TO THE GLORIOUS WORLD OF PANINI FOOTBALL STICKERS.
Collecting Panini football stickers has always been a joy.
Tearing open those packets and excitedly filling an album is a rite of passage for millions of kids – and adults. It's so popular, it even has its own language – 'swapsies', 'got, got, need' and 'shinies'.
And now, for the first time, Panini have granted access to their archives for this superbly illustrated celebration of their iconic football sticker collections.
Licensed by Panini and written by respected sticker authority Greg Lansdowne, this volume showcases Panini's UK domestic football, FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championship albums, as well as all the great players, from Pelé and Maradona to Marta, Ronaldo and Mbappé (via Frank Worthington, Chris Waddle, Gary Lineker, Eric Cantona, Ally McCoist and a few dodgy haircuts).
A heady mix of football history, wonderful nostalgia and modern-day action that collectors of all ages will cherish, this book shows why, for the last 60 years, collecting Panini stickers has been – and remains – a global phenomenon.
PANINI FOOTBALL STICKERS: A CELEBRATION includes:
– More than 2,000 images of iconic PANINI stickers, album covers and sticker packet designs
– Specially curated chapters on every UK-published collection (Football League/FIFA World Cup)
– Breakout features on foils, haircuts styles and collecting etiquette
PANINI was founded in 1961 with the launch of its first Calciatori/Football Players collection. It now has subsidiaries in Europe, Latin America and the United States. In the run-up to a FIFA World Cup, PANINI produces millions of albums, selling them to over 150 territories.
Greg Lansdowne is a leading authority on PANINI sticker albums and the author of Stuck on You, The Rise & Fall & Rise of Panini Stickers. @Panini_book
“Countless memories come flooding back as you look through this new book celebrating 60 years of Panini.” —The Sun
“This book is like a journey through time, revealing some of the coolest-ever albums and stickers.” —Match
“A heady mix of football history, nostalgia and modern-day action that collectors of all ages will cherish.” —When Saturday Comes
"Lovely book… People are going to love it for Christmas... you could spend hours ploughing through it." - Hawksbee & Jacobs, TalkSPORT
"A cool, snappy retrospective if the last 60 years of albums, from the history to the hairstyles." -The Athletic