As a youngster, there was nothing better that popping down to your local shop to purchase a pack of stickers for your Premier League sticker album.
The thrill of waiting to see which players you got was like no other.
And then there was the swaps that would take place on the playground at lunchtime.
Ah, the memories.
Well, it’s time to start saving those pennies, football fans.
Panini are releasing a sticker album for the 2019-20 season after announcing a partnership with the Premier League.
It’s time to relive your childhood again.
Panini reach agreement with Premier League
Panini have released sticker albums for previous World Cups but the Premier League collections are bound to be huge.
Mike Riddell, Panini UK’s Managing Director, said: "This is a game-changer for the UK market. The Premier League is the strongest league in the world and our challenge is to restore the UK football collectables market to number one."
And the company are expecting many collectors from the 1980s, when popularity in Panini’s albums was at its highest, to return.
“Panini’s heritage is legendary of course, so we expect many established and mature collectors will be delighted with this news,” Peter Warsop, Panini Group Licensing Director, said in an interview with Cardz Review.
“We will hopefully enjoy seeing them come back and work with us again to build their collections and, by doing so, develop even more historical and magical moments.”
Greg Landsdowne has written a book called ‘Stuck on You’, about the history of football stickers.
He’s excited to see how Panini adapts to modern times, where cards have become popular among collectors in the UK.
“Collectors of a certain age in the UK grew up on Panini football sticker albums, so for them this will be particularly exciting news,” Landsdowne said, per Beckett.com.
“Obviously times have changed so, right now, cards are far more popular among domestic football collectors in the UK, though there is even work to be done in that area to reach former heights.”News Now - Sport News