New Year Wishes for Stickers and Cards in 2018?

LeicesterRob

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#1
Good Afternoon All!

As we approach another New Year what are you looking forward to the most in 2018 and what did you think of the 2017 collections? Do you have some great ideas that would transform ordinary collections into the best ever?

1. How many new albums* did you start (finish) in 2017? I started 8 (finished 5) It will be 8 out of 8 in the next few weeks (I hope)!

2. Which was your favourite (and why)? Mine was Panini Women's Euros as it was easy to collect, a surprise that it was launched too and great to have a different aspect of football in stickers.

3. What are you looking forward to in 2018? I would like the best ever World Cup album with the hope for stadium stickers/managers/team shots included too.

4. If you could change something in 2018 what would it be? My answer is to keep the background pages less cluttered so the stickers stand out better! Yep the early 80s did it well!

5. What would your perfect collection look like (stickers/cards, designs, ease of collecting etc)? I'll come back to that one as I have some thoughts!

*It must be the old fashion way only - buying packets, getting swaps, buying remaining stickers from Panini etc! Full sets bought are excluded but tell us anyway!

Over to you!
 

Bidus

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#2
Here after my toughts about 2017 and my wishes for 2018

1. How many new albums* did you start (finish) in 2017?
None, as I'm only collecting World Cups. Hope I helped some of my friends to complete theirs ;-)
2. Which was your favourite (and why)?
No favorite one, just some satisfaction to had some items to my collection.
3. What are you looking forward to in 2018?
An awesome World Cup Album, with old school stuff like in the 70, 74 and 78 albums and also a 1970 Album.
4. If you could change something in 2018 what would it be?
Less variations from countries.
5. What would your perfect collection look like (stickers/cards, designs, ease of collecting etc)?
Very diffcicult question, Stickers of course, I need to think about it.

Above all, I would like everyone to help each other around our common passion
 

D8ct9r

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#3
That's an interesting topic so I'll give it a go.

1. How many new albums* did you start (finish) in 2017?
In my case the small print with a star plays a significant role (where I'm from it's cheaper to buy complete collections, which are not sold in my country so I also use that in some cases), but I'll start with the ones that I did finish the old fashioned way.
a) I finished FIFA 365 2018, with the exception of L1-L60, which is currently on the way from a swap.
b) I managed to complete all 22 (or 23 if you count Panathinaikos twice) Extra Teams from FIFA 365 2016. To be fair I »cheated« with a couple of extra teams, which I bought, but I mostly used swaps. I did prepare a quite long review on my blog and actually listed what I offered for swap to get all of them (I did buy Universidad de Chile, Saprissa & Alajuelense and Slovan Bratislava & Victoria Plzen, but just because I would need to offer what I thought was crazy swaps, so it was just cheaper (but not cheap) to buy).
c) I was also able to swap for the 8 Extra Teams from FIFA 365 2017 South America.

Now to the what I got outside of the “old-fashioned way”.
a) 28 Italian stickers from FIFA 365 2017 (swap was not successful so I found a different seller)
b) 8 Spanish stickers from FIFA 365 2016 (swap was not successful so I found a different seller - they are on the way).
c) Women’s UEFA EURO 2017
d) Women’s FIFA World Cup 2015 (is on the way)
e) REWE DB Stadium set from 2011

2. Which was your favourite (and why)?
This was my favorite (even though it was not obtained in the old fashioned way) and also I’m never doing this again :D

Panini DB REWE Stadium Set.jpg

REWE DB Empty Poster.jpg

Thats REWE DB 2011 Stadium Set - If some of you don’t know which set is that, the review is coming to my blog in early 2018.
A question about this set was one of the first that I ever posted here on CardzReview (in late 2016) and I think that I managed to find a lot of information about this set, so hopefully some of you will be interested in that review.

Why was this my favorite? Because I now have all older collections that I ever wanted (this + Women's 2011 World Cup) and I can focus on the future. Frankfurt was the only sentimental buy that I ever did (twice) and I’m sure it will remain this way :)

3. What are you looking forward to in 2018?
I don’t have high expectations for FIFA World Cup 2018, which I think will sell either way.

As my main collection is FIFA 365 I hope that this collection will have a new 2019 edition. And if there will be another edition I hope that football clubs, which were not included in previous versions will be included in this one. I don’t really care which clubs, I only want them to be such that were not included before.

4. If you could change something in 2018 what would it be?
Similar to what I said above. I want that Panini includes different clubs in FIFA 365 and leave both Messi and Ronaldo ”out” of this collection (in a way that is not centered around those two).

5. What would your perfect collection look like (stickers/cards, designs, ease of collecting etc)?
That’s a hard question, I really can’t say how the collection would look but I can say what I would want to see as a section in let’s say FIFA 365.

I would like to see autographs of legends/current players in the form of a sticker, here’s how I see that. Autographed stickers wouldn’t be more valuable because they would be printed (so the autograph would not be real/original), but if Panini would be able to let’s say add a section of autographs from 50 great players (from history and currently) that would be great.

The other option would be to add a larger sticker (let’s say puzzle of 4 stickers) which all members of one team would sign as a substitute for team photo sticker.

Will this ever happen? I don’t think so because I don’t think that any “football star” would be willing to give an autograph, which would then be distributed in unlimited amount by Panini, but hey if we’re talking perfect collection :D. Also when it comes to albums more stats would be awesome, but again I don't have high hopes.

Ease of collecting is I topic that I would save for a different post, because my post is now getting to long, so I don't want to turn into boring :)
 
#4
1. How many new albums did you start (finish) in 2017?
I don't finish my albums,but I collected stickers from something like 12-13 collections.

2. Which was your favourite (and why)?
FOOT 2017-18,because the design of both stickers and albums are pretty simple and clear,only a few errors (Yannick Cahuzak with a K for ex)

3. What are you looking forward to in 2018?
Of course the Fifa WC 2018 album,hoping that we'll have a special part for eliminated countries during qualification

4. If you could change something in 2018 what would it be?
To have collections from Eastern and Northern Europe,for example in Hungary,Denmark,Iceland,Norway,FYROM,Ukrain,...

5. What would your perfect collection look like (stickers/cards, designs, ease of collecting etc)?
Oh god,what a hard question. First of all,the perfect collection might be a sticker collection from the most important clubs in Eastern Europe who didn't had the luck to be in CL. This can be solve by a collection for EL tho...
Then,the design have to be the same as usuals (like for example CL 2016),but within the names of the clubs written,with of course the emblem.
Ease of collecting ? Well,same as all others classics collection I think...
 

Suisse

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#5
1. How many new albums* did you start (finish) in 2017?
Only my album World Cup , Uruguay 1930 .

2. Which was your favourite (and why)?
My favorite album is Espana 82 . Because , it's my first World Cup see on T.V. .

3. What are you looking forward to in 2018?
Of course , Panini's album Russia 2018 .

4. If you could change something in 2018 what would it be?
A map at the back of album Russia 2018 like from 78 to 2010 , and a place at the end of the album for put every updates .

5. What would your perfect collection look like (stickers/cards, designs, ease of collecting etc)?
Only one version for all contries .
 

dantzig

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#6
Nice idea Rob, I'll try to answer:

1. How many new albums* did you start (finish) in 2017?
Started 6 new albums, I think... Stickers and Cards for portuguese league, Confederations, Women Euro, Champions League cards and also FIFA 2017 (always late in this one)... Didn't finish yet the Women Euro and also the CL MA... Probably finished some incomplete sets from previous collections too.

2. Which was your favourite (and why)?
Might sound surprising, but maybe it was CL MA... Had some fun getting hero packs and the set is my favourite from CL MA (doesn't mean it's the best)... FIFA 365 is always fantastic, so nothing new about it.

3. What are you looking forward to in 2018?
Naturally the World Cup collections (both stickers and cards) and also the sticker portuguese collection... Would be also excited for the portuguese card collection, but there's some rumours Panini won't release it this season :(

4. If you could change something in 2018 what would it be?
Returning to a great portuguese sticker collection, like the 2016/17... This season was worse, not only talking about the design and quality, but also due to half of the stickers were far easier to get than others, which was a waste of time and money... Panini, don't be so greedy, you know you already have amazing profits with the sticker collection, no need for these devious schemes.

5. What would your perfect collection look like (stickers/cards, designs, ease of collecting etc)?
A World Cup collection with the FIFA 365 style... Or any collection where Panini really tries their best when they want too.


Wish you all a great 2018!
 

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