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Panini Euro 1980 (Review + discussion)

Pavle

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#1
Panini Europa 80 is the first Panini album that featured an official European championship. It is often confused that previous Panini albums such as Euro 76-77 are first European Cup albums, but they are not. These albums feature football clubs, not national teams.

General information :
  • Stickers 1-262
  • Album : 32 pages, softcover
  • Album size : 240х270 mm
  • Stickers size : 49x65 mm
In terms of variations, extra stickers or different type of packets, Panini Europa 80 is one of the poorest, since it contains only small number of these. In this thread, I will cover the things members and I were able to discover. If you come across anything that is not included, please post in the comment bellow, and I will update the thread.

It is worth mentioning that these collection was not available in Yugoslavia (which had its own versions in 1974-1990) due to the sanctions, so such variation does not exist for this championship.

Album variations.
So far we discovered only two different variation of a sticker album front page.
  • International
  • English (has a black mark or a seal on the front which says "Tiger")
Update by @Andy : It is important to mention that there are two variations of English version. In the UK, the album was given away for free with the comics "Roy of Rovers" published by Tiger. That is why it has a black seal on it. Retail version is exactly the same as the International one.
International edition
Panini EURO 80 ITALY 1980 sticker album international variation front.jpg Panini EURO 80 ITALY 1980 sticker album international variation back.jpg
English edition
Panini EURO 80 ITALY 1980 sticker album english variation front.jpg Panini EURO 80 ITALY 1980 sticker album english variation back.jpg

Panini Europa 80 different sticker packets

Like with albums, there are only few types of packets.
It is important to mention that the the San Carlo version has different back, which says San Carlo Junior or something similar. (if someone know the story behind the pack, feel free to share it)
International sticker packet
Panini Euro 80 sticker pack ITALY 198 0INTERNATIONAL VERSION.jpg Panini Euro 80 sticker pack ITALY 198 0INTERNATIONAL VERSION back.jpg

San Carlo Junior sticker packet
Panini Euro 80 sticker pack ITALY 1980 Junior San Carlo  VERSION front.jpg Panini Euro 80 sticker pack ITALY 1980 Junior San Carlo  VERSION back.jpg

Additional resources :
As always huge thanks to all the contributors, special thanks go to Pete and @Makhno.
 
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Caniggia

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#4
San Carlo is "Patatine San Carlo". I'm not sure if stickers were included in chips/crisp packets or were given by shop owner, but for sure were not sold alone
 

Pavle

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#5
San Carlo is "Patatine San Carlo". I'm not sure if stickers were included in chips/crisp packets or were given by shop owner, but for sure were not sold alone
Thanks for the info. If you can find out exactly what are these and how they used to be sold it would be great. I tend to have as much information as possible, I am sure it can be useful and fun to try to research all variations in detail.
 

Andy

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#6
The UK version of the album shown in the Picture above is the GRATIS album of Euro 80 just to clarify. It was given away with a comic called "Roy Of The Rovers" published by Tiger at the time.
The Retail Variation of the Album which was on sale separately did not have the seal stamp on the front thankfully and was exactly the same as the international variation as far as I am aware.
 

Andy

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#9
thanks guys for kind comments... The 1984 album i expect will be a lot more interesting with variations along with 1996!!!
 

Caniggia

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#11
in past we have a kind of reprint from a newspaper (l'UNITA') they reprint also other Euro albums until Euro96 I think, is very similar to original, of course is an illustrated book, not a sticker album

Album-Figurine-Panini-Europa-Euro-80-Riproduzione-Stampata.jpg
 

LeicesterRob

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#13
Hello! I have a curious question to any owners of Europa 80 albums. It may sound odd but what texture are your shiny badges?

I have two Espana badges and one is smooth but the other has a rough feel to the emblem.

Both look fine but on touch they are completely different. You can see from the photo they look identical (apologies as it's not a great photo due to reflection from lights)

I checked the rest of the badges and a similar theme occurs throughout.

Maybe it's printing differences from 1980 and nothing more than that but I'm intrigued to find out what my fellow Cardz Review friends think?
 

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#14
Hello! I have a curious question to any owners of Europa 80 albums. It may sound odd but what texture are your shiny badges?

I have two Espana badges and one is smooth but the other has a rough feel to the emblem.

Both look fine but on touch they are completely different. You can see from the photo they look identical (apologies as it's not a great photo due to reflection from lights)

I checked the rest of the badges and a similar theme occurs throughout.

Maybe it's printing differences from 1980 and nothing more than that but I'm intrigued to find out what my fellow Cardz Review friends think?
I presume the backs are the same?
 

LeicesterRob

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#19
where did you get them from?- maybe one of them is fake. I had rumors about badges being duplicated (maybe he knows more @Caniggia )
@Helios The rougher textured one came direct out of a packet (I know it's very wrong! I bought a number of packets and wanted to check one of them for authenticity/curiosity). In fact I had three badges amazingly fall out of this one packet (Germany DDR, Espana and EIRE) and also two ordinary player shots.

BIG APOLOGIES from me to everybody for opening a 1980s rare packet! I know it's wrong!

Back to the subject - the badges look the same as the smooth ones but have a rougher feel to the emblem. The smoother ones came from various eBay sellers over the past year (they look identical until you handle them). I've not noticed this with any other badge I have from other collections dating back to the 1980s.
 

Helios

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#20
it's ok , Rob - 3 badges in 1 pack from the 80's..probably a fake packet:p:D

Seriously only Caniggia can help you.
I only know that backsides sometimes yellow more or less . This though is no sign that the sticker is fake..
 
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