This is a general question about Panini Euro albums, I know and I have update stickers (officials) for Euro 2008, what about Euro 2000 or Euro 2004? For Euro 2012 I have Italy, what about others?
I think Euro updates only came out from Euro 2008 onwards... But I'm not an "update expert".This is a general question about Panini Euro albums, I know and I have update stickers (officials) for Euro 2008, what about Euro 2000 or Euro 2004? For Euro 2012 I have Italy, what about others?
I was late to get the 2014 WC french update, only when the portuguese and spanish updates were released I tried some relatives to buy me the Panini Foot magazine, but without any luck... Fortunately, one got some starter packs, which had the France or Brazil Supporter Cards from Adrenalyn, plus a Adrenalyn Starter Pack with a Messi XXL card, so it was not so bad... But I'm still sad for not getting the french updateUpdates for Euros begin in 2008. There are no updates for former albums as far as I know.
In France, updates are printed in few copies because I think it is a small market for Panini.
For example, the Panini Magazine (called "Panini Foot" in France) which contains the updates is not regular like the oned edited in Spain (Jugon) or in Portugal (Craques). You never know when it would be printed. This is for sure linked to a small interest from french public.
On the other side, when these updates are printed, the magazine is sold out in Paris in few days and you can only find ones in small towns far from Paris. Some smart people buy all the magazines they find because they know they will sell them very expensive. I can understand but I hate it.
Panini is indeed strange... I understand why I can't order my own country league collection in the first months, but some other guy in Europe or even other country can order right from the beginning... Ok, foreign people can't buy packets or albums, but it's unfair to everyone who has to complete the album on their own... Also, it could lead to some devious tactics... For example, on eBay, I see a lot, and I mean a lot of sellers (actually, most are english) selling almost complete sets from portuguese league 2002/03 (be stickers or cards)... Why almost complete? Because they bought a complete collection from Panini, take out Cristiano Ronaldo rookie sticker/card (and maybe some more) and then sell the rest.I know this problem, some items from abroad I should order from foreign friends even are printed in Italy and even i live close to Modena
@Danju: seems like Argentina sometimes produces different shinies from the rest of the world... I've seen the other way around (can't recall where), like those "granulate shiny" being in the international version and they've produced with the regular silver shiny (like World Cup 2006).To euro 2012 there are exsisting south american badges that were printed on a different foil just like with world cup 2014 stickers, made in argentina, too.
I think it has to be argentina but im not sure if they printed euro cup stickers at all, i know about brasil version stickers but they were simular to european version.
Maybe someone knows more about that.
As you can see in the fotos below , regular european version has those thin line "pinstripes" the other yersion does have more like shiny dots.
Yep, another shiny variation... Argentina have two then? Wow... Not sure if it's a plus or not... Good for shiny set, bad for simple collector.is it just to me or do they look like a 3rd version of shinys @Makhno ? your photos really look very different to mine.
is it your album ? or where did you get the fotos from ?
I received my from a collector from Mexico he told me, he swaped them with a random guy , not knowing where he is from. His, mexican stickers, are simular to european ones.
@dantzig you are right a guy from argentina told me they do because of producing costs , they just use shiny foil that allready exsist , they do not produce it with holograms like they use to in europe.
BTW, if you don´t know, this is what they did with 2014 badges:
Brasil. At least, quick search got me this brazilian seller with those shinies you've shown from Venezuela... @Jose Glaucio or @Diego Lucas can tell us that for sure.
I don't know about Euro 2012, but about Euro 2008 i have both versions (International and Brazilian) and regular stickers are a bit different quality. Brazilian stickers are more shinny than International. Shinny stickers are the same quality.The brazilian version of the album is the same that Makhno posted.