Panini Football 2017

#1
Hey all,

Does anyone know anything about this new collection from Panini that was posted on their twitter feed today?

It's due for release next week and looks like it is for the national teams of England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Northern Ireland.

 

LFC1892

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#2
This one has potential to be a good album if they included legendary players or historical matches of the home countries.

Would be boss if we get the likes of the Charlton's, Banks, Hurst, Keegan, Gazza, Gerrard, Dalglish, Rush, Law, Jennings, Best, Brady, Aldridge and others.
 

LeicesterRob

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#3
This one has potential to be a good album if they included legendary players or historical matches of the home countries.

Would be boss if we get the likes of the Charlton's, Banks, Hurst, Keegan, Gazza, Gerrard, Dalglish, Rush, Law, Jennings, Best, Brady, Aldridge and others.
Even more special with Lineker, Heskey and errrmm... Guppy!

OK I'll be serious now, this looks very promising indeed. Great news to have a unique Panini album in the U.K.
 
#4
The more I think about it, it's probably going to be an amalgamated up to date version of the home nations sticker albums, as we were treated to their individual countries prior to the Euros last year (except for Scotland of course).
 

LFC1892

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#5
Even more special with Lineker, Heskey and errrmm... Guppy!

OK I'll be serious now, this looks very promising indeed. Great news to have a unique Panini album in the U.K.
I will give you Lineker but the other 2 donkeys, no chance. :D
Lets hope Panini didn't bottle this one up and put in the effort.
 

LeicesterRob

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#6
Launch date is tomorrow so I'll try to get out of the office at some point to buy it. If I'm in luck I'll share pictures of the new set.
 
#9
Looks like a good album, considering Topps / Merlin used to release an England album every two years I am hopeful that the powers that be (The Premier League) take note and see what could be possible in the future.

I would love to see a Premier League album of such high quality as Calciatori in Italy.
 

LeicesterRob

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#11
Here we go... there are 32 pages if you exclude the cover and a total of 240 stickers to collect.

Album size is Euro 2016 equivalent and glossy too.

First page...
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The first page is the welcome page and has 5 shiny stickers (one for each of the 5 nations).

Each nation has 46 stickers per team including a badge, player portraits and in action shots.

The following are the Wales pages... I put them in as even though I'm born in England my ancestors were Welsh:

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Each team has 32 squad players with a sticker for each and then an action double page for the usual first XI... thankfully no mini stickers like Euro 16!

Sadly for @LFC1892 and others there are no historical stickers this time, but just current squads.

The format covers England, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Basically 230 stickers out of the 240 needed are in these team pages.

The final 5 stickers is a goodbye page...
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I like the fact we have something different from Panini and it's a small enough album to complete easily (I hope!)

Next post from me will be the grand opening of the first packet and I'll share findings this evening!
 

LeicesterRob

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#12
The first packet is now open - it was this exact one below!

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Good news! A shiny dropped out first (yep, it really did), followed by two player portraits and two action shots. Not a bad start!

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So the shiny (top left) is Northern Ireland and Southampton's Steven Davis. This is sticker #2 and goes on the first page.

I did fear that the Euro 16 portrait shots would be re-used but good news is what I've seen so far is brand new photography. Wales' Joe Allen (above) is clearly a different shot as the Euro 16 beard has gone!

The action shots are far superior to the Euro 16 almost animated half stickers. They are full size too!

I do have some bad news... well for me anyway! The shops didn't have packets to buy so the one I opened was from the starter pack. Our good friend eBay has just received another payment from me and I expect to receive boxes very soon.
 
#15
Have just completed this album after purchasing a full collection on ebay.

I have to say that its a very glossy album and on the outside it looks really nice. However I was disappointed having stuck all the stickers in, the album still felt as thin as it was when it was empty. Usually I get a sense of achievement when I have completed an album as it feels heavier, but on this occasion it was not.

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Each of the 5 nations has what I suggest is the stock photos of the squads, and they are all of a good quality photo, with some shiny stickers in amongst 10 action shot photos.

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One gripe is that Panini had done it again with having to cut and paste Wales' Lloyd Isgrove's head from a previous photo on to an up to date shirt in order for his sticker to be produced. Those of us that have been collecting Panini Football albums for a good few years will know that Panini have a history of doing this.

Its also nice to have Scotland as part of the album as they had not qualified for last season's Euro Championships and would not have had an album of their own to celebrate the tournament.

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Nevertheless it's an ok album, but just on a par with Topps Premier League 2017. Panini are going to have to try a lot harder if they are going to break the Topps substandard monopoly of the English Premier League. As an avid collector its nice to have in my collection, but it's not one that I will be pulling out very often to take a look at it in the future.
 

LeicesterRob

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#16
Thanks for your write up @Jamiepr74 Most appreciated. 100% agree. Great to have new album by Panini but it's the league collection we want back!

Just one curiosity, how many packets did it take you to complete it?

Edit: apologies, just re-read your post and see you bought the full set!
 

Helios

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#18
Yes, the days when I purchase individual packets and boxes have gone
Opening packs,sorting stickers, the joy of detecting rare ones, the hunt for the last stickers, the swapping ( better face to face but today mostly online). This for me is the joy of collecting like back in my childhood days.
Only problem I see is to keep up with all the different stuff being produced at a time.
Probably money and time factor is a reasonable argument for buying complete sets, but where's the fun..! ?
 
#19
Oh I agree, the fun element of opening packets, and sorting, and the excitement of trying to hunt down missing stickers isn't there.

I used to buy 3/4 boxes of stickers to complete albums, and sell all of the doubles on eBay, maybe I should again perhaps.

You are right, the time factor is an element. However I still get as much excitement buying complete collections so it keeps me happy.
 

Turisas

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#20
Is there any fellow collector from UK here who is considering to order from Panini in the near future? I would love to join in that order, as I can not do it from Hungarian webshop, and I still need a few stickers from this collection, and some pieces are unable to get anywhere. Please let me know if there is anyone.
 

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