This is just sad, I can't even describe how sad I am with this hobby in general and Panini in particular... for some months, I believe the rookie madness, the constant greedy search for the best players, has finally taken it's toll on me... More than 11 years fully committed on this hobby just to see this amazing world collapsing in just a year... stupid pandemic that also made americans searching for other hobbies to ruin, their capitalistic vein surpasses any values we endeared, infecting and rotting easily what's been built by true collectors.
And whenever I see some "light" in this hobby, like a different collection with neat ideas or friends still swapping as usual, there comes something stupid to shut that light... Panini is surely out of touch, they can upgrade their websites to look so fancy, they can still make some collections look awesome like Premier League or 365, but they still didn't adapt to what the world is now... and not only that, they even regress in things like this.
can't order now stickers for his RTWC set, because Panini didn't even bother to check if, by removing the countries with Panini websites, collectors can still order from them (and in this case, we can't as Panini Portugal don't have the set)... and this below is so true:
This whole thing is so dumb,it's like we want to give them money but they won't let us!!!
So many people striving for their business to work, to reach more and more and right in our hobby, the supposed best stickers/card publisher is shutting every door... are they thinking this is the way to fight the best players and rookie madness? If it is, they are even more out of touch from the reality than I ever thought!
Anyway, for me, I'll keep watching... my motivation is low and I don't even have more fun searching good deals as before... how long it's been since I ordered something from ebay? Even missing stickers from Panini itself to finish my sets? Believe me, I'm realizing this right now and it's so sad