Panini Korea Japan 2002 (Review + discussion)

Makhno

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#1
Pavle already made a great review for the Panini 2002 WC Korea-Japon album, and I just want to contribute with some different cover editions and, over all, with stickers variations within the albums. I'm sorry but I don't collect packets so I did not present packet variations. I'm sure one of you could help on this subject.

Album cover variations

* International (3 versions)

inter 1.jpg inter 2.jpg inter 3.jpg

* Belgium

belgium.jpg

* Argentina

argentina.jpg

* Brazil

brazilian.jpg

* Israel

WC 2002 israelian edition front cover 2.jpg


Stickers variations

* Brazilian edition :

- In this edition, 5 brazilian players are different from the international edition ones :

- Dida is replaced by Marcos
- Antonio Carlos Zago is replaced by Juan
- Ze Roberto is replaced by Edmilson
- Vampeta is replaced by Belletti
- Mauro Silva is replaced by Ronaldinho

Here are the 5 different stickers from the brazilian edition :

WC 2002 Brasilian edition 5 different stickers front.JPG WC 2002 Brasilian edition 5 different stickers back.JPG

- Beside that, all the brazilian players in the brazilian edition wear a different shirt (green line on each shoulder) from the international one (green collar). This is clearly Photoshop work because the faces are exactly the same. Only Ronaldo has a different face in each version.

Brazilian edition Brazilian team

WC 2002 brasilian edition Brazil team.jpg

Ronaldo International edition

WC 2002 Ronaldo sticker international edition version.jpg

Ronaldo Brazilian edition

WC 2002 Ronaldo sticker brasilian edition version.jpg

- All shiny stickers are different from the ones issuing for international edition. They are plain silver and with no glitter effect like in the international edition. You can see that with the examples below.
On the left, the international edition. On the right, the brazilian one.

WC 2002 International edition Shiny  2.JPG WC 2002 Brasilian edition shiny 1.JPG

IMG_3859.JPG WC 2002 Brasilian edition shiny 2.JPG


* Mexican edition extra stickers

Panini Mexico released 6 extra stickers : 3 mexican players and 3 italian ones.

WC 2002 Mexican extra stickers front.jpg WC 2002 Mexican extra stickers back.jpg

* Israelian edition variation

The israelian album of WC 2002 is under Panini license and edited by PMI. It appears that a lot of sponsors like Mc Donald's or Coca Cola are also present (as you can see on the cover page). I don't know the total amount of stickers, so if you can help...

WC 2002 israelian edition front cover 2.jpg

It is written in hebrew in each sticker

WC 2002 israelian edition inside 5.jpg

Some pages are dedicated to extra stickers like israelian national team players (Israel was not qualificated for this WC)

WC 2002 israelian edition inside 1.jpg

A double page is also dedicated to Israelian players from the WC 70, the only WC Israel played untill today.

WC 2002 israelian edition inside 4.jpg

Other pages from sponsors show players in action

WC 2002 israelian edition inside 2.jpg WC 2002 israelian edition inside 3.jpg WC 2002 israelian edition inside 6.jpg


Well, I'm sure I forgot some stuff and that you guys will complete this review.
 
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Pavle

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#2
Fantastic topic, fabulous guide @Makhno

Thanks so much for sharing your expertise with us. I will share this topic on our Facebook. Great piece of info you have here.
 
#4
Nice seeing this Israeli version of the album. Too bad i wasn't collecting that time, but i'll try to ask some people for more information on that one.
 
#5
TGIF!!!;) Here you have the packets. No a lot for this WC and not rare packets.

INTERNATIONAL EDITION. VERTICAL

frontinter.jpg backintervertical.jpg

INTERNATIONAL EDITION. HORIZONTAL

frontinter.jpg backinterhorizontal.jpg

BRAZILIAN EDITION

frontinter.jpg backbrazilian.jpg

CANADIAN EDITION (3)

frontinter.jpg backcanadian1.jpg backcanadian2.jpg backcanadian3.jpg

COCA-COLA EDITION (2)

frontinter.jpg backcocacola1.jpg backcocacola2.png

SOUTH AMERICAN EDITION

frontinter.jpg backsouthamerican2.jpg

EASPORTS EDITION

frontinter.jpg backeasports.jpg
 

Jimmy1975

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#15
As @Kacper13 asked earlier I also wonder whats the differences between stickers with blue and black backs?
I have a complete loose set of stickers with black backs, and now Im trying to get the blue set. Is every sticker issued with blue back, it seems like the badges for example is hard to find with blue backs.

/Jimmy
 

Jimmy1975

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#17
Keep in mind that you can't collect all numbers with a blue back.

All shiny's (#1, 2, 3 + all badges) and team Ireland only exist with black backs.
Ok, thanks for the info! But what is the difference between the versions? Was the stickers issued in different countries or anything else?
 

redwhite

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#18
The made in Italy-version has 2 different back colours: blue and black. If I'm correct the blue backs you can find in the international packets and the black backs with the Ireland team in the Canadian packets. The frontside is the same.

Next to that you also have different variations of the Brazilian stickers, but the most important info you can find at the first post of this thread. At the same post you'll also see that there is an edition of Mexico (with the extra stickers) and Israel (with hebrew text at the front) too.
 

Kacper13

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#19
Ok, thanks for the info! But what is the difference between the versions? Was the stickers issued in different countries or anything else?
Do You pasted some blue and black stickers to album ? I pasted diffrent colors backs.

The made in Italy-version has 2 different back colours: blue and black. If I'm correct the blue backs you can find in the international packets and the black backs with the Ireland team in the Canadian packets. The frontside is the same.

Next to that you also have different variations of the Brazilian stickers, but the most important info you can find at the first post of this thread. At the same post you'll also see that there is an edition of Mexico (with the extra stickers) and Israel (with hebrew text at the front) too.
Thanks for the information. I could use it . Do you know when you can and how you can get Mexican sheet ?
 

Jimmy1975

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#20
In my album i glued both blue and black stickers since the stickers are jus the same in the front.
But for my loose collections I now have a complete loose set of stickers with black backs and trying to get a complete set of stickers with blue backs.
But what I can understand there is no foils with blue backs and the Irish team.
 

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