Panini Munchen 1974 (Review + discussion)

Pavle

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The purpose of this thread is to provide in-depth information about second World Cup album issued by Panini - Panini Munich 74. The famous Munchen 74 is the first ever WC album that Panini distributed and sold worldwide.

For a complete review and a bit more info on collection content itself, check this article.

General information :

  • Stickers : 1-400
  • Stickers : 49х69 mm
  • Album : 48 page, softcover
  • Album size : 236х270
  • Language : multilingual
Different editions and versions of Panini's Munich 74
If you are interested in reading about any other Panini World Cup album, click on this link for variations or for reviews.

Unlike its predecessor Mexico 70, 1974 has quite a lot of editions. The reason for this is that this album has been sold in more countries. And as you know, in the most cases with Panini, nearly every country has a collection that was made to suite market needs of demographics.

In this topic, I would like to focus on :
  • Album variation
  • Sticker variations
  • Different packet versions
  • Additional merchandise, stickers, promo stuff etc.
Album variations
Bellow is a list of all different versions and edition we managed to discover so far. Versions are different in terms of a design of covers. If you know any other specific difference, let us know.

INTERNATIONAL EDITION
WORLD CUP WEST GERMANY 1974INTERNATIONAL VERSION front.jpg WORLD CUP WEST GERMANY 1974INTERNATIONAL VERSION back.jpg

ENGLISH VERSION

WORLD CUP WEST GERMANY 1974 ENGLISH VERSION FRONT.jpg

YUGOSLAV VERSION
WORLD CUP WEST GERMANY 1974 YUGOSLAV VERSION FRONT.jpg WORLD CUP WEST GERMANY 1974 YUGOSLAV VERSION BACK.jpg

SPANISH VERSION
WORLD CUP WEST GERMANY 1974 SPANISH VERSION FRONT.jpg

DANISH VERSION
WORLD CUP WEST GERMANY 1974 DANISH VERSION FRONT.jpg
SWEDISH VERSION
WORLD CUP WEST GERMANY 1974 SWEDISH VERSION FRONT.jpg WORLD CUP WEST GERMANY 1974 SWEDISH VERSION BACK.jpg

Sticker packets Munich 74 Panini difference
Bellow is a list of sticker packets and their variation for this album.

INTERNATIONAL VERSION 1
WORLD CUP WEST GERMANY 1974 INTERNATIONAL VERSION PACK FRONT.jpg WORLD CUP WEST GERMANY 1974 INTERNATIONAL VERSION PACK BACK.jpg

INTERNATIONAL VERSION 2
WORLD CUP WEST GERMANY 1974 INTERNATIONAL VERSION 2 PACK FRONT.jpg WORLD CUP WEST GERMANY 1974 INTERNATIONAL 2 VERSION PACK BACK.jpg

INTERNATIONAL VERSION 3
WORLD CUP WEST GERMANY 1974 INTERNATIONAL VERSION 3 PACK FRONT.jpg WORLD CUP WEST GERMANY 1974 INTERNATIONAL VERSION PACK BACK.jpg

GRATITUDO CAMPIONE VERSION
WORLD CUP WEST GERMANY 1974 GRATUITO VERSION FRONT.jpg WORLD CUP WEST GERMANY 1974 GRATUITO VERSION BACK.jpg

ITALIAN L20 VERSION
WORLD CUP WEST GERMANY 1974 ITALIAN L50 VERSION FRONT.jpg WORLD CUP WEST GERMANY 1974 ITALIAN L50 VERSION BACK.png.jpg

ITALIAN L50 VERSION
WORLD CUP WEST GERMANY 1974 ITALIAN L20 VERSION FRONT.jpg WORLD CUP WEST GERMANY 1974 ITALIAN L20 VERSION BACK.jpg

SAN CARLO VERSION
WORLD CUP WEST GERMANY 1974 SAN CARLO VERSION FRONT.jpg WORLD CUP WEST GERMANY 1974 SAN CARLO VERSION FRONT BACK.jpg

SWEDISH PACK VERSION
WORLD CUP WEST GERMANY 1974 SWEDISH VERSION FRONT.jpg WORLD CUP WEST GERMANY 1974 SWEDISH VERSION BACK.jpg

Sticker variations :

According to my knowledge there is no sticker back variation for this collection. All the stickers are the same.

As always the lists of variations above are not final. There is always something new that pops up sooner or later. So if you wish to add any additional info or photo, let me know and I would gladly update this guide. As always special thanks go to Pete and @Makhno for helping me gather all the resources.
 

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I have also seen two other versions of the 74 album on ebay (Switzerland and France/Nederland/Belgique-Belgie/Italia). They are not as unique as the Yugoslavian, Spanish, Swedish, or Danish ones I am afraid. In fact the only small difference I could see was in the price tags on the back cover that gave me a hint for their origin. I think the back cover of the "international edition" actually comes from the free Italian edition ("omaggio"), but I am not an expert :)
 
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Hi Pete, here is a picture of the France/Nederland/Belgique-Belgie/Italia back cover. I guess this was the "international edition"; I think the "omaggio" one with the Italian price tag (+ 1 packet) was coming along with an Italian Mickey Mouse ("Topolino") magazine (I have seen this on ebay, too, but I do not have pictures). I do not have currently a picture of the Swiss addition either, but if I run across it, I will post it for sure :)

Here comes the Danish back cover with the rocket-enthusiastic guy :)

And I also found the Swiss back cover!
 

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Caniggia

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for italian exist also 2 different edition of internal front cover. The album was distributed for free with weekly comic TOPOLINO (Mickey Mouse) together with 3 packets. Is not so rar because in that period Topolino was selling around 800.000 copies but anyway ...

PA2.jpg m74 1.jpg m74 2.jpg
 

Grobar

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I have question, hoping that someone can answer me, regarding this Munchen 74 album.

I'm wondering about paper quality, in matter of fact I'm wondering are pages from this album are made of shiny paper material or old "regular" paper?
Personally, I'm owning one with shiny paper quality, so I'm wondering was that a standard or there was some edition looking like that or eventually something else is the issue.

Thanks in advance for your responses.
 

Bidus

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I have question, hoping that someone can answer me, regarding this Munchen 74 album.

I'm wondering about paper quality, in matter of fact I'm wondering are pages from this album are made of shiny paper material or old "regular" paper?
Personally, I'm owning one with shiny paper quality, so I'm wondering was that a standard or there was some edition looking like that or eventually something else is the issue.

Thanks in advance for your responses.
"Regular Paper" like Argentina 78

Hope this help

Bidus
 

Grobar

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"Regular Paper" like Argentina 78

Hope this help

Bidus
Thanks for responding, I appreciate it.

I bought recently album that have glossy, shiny kind of paper, been told that there was certain amount of such albums, as well.
I'm not sure how can I contribute more with certain photos, what should I take pics of, so can be more clear with more details.

Thing that confuses me, is that paper looks pretty old, yellowish color and album it self have that specific scent of old paper (not mold).
If there is some suggestion or if I can contribute with some specific photos, feel free to suggest.
 
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Apologize for latter replay, I've been busy lately.

I received solid confirmation from two different sources that album it self is legit and authentic.
Printed on old school kind of shiny-glossy paper (but not now days, modern meaning of glossy paper), aged equally, stapler is authentic, excpected rust.
Person told me that he recently saw that version of album at someone. Previously I have been told that there is approximately 1K copies of that album around in the country.
If there was no difference in quality of paper, I wouldn't be confused, because everything else looks just regular.
I will re-post some photos that have been used as add for this album, prior I got it.

74 1.jpg
74 2.jpg
74 3.jpg

Comments are welcomed.
 

Makhno

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#18
I don't have this yugoslavian version (which it is) but I'm sure people here who own it (and sure there are) can discuss this paper quality question.
 

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