Thanks @AndyR The documentary will be on ITV4 on the 14th November... I’ve just read it on the author’s twitter page.Also a 2nd stuck on you book is in the pipeline so exciting times for the guy. There's no doubt he loves his stickers.
like the tv documentary it will probably feature more of merlin (topps) this time in addition to Panini i reckon.
Great article in the Mail today... Portrays the decline in sticker sales in the UK when Merlin (Topps) took over the Premier League licence from Panini in 1993 and the re-incarnation of old skool collectors for the Panini World Cup albums in the UK which boosted sales of stickers again!
i havent watched it yet Rob. was saving it for an evening once the grand prix darts had finished so I guess will watch sometime this week. Looking forward to it based on what you say. looking at the feed on twitter on the reviews I also saw another doc I think you may enjoy though called "Get Shirty" basically about the football replica shirts and when they were introduced in the 80s... that sounds pretty good also will have to look out for that on repeats as missed it when was on last year apparently.Hi @AndyR @Jamiepr74 @Lippysoandso and everyone else of course! Did you watch the documentary?
I thought it was superb and very informative. I literally had no idea about how Merlin was formed out of Panini and the business behind it all.
Interesting to hear how WWF kick-started Merlin when they were almost going out of business.
Great seeing Ryan Giggs go from collector to footballer to collector again (I may of exaggerated the last bit!)
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