Which criterias make the value of an album?

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JeanBaptiste

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Hi there,
Most of us here do collect Panini albums (or other brands). There are plenty of albums for sale on various market places all over the world.
I was wondering: just like for vinyl records or US comics, is there a way to classify Panini Albums based on some criterias that would make an album « Mint » or « Very Good Plus« or « Poor« ?
In other words which criterias make the value of an album?
Thank you in advance. Have a nice day.
 

dantzig

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Hi there,
Most of us here do collect Panini albums (or other brands). There are plenty of albums for sale on various market places all over the world.
I was wondering: just like for vinyl records or US comics, is there a way to classify Panini Albums based on some criterias that would make an album « Mint » or « Very Good Plus« or « Poor« ?
In other words which criterias make the value of an album?
Thank you in advance. Have a nice day.
Those terms apply to the album/stickers condition, so it's basically the same for every subject.... The closer it is to the original Panini print, the better it is.

There's a number of other factors that determine the album value: age, print run, offer/demand, sticker rarity... all combined determine an estimate value.

There are many examples of how these factors influence the value. Can describe two right away:

- Women World Cup 2011: first WWC album, just released in Germany. Panini probably didn't expect this to go global, as their print run is so short, comparing to male World Cup. Obviously, offer/demand is quite unbalanced. There were also around 30 stickers rarer than the rest and those were quickly sold out. All this combined makes one of the rarest Panini albums, even though it just has less than 9 years.

- World Cup 2010: almost 10 years old, but without a doubt, the cheapest World Cup so far. Plenty of deals on ebay. Offer/demand quite unbalanced too, but this time, too much offer for the demand. Also, there's no rare stickers here, meaning value is even more reduced. 2014 and 2018 are more valuable, not because of print run (probably higher than 2010), but because it's more tough to complete, as both have stickers of different values.

Of all factors, I would say age is the actually the least important, at least in the latest ones... Heck, even some older ones, like Euro 88 actually being easier to find than Euro 2000, thanks to a shortage of Euro 2000 albums (empty mint albums are considered very rare).
 

JeanBaptiste

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Hello Dantzig,
Many thanks for this prompt feedback.
I understand now what was for me a mystery : How possible it is that the « recent » euro 2000 was so expensive compared to some older albums.
 

dantzig

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Hello Dantzig,
Many thanks for this prompt feedback.
I understand now what was for me a mystery : How possible it is that the « recent » euro 2000 was so expensive compared to some older albums.
Euro 2000 is also expensive because of some rare stickers. When I mean "rare stickers", it's not because of how shiny it looks or some player wanted more than others, I mean how many Panini have printed overall. Because we all know stickers are not printed in the same quantity, no matter what publishers say.

I forgot to add also player reputation, which can fit inside the offer/demand factor. Rookie stickers from players who perform quite well are also sought a lot, to the point where people even bought the full album/set of where that player is. Examples are Futebol 2002/03 with Cristiano Ronaldo or Foot 2016/17 with Kylian Mbappé. In my country, rookie sticker James for example sold out after his performance in 2014 World Cup. Even now with João Félix.
 

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