The 2018 Panini World Cup Sticker album is officially out. Since its creation, the sticker album has been a cult favorite for soccer fans during the World Cup.
As a kid, the addition to the sticker album is great. Parents go and purchase you a book and randomly get you a pack or two when they get home from work and you can’t wait to open them up and see what players you got.
Gluing the stickers in the album, although is easy, is also one of the biggest excitements you have, especially after opening a pack with your favorite player or team.
Although the excitement is still there when you are in your 20s, 30s, or even 40s, your hobby becomes a bit more expensive and a hard one to explain to your significant other.
Simply put, you need 640 stickers to complete the World Cup album from Panini. Since they are sold in packs of 5, the amount of duplicates increases every time you buy more stickers. FIFA TV made a calculation that shows in order to have a complete album, you must have buy 4,505 stickers to ensure a complete album. That’s roughly $643 spent on buying packs of stickers… try explaining that to your girlfriend or wife.
However, the return on investment can pay off. Some complete sticker Albums can be sold for over $1,000 depending on the year and condition of the book, but if you are like many out there, it’’ not about the money, it’s about the tradition. And besides, what’s $643 every four years? Treat yourself.
Grab all your World Cup stickers here at Ultimate Soccer Store, both in-store and online!