June 5, 2010

You May Have Been Looking In The Wrong Place For Those Panini World Cup Stickers

The game plan today was to find the Panini World Cup stickers or die trying..and with temperature in the 90s in Lawrence dying wasn't out of the realm of possibility. I know I'm not the only collector out there who can't find these anywhere or, like Bigfoot, possibly saw them once and then they were gone forever.

Well, may I suggest that you may have been looking in the wrong place. Forget Walmart, Target, or K-mart...I walked into my Dollar Tree this afternoon and saw the world's largest World Cup sticker display you could imagine.

Who knows if they are at your local Dollar Tree but I would suggest you try there pronto.

I picked up the Sticker book and three packs. Here's what I pulled:

Pack 1

I found two of these hologram-like stickers in this pack and they are by far the best stickers I've seen from these packs so far. They scan even better than they look in person.

#5 FIFA World Cup Soccer Ball [from above]

#164 Hellenic Football Federation [Greece]

At this point I should say I know nothing about the current state of soccer and who is good vs. who is great. I'm hoping to use this year's World Cup to help me with that so I won't get too detailed as to who I've pulled.

#480 Marek Hamsikk [Slovakia]
#478 Miroslav Karhan [Slovakia]
#367 Dennis Rommedahl [Denmark]
#320 Eric Addo [Ghana]
#143 Yakubu Aiyegbeni [Nigeria]
#152 Oh Beom-Seok [South Korea]

Pack 2

#513 Ji Yun-Nam [North Korea]
#74 Martin Caceres [Uruguay]
#583 Diego Benaglio [Switzerland]
#35 Matthew Booth [South Africa]
#359 Michael Jakobsen [Denmark]
#424 Mauro Camoranesi [Italy]
#167 Vangelis Moras [Greece]
#308 Nenad Milijas [Serbia]

Pack 3

#101 Sidney Govou [France]
#171 Vassilis Torosidis [Greece]
#402 Jean Makoun [Cameroon]
#435 Julio Cesar Caceres [Paraguay]
#160 Seol Ki-Hyeon [South Korea]
#272 Mesut Ozil [Germany]
#512 Nam Song-Chol [North Korea]

And last but not least my favorite sticker so far:

#50 Federacion Mexicana De Futbuol [Mexico]

I really had no idea there would be 637 stickers in this set and so it will take quite a bit of work to complete this...so maybe buying a box of these for about $40 might be the way to go.
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