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15 things every person who’s collected Panini football stickers will know

With the release of the World Cup 2018 Panini sticker album, we've looked back on the joys of collecting stickers and all the pleasure we still get from it

1 Sticking one in outside the box would bring out a rage you never thought you had

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2 If you had any of these, you knew you had to complete the rest of the album

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3 Players look 10 times sharper than they do in real life

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4 Tearing that pack open…

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5 …only to find you’ve ripped the stickers inside

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6 As soon as you got a spare 80p it went straight on stickers, which meant going without these for a few weeks

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7 One of your mates would bring their swapsies like this, like an absolute clown

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8 Real pros did it like this. That elastic band is essential

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9 Keeping your album tight in your bag until that fateful day when you get a bend in the top corner

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10 Memorising weird stats about players, like Lauren Koscielny’s weight

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11 Making sure you actually read the bits in between the stickers

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12 There’s always one sticker that evades everyone, but you’ve all got five of one player

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13 SHINEYS WERE CURRENCY

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14 Trying to convince your Mum to take you to the swap shop

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15 You didn’t think we’d forgotten, did you? GOT, GOT, NEED!

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Pick up your free album and starter stickers with The Sun on Saturday on April 21. Plus from Sunday, April 22 – Friday, April 27 get a free sheet of stickers every day… go on, you know you want to.


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