Sticker albums

A place to discuss anything retro that isn't games related

Moderators: mknott, NickThorpe, lcarlson, Darran@Retro Gamer, MMohammed

thl
Posts: 4427
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:52 am

Sticker albums

Post by thl » Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:17 pm

There's a lot of sticker albums that became so collectable during the early years. It can be sports, cartoons, movies, etc., anything that captured you the most.

I first had a football sticker album, which had huge appeal to me back then. The season was 1988/89 that had so many top players of that year. Players such as John Barnes and Ian Rush were my favourite. And it's funny to know that the league was still the old-fashioned first division. :lol:

I remembered a lot of pupils from primary school bought so much sachet of stickers from newsagents. When it came to trading, it turned out to be a hobby during break or lesson. Whether it's a double or must need, it can easily go either way. That's the strong basis of completing the album.

User avatar
merman
Posts: 6497
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 5:14 pm
Location: Skegness, UK
Contact:

Post by merman » Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:03 pm

Completed an American Football album by Panini (the '89 edition)
merman1974 on Steam, Xbox Live, Twitter and YouTube

thl
Posts: 4427
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:52 am

Re:

Post by thl » Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:27 pm

merman wrote:Completed an American Football album by Panini (the '89 edition)
I did had the Super Street Fighter II sticker album, which was published by Merlin. And lucky for me, it was fully completed! :D
Last edited by thl on Sun Oct 29, 2006 7:20 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Kaptain_Von
Posts: 433
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2005 6:31 am

Post by Kaptain_Von » Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:02 am

The Panini football albums were the ones that I always went for. The most abiding memory of these I have was the Football '78 one. For various reasons I had not spent as much time or money as I might have (probably too busy out and about blowing stuff up, doing mad things with my mates and buying Star Wars comics) and by December I still had masses of gaps to fill in.
Anyhow, on Boxing day we all trooped round to my grans for the traditional second Christmas family gathering of mums side of the family and in the afternoon I got presents from various aunts and uncles. I think one of my uncles must have been psychic or perhaps tipped off because my present from him was an entire box of packets of Football '78 stickers, the sort of thing that was usually to be found on the counters of newsagents. Thus, I managed to complete my album and have enough spares to swap for the new seasons stickers with mates who needed to complete theirs.
Cue the music, fade to black...
----------------------------------------------------------
http://kaptainskonfessions.blogspot.com/

User avatar
mrmessy
Posts: 309
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2005 4:06 am
Location: The middle of England
Contact:

Post by mrmessy » Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:35 am

I never attempted any of the football ones myself. I did complete the Empire Strikes Back and the ET sticker albums though. Unfortunately, I think they were both thrown out about 20 years ago or more.
'79:Micro5500> '83:Spec(48K)> '84:Spec+(kit)> '86:Spec128> '88:ST> '90:A500> '93:A1200> '93:SNES> '95:PS1> '99:PC> '02:PS2> '05:Xbox> '12:X360> '14:PS4... XboxLive:messy73, PSN:mrmessy73, YouTube:mrmessyschannel

User avatar
necronom
Posts: 5648
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:23 pm
Location: Middlesbrough

Post by necronom » Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:34 am

I've got the Gremlins Panini one. I have all the stickers except numbers 4, 5, 6, 42, 51, 55, 128, 169, 179.

I have almost every other number (several times), if anyone wants to swap some.

I also have a football one from about '76 with only one or two packets worth of stickers in it.

User avatar
woody.cool
Posts: 8809
Joined: Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:29 am
Location: Northampton, UK
Contact:

Post by woody.cool » Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:02 am

Does anyone remember the Proset Football Cards?

James A
Posts: 3486
Joined: Sun Dec 11, 2005 7:34 am
Location: Wrexham
Contact:

Post by James A » Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:45 pm

The only one i ever completed was the Transformers one. On kid i was in school with always used to buy about six annuals and just used the get the fifty last stickers you need form in the back.

User avatar
Antiriad2097
Posts: 26890
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:48 pm
Location: http://s11.zetaboards.com/RetroLeague/
Contact:

Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:51 pm

I had a rally album from the mid 70's that was a prized possession. It had some really good action shots of the cars. Never did get the full set of stickers but I held onto it for years anyway.
The Retro League - Where skill isn't an obstacle
Retrocanteen, home of the unfairly banned
Tom_Baker wrote:I just finished watching a film about Stockholm syndrome. It started out terrible but by the end I really liked it.

thl
Posts: 4427
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:52 am

Re:

Post by thl » Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:28 pm

necronom wrote:I've got the Gremlins Panini one. I have all the stickers except numbers 4, 5, 6, 42, 51, 55, 128, 169, 179.

I have almost every other number (several times), if anyone wants to swap some.

I also have a football one from about '76 with only one or two packets worth of stickers in it.
Sometimes it's unlikely to fill up the whole pages that contained an empty numbered box. The stickers that you wanted so badly might got mixed up with other sachets or went out of print.

There's usually a information section which was found inside the sticker album. It allows you to make a request for sticker numbers that you needed to complete the set.

User avatar
C16
Posts: 144
Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:30 am
Location: Derbyshire, UK/Tamatave, Madagascar
Contact:

Post by C16 » Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:54 am

The only sticker album I completed was the Transformers one. Was having a rummage around the back bedroom and found the sticker album which brought back some great memories. Also I found my Transformer comics, right back from issue 29 upto 220. Must get chance to read them again sometime :D

User avatar
The Last Ginja
Posts: 2005
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:29 pm
Location: Currently Adventuring in Norwich

Post by The Last Ginja » Thu Oct 05, 2006 3:58 pm

I have about 3 Panini footie ones incomplete, missing about 10 in each. I could never be bothered to send off for those remaining few.

The only complete collections I have is Star Wars and Looney Tunes Tazosand that's only because I bought 2 bagfuls of the things at a car boot for a £1!

User avatar
filecore
Posts: 539
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:54 am
Location: Kidderminster, Worcs

Re:

Post by filecore » Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:53 pm

woody.cool wrote:Does anyone remember the Proset Football Cards?
Yes! The quite thick ones. Managed to get a full set of those!

Serial killer
Posts: 9
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:35 am

Re:

Post by Serial killer » Thu Oct 05, 2006 5:08 pm

woody.cool wrote:Does anyone remember the Proset Football Cards?
Funnily enough found some in my Mum's loft a while back, got them in the shed somewhere!

I used to love the paninni albums, many a fine breaktime swapping!

need, got, need, need, got , got!!!!!!

Anyone remember the Garbage pail kids?

User avatar
Wils
Posts: 98
Joined: Fri Jan 27, 2006 7:45 pm
Location: Stockton-on-Tees

Post by Wils » Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:25 am

My older brother had complete Footballs 78 and 79. The closest I think I came to completing a sticker album was the Return of the Jedi one.

Sticker collecting became more difficult at my primary school, though, when kids were banned from bringing them in after one lad nearly choked on Kenny Sansom.(#)







(#)That sentence sounds *so* wrong.
Still the Galaxy's Greatest Comic!
Image

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest