THE COLLECTABLES: EPISODE II

eBay is bloody brilliant and for fans of the game like us, delving into the wonders on the site gives us a shit tonne of excitement in our lives. Why? Because of the vast amount of random collectable stuff that no-one needs but everyone wants.

This edition of ‘The Collectables’ series brings us an all-time fan favourite, the Panini stickers. A magnificent sidedish of the major tournaments that get us a bit more involved with the action.

The World Cup in 2006 was a very interesting one. Miroslav Klose finished top scorer of the tournament (of course he bloody did) but this was the lowest total to win the Golden Boot since 1962 and no other player scored more than three goals. Despite the group stages seeing only five goalless draws, the goals dried up in the knockout rounds. Pretty shite, huh? Then you’ve got the whole England vs Portugal controversy and to be honest, I’m still a bit upset to talk about how they got Wayne Rooney sent off and then we went on to miss about a billion penalties to lose. Moving on…the tournament received the most yellow and red cards the World Cup has seen, breaking the record of the 1998 tournament and there was one significant card that became an iconic one; Zinedine Zidane in the final. Of course, you all remember that but we’re not here to delve into why the Frenchman decided to plant a nut into Marco Materazzi’s chest and what would have happened if he didn’t, we’re here to talk about something that matters: fucking Panini stickers.

I bring you a delightful addition to your collectable set, it is not a complete set of the Germany 2006 World Cup collection but a sealed box of 100 packets. Something I’d most definitely leave unopened and untouched if it was me purchasing this myself. The box pretty cool design, especially with one of my top World Cup balls being only slightly shown. A nice little collectable to put on your shelf or keep away until you have children or grandchildren and you can pull it out and show them what stickers are instead of the mobile app version they’ll be using. Sounding all “back in my day” and AMF here for fuck sake, apologies.

At a nice figure of £27.57, you can purchase this and lighten up your life a little bit. Pick up this collectable on eBay here.

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