I'm not sure how many of you are watching the World Cup since the US isn't involved, but it's been a pretty fun tournament so far. I'm especially rooting for Team Japan (the motherland!).
But what makes these stickers so special?
Well the fact that they're World Cup Stickers makes them pretty cool in my opinion. Stickers are always going to be cool and the fact that these are of world class athletes is even better (I think we take that for granted a lot because getting cards of athletes who're the best in the world doesn't seem to wow us by the 10th trade package).
Try and love something as much as these people love their @PaniniAmerica #WorldCup stickers pic.twitter.com/Jh8sNa7SB1— Yahoo Canada Sports (@YahooCASports) June 22, 2018
There's also this pretty special video I found on Twitter via Yahoo Canada Sports. If you have four minutes to spare I'd highly recommend watching it, it's a joy.
The gist of the video is the pure fun the people in it are having through the power of collecting stickers. Opening them, collecting them with fellow collectors, making friends through the hobby both locally and internationally, etc... It encompasses a lot the best parts of the hobby for me. It really does. No completed sets purchased with one click on eBay, no need for some super limited autograph to feel elated, just pure drive to finish the set in one of the most social ways possible.
Now unfortunately I'm not as passionate about these stickers (nor do I know anyone who is based on my blogroll feed), but I can appreciate the shared sentiments I feel through the video. I'm sure some of you can too. I don't see myself completing any binders of this but seeing as how these packs were like a $1 each at Walgreens I thought to at least try a pack.
These come at five stickers per package and the wrapper proudly states that these are from Italy (which is Panini's actual headquarters). I find that awesome.
I don't know a whole lot about football, but since I'm a Team Japan supporter I hope I can get a player on Team Japan.
Okay I guess it wasn't meant to be. Truth be told I don't know any of these guys. I don't know any football players (this applies to both popular sports named football).
Still, I liked the video a lot and the fact that these were able to give others joy is special to me. If anybody wants any of the stickers here feel free to ask.
As always thanks for stopping by and take care :).