Let your minds wander back to last summer.... okay, not the one that ended a couple of weeks ago, the one before that. It was World Cup Frenzy! People who never watched soccer before or since were all of a sudden experts. Games were watched. And discussed. The U.S got beaten, and all was forgotten.
Except for those few of you, who like me, were addicted to stickers. World Cup stickers. We were a small, but determined bunch. Most of us finished our sticker books as well as our online sticker books.
Or did we???
Like you, once I put the last sticker into my book, I let out a satisfied sigh and closed the cover. Until a few weeks ago.
I found out some disturbing news.
The bastards Panini had put out an UPDATE SET! ACK!!!
Are you kidding me?!???! No pigeon had come to my door telling me this. I MUST complete my sticker book!
So I did what any normal OCD set collector would do. I scoured the internet until 3am looking for these elusive unstuck stickers.
And after a few sleepless nights, I found them. All of them.
The reason for the update set was of course because not all of the players in the initail release actually played, so stickers had to be made up for those that did.
Germany did fairly well considering that apparently they had no idea who their Keepers were going to be going in. 0/2 on that one.
I guess I should show you the backs..... they are numbered according to who they replace in the book, with an "x" annotation. At the bottom, it also tells you by name the 'substitution' that needs to be made.
The stickers are a bit longer than the original stickers, as the new information about the player needs to cover up the old pplayer's information that was pre-printed into the book.
Team France added 5 new members, and still imploded.
Not much to say about most of these guys....
like any of you are still reading at this point anyways...
that was a boring sheet... all white kits.
The lone new American.
all in all they were 80 new stickers made up for this update set
and as a reward for actually scrolling through all that, may I present 6 members of Canada's womens soccer team. They never win any games, but we don't care.
Sorry there's no ponies... but it's best to stick with what you know.
(see what I did there?)