Wednesday 20 June 2018

People are not happy about the price of Panini’s 2018 World Cup stickers

With many packets required to fill the album, it would cost a lot to complete without swaps.

A packet of Panini 2018 World Cup stickers
A packet of Panini 2018 World Cup stickers

By Max McLean, Press Association

The release of the Panini 2018 Fifa World Cup sticker collection has sparked anger among potential collectors who feel the price of a packet is too high.

At 80p for a packet of the stickers, many took to Twitter to voice their dissatisfaction with the cost, which has steadily increased over the years.

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Panini's 2018 World Cup stickers

With the World Cup in Russia beginning on Thursday June 14, collectors have just under three months to get their collections under way before the opening fixture: Russia v Saudi Arabia.

But it looks as though many have already been put off investing their money in the hobby.

One Twitter user compared the news to the increasing price of a Freddo chocolate bar, which, like the price of a pint of beer, has become a barometer for inflation over the years.

But while the price seems steep to some, it’s not putting everyone off buying them.

Panini have yet to respond to the Press Association’s request for comment on the subject.

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