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2018 Panini World Cup Sticker Album

Once again, the World Cup is coming. Russia welcomes the world in a message of peace, love, and sportsmanship <ahem>.

Nevertheless, the game must go on. The sticker collecting game, that is.

I’ve dusted off my trusty little PHP script and, just like in 2006, 2010, and 2014, set up the…

2018 My Panini World Cup Sticker Album Progress TrackingIt’s been a lot of work involving a lot of people in several countries. I still need your help completing my album. Contact me if you’re ready to trade.

Sticker sorting sweatshop.
Sticker peeling operation.
Sticker trading operation.

Mission accomplished

Thank you to all those who supported me throughout this long and difficult journey. The album is now complete.
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Mexico vs Cameroon

Never mind that it was IMPOSSIBLE for me to find tickets for this match, the stadium is half empty (I’m a pessimist). Screw FIFA.

Half time in, the referee already screwed us three times – he must have bet Cameroon wins in the polla.

In any case, here’s the half time picture, from Austin TX.

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Panini World Cup Brazil 2014 sticker album

 

 

 

I know I’m a little late to the party (only 32 more days!), but I finally started my 2014 World Cup sticker album.  Progress is slow but steady, and you can track it here.

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Aarón celebrates the purchase of the album. He did not celebrate the purchase of the stickers.
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Work in progrèss.
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Moi and I work on the first batch of stickers.

World Champions!

Mexico U-17 World Cup Champion

Mexico just won the U-17 FIFA World Cup, like they did in 2005. This is A Big Fucking Deal®.

The game was not as insanely dramatic as the semifinal, which is probably best for our health. The MKX® official correspondent Moi covered the match for us. He posted a sweet, sweet gallery on his blog. I strongly suggest you head over to check the photos out. I also strongly suggest you start saving for Brazil 2014.

To the final

If you thought that Dos Santos’ goal in the Gold Cup final was insane, you should check out last night’s results in the U-17 World Cup semifinal.

When Mexico tied the game 2-2 with an olympic goal, Julio Gómez left the field with a 7-inch cut in the head. He came back ten minutes later to score the last minute winning goal against Germany… with a bicycle kick. You can’t make this stuff up, it’s like a movie.

Will we have a 2005 repeat? I sure hope so. All goals below.

Completing my album

I received a mysterious envelope with a return address in Germany. I wasn’t expecting it so quickly: My own myPanini World Cup sticker for my album. It’s finally (almost) complete:

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Compared to the 2006 version, I look a lot happier and hairier. Most readers will quickly point out that I’m wearing an outdated 1994 Umbro jersey instead of the current one. You are right – but I guarantee that this photo was taken in 2010 next to none other than former national team legend Luis Roberto Alves “Zague”! (see original).

There’s already quite a long waiting list, but I do have a few extras. So if you want your limited edition Marcos Kirsch sticker, just ask nicely in a comment.

And if you know what happened to the mystery sticker shipment from Panama (you know who you are), please let me know.

The World Cup at Alamo Drafthouse

The awesome Austin institution Alamo Drafthouse movie theater decided to show all FIFA World Cup matches live in one of their beautiful screens. This is probably the next best thing to being there, so I headed out there today to check out Uruguay VS Holland. It’s great to watch the game like this, with our own pitcher of Firemans 4 and good food.

My only suggestion: Make it 3D the next time!

You think your 60" plasma TV is big? How about this 60 foot screen!