The album of the World Cup stickers, a passion that never ends. Panini has been producing them since Mexico 1970.
Like every four years the World Cup sticker collection is all the rage. Children want them, but adults too and the limit of shortcomings has been reached. This is why the Union of Kioskeros of the Argentine Republic (UKRA) has launched a march to ask Panini for the exclusivity of the sale.
Completing the album has become almost impossible, but there is an Argentine who has already made it, less than two weeks before it officially came out in our country. His name is Francesco Dipietrostudies Business Economics at UADE e filled it in just eight days. How did you get it? The answer will surprise you.
In an interview for El Trece’s “Momento D” program, this 20-year-old unveiled the revolutionary method he used with his 17-year-old brother: “I created an Instagram to put together a ‘Tinder of digits’. The people at the faculty sent me what they had, I took the ones I needed and the ones that didn’t work for me I uploaded them to the page. It was like an advantage for everyone, “he explained.
Then, he showed it on TikTok and it quickly went viral. The system was so effective that there was no need to purchase more than 110 envelopes, which equates to 550 stickers and a total of $ 16,500. This, in addition to the gifts the creator’s younger brother received for Children’s Day, were enough to make the company happen.
“My mom bought us ten, then my grandmother said ‘well I’ll buy twenty’, my girlfriend another ten and so we were collecting”, Francesco detailed.
The most difficult figure
As well as Jorge Carrascosa was the hardest statuette on the 1974 Germany album, just like Leopoldo Jacinto Luque in 78 ‘, the one that cost Francisco and his brother Nicolás the most was GHA 2. Jojo Wolacott, the goalkeeper of the Ghana team, was the last to hit and with whom they finished completing the collection.
Contrary to what you might think, Leone Messi appeared on the first purchase they made. “It arrived quickly and we took it as a divine sign. It arrived in envelope number three and it was an impulse to fill it.”he said excitedly.