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Since 1994 Merlin's Premier League sticker colelction has brought match day excitement to millions of collectors, young and not-so-young. These unique stickers, bringing exclusive coverage of our clubs and players in all the brilliance of their official strips, logos and insignia, are enjoyed at home and in many countries abroad too, where building up the Merlin collection keeps Premier League fans as far away as Hong Kong or the Arctic Circle in close contact with the game 'back home'. I am delighted to have given you this brief introduction to this latest, 1997, edition the biggest and best yet. This year, whether you're playing watching or collecting, dont fail to get 'stuck in'!

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Merlin's Premier League 97 Sticker Collection

  • Season: 1996/1997Merlin Premier League 97 Album Cover
  • League: Premier League
  • Publisher: Merlin
  • Pages: 128
  • Stickers: 530
  • Shinys: FA Premier League Badge, Club Badges, Team Kits and Overseas Player, League Cup, FA Cup, Star Striker
  • Signature Edition: No
  • Star Ratings: No
  • 3D: No
  • Album Available: No. Try eBay?
  • Hardcover Binder: Yes
  • Sticker Dimensions: 54mm x 68mm

Merlin Premier League 97 Sticker PacketThe fourth edition, Merlin's Premier League 97 Sticker Collection matches the layout and styling of the previous 1996 collection. Starting with the FA Premier League Badge shiny and a summary section of the 94/95 season and the new album. However, the '97 album reverts to an alphabetical arrangement of the teams, therefore starting with Arsenal.

As in the '96 collection, each team's football stickers are arranged over 6 pages. The opening two pages show the manager sticker and club logo and team kit shinys, with management stats and club honours list. The facing page shows a two part team photo stickers, fixtures list and club honours. The page also contains a goalscorer record and club all-time records.

The following pages show a double-spread of player football stickers, with accompanying stats for each. The final pair of team pages contain further summary statistics and information on the club, a 2-part international player sticker, top striker shiny, Premier League 1997 No.3goalkeeper sticker and overseas player shiny. It also features images of a match programme sticker and a table, listing per-player performance statistics from the previous season.

The centre pages of the album have 1994/1995 Season Review statistics, including the final table, and a written review. There is also a pair of pages reviewing England's progress in the 1996 Euro Championships. Following on is the McDonalds sticker pages.

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  • The majority of the Merlin Premier League 97 football stickers showed player history on the sticker backs. A small number were issued instead with a large 97 logo on the back. 
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