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"Since took over as Chief Executive of the F.A. Premier League, I have discovered that the duties of this job are under and more varied than could possibly be imagined. Although scarcely a duty, the opportunity to say a few words to the many Premier League fans who support us through their through their favourite happy - collection our stickers - was one which was too tempting to miss.Premier League Logo

Just as the game itself mixes history and tradition with the very best of the modern sporting world, so it is with football stickers. There can hardly be a professional player today who did not collect football stickers or cards in his youth, and indeed, today's soccer magazines often choose an image from an historical collection when looking in-depth at a player or a club's background. Merlin's Premier League stickers reflect this tradition, and mirror the Premier League itself in utilising ground-breaking methods of printing and photography to bring all Premier League fans the best possible sticker collection.
This year is actually the fifth anniversary of Merlin Premier League stickers - a new "tradition" which started with the very first edition in 1994. That year, Andy Gray wrote the introduction and urged collectors to hold onto their album when complete as a valuable memento of the season. I wonder how many of you did just that? Whether or not you are a proud professor of the now historic Merlin's Premier League 94, the main pointis to have as much fun each year collecting our stickers as you do playing or watching the game itself. Come to think of it though, I believe I might just tuck away a complete 1998 collection myself - you never know when it could come in handy!"
Peter Leaver QC - Chief Executive and General Counsel F.A. Premier League


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Merlin's Premier League 98 Sticker Collection

  • Season: 1997/1998Merlin Premier League 98 Album Cover
  • League: Premier League
  • Publisher: Merlin
  • Pages: 128
  • Stickers: 504
  • Shinys: FA Premier League Badge, FA Premier League Trophy, Club Badges, Team Kits, Club Superstar and Club Hotshot
  • Signature Edition: No
  • Star Ratings: No
  • 3D: No
  • Album Available: No. Try eBay?
  • Hardcover Binder: Yes
  • Sticker Dimensions: 54mm x 68mm & 61mm x 85mm

Merlin Premier League 98 Sticker PacketThe 1998 album is the fifth edition of the Premier League sticker collection from Merlin. Peter Leaver QC opens the album with an introduction in which he comments "there can hardly be a professional player today who did not collect football stickers in his youth". With that thought, the collection kicks off with Arsenal!
Merlin's Premier League 98 Sticker Collection allocates 3 double spreads to each club. The opening page has the shiny club badge and kit, a photo of the manager, the facing page contains the two part team sticker and top scorer sticker. A ton of stats are packed in here, with a 10-year league position chart, the squad formation, honours list, goal scorers and the top scorer's goal tracker.
The player pages are crammed with 16 squad member stickers, each player getting a previous season stats including appearances and goals scored, club background and the ever important vital stats. The last two pages show photos and stats for a further  handful of squad members, an international player, susperstar and hotshot stickers are Premier League1998 No.2on the page as well. As if you didn't have enough already, a whole stack more club stats are available here as well! Player performances, stadium guides, all-time records and performance records.  
The centre pages contain the 'Swop till you drop' road show feature, which details the venues and dates. Also here is the Merlin's Collector's Awards, the favourite players as voted by Merlin collectors. The final pages in the centre of the album are the McDonald's pages. 

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Did you know...?

  • Similar to the 1997 collection, Merlin issued the purple sticker backs with facts and trivia about the sticker on the other side.

  • For example, the Premier League trophy sticker lists the past winners on the sticker back.


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