Merlin's World Cup Sticker Collection Italia 1990
- Season: 1990
- League: World Cup
- Publisher: Merlin
- Pages: 64
- Stickers: 344
- Shinys: Team Flags
- Signature Edition: No
- Star Ratings: No
- 3D: No
- Album Available: No. Try eBay?
- Hardcover Binder: No
The World Cup Sticker Collection Italia 1990 from Merlin stands out from other albums of a similar age in that it contains very differently shaped football stickers – long landscape stickers are the order of the day in the World Cup Italy 1990 sticker album. The first page shows sticker number 1, the World Cup trophy, and photos of the 12 different venues to be used at the 1990 Italian World Cup finals, placed around a map of Italy.
The next 6 pages give great detail of the inception of the World Cup, with histories and reviews of each of the finals ever since the first in 1930. Each tournament gets a sticker of the winning team. Each of the larger teams then gets two double-spread pages of stickers, with the smaller teams restricted to just two or three pages. The teams each have a shiny logo, statistics of their past performances, a team sticker and one of the manager. The Stickers contain the players name, a symbol representing their position, age and club team. Along with their value on the transfer market – Gary Linker would cost you a respectable £3,000,000!
The centre of the album show the World Cup 1990 schedule, with spaces to complete the scores and follow the team’s progression through the tournament. Smack-bang in the centre is the playing board for Merlin World Super League Game, with the instructions on the inside front cover.
The last two pages squeeze in Cameroon, USA, Costa Rica, South Korea, UAE and Egypt, only showing their shiny logo and team sticker.
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