Panini Coca Cola Championship Official Sticker Collection 2010
- Season: 2009-2010
- League: English Championship
- Publisher: Panini
- Pages: 56
- Stickers: 386
- Shinys: Club Badges, Star Players
- Signature Edition: No
- Star Ratings: No
- 3D: No
- Album Available: No
- Hardcover Binder: No
- Sticker Dimensions: 54mm x 68mm & 34mm x 54mm (half stickers)
For the 2010 season, Panini released the Coca-Cola Championship Official Sticker Collection 2010. The copy we have says £1.25 on the back, which in today’s money is about £1.25. Alan Smith, then drawing wages from Newcastle United, takes pride of place on the front cover. QPR’s No.7 Wayne Routledge is in the back of shot with a look on his face as though he’s just trodden in something funny-smelling.
Topps have the licensing rights to the Premier League, so Panini once again concentrate on the Championship, where the Football League have agreed to permit them to use their images, logos and contact their clubs. The inside cover is the contents list, displaying the 24 clubs and the page number they appear on. Opposite is the introductory text, sadly not authored by our friend Richard Scudamore in this case. It looks more to be a version of Panini’s stock paragraph attempting to stir the passions of young sticker collectors, encouraging them to purchase countless packets until the collection is finally complete!
Barnsley is our first club in the collection. The page layout in the Panini Coca-Cola Championship 2010 collection is familiar. The shiny club badge sits to the top left, partnered with a pair of kit stickers. A photo of the smiling manager is alongside. The team photo in this collection isn’t in sticker form so don’t go looking for a squad sticker in your packets! The player football stickers are actually split in half in this sticker album, so you get two ‘half-sized’ players per sticker. These stretch the full width of the page across the bottom, each with the standard array of information and stats. The top right of the page is consumed by four separate full-sized stickers to represent the club’s star players. Two of the four star players are a glitter shiny… so that would make them a star star player?!
Interspersed at three equal points throughout the album are the ‘Internationals’ sections. These double-spreads highlight some of the overseas players plying their trade in the Championship clubs. Highlights here include Kris Commons and Brian Stock, who’ve travelled all the way from… Scotland and Wales respectively. Hardcore. Other points worth of note in the International section is that each country has the national dish noted, Haggis, before you ask; and also the country’s motto. “Nobody provokes me without impunity” is the Scottish motto, I think this is how the ‘Glasgow Kiss’ came into being?!
The final page shows the full player listing and sticker list, whilst the inside back cover is a fixture list for the Championship season.
Did you know...?
- As with the 2009 edition, the 2010 Championship sticker album uses 'half stickers', with two players per single sticker back. Unlike the strange arrangement in the 2009 album, this collection reverts to the normal approach of labelling the two stickers on the same back A and B.
- Alan Smith's beaming face, in his Newcastle United colours, is what greets us on the front cover.
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