EDICOLA NEWS: THE REVIEWS nr. 128
album: Calciatori RipartiAmo (Panini)
stickers: 20 (R1-R20)
album + complete set: € 9.90 (on sale ONLY on the Panini.it website)
comment: Panini’s good initiative in this difficult period with this release linked to Calciatori 2019/20 that seems to never end. In fact, it can be defined as complete only at the release of the latest “Film del campionato” stickers, scheduled for the end of August, when we will finally have all the verdicts (to date, the third promoted to Serie A is still missing and, potentially, we could still have an Italian team that wins a European cup)
The stickers feature one player per team depicted with the symbol or a monument of the city where he plays. While appreciating the initiative, the result is not always satisfactory, some did not turn out very well, Lukaku’s was not beautiful (is it possible in Milan that the photograph of Pirellone should be used? As monuments there is not only the Duomo, used for Milan). The sticker of Criscito/Genoa is probably real, to allow a full view of the Lantern, the exact opposite of Kevin Lasagna where perhaps only a Friulian can recognize the monument behind
Most have a nice emotional impact, however, a photograph of our country that we too often forget how full it is of treasures to visit, see and review. And be proud of it, from North to South, without any distinction.
Having seen this album the question arises: dear Panini, then you can take full-body photos of the players, why not use them for the 2020/21 footballers? Perhaps repeating this beautiful idea of monuments as a background. If you don’t know what we’re talking about, go and see the Calciatori 78/79 again; other times? Maybe, but the time for beautiful stickers should never go out of style