New collection of soccer stickers launched with 'free' giveaway

PUBLISHED : Friday, 21 November, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 21 November, 1997, 12:00am

A NEW soccer sticker collection has been launched by Merlin, publishers of the world's best-selling sticker series.

Premier League 98 comprises 504 top-quality machine varnished stickers in a 128-page album which will be a must for collectors everywhere.

The collection will feature 360 paper, 60 silver prismatic, 20 engraved foil and 64 large-format stickers.

Merlin has used expert photographic agencies to supply the best soccer action pictures available for the collection with each picture being repeatedly scanned to ensure the sharp-est, clearest images available on the market.

The company's team of soccer experts have made sure that the players that matter most to collectors are included in the collection and a full-time statistics team was engaged to bring a host of new information to give a unique insight to the game and all the top players.

As official publisher of Premier League stickers, Merlin has worked closely with the Premier League to ensure maximum quality and authenticity with only official insignia, badges, team kits, logos and club photographs being used.

Hong Kong-based Panimex International, who are marketing the sticker collection for Merlin, have arranged a 'free giveaway' of 25 sticker albums.

Their office, at 1009-1010 Tai Yau Building, 181 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, is open from 9.30am-12.30pm and 2pm-5pm. Further information is available on 2526 8220.

Panimex will also be organising roadshows around the SAR in the New Year for collectors to see the new range and catch up on football collectables both new and old. There will also be an opportunity to register with Panimex's database.