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Expert says it could cost £883 to complete the World Cup sticker album

Jack Kenmare

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Expert says it could cost £883 to complete the World Cup sticker album

Are you looking to complete the latest World Cup sticker book in the coming days, weeks and months? Well, you might have to fork out hundreds of pounds to make it happen.

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A football finance expert says it could cost £883.80 to collect all 670, with a five-pack of stickers setting you back 90p.

Kieran Maguire, who has been collecting stickers for years, has based his calculations on probability.

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"It's 90p for 5 stickers and there are 670 to collect," he wrote on Twitter. "That works out as £120.60 if you have collect all and swap all spares, but if no swapping then based on probability will cost you £883.80."

So, if you somehow manage to collect all 670 on your first go, then you'll only spend over £120 but what are the chances of that happening?

Of course, swapping with friends will help you out... but what if none of your 30-year-old mates fail to understand the sweet nostalgia of collecting stickers?

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Another avid sticker collector, Callum Watson, says swapping with others in the community will help reduce that cost dramatically.

"You can also buy the stickers directly from Panini," he told BBC. "If you go through that approach it will probably reduce the cost to around £150.

"There's quite a big community out there of people who are involved [in swapping]."

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Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden might be a good person to swap with in the coming weeks.

The England international was "obsessed" with collecting Panini stickers last season, and would even ask his girlfriend to "nip into the shop" to get him every pack they had in stock.

Last year, in an interview with The Telegraph, Foden's family opened up about the England international's love for stickers.

“He’s obsessed with these stickers at the moment,” said his girlfriend Becca Cooke. “We’d been to the zoo this week and I popped into Morrison’s on the way home and had to ring him because I saw they had a big box of stickers there.

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"We’ll be driving along and he’s like, ‘Stop, they sell stickers there. Go on Bec, can you nip into that shop and get me every pack they’ve got. I don’t want them to know it’s me’.”

Are you getting involved in the World Cup sticker hype ahead of this winter's tournament in Qatar?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Panini

Topics: Football World Cup, Qatar, Football

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