When Kartik Krishnaiyer visited me recently to spend some time researching his upcoming book on Florida history, he also brought a treasure trove of soccer collectibles to share. One was the completed album of Euro 2020 stickers that Panini issued this year. More impressively was his completed collection of Topps Bundesliga sticker albums from the 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons.

Considering that neither the Euro 2020 nor Topps Bundesliga stickers were officially available for purchase in the United States, I’m still astonished he has been able to finish all of them.

With the added bonus of many young Americans being featured in the albums, these certainly are collector’s items. Kartik, we’re jealous of you mate.

Articles from our series focused on soccer trading cards and stickers:

• Soccer trading cards: Why it’s time to consider investing in the hobby
• What makes soccer trading cards valuable, and why and how to get them graded
• Collecting Panini’s Euro 2020 stickers is a perfect accompaniment to watching the tournament
• Where to buy soccer trading cards, and how hobby and retail boxes are different

Videos: Unboxing of soccer cards and stickers

• 2020/21 Obsidian soccer cards
• 2020/21 Topps Museum Collection: UEFA Champions League
• 2018/19, 2019/20 & 2020/21 Topps Bundesliga stickers
• 2020/21 Panini Prizm Premier League trading cards
• Euro 2020 Panini stickers
• Panini Chronicles box break featuring Neymar autograph
• Orbis World Cup 1990: The greatest soccer sticker album of all time