¡Ya tengo mi álbum para la Copa Mundial!


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¡Ya tenemos nuestro álbum oficial Panini para la Copa Mundial Brasil 2014! Si no sabes que es, es un álbum que uno puede llenar con calcomanías de los jugadores. Compramos el álbum por $2 y las paquetes de calcomanías $1 cada uno. Cada paquete contiene 7 calcomanías. A veces uno tiene dobles y puede intercambiar con otros para conseguir las que se necesita.

El álbum venía ya con unas calcomanías gratis, ¡y el mío venía con Chicharito!


Me encanta el álbum por muchas razones, pero una de las razones es porque es multilingüe.


El otro día Carlos llegaba a casa con diez paquetes. Usualmente toda la familia se divierte en poner las calcomanías en el álbum pero Carlos y yo tuvimos un desacuerdo sobre el mejor método de hacerlo.


Yo dije que sería mejor si primero ordenamos las calcomanías por equipo, pero Carlos dijo mejor vamos página por página en el álbum, encontrando las calcomanías como necesitábamos. Terminamos haciendolo de la manera que Carlos quería y tuvimos que volver varias veces para las calcomanías olvidadas.

La próxima vez tratamos a mi manera!

¿Cuál es tu método para llenar tu álbum?


We have our official Panini album for World Cup Brazil 2014! If you don’t know what that is, it’s an album that one can fill with stickers of the soccer players. We bought the album for $2 and the sticker packets for $1 each. Each packet contains 7 stickers. Sometimes one gets doubles and they can trade them with other people to get the stickers they need.

The album came with a few free stickers, and mine came with Chicharito!

I love the album for a lot of reasons, but one of the reasons is because it’s multilingual.

The other day Carlos came home with ten packets. Usually the whole family has fun putting the stickers in the album but Carlos and I had a disagreement regarding the best method to do this.

I said it would be best if we first organized the stickers by team, but Carlos said it’s better if we go page-by-page in the album, finding the stickers we need along the way. We ended up doing it the way Carlos wanted, and we had to go back several times for stickers that had been overlooked.

Next time we do it my way!

What method do you use to fill your album?

Note: I am not an official sponsor or partner of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. Any mention of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ was editorial in nature and should not be interpreted as an endorsement on their part of myself, my opinions, or this website. I am just a soccer fan sharing with other soccer fans. All opinions are my own.


    • LOL! … Hey, avoiding people (young or old) who can’t put the stickers on right, that’s a valid excuse to go solo! (I don’t let Carlos do it because he doesn’t put them on straight enough. He’s my assistant and peels the backing LOL.)

      Stickering… I like that as a verb :)

  1. Leí tu post anoche. Hoy fui a la tienda y vi que tenían este de la Copa Mundial a la venta. Me acordé tanto de los álbums de “estampitas” (así le decimos en Puerto Rico a los de este tipo) que tenía cuando era pequeña…. ¡Jamás logré completar uno!

    • Yo quiero completarlo también! Vamos a ver!

      (Creo que Carlos también dice “estampitas” pero aprendí la palabra “calcomanías” en la escuela.)

  2. Thank you! Thank you! My husband’s birthday is this week and I had no idea what to get him with little to no money available. I’m sure he (and the kids!) will love this…I just hope I can find it here…and some sticker packets, of course.

    • I hope you’re able to find them! I think he’ll love it. It seems most men who love soccer and grew up in Latin America, have very fond memories of these albums and collecting the stickers as boys.

      • I got one! It came in yesterday. I bought four packets of stickers (there were 7 in each) and he and the kids spent about an hour going through it. He has two duplicates. He actually looked on Amazon to see how much a whole box of stickers were. I told him that’s not how you’re supposed to do it. He’d never heard of these books either, but he loved the gift. Thanks to you!

      • Wow! He’d never heard of them? … As for buying boxes of the stickers – some people do that. Carlos wanted to LOL … I think it’s more fun to get them little by little. I have 2 doubles so far too. My friend Maricela was thinking of getting an album and I said I’d trade with her, but if she ended up not getting it, I could send you my doubles when I build up a larger amount!

        Have fun!

  3. Hola. Yo lo estoy llenado en Alabama. Si quieres podemos intercambiar repetidas. Ya lo hago con algunos amigos en New orleans.

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