We are into the finishing strait here people. The World Cup Final is this Sunday yet I still have gaps to fill in my sticker album. Only a few gaps yet if I gave up now and simply handed my pile of doubles to a second cousin few could blame me. As I flick through my album the opening logos and stadiums pages are complete and looking, frankly, glorious. If anything, I should be congratulated for not succumbing to the temptation of buying more packets.
The past few weeks have been tortuous for finding swaps and my efforts have been reduced to swapping one or two stickers at a time. A few weeks ago I swapped around 15 stickers with two friends of mine from Australia while this week I sent a single sticker to Ireland in exchange for another, albeit a shiney. With the cost of stamps this is getting kinda silly. I COULD take the easy option and order each individual remaining sticker for 14p each but having come this far that seems a cheap way out, especially with the remaining pile of doubles.
Oh yeh, that horrible, lingering load of doubles. The stern face of Russia’s Roman Shirokov still stares back at me from the bottom of the pile. He has been sat there for around two months and I simply cannot get rid of him. Plus who needs one Sulley Muntari, let alone three!? All this and I still haven’t got #32, the Brazilian logo shiney.
Help a brother out –
Doubles – 2, 19, 79, 80, 84, 97, 216, 232, 233, 240, 245, 326, 376, 377, 383, 384, 391, 517, 532×2, 537×3, 542, 544, 611
Needs – 32, 142, 152, 159, 260, 287, 303, 338, 402, 446, 459, 465, 471, 546, 580, 583, 591, 621, 628