With the World Cup approaching in Qatar, the tournament’s albums and stickers were once again circulating everywhere. And, as always happens every four years, tradition moves collectors of all ages to newsstands to look for new little packages and causes a lot of people to also have piles and piles of repeats.
That’s because, to get all 670 stickers, it’s impossible not to win hundreds of identical prints together. According to Panini, the company responsible for the production of the albums, the separation of the stickers in the packages is random and there are no rarer players, shields or selections than others – but that’s not what word of mouth on the streets says.
The solution to reduce the mountain of repeats is to change the stickers.
To facilitate these exchanges — and, of course, attract the public — museums, malls and even restaurants organize themed events. Some of them have restricted dates and times, while others are open throughout the day.
Check out below five places to exchange stickers in São Paulo.
Buteco do Jacquin
After the success of the event promoted by chef Erick Jacquin at the beginning of the week, Buteco do Jacquin will organize new trading cards on the 12th, 19th and 26th of October, always from 5:30 pm. To participate in the event at the chef’s restaurant, which Jacquin is present, you must make a reservation.
Av. Faria Lima 2696, Jardim Europa, west region, Instagram @butecodojacquin. 12, 19 and 26/10, from 17:30. reservations in onne.link/butecodojacquin
As is a tradition since other editions of the competition, the Football Museum welcomes collectors in its external space, in front of the ticket office, to exchange stickers. The events, already traditional in the São Paulo agenda, take place on Saturdays, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. There is no charge for participation and no prior appointment is required. The site highlights that exchanges are not exclusive to football stickers — collectors of albums with other themes are also welcome.
piece Charles Miller, s/nº, Pacaembu, central region, tel. (11) 3664-3848. Sat., from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Petra Fine Arts
The street cinema receives collectors to exchange figurines on some Sundays, from 12 pm to 5 pm. The place promotes the activity in partnership with Panini, with button football and “bafo bafo”, in addition to the sale of copies of the album and packages. The September event took place this Sunday, the 18th, but other dates are already confirmed for October and November, on 10/16 and 11/13, at the same time.
R. da Consolação, 2423, Consolação, central region, tel. (11) 2894-5781. 10/16 and 11/13, from 12pm to 5pm
Shopping Santa Cruz
In the mall, two spaces were set up for the exchange of figurines. One is located on the L2 floor, the other is on the Metro Floor. Exchanges take place during the entire opening hours of the shopping center, without the need for an appointment.
R. Domingos de Morais, 2564, Vila Mariana, south region, tel. (11) 3471-7981. Mon. Saturday, from 9 am to 9 pm; Sun. from 2 pm to 8 pm
Shopping Patio Paulista
Shopping Pátio Paulista also allocated a space for the exchange of stickers. Located on Piso Jardins, the place is open every day, from 12:00 to 20:00. The Football Museum gave the mall some signs with information about the sport, in the style of those found in the institution. Despite being free, it is necessary for collectors to remove a coupon in the establishment’s application to access the space.
R. Treze de Maio, 1947, Bela Vista, central region, tel. (11) 3179-8505. Mon. Saturday, from 10 am to 10 pm; and Sun., from 14:00 to 20:00