1988-89 Panini Set of 408

1988-89 Panini Set of 408 (loose stickers)

4 Key Rookie (RC) Stickers

Brian Leetch, Brett Hull, Brendan Shanahan & Joe Nieuwendyk

Sticker History

This was the second year in North America that the NHL put out a series of stickers under the PANINI name. Their test marketing of 1987 stickers worked and this year had 12 stickers more than last year. Each of the packs has Mario Lemieux on them. These boxes can be found in some parts but they were certainly not the easiest to find back in 1988. The 1988 PANINI hockey stickers are the the 5th most difficult to find in hockey sticker sets, trailing only the 1981,1992 FRENCH and 1994 and 1987 PANINI series. This was the last year that Wayne Gretzky would appear in an Oilers jersey. Panini Canada out of St. Laurent, Quebec was the Canadian distributor and Panini USA out of New York was the US distributor.

Sticker Facts

The size of each full sticker is 5.4 cm X 6.9 cm (2.13 in X 2.72 in). There were 100 packages in each wax box which originally retailed for $0.25 USD/$0.30 CAD per pack. Each package contained 6 stickers. The minimum number of packages needed to make a full set (assuming absolutely no doubles) is 68. The original album ($0.69 USD/$0.59 CAD) cover featured Mario Lemieux. The 1988 Stanley Cup winners were the Edmonton Oilers with Wayne Gretzky the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as playoffs MVP.

Season Facts

The Buffalo Sabres select scoring ace Pierre Turgeon first overall in the entry draft. Glen Sather let Paul Coffey sit out until American Thanksgiving due to a contract dispute. Sather finally traded the disgruntled blueliner to the Pittsburgh Penguins for young phenom Craig Simpson who ended up scoring 56 goals in his first season with the Oilers. Simpson was the 1st ever NHL player to score 50 goals while being traded in midseason. Sather had other problems as Peter Pocklington ordered him to play “hardball” with his stars. Andy Moog was another casualty when he decided to play for the Canadian National Team instead of in Edmonton. He would later be traded to Boston for Oilers future superstar Bill Ranford. Ironically enough, they would go head to head in the 1990 Stanley Cup Finals and Ranford would end up winning the Conn Smythe Trophy as Playoff MVP. Grant Fuhr won 40 games in the regular season to secure himself his 1st and only ever Vezina Trophy as top goalie in the league. After tearing up the AHL the year before with the Moncton Golden Flames and just after playing 52 games for the Flames in 1987-88; Brett Hull was traded from Calgary to St. Louis for Rob Ramage and Rick Wamsley on March 7th 1988. The rest, as they say, is history as Brett spends most of his best years with the Blues.The Sabres did not have Gilbert Perreault in their lineup as he retired after playing 17 NHL seasons. A new NHL award was established for the 1987-88 season as Lanny McDonald won the innaugural King Clancy Award; presented to the players that best exemplifies leadership qualities both on and off the ice. Pat Lafontaine is given a chance to shine and gets 47 goals as Mike Bossy retires from hockey prior to the season getting underway. Ron Hextall was the first NHL goalie to ever actively score a goal when he potted one into Boston’s empty net during the playoffs. Billy Smith got credited years earlier, however he did not directly shoot the puck which Hextall did. During the Stanley Cup Finals in Boston in game 4, the power went off and the game was suspended and was replayed with the Oilers winning the rematch 6-3. Boston fans could find the main light swtich for the rematch. The NHL officials held a brief strike after Devils coach Jim Schoenfeld called out to Don Koharski, that perhaps he should “have another tempting treat at the Tim Hortons”. Joe Nieuwendyk won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year.

Expansion Notes

No Expansion notes for this season.

Wayne Gretzky Notes

Gretzky was featured 5 times (plus 1 other sticker that does not have him directly on the sticker but is a part of a 2 piece puzzle #178-#179). Gretzky only missed 8 games in his first 8 NHL seasons. Wayne was forced to sit out 16 games due to a knee injury, costing him a chance to win his 8th straight scoring title. This was the first time that Wayne scored less than 50 goals in an NHL season. His points per game was a still a solid 2.33 this year. This would be the last season that Gretzky would sport the Oilers jersey. After winning the Stanley Cup and Conn Smythe Trophy this year, he would be traded to the Los Angeles Kings. Wayne scored a whopping 43 playoff points on his way to winning his 4th and final Stanley Cup. Gretzky also broke Gordie Howe’s record for assists by recording his 1050th assist on March 1st 1988. This series featured 5 Gretzky stickers. Wayne scored a season total of 40 goals, 109 assists for a total of 149 points. His points per game ratio for this 64 games played season was 2.33.



1988-89 Panini Sticker Album


If you would like to add this album to put your stickers into, I do have it available here

This album measures about 4.9 cm X 6.5 cm (1.93 in X 2.56 in) and comes to you in near mint condition and currently sits empty with no stickers.

2 Responses to 1988-89 Panini Set of 408

  1. Thelauds says:

    Here is the checklist for the 1988-89 Panini NHL Sticker Set:

    1 Playoffs
    2 Logo Flames
    3 Uniform Flames
    4 Mike Vernon Flames
    5 Al MacInnis Flames
    6 Brad McCrimmon Flames
    7 Gary Suter Flames
    8 Mike Bullard Flames
    9 Hakan Loob Flames
    10 Lanny McDonald Flames
    11 Joe Mullen Flames
    12 Joe Nieuwendyk Flames
    13 Joel Otto Flames
    14 Jim Peplinski Flames
    15 Gary Roberts Flames
    16 Mike Vernon Flames
    17 Mike Vernon Flames
    18 Logo Blackhawks
    19 Uniform Blackhawks
    20 Bob Mason Blackhawks
    21 Darren Pang Blackhawks
    22 Bob-Frederick Murray Blackhawks
    23 Gary Nylund Blackhawks
    24 Doug Wilson Blackhawks
    25 Dirk Graham Blackhawks
    26 Steve Larmer Blackhawks
    27 Troy Murray Blackhawks
    28 Brian Noonan Blackhawks
    29 Denis Savard Blackhawks
    30 Steve Thomas Blackhawks
    31 Rick Vaive Blackhawks
    32 Denis Savard Blackhawks
    33 Denis Savard Blackhawks
    34 Logo Red Wings
    35 Uniform Red Wings
    36 Glen Hanlon Red Wings
    37 Greg Stefan Red Wings
    38 Jeff Sharples Red Wings
    39 Darren Veitch Red Wings
    40 Brent Ashton Red Wings
    41 Shawn Burr Red Wings
    42 John Chabot Red Wings
    43 Gerard Gallant Red Wings
    44 Petr Klima Red Wings
    45 Adam Oates Red Wings
    46 Bob Probert Red Wings
    47 Steve Yzerman Red Wings
    48 Steve Yzerman Red Wings
    49 Steve Yzerman Red Wings
    50 Logo Oilers
    51 Uniform Oilers
    52 Grant Fuhr Oilers
    53 Charlie Huddy Oilers
    54 Kevin Lowe Oilers
    55 Steve Smith Oilers
    56 Jeff Beukeboom Oilers
    57 Glenn Anderson Oilers
    58 Wayne Gretzky Oilers
    59 Jari Kurri Oilers
    60 Craig MacTavish Oilers
    61 Mark Messier Oilers
    62 Craig Simpson Oilers
    63 Esa Tikkanen Oilers
    64 Wayne Gretzky Oilers
    65 Wayne Gretzky Oilers
    66 Logo Kings
    67 Uniform Kings
    68 Glenn Healy Kings
    69 Rollie Melanson Kings
    70 Steve Duchesne Kings
    71 Tom Laidlaw Kings
    72 Jay Wells Kings
    73 Mike Allison Kings
    74 Bob Carpenter Kings
    75 Jimmy Carson Kings
    76 Jim Fox Kings
    77 Bernie Nicholls Kings
    78 Luc Robitaille Kings
    79 Dave Taylor Kings
    80 Luc Robitaille Kings
    81 Luc Robitaille Kings
    82 Logo Stars
    83 Uniform Stars
    84 Don Beaupre Stars
    85 Kari Takko Stars
    86 Craig Hartsburg Stars
    87 Frank Musil Stars
    88 Dave Archibald Stars
    89 Brian Bellows Stars
    90 Scott Bjugstad Stars
    91 Bob Brooke Stars
    92 Neal Broten Stars
    93 Dino Ciccarelli Stars
    94 Brian Lawton Stars
    95 Brian MacLellan Stars
    96 Dino Ciccarelli Stars
    97 Dino Ciccarelli Stars
    98 Logo Blues
    99 Uniform Blues
    100 Greg Millen Blues
    101 Brian Benning Blues
    102 Gordie Roberts Blues
    103 Gino Cavallini Blues
    104 Bernie Federko Blues
    105 Doug Gilmour Blues
    106 Tony Hrkac Blues
    107 Brett Hull Blues
    108 Mark Hunter Blues
    109 Tony McKegney Blues
    110 Rick Meagher Blues
    111 Brian Sutter Blues
    112 Brett Hull Blues
    113 Brett Hull Blues
    114 Logo Maple Leafs
    115 Uniform Maple Leafs
    116 Allan Bester Maple Leafs
    117 Ken Wregget Maple Leafs
    118 Al Iafrate Maple Leafs
    119 Luke Richardson Maple Leafs
    120 Borje Salming Maple Leafs
    121 Wendel Clark Maple Leafs
    122 Russ Courtnall Maple Leafs
    123 Vincent Damphousse Maple Leafs
    124 Dan Daoust Maple Leafs
    125 Gary Leeman Maple Leafs
    126 Ed Olczyk Maple Leafs
    127 Mark Osborne Maple Leafs
    128 Borje Salming Maple Leafs
    129 Borje Salming Maple Leafs
    130 Logo Canucks
    131 Uniform Canucks
    132 Kirk McLean Canucks
    133 Jim Benning Canucks
    134 Garth Butcher Canucks
    135 Doug Lidster Canucks
    136 Greg-Daren Adams Canucks
    137 David Bruce Canucks
    138 Barry Pederson Canucks
    139 Jim Sandlak Canucks
    140 Petri Skriko Canucks
    141 Stan Smyl Canucks
    142 Rich Sutter Canucks
    143 Tony Tanti Canucks
    144 Kirk McLean Canucks
    145 Kirk McLean Canucks
    146 Logo Jets
    147 Uniform Jets
    148 Daniel Berthiaume Jets
    149 Randy Carlyle Jets
    150 Dave Ellett Jets
    151 Mario Marois Jets
    152 Peter Taglianetti Jets
    153 Laurie Boschman Jets
    154 Iain Duncan Jets
    155 Dale Hawerchuk Jets
    156 Paul MacLean Jets
    157 Andrew McBain Jets
    158 Doug Smail Jets
    159 Thomas Steen Jets
    160 Dale Hawerchuk Jets
    161 Dale Hawerchuk Jets
    162 Prince-of Wales Trophy
    163 Rod Langway Capitals
    164 Rejean Lemelin Bruins
    165 Kirk Muller Devils
    166 Sean Burke Devils
    167 Pat Verbeek Devils
    168 Mike Vernon Flames
    169 Clarence Campbell Trophy
    170 Wayne Gretzky Oilers
    171 Greg Stefan Red Wings
    172 Glen Hanlon Red Wings
    173 Glen Hanlon Red Wings
    174 Mike Krushelnyski Oilers
    175 Craig MacTavish Oilers
    176 Stanley Cup Trophy
    177 Stanley Cup Trophy
    178 Wayne Gretzky Oilers
    179 Wayne Gretzky Oilers
    180 Marty McSorley Oilers
    181 Wayne Gretzky Oilers
    182 Conn Smythe Trophy
    183 Geoff Courtnall Oilers
    184 Geoff Courtnall Oilers
    185 Geoff Courtnall Oilers
    186 Geoff Courtnall Oilers
    187 Steve Yzerman Red Wings
    188 Grant Fuhr Oilers
    189 John MacLean Devils
    190 Marcel Dionne Rangers
    191 Cam Neely Bruins
    192 Ron Hextall Flyers
    193 Wayne Gretzky Oilers
    194 Daniel Berthiaume Jets
    195 Larry Robinson Canadiens
    196 Perry Turnbull Blues
    197 Rick Tocchet Flyers
    198 Billy Smith Islanders
    199 Luc Robitaille Kings
    200 Craig Simpson Penguins
    201 Logo Bruins
    202 Uniform Bruins
    203 Rejean Lemelin Bruins
    204 Ray Bourque Bruins
    205 Gord Kluzak Bruins
    206 Michael Thelven Bruins
    207 Glen Wesley Bruins
    208 Randy Burridge Bruins
    209 Keith Crowder Bruins
    210 Steve Kasper Bruins
    211 Ken Linseman Bruins
    212 Jay Miller Bruins
    213 Cam Neely Bruins
    214 Bob Sweeney Bruins
    215 Ray Bourque Bruins
    216 Ray Bourque Bruins
    217 Logo Sabres
    218 Uniform Sabres
    219 Tom Barrasso Sabres
    220 Phil Housley Sabres
    221 Calle Johansson Sabres
    222 Craig Ramsay Sabres
    223 Dave Andreychuk Sabres
    224 Scott Arniel Sabres
    225 Adam Creighton Sabres
    226 Mike Foligno Sabres
    227 Christian Ruuttu Sabres
    228 Ray Sheppard Sabres
    229 John Tucker Sabres
    230 Pierre Turgeon Sabres
    231 Dave Andreychuk Sabres
    232 Dave Andreychuk Sabres
    233 Logo Whalers
    234 Uniform Whalers
    235 Mike Liut Whalers
    236 Dave Babych Whalers
    237 Sylvain Cote Whalers
    238 Ulf Samuelsson Whalers
    239 John Anderson Whalers
    240 Kevin Dineen Whalers
    241 Ray Ferraro Whalers
    242 Ron Francis Whalers
    243 Paul MacDermid Whalers
    244 Dave Tippett Whalers
    245 Sylvain Turgeon Whalers
    246 Carey Wilson Whalers
    247 Ron Francis Whalers
    248 Ron Francis Whalers
    249 Logo Canadiens
    250 Uniform Canadiens
    251 Brian Hayward Canadiens
    252 Patrick Roy Canadiens
    253 Chris Chelios Canadiens
    254 Craig Ludwig Canadiens
    255 Petr Svoboda Canadiens
    256 Guy Carbonneau Canadiens
    257 Claude Lemieux Canadiens
    258 Mike McPhee Canadiens
    259 Mats Naslund Canadiens
    260 Stephane Richer Canadiens
    261 Bobby Smith Canadiens
    262 Ryan Walter Canadiens
    263 Patrick Roy Canadiens
    264 Patrick Roy Canadiens
    265 Logo Devils
    266 Uniform Devils
    267 Sean Burke Devils
    268 Joe Cirella Devils
    269 Bruce Driver Devils
    270 Craig Wolanin Devils
    271 Aaron Broten Devils
    272 Doug Brown Devils
    273 Claude Loiselle Devils
    274 John MacLean Devils
    275 Kirk Muller Devils
    276 Brendan Shanahan Devils
    277 Patrik Sundstrom Devils
    278 Pat Verbeek Devils
    279 Brendan Shanahan Devils
    280 Brendan Shanahan Devils
    281 Logo Islanders
    282 Uniform Islanders
    283 Kelly Hrudey Islanders
    284 Steve Konroyd Islanders
    285 Ken Morrow Islanders
    286 Patrick Flatley Islanders
    287 Greg Gilbert Islanders
    288 Alan Kerr Islanders
    289 Derek King Islanders
    290 Pat LaFontaine Islanders
    291 Mikko Makela Islanders
    292 Brent Sutter Islanders
    293 Bryan Trottier Islanders
    294 Randy Wood Islanders
    295 Pat LaFontaine Islanders
    296 Pat LaFontaine Islanders
    297 Logo Rangers
    298 Uniform Rangers
    299 Bob Froese Rangers
    300 John Vanbiesbrouck Rangers
    301 Brian Leetch Rangers
    302 Norm Maciver Rangers
    303 James Patrick Rangers
    304 Michel Petit Rangers
    305 Ulf Dahlen Rangers
    306 Jan Erixon Rangers
    307 Kelly Kisio Rangers
    308 Don Maloney Rangers
    309 Walt Poddubny Rangers
    310 Tomas Sandstrom Rangers
    311 John Vanbiesbrouck Rangers
    312 John Vanbiesbrouck Rangers
    313 Logo Flyers
    314 Uniform Flyers
    315 Ron Hextall Flyers
    316 Mark Howe Flyers
    317 Kerry Huffman Flyers
    318 Kjell Samuelsson Flyers
    319 Dave Brown Flyers
    320 Murray Craven Flyers
    321 Tim Kerr Flyers
    322 Scott Mellanby Flyers
    323 Dave Poulin Flyers
    324 Brian Propp Flyers
    325 Ilkka Sinisalo Flyers
    326 Rick Tocchet Flyers
    327 Ron Hextall Flyers
    328 Ron Hextall Flyers
    329 Logo Penguins
    330 Uniform Penguins
    331 Frank Pietrangelo Penguins
    332 Doug Bodger Penguins
    333 Paul Coffey Penguins
    334 Jim Johnson Penguins
    335 Ville Siren Penguins
    336 Rob Brown Penguins
    337 Randy Cunneyworth Penguins
    338 Dan Frawley Penguins
    339 Dave Hunter Penguins
    340 Mario Lemieux Penguins
    341 Troy Loney Penguins
    342 Dan Quinn Penguins
    343 Mario Lemieux Penguins
    344 Mario Lemieux Penguins
    345 Logo Nordiques
    346 Uniform Nordiques
    347 Mario Gosselin Nordiques
    348 Tommy Albelin Nordiques
    349 Jeff Brown Nordiques
    350 Steven Finn Nordiques
    351 Randy Moller Nordiques
    352 Alain Cote Nordiques
    353 Gaetan Duchesne Nordiques
    354 Mike Eagles Nordiques
    355 Michel Goulet Nordiques
    356 Lane Lambert Nordiques
    357 Anton Stastny Nordiques
    358 Peter Stastny Nordiques
    359 Peter Stastny Nordiques
    360 Peter Stastny Nordiques
    361 Logo Capitals
    362 Uniform Capitals
    363 Clint Malarchuk Capitals
    364 Pete Peeters Capitals
    365 Kevin Hatcher Capitals
    366 Rod Langway Capitals
    367 Larry Murphy Capitals
    368 Scott Stevens Capitals
    369 Dave Christian Capitals
    370 Mike Gartner Capitals
    371 Bengt Gustafsson Capitals
    372 Dale Hunter Capitals
    373 Kevin Miller Capitals
    374 Mike Ridley Capitals
    375 Mike Gartner Capitals
    376 Mike Gartner Capitals
    377 Hockey Rink
    378 Hockey Rink
    379 Cross Checking
    380 Elbowing
    381 High Sticking
    382 Holding
    383 Hooking
    384 Interference
    385 Spearing
    386 Tripping
    387 Boarding
    388 Charging
    389 Delayed-Penalty Call
    390 Kneeing
    391 Misconduct
    392 Roughing
    393 Slashing
    394 Unsportsmanlike Conduct
    395 Wash Out
    396 Icing
    397 Offside
    398 Wash Out
    399 Bob Bourne Kings
    400 Mario Lemieux Penguins
    401 Mario Lemieux Penguins
    402 Patrick Roy Canadiens
    403 Grant Fuhr Oilers
    404 Joe Nieuwendyk Flames
    405 Ray Bourque Bruins
    406 Mats Naslund Canadiens
    407 Guy Carbonneau Canadiens
    408 Brad McCrimmon Flames

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