1992-93 FRENCH Panini Set of 330

1992-93 FRENCH Panini Set of 330 (loose stickers)
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4 Key Rookie (RC) Stickers

Nicklas Lidstrom, Dominik Hasek, Eric Lindros and Pavel Bure.

Sticker History

This was the 1st year in Panini’s history with NHL stickers that they put out a set of stickers that were the same size as your standard O-Pee-Chee or Upper Deck cards at this time. Sporadically, these boxes would turn up but were somewhat scarce. In the early 2000’s many boxes and cases of this product turned up in dollar stores across Canada for a short stint and quickly sold out. The one thing to note here is that there were lots of 50 sticker packs but only found in generic white boxes. The original packs of cards found in the original boxes were very hard to come by. The orginal artwork boxes do carry a premium from this year. These stickers are just now starting to dry up but there is still enough unopened product out there and it is somewhat available. Panini decided to go to having only 50 packs per box this season after having 100 packs per box for the past 5 seasons. Albums for this year were not easily found and for whatever reason were not always available with the purchase of these packs. This is the only year that Panini attempted to make a French language only version for their hockey line. The French Panini version of these 1992 Panini are extremely and I mean extremely rare and can also be found on my site. Panini Canada out of St. Laurent, Quebec was the Canadian distributor. No US distributor was named. There are 308 base stickers plus an “Ice-Breakers” subset of 22 Foil stickers, made up mainly of rookies. There are 3 variations for this album. There were 2 Canadian versions. One had no price in the top right corner, the CAHA (Canadian Amateur Hockey Association) logo below it, and no barcode on the back. The other had a price tag of $0.89 on the top right corner with the CAHA (Canadian Amateur Hockey Association) just underneath it, and a barcode on the back. The American version had a $0.99 price tag on the top right corner.

Sticker Facts

These are one of the 2 hardest sets of panini hockey stickers to complete. Back in 1992, Panini wanted to try to print up a strictly “French” version of their stickers. For whatever reason they weren’t selling well so pallets of the “French” product was actually destroyed. As the story goes, these were made for Paris, France in Europe as well as the province of Quebec in Canada. Paris is not exactly the hockey hotbed of Europe so I can understand that these stickers did not sell well there, however, Quebec is a different story. The first “French” stickers I ever had in my possesion were obtained from Paris, France. One dealer in Ontario got wind of what was happening, and he was the only one to request that whatever was not yet destroyed be sent to him. He got maybe 40 boxes of 1992 French Panini, but that was all as the rest had now burned to the ground. He opened packs and sold singles until I bought his “French” stock over about 5 years. You may see French on some older O-Pee-Chee, Topps or Panini stickers, but they made some French and some English within the same set. There was never a strictly “French” sticker set put out until this 1992 product. Most people’s want list (if they even know these exist) have these stickers on them. The pictures are all the same as the 1992 English, the only difference is the writing on the front and back of the stickers is in French. Trying to track these down today is a challenge, but I do have a small supply as it took me over 10 years to uncover a source. I have since attempted to find more and have had no real luck. These next numbers are based strictly on my experience with collecting hockey stickers for over 26 years. By my best estimate, the 1992 Panini French hockey stickers are available in about a 1-500 ratio. For every 1 French 1992 sticker I see, there are generously about 500 stickers of the English version available. Searching hockey card shows, ebay and the internet in general have led me to this conclusion. The Rare Gretzky’s, Felix Potvin and Eric Lindros Glitters and the Roy’s from this set are perhaps more along the lines of a 1-800 availabilty ratio. All in all, to make up one of these complete sets of 330 stickers is very difficult to do. Please do not confuse this French sticker version as the same flop of the the 1990 Upper Deck series, where the French version started out rare, but Upper Deck ran the production lines again to flood the market. These 1992 Panini French stickers will continue to be gems in the hockey sticker world. I have never seen a “French” version album for this series.

Season Facts

This was the NHL’s 75th Anniversary season. The NHLPA went on strike on April 1st 1992 for 10 days. The Rangers were the front-runners to bring Lord Stanley’s Cup home, but the momentum shifted and the Penguins reigned supreme. Video replay for goals/non goals was adopted this year as well. The St. Louis Blues sign restricted free agent Brendan Shanahan to a $5 million contract away from the Devils. NHL boss John Ziegler then awards standout defenseman Scott Stevens to New Jersey as compensation. This was such a unique “awarding” situation that has not repeated itself to this day. Scott Stevens and Brendan Shanahan would both become integral parts of future NHL squads in winning multiple Stanley Cups for their respective teams. Oilers goalie Bill Ranford is named Canada Cup MVP as Canada wins its third straight Canada Cup. Pavel Bure leaves Russia for the NHL. The Edmonton Oilers Dynasty officially ends as they did a little house cleaning. Future Hall of Famers Glenn Anderson and Grant Fuhr were packaged and sent to Toronto for Vincent Damphousse and Luke Richardson. Second leading scorer of all-time Mark Messier was shipped off to the New York Rangers in exchange for Bernie Nicholls. Jari Kurri and Steve Smith were also given their walking papers from the Oilers before the season started. Kirk McLean finished runner-up for the Vezina Trophy as he finished first in wins with 38 and first in shutouts with 5. Brian Leetch would win his 1st career Norris Trophy and would finish with a whopping 102 points. A Legend passes away as Badger Bob Johnson dies at the age of 60 on November 26th 1991. Doug Gilmour was the central figure in the biggest trade in NHL history on January 2nd 1992. The trade was Gilmour, Macoun, Nattress, Manderville and Wamsley for Leeman, Godynyuk, Reese, Petit and Berube. MIke Peluso was the first NHL player in 10 years to finish with over 400 penalty minutes. He had 408 minutes in just 63 games. John Ziegler faced mounting critisism after the 10 day player strike and for being considered a “mouthpiece” for the owners. John would retire atthe end of the 1991-92 season.

Expansion Notes

The NHL expanded to 22 teams for the 1991-92 Season as the San Jose Sharks and former North Stars owners George and Gordon Gund swam in the unchartered territories of the Bay Area. The Sharks would only win a meagre 17 games in their inaugural season.

Wayne Gretzky Notes

Gretzky still led the league in assists with 90 but finished 3rd in points with 121. It was the first time in his 13 year career that Wayne did not finish 1st or 2nd in league scoring. Wayne did however win his 2nd straight Lady Byng Trophy. This series featured 2 Gretzky stickers. Wayne scored a season total of 31 goals, 90 assists for a total of 121 points. His points per game ratio for this 74 games played season was 1.64.

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  1. Here is the Checklist for the 1992-93 FRENCH Panini Set of 330:

    1 Stanley Cup Trophy / French Version
    2 Logo Blackhawks / French Version
    3 Ed Belfour Blackhawks / French Version
    4 Jeremy Roenick Blackhawks / French Version
    5 Steve Larmer Blackhawks / French Version
    6 Michel Goulet Blackhawks / French Version
    7 Dirk Graham Blackhawks / French Version
    8 Jocelyn Lemieux Blackhawks / French Version
    9 Brian Noonan Blackhawks / French Version
    10 Rob Brown Blackhawks / French Version
    11 Chris Chelios Blackhawks / French Version
    12 Steve Smith Blackhawks / French Version
    13 Keith Brown Blackhawks / French Version
    14 Logo Blues / French Version
    15 Curtis Joseph Blues / French Version
    16 Brett Hull Blues / French Version
    17 Brendan Shanahan Blues / French Version
    18 Ron-Lee Wilson Blues / French Version
    19 Rich Sutter Blues / French Version
    20 Ron Sutter Blues / French Version
    21 Dave Lowry Blues / French Version
    22 Craig Janney Blues / French Version
    23 Paul Cavallini Blues / French Version
    24 Garth Butcher Blues / French Version
    25 Jeff Brown Blues / French Version
    26 Logo Canucks / French Version
    27 Kirk McLean Canucks / French Version
    28 Trevor Linden Canucks / French Version
    29 Geoff Courtnall Canucks / French Version
    30 Cliff Ronning Canucks / French Version
    31 Petr Nedved Canucks / French Version
    32 Igor Larionov Canucks / French Version
    33 Robert Kron Canucks / French Version
    34 Jim Sandlak Canucks / French Version
    35 Dave Babych Canucks / French Version
    36 Jyrki Lumme Canucks / French Version
    37 Doug Lidster Canucks / French Version
    38 Logo Flames / French Version
    39 Mike Vernon Flames / French Version
    40 Joe Nieuwendyk Flames / French Version
    41 Gary Leeman Flames / French Version
    42 Robert Reichel Flames / French Version
    43 Joel Otto Flames / French Version
    44 Paul Ranheim Flames / French Version
    45 Gary Roberts Flames / French Version
    46 Theoren Fleury Flames / French Version
    47 Sergei Makarov Flames / French Version
    48 Gary Suter Flames / French Version
    49 Al MacInnis Flames / French Version
    50 Logo Jets / French Version
    51 Bob Essensa Jets / French Version
    52 Teppo Numminen Jets / French Version
    53 Thomas Steen Jets / French Version
    54 Pat Elynuik Jets / French Version
    55 Ed Olczyk Jets / French Version
    56 Danton Cole Jets / French Version
    57 Troy Murray Jets / French Version
    58 Darrin Shannon Jets / French Version
    59 Russ Romaniuk Jets / French Version
    60 Fredrik Olausson Jets / French Version
    61 Phil Housley Jets / French Version
    62 Logo Kings / French Version
    63 Kelly Hrudey Kings / French Version
    64 Wayne Gretzky Kings / French Version
    65 Luc Robitaille Kings / French Version
    66 Jari Kurri Kings / French Version
    67 Tomas Sandstrom Kings / French Version
    68 Tony Granato Kings / French Version
    69 Bob Kudelski Kings / French Version
    70 Corey Millen Kings / French Version
    71 Rob Blake Kings / French Version
    72 Paul Coffey Kings / French Version
    73 Marty McSorley Kings / French Version
    74 Logo Maple Leafs / French Version
    75 Grant Fuhr Maple Leafs / French Version
    76 Glenn Anderson Maple Leafs / French Version
    77 Doug Gilmour Maple Leafs / French Version
    78 Mike Krushelnyski Maple Leafs / French Version
    79 Wendel Clark Maple Leafs / French Version
    80 Rob Pearson Maple Leafs / French Version
    81 Peter Zezel Maple Leafs / French Version
    82 Todd Gill Maple Leafs / French Version
    83 Dave Ellett Maple Leafs / French Version
    84 Mike Foligno Maple Leafs / French Version
    85 Ken Baumgartner Maple Leafs / French Version
    86 Logo Stars / French Version
    87 Jon Casey Stars / French Version
    88 Brian Bellows Stars / French Version
    89 Neal Broten Stars / French Version
    90 Dave Gagner Stars / French Version
    91 Mike Modano Stars / French Version
    92 Ulf Dahlen Stars / French Version
    93 Brian Propp Stars / French Version
    94 Jim Johnson Stars / French Version
    95 Mike Craig Stars / French Version
    96 Bobby Smith Stars / French Version
    97 Mark Tinordi Stars / French Version
    98 Logo Oilers / French Version
    99 Bill Ranford Oilers / French Version
    100 Joe Murphy Oilers / French Version
    101 Craig MacTavish Oilers / French Version
    102 Craig Simpson Oilers / French Version
    103 Esa Tikkanen Oilers / French Version
    104 Vincent Damphousse Oilers / French Version
    105 Petr Klima Oilers / French Version
    106 Martin Gelinas Oilers / French Version
    107 Kevin Lowe Oilers / French Version
    108 Dave Manson Oilers / French Version
    109 Bernie Nicholls Oilers / French Version
    110 Logo Red Wings / French Version
    111 Tim Cheveldae Red Wings / French Version
    112 Steve Yzerman Red Wings / French Version
    113 Sergei Fedorov Red Wings / French Version
    114 Jimmy Carson Red Wings / French Version
    115 Kevin Miller Red Wings / French Version
    116 Gerard Gallant Red Wings / French Version
    117 Keith Primeau Red Wings / French Version
    118 Paul Ysebaert Red Wings / French Version
    119 Yves Racine Red Wings / French Version
    120 Steve Chiasson Red Wings / French Version
    121 Ray Sheppard Red Wings / French Version
    122 Logo Sharks / French Version
    123 Jeff Hackett Sharks / French Version
    124 Kelly Kisio Sharks / French Version
    125 Brian Mullen Sharks / French Version
    126 David Bruce Sharks / French Version
    127 Rob Zettler Sharks / French Version
    128 Neil Wilkinson Sharks / French Version
    129 Doug Wilson Sharks / French Version
    130 Jeff Odgers Sharks / French Version
    131 Dean Evason Sharks / French Version
    132 Brian Lawton Sharks / French Version
    133 Dale Craigwell Sharks / French Version
    134 Logo Bruins / French Version
    135 Andy Moog Bruins / French Version
    136 Adam Oates Bruins / French Version
    137 Dave Poulin Bruins / French Version
    138 Vladimir Ruzicka Bruins / French Version
    139 Jeff Lazaro Bruins / French Version
    140 Bob Carpenter Bruins / French Version
    141 Peter Douris Bruins / French Version
    142 Glen Murray Bruins / French Version
    143 Cam Neely Bruins / French Version
    144 Ray Bourque Bruins / French Version
    145 Glen Wesley Bruins / French Version
    146 Logo Canadiens / French Version
    147 Patrick Roy Canadiens / French Version
    148 Kirk Muller Canadiens / French Version
    149 Guy Carbonneau Canadiens / French Version
    150 Shayne Corson Canadiens / French Version
    151 Stephan Lebeau Canadiens / French Version
    152 Denis Savard Canadiens / French Version
    153 Brent Gilchrist Canadiens / French Version
    154 Russ Courtnall Canadiens / French Version
    155 Patrice Brisebois Canadiens / French Version
    156 Eric Desjardins Canadiens / French Version
    157 Mathieu Schneider Canadiens / French Version
    158 Logo Capitals / French Version
    159 Don Beaupre Capitals / French Version
    160 Dino Ciccarelli Capitals / French Version
    161 Michal Pivonka Capitals / French Version
    162 Mike Ridley Capitals / French Version
    163 Randy Burridge Capitals / French Version
    164 Peter Bondra Capitals / French Version
    165 Dale Hunter Capitals / French Version
    166 Kelly Miller Capitals / French Version
    167 Kevin Hatcher Capitals / French Version
    168 Al Iafrate Capitals / French Version
    169 Rod Langway Capitals / French Version
    170 Logo Devils / French Version
    171 Chris Terreri Devils / French Version
    172 Claude Lemieux Devils / French Version
    173 Stephane Richer Devils / French Version
    174 Peter Stastny Devils / French Version
    175 Zdeno Ciger Devils / French Version
    176 Alexander Semak Devils / French Version
    177 Valeri Zelepukin Devils / French Version
    178 Bruce Driver Devils / French Version
    179 Scott Niedermayer Devils / French Version
    180 Alexei Kasatonov Devils / French Version
    181 Scott Stevens Devils / French Version
    182 Logo Flyers / French Version
    183 Dominic Roussel Flyers / French Version
    184 Mike Ricci Flyers / French Version
    185 Mark Recchi Flyers / French Version
    186 Kevin Dineen Flyers / French Version
    187 Rod Brind’Amour Flyers / French Version
    188 Mark Pederson Flyers / French Version
    189 Pelle Eklund Flyers / French Version
    190 Terry Carkner Flyers / French Version
    191 Mark Howe Flyers / French Version
    192 Steve Duchesne Flyers / French Version
    193 Andrei Lomakin Flyers / French Version
    194 Logo Islanders / French Version
    195 Mark Fitzpatrick Islanders / French Version
    196 Pierre Turgeon Islanders / French Version
    197 Benoit Hogue Islanders / French Version
    198 Ray Ferraro Islanders / French Version
    199 Derek King Islanders / French Version
    200 David Volek Islanders / French Version
    201 Patrick Flatley Islanders / French Version
    202 Uwe Krupp Islanders / French Version
    203 Steve Thomas Islanders / French Version
    204 Adam Creighton Islanders / French Version
    205 Jeff Norton Islanders / French Version
    206 Logo Nordiques / French Version
    207 Stephane Fiset Nordiques / French Version
    208 Mikhail Tatarinov Nordiques / French Version
    209 Joe Sakic Nordiques / French Version
    210 Owen Nolan Nordiques / French Version
    211 Mike Hough Nordiques / French Version
    212 Mats Sundin Nordiques / French Version
    213 Claude Lapointe Nordiques / French Version
    214 Stephane Morin Nordiques / French Version
    215 Alexei Gusarov Nordiques / French Version
    216 Steven Finn Nordiques / French Version
    217 Curtis Leschyshyn Nordiques / French Version
    218 Logo Penguins / French Version
    219 Tom Barrasso Penguins / French Version
    220 Mario Lemieux Penguins / French Version
    221 Kevin Stevens Penguins / French Version
    222 Shawn McEachern Penguins / French Version
    223 Joe Mullen Penguins / French Version
    224 Ron Francis Penguins / French Version
    225 Phil Bourque Penguins / French Version
    226 Rick Tocchet Penguins / French Version
    227 Bryan Trottier Penguins / French Version
    228 Larry Murphy Penguins / French Version
    229 Ulf Samuelsson Penguins / French Version
    230 Logo Rangers / French Version
    231 Mike Richter Rangers / French Version
    232 John Vanbiesbrouck Rangers / French Version
    233 Mark Messier Rangers / French Version
    234 Sergei Nemchinov Rangers / French Version
    235 Darren Turcotte Rangers / French Version
    236 Doug Weight Rangers / French Version
    237 Mike Gartner Rangers / French Version
    238 Adam Graves Rangers / French Version
    239 Brian Leetch Rangers / French Version
    240 James Patrick Rangers / French Version
    241 Jan Erixon Rangers / French Version
    242 Logo Sabres / French Version
    243 Tom Draper Sabres / French Version
    244 Grant Ledyard Sabres / French Version
    245 Doug Bodger Sabres / French Version
    246 Pat LaFontaine Sabres / French Version
    247 Dale Hawerchuk Sabres / French Version
    248 Alexander Mogilny Sabres / French Version
    249 Dave Andreychuk Sabres / French Version
    250 Christian Ruuttu Sabres / French Version
    251 Randy Wood Sabres / French Version
    252 Brad May Sabres / French Version
    253 Mike Ramsey Sabres / French Version
    254 Logo Whalers / French Version
    255 Kay Whitmore Whalers / French Version
    256 Pat Verbeek Whalers / French Version
    257 John Cullen Whalers / French Version
    258 Mikael Andersson Whalers / French Version
    259 Yvon Corriveau Whalers / French Version
    260 Randy Cunneyworth Whalers / French Version
    261 Bobby Holik Whalers / French Version
    262 Murray Craven Whalers / French Version
    263 Zarley Zalapski Whalers / French Version
    264 Adam Burt Whalers / French Version
    265 Brad Shaw Whalers / French Version
    266 Logo Lightning / French Version
    267 Uniform Lightning / French Version
    268 Logo Senators / French Version
    269 Uniform Senators / French Version
    270 Tony Amonte Rangers / French Version
    271 Pavel Bure Canucks / French Version
    272 Gilbert Dionne Canadiens / French Version
    273 Pat Falloon Sharks / French Version
    274 Nicklas Lidstrom Red Wings / French Version
    275 Kevin Todd Devils / French Version
    276 Prince-of Wales / French Version
    277 Patrick Roy Canadiens / French Version
    278 Paul Coffey Kings / French Version
    279 Ray Bourque Bruins / French Version
    280 Mario Lemieux Penguins / French Version
    281 Kevin Stevens Penguins / French Version
    282 Jaromir Jagr Penguins / French Version
    283 Clarence Campbell / French Version
    284 Ed Belfour Blackhawks / French Version
    285 Al MacInnis Flames / French Version
    286 Chris Chelios Blackhawks / French Version
    287 Wayne Gretzky Kings / French Version
    288 Luc Robitaille Kings / French Version
    289 Brett Hull Blues / French Version
    290 Pavel Bure Canucks / French Version
    291 Sergei Fedorov Red Wings / French Version
    292 Dominik Hasek Blackhawks / French Version
    293 Bobby Holik Whalers / French Version
    294 Jaromir Jagr Penguins / French Version
    295 Valeri Kamensky Nordiques / French Version
    296 Alexander Semak Devils / French Version
    297 Igor Kravchuk Blackhawks / French Version
    298 Nicklas Lidstrom Red Wings / French Version
    299 Alexander Mogilny Sabres / French Version
    300 Petr Nedved Canucks / French Version
    301 Robert Reichel Flames / French Version
    302 Mats Sundin Nordiques / French Version
    303 Calder Memorial Trophy / French Version
    304 Hart Memorial Trophy / French Version
    305 Lady Byng Trophy / French Version
    306 James Norris Trophy / French Version
    307 Frank Selke Trophy / French Version
    308 Georges Vezina Trophy / French Version
    A Igor Kravchuk Blackhawks / French Version
    B Nelson Emerson Blues / French Version
    C Pavel Bure Canucks / French Version
    D Tomas Forslund Flames / French Version
    E Luciano Borsato Jets / French Version
    F Darryl Sydor Kings / French Version
    G Felix Potvin Maple Leafs / French Version
    H Derian Hatcher Stars / French Version
    I Josef Beranek Oilers / French Version
    J Nicklas Lidstrom Red Wings / French Version
    K Pat Falloon Sharks / French Version
    L Joe Juneau Bruins / French Version
    M Gilbert Dionne Canadiens / French Version
    N Dmitri Khristich Capitals / French Version
    O Kevin Todd Devils / French Version
    P Eric Lindros Flyers / French Version
    Q Scott Lachance Islanders / French Version
    R Valeri Kamensky Nordiques / French Version
    S Jaromir Jagr Penguins / French Version
    T Tony Amonte Rangers / French Version
    U Donald Audette Sabres / French Version
    V Geoff Sanderson Whalers / French Version

  2. Donat DiPatria says:

    I do have about 1000 92-93 french version. if you need some feel free to contact me.

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