On The End Of A Quill

On The End Of A Quill

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Street Fighter 2 / Super Street Fighter 2 Sticker Albums

Now a look at both Street Fighter Sticker Albums, first the original. This album has some great Oli Frey artwork all the way through, whether as the background or as some of the stickers. Frey did a lot of Street Fighter covers for various games magazines at the time too.

Like everyone else at the time I played the arcade version, then couldn't wait for the home conversions. Unfortunately the one button C64 tape version I got didn't quite match the arcade machine. I still played it to death though.

But later I got the Special Championship Edition for the Megadrive and played that to death! I would also go as far as to say that it's the better of the two.

Not long afterwards Capcom released Super Street Fighter 2 and Merlin were hot on their heels with the sticker book. This Super SF2 release introduced us to four new characters. Boring caricatures in my opinion, except for Cammy because she's only the second female in the game.
Gone was the Oli Frey artwork, replaced with pictures and screenshots from the game, interesting if you loved playing Street Fighter, ... but not that interesting.

It did have some Ryu artwork at the back showcasing various iterations of the game. No Commodore 64 version this time sadly. And no Super Street Fighter 4 stickers to collect after this years big release. What ever do the kids collect these days?


  1. how much would both of these sticker albums be worth each , now ? or in the future?

  2. oh i forgot to mention as aboves but with all the complete stickers in each album ?

  3. Honestly. I have no idea what a full album would be worth. Like everything only what someone is willing to pay for it i guess.

  4. I used to have a sf sticker album in 1992 but it didn't have either of those covers. it had bison at the top and ryu at the bottom. a teacher took it off me and then she lost it!!!!! it was complete too. do you know if the uk had a different cover?

  5. I've been wracking my brain trying to think if there could have been a third sticker set, but I don't think there was, and there is no sign on the internet of one. So you could be right in thinking it had a different cover. Topps took over Merlin in 1995. Could an American company have had the rights to it prior to that date?
    In response to the worth of the album, going by ebay, you could have picked up Street Fighter II for €10 and Super SFII for only €3 recently, not many stickers in them though!

  6. Oh my goodness. So many memories from school. I completed the first sticker album but got completely bored with the second one. I remember the special silver stickers. The art work in the first was amazing, and i used to spend ages drawing them. I wish I still had it, wonder if my parents kept them after I moved out.

    1. i got both albums both with complete stickers