(Credit: Panini America)
In Europe, every four years, grown men turn into sniffling, OCD cases, collecting World Cup Panini stickers of their favorite soccer stars. Now, using the power of Justin Bieber, Panini will be invading our shores with a new collection of J.B. trading cards.
This is something of a dream come true for Bieber, a devout Canadian, who's said that he "always dreamed of being a hockey player and having my own trading card. I remember collecting hockey cards, so the idea that kids are going to enjoy my cards like I enjoyed my hockey cards is amazing!" Hockey! LOL Canada!
Seriously though, this is a pretty comprehensive undertaking. In the trading card collection, those afflicted by severe Bieber Fever will find 150 different cards and 30 different stickers. There's also a set of nine-card puzzles that form Justin Bieber posters.
The Bieber Panini trading cards will be sold wherever Bieber merch is peddled, aka EVERYWHERE. You can also cop them from the official Justin Bieber online store. A couple more photos of the card collection are below. Merry Biebsmas!