1968 Panini Cantanti

The 1968 Panini Cantanti card captured the widespread popularity of rock music. Featuring some of the earliest cards of emerging artists like Jimi Hendrix, The Cream, and The Doors.

The set itself features 282 artists and 3 different backs can be found. The three back variants are Cantanti, Bisvalidia, and Dark Blue Bisvalidia. As of writing (2024) the grading companies do not label the two different color Bisvalidia backs.

These cards were meant to be pasted in albums. It’s why you’ll find many low grade copies. Due to the album, these cards are also counted as “stickers” although the back does not peel often. This is not the case with all music cards which can confuse novice nonsports collectors.

Top Selling 1968 Panini Cantanti Stickers

Rolling Stones 57

The Rolling Stones, known for their raw energy and rebellious attitude, dominated the rock scene with hits like “Paint It Black” and “Sympathy for the Devil,” solidifying their status as one of the greatest rock bands of all time.

The Beatles 59

Rolling Stones 57

The Beatles continued to innovate and captivate audiences worldwide, releasing seminal albums like “Revolver” and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” showcasing their versatility and pushing the boundaries of popular music with groundbreaking hits such as “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” and “A Day in the Life.”

Aretha Franklin 155

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, asserted her dominance in the music industry with powerful performances and timeless hits such as “Respect,” “Chain of Fools,” and “Think,” solidifying her status as an icon of soul and R&B.

Jimi Hendrix 212

Jimi Hendrix revolutionized the electric guitar with his virtuosic playing and experimental sound, captivating audiences with albums like “Are You Experienced?” and “Axis: Bold as Love,” and leaving an indelible mark on the world of rock music with classics like “Purple Haze” and “All Along the Watchtower.”

The Yardbirds 213

he Yardbirds, a breeding ground for guitar legends (Beck, Page, and Clapton), transitioned from their blues roots to experiment with psychedelia, leaving a lasting impact on rock music with hits like “For Your Love” and “Shapes of Things.”

The Who 215

The Who, known for their explosive live performances and anthemic songwriting, cemented their place in rock history with albums like “My Generation” and “Tommy,” delivering timeless classics such as “Baba O’Riley” and “Pinball Wizard.”

The Cream 227

Cream, featuring Eric Clapton’s virtuosic guitar work, mesmerized audiences with their fusion of blues and psychedelic rock, leaving an indelible mark on the music world with albums like “Disraeli Gears” and hits like “Sunshine of Your Love” and “White Room.”

The Doors 237

The Doors, led by the enigmatic Jim Morrison, captivated listeners with their dark and poetic lyrics, spawning hits like “Light My Fire,” “Break On Through (To the Other Side),” and “Hello, I Love You,” while pushing the boundaries of rock and psychedelia.

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