The 1998 NHL Panini stickers collection was reduced yet again to an all time low of only 228 total stickers in the set. 228 stickers was now the smallest NHL set produced in the 12 years. This was the first time since the 1993-94 Panini set that a Canadian company had distribution rights for Panini hockey stickers. T.M.I out of Winnipeg Manitoba was the official Canadian distributor and T.M.I. out of Fargo North Dakota had the US rights. These stickers are quite readily available to the Canadian/US market.