UEFA Champions League Topps 2021-22 checklist, box info, details
2021-22 Topps UEFA Champions League takes a more subdued approach than the more plentiful chrome and high-end hobby versions. The flagship style version brings more traditional maps and stress inserts and set construction compared to modern hits. It’s similar to what Topps is also introducing with the Bundesliga in 2021-2022.
Autographs are a big part of the checklist. They just aren’t guaranteed in every box or even in a major focal point.
Preview of the UEFA Champions League Topps 2021-22 checklist
The central part of the checklist is the basic set. Totaling 200 cards, it features the best players in the league. Chelsea have a subset of five-card title winners.
Topps also brings the All-Star Rookie Cup, a long-standing baseball tradition, to soccer in this set. The stars of 2020-21 will have a Rookie Cup icon on their cards.
The 200 base maps have more than a dozen parallels:
- Speckle Foil – (value boxes only)
- Starball Foil – (hobby only)
- Aqua Foil – / 299
- Yellow leaf – / 250
- Neon Green Leaf – / 199
- Icy Blue Foil – / 99 (hobby only)
- Silver leaf – / 75
- Gold Foil Starball – / 50 (hobby only)
- Orange leaf – / 25
- Icy Black Foil – (hobby only)
- Red leaf – / 5
- Printing plates – 1/1
- Foilfractors – 1/1
2021-22 Topps UEFA Champions League has half a dozen insertion sets. Some are easy to find while others are the hit type.
Road to St. Petersburg (1: 4 packs) is gearing up for the UCL Finals in May with 20 top player cards.
Topps likes to reflect on the company’s past. This is exactly what Topps 1975-76 footballers (1: 5 packs) do. The retro design is used on current players.
Future Stars (1: 6 packs) is a household name in recent UEFA Topps Chrome sets. As the name suggests, the checklist is all about rising young stars.
Building on the international talent pool of the Champions League, Flags of Foundation (1: 8 packs) spotlights players from different parts of the world.
At 1:24 packs, Best of the Best is one of the most difficult inserts to find in the 2021-2022 Topps UEFA Champions League. A total of 15 cards make the cut.
The five elements above have similar parallels: Gold (/ 50), Orange (/ 25), Red (/ 5), Printing Plates (1/1), and Foilfractors (1/1). Future Stars also offers pink versions exclusive to value boxes.
To complete the inserts, Perfect10n. Landing 1: 144 packs, these are extremely durable. They are also cut out. The parallels are limited to Orange (/ 25), Red (/ 5) and Foilfrator (1/1).
While not a promised box success, collectors can find signatures in two themes.
The basic autographs are similar in design to the main set. Parallels include Blue (/ 99), Gold (/ 50), Black (/ 10), Red (/ 5), and Foilfrator (1/1).
In addition to these, there are the Ultimate Stage Autographs, which have the same parallel levels.
Overview of the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League Topps football cards:
Cards Per Pack: Hobby – 8
Packages per box: Hobby – 24
Boxes per case: Hobby – 12
Game size: 200 cards
Release date (subject to change): March 16, 2022
What to expect in a hobby box:
- 1975-76 Topps Footballer – 4
- Best of the best – 1
- Foundation flags – 3
- Future stars – 4
- St. Petersburg Route – 6
The full 2021-2022 UEFA Champions League checklist and team rosters will be made available as soon as they become available, possibly shortly before the product’s release.