Thursday, 9 August 2018

Topps - Topps NOW Bundesliga (2018-19) - The Road To Kick Off

Topps NOW Bundesliga - The Road To Kick Off
15 cards per team

Topps NOW moves into Germany's Bundesliga for the 2018-19. The first cards should start appearing on 27 August, 2018. In the meantime Topps have kicked off this new venture with 15-card team sets featuring exclusive photography from team training sessions and behind the scenes. Not all the images have been confirmed yet so some cards are listed as TBD (To Be Determined). Each team set costs $29.99 and more information can be found here - Topps NOW Bundesliga.
UPDATE (04-08-2018 09:29):  The set that I originally had listed as Borussia Mönchengladbach is actually an 18 card set of Bundesliga's Best. I was in too much of a hurry last night and didn't notice that the players were from different clubs. Thanks to Markus and Henry Mehring for letting me know.
UPDATE (09-08-2018 08:41):  These cards are also available on the German Topps site Topps Direkt. The series is being driven from the United States (3 of the 7 images provided are of American players) so the information on the backs of the cards is in English. I have replaced the original photos with better images and added some card numbers to the checklist.
UPDATE (03-09-2018 09:14):  Print Runs added for each of the 7 collections and all the checklists have been updated and corrected.

Topps NOW Bundesliga - The Road To Kick Off - FC Bayern München - Print Run = 116

KO1.  Manuel Neuer (FC Bayern München)
KO2.  Mats Hummels (FC Bayern München)
KO3.  Rafinha (FC Bayern München)
KO4.  Jérôme Boateng (FC Bayern München)
KO5.  David Alaba (FC Bayern München)
KO6.  Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern München)
KO7.  Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München)
Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München)
James Rodríguez (FC Bayern München)
Arturo Vidal (FC Bayern München)  -  not issued
Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München)
Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München)
Renato Sanches (FC Bayern München)   -   added 22-08-2018
Sandro Wagner & Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München)   -   added 03-09-2018
FC Bayern München (FC Bayern München)   -   added 22-08-2018
Arjen Robben & Franck Ribery (FC Bayern München)   -   added 03-09-2018

Topps NOW Bundesliga - The Road To Kick Off - Borussia Dortmund - Print Run = 113

Roman Bürki (Borussia Dortmund)
Manuel Akanji (Borussia Dortmund)
Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund)
Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund)
Nuri Şahin (Borussia Dortmund)
Thomas Delaney (Borussia Dortmund)
Mario Götze (Borussia Dortmund)
KO21.  Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
Shinji Kagawa (Borussia Dortmund)
Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund)
Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund)
Axel Witel (Borussia Dortmund)   -   added 03-09-2018
Borussia Dortmund - 5 players (Borussia Dortmund)   -   added 22-08-2018
Manuel Akanji & Julian Wiegl (Borussia Dortmund)   -   added 22-08-2018
Borussia Dortmund - 5 players (Borussia Dortmund)   -   added 22-08-2018

Topps NOW Bundesliga - The Road To Kick Off - FC Schalke 04 - Print Run = 75

Ralf Fährmann (FC Schalke 04)
Matija Nastasic (FC Schalke 04)
Baba Rahman (FC Schalke 04)
Naldo (FC Schalke 04)
Omar Mascarell (FC Schalke 04)
KO30.  Weston McKennie (FC Schalke 04)
Amine Harit (FC Schalke 04)
Nabil Bentaleb (FC Schalke 04)
Yevhen Konoplyanka (FC Schalke 04)
Franco Di Santo (FC Schalke 04)
Guido Burgstaller (FC Schalke 04)
Breel Embolo (FC Schalke 04)
FC Schalke 04 - 8 players (FC Schalke 04)   -   added 22-08-2018
FC Schalke 04 (FC Schalke 04)   -   added 03-09-2018
Breel Embolo & Amine Harit (FC Schalke 04)   -   added 03-09-2018

Topps NOW Bundesliga - The Road To Kick Off - Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Print Run = 51

KO37.  Lukas Hradecky (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
Jonathan Tah (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
Wendell (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
Sven Bender (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
Lars Bender (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
Charles Aránguiz (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
Julian Brandt (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
Leon Bailey (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
Kevin Volland (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
Paulinho (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
Kai Havertz (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)   -   added 03-09-2018
Lucas Alario (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)   -   added 03-09-2018
Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)   -   added 03-09-2018
Karin Bellarabi & Leon Bailey (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)   -   added 03-09-2018
Bayer 04 Leverkusen (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)   -   added 03-09-2018

Topps NOW Bundesliga - The Road To Kick Off - RB Leipzig - Print Run = 56

KO61.  Péter Gulácsi (RB Leipzig)
Willi Orban (RB Leipzig)
Marcel Halstenberg (RB Leipzig)
Stefan Ilsanker (RB Leipzig)
Diego Demme (RB Leipzig)
Kevin Kampl (RB Leipzig)
Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig)
Bruma (RB Leipzig)
Jean-Kévin Augustin (RB Leipzig)
Yussuf Yurary Poulsen (RB Leipzig)
Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig)
Timo Werner (RB Leipzig)   -  not issued
Marcelo Sarrachi (RB Leipzig)   -   added 03-09-2018
RB Leipzig - 4 players (RB Leipzig)   -   added 22-08-2018
RB Leipzig (RB Leipzig)   -   added 03-09-2018

Topps NOW Bundesliga - The Road To Kick Off - Eintracht Frankfurt - Print Run = 66

Jan Zimmermann (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Jetro Willems (Eintracht Frankfurt)
David Abraham (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Timothy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Marco Russ (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Simon Falette (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Mijat Gacinovic (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Makoto Hasebe (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Jonathan de Guzman (Eintracht Frankfurt)   -   added 03-09-2018
Marco Fabián (Eintracht Frankfurt)   -   not issued
Ante Rebic (Eintracht Frankfurt)
KO71.  Luka Jovic (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Nicolai Müller (Eintracht Frankfurt)   -   added 03-09-2018
Sébastian Haller (Eintracht Frankfurt)   -   not issued
Ante Rebic & Marco Russ (Eintracht Frankfurt)   -   added 03-09-2018
Eintracht Frankfurt (Eintracht Frankfurt)   -   added 03-09-2018
Eintracht Frankfurt (Eintracht Frankfurt)   -   added 03-09-2018

Topps NOW Bundesliga - The Road To Kick Off - Bundesliga's Best - Print Run = 96

James Rodriguez (FC Bayern München - Bundesliga's Best)
Amine Harit (FC Schalke 04 - Bundesliga's Best)
Havard Nordveit (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - Bundesliga's Best)
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga's Best)
Paulinho (Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Bundesliga's Best)   -   added 03-09-2018
Marcelo Sarrachi (RB Leipzig - Bundesliga's Best)   -   added 03-09-2018
Leon Bailey (Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Bundesliga's Best  -   not issued
Timo Werner (RB Leipzig - Bundesliga's Best  -   not issued
Mario Gomez (VfB Stuttgart - Bundesliga's Best)
Timothy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt - Bundesliga's Best)
KO99.  Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach - Bundesliga's Best)
Niklas Stark (Hertha BSC - Bundesliga's Best)
Jiri Pavlenka (SV Werder Bremen - Bundesliga's Best)
Alfred Finnbogason (FC Augsburg - Bundesliga's Best)
Walace (Hannover 96 - Bundesliga's Best)
Jean-Philippe Gbamin (1.FC Mainz 05 - Bundesliga's Best)
Caglar Söyüncü (SC Freiburg - Bundesliga's Best)   -   not issued
Alexander Schwolow (SC Freiburg - Bundesliga's Best)   -   added 03-09-2018
John Anthony Brooks (VfL Wolfsburg - Bundesliga's Best)
Alfredo Morales (Fortuna Düsseldorf - Bundesliga's Best)   -   not issued
Takashi Usami (Fortuna Düsseldorf - Bundesliga's Best)   -   added 03-09-2018
Hanno Behrens (1.FC Nürenberg - Bundesliga's Best)   -   not issued
Yuya Kubo (1.FC Nürnberg - Bundesliga's Best)   -   added 03-09-2018


  1. The list with Borussia Mönchengladbach players here are actually Bundesliga's Best and contains players from different clubs.

    1. Hi Markus,

      Thanks for letting me know, I was in too much of a hurry and just looked at the card they showed.


  2. Topps are really scraping the bottom of the barrel now. What next, players at home or out for the evening? Please, please don't let them do this to the Premier League cards. Match Attax Now hardly fills me with a warm glow either.

  3. Hi Alan,
    Pulisic Card has #KO-21 on the Picture on your site. But the issued Card has #KO-23.

    Is the Picture just a preview-picture ?
    Or do exist two different versions of this Card ??

    Thanks and best regards


    1. Hi Kevin,

      I took those pictures from the website when the Road to Kickoff sets were announced. At that point they didn't even have complete lists of all the cards. Like most of the NOW cards the images used are probably mock-ups as they do warn that the images on the actual cards may vary.

      Kind regards,



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