I am going to make this an ongoing review article for all Topps Chrome Sapphire Bundesliga sets. I will keep doing the regular Topps Chrome Bundesliga reviews in more detail like the 2021-22 Topps Chrome Review but this will be to show print runs and the auto checklist breakdown of Sapphire.

2020-21 Topps Chrome Sapphire Bundesliga Review

2020-21bundesligasapphire

Checklist – HERE
Box Makeup (Search On Ebay) – 8 packs of 4 cards, 2 parallels, 1 auto every 20 boxes
Print Runs – ~14600 boxes, 380 total # parallels per player
Rookie Breakdown – Jude Bellingham (Search On Ebay), Youssoufa Moukoko (Search On Ebay), Florian Wirtz (Search On Ebay) (No RC), Christopher Nkunku (Search On Ebay) (no RC but first premium year card)

SCHQ Review  – There are 3 high potential rookies in this set but missing out on Jamal Musiala in this checklist could prove to be very costly. The Bellingham and Moukoko Bundesliga Sapphire cards tend to go for more than the ones from the Topps UEFA Champions League sets. It does have Wirtz which the rest of the Topps sets from 2020-21 did not have but there is no RC because of this 2019 Topps Now card. The auto checklist is brutal, best is Gnabry or Kimmich, but the chances you hit one aren’t great regardless. You get the benefit of having a 2nd year Haaland as well as Lewandowski, Gio Reyna, Alphonso Davies to name a few. These boxes are now under $200 (Search On Ebay) which is much lower than they once were. Like every Sapphire box they are boom or bust because you only get 32 cards and 2 parallels on average.

2021-22 Topps Chrome Sapphire Bundesliga Review

2021-22bundesligasapphire

ChecklistHERE
Box Makeup (Search On Ebay) – 8 packs of 4 cards, 2 parallels, 1 auto every 20 boxes
Print Runs – ~25600 boxes, 515 total # parallels per player
Rookie Breakdown – Zidan Sertdemir (Search On Ebay), Paul Wanner (Search On Ebay), Sidney Raebiger (Search On Ebay), Kevin Shade (auto only)

SCHQ Review  – As you can see 2021-22 does not have nearly as good rookies as 2020-21 as of today and truthfully probably ever. I do think the 2021-22 rookies have more upside than they are being given credit for but the competition is stiff. While 2020-21 has the clear advantage in rookies, 2021-22 has the huge advantage in autos. It has the only Haaland Sapphire auto to date as well as autos of Jude Bellingham, Robert Lewandowski, Alphonso Davies and Dominik Szoboszlai. Since autos are very hard to hit and not all of these players will have a full run of autos they don’t add a ton of ROI. That is why these boxes are currently around half the price of 2020-21 boxes. Like 2020-21 you can also hit some nice veteran parallels like the players mentioned in the auto checklist. 2022-23 Bundesliga products not having Haaland or Lewandowski is going to make them that much worse of a value if they keep the prices and print runs increasing. As with all Sapphire it is a boom or bust rip but at the current price I don’t expect them to go much lower because Sapphire is considered one of the best yearly soccer sets. If one of the rookies happens to have a Florian Wirtz type breakout in a few years this could be seen as a good box. Also as long as the Haaland 1/1 auto is still out there the gamblers will take a chance at bagging a big one.

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