The Bundesliga starts the 2022/23 season. The stickers of the stars are no longer published by Panini, but by Topps. SPOX reveals whether, where and at what prices you can buy these for the new season.
After the start in the DFB Cup, the ball is now rolling again in the Bundesliga. In view of the interruption of club football due to the World Cup in Qatar (November 21 to December 18), the starting shot in the German upper house will be given a little earlier this year.
The annual stickers and collections for the Bundesliga are not published by Panini, but by Topps. This is a New York City-based company that manufactures confectionery and collectibles primarily in the areas of sports, film and television, and animation.
Topps has been the official licensee of the Bundesliga since the 2008/09 season, replacing the cult company Panini and still holding the rights to the marketing of Bundesliga stickers and trading cards. It was only in May that the license deal was extended by the DFL until the end of the 2028/29 season. Incidentally, Topps has now replaced Panini with regard to the 2024 and 2028 European Championships, while the 2022 World Cup will remain with Panini.
SPOX explains below whether and how you can get the stickers of the Bundesliga stars and the booklet for the 2022/23 season.
Bundesliga, stickers – tops instead of panini: this is how you can now secure the stickers of the Bundesliga stars
Can you get the new adhesive booklet and the new stickers for the start of the Bundesliga? The answer to that is: no. A lot of patience is required for eager collectors, because the publication will not take place until January 2023.
If you want to complete your booklets for the 2021/22 season while collecting, then you can easily order a comprehensive pack from Amazon. This consists of two collector’s books: one for personal use with the first 36 stickers, a second album free of charge, for example to share with family or friends.
On top of that you get a display with 50 bags to open. And: There are also 40 sleeves for storing the cards. If you want to stock up and present yourself right away, you currently pay 66.18 euros for it on Amazon – click here to shop. Dispatch and delivery usually take place within two days.
Incidentally, you can also stock up on special stickers and an album from the FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund teams – which is particularly interesting for fans of both clubs. This variant is available from Amazon for 14.99 euros and includes, among other things, an XXL poster on which the personal top eleven with the current professionals can be stuck.
Bundesliga 2022/23: duels at the start of the 1st matchday
The 2022/23 Bundesliga season will open with the duel between Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt and champions FC Bayern Munich. The next five games continue on Saturday afternoon, with Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen playing the first top game on Saturday. Two matches on Sunday round off the first matchday.
Werder Bremen and Schalke 04 are new in the league and have both managed direct promotion. Hertha BSC prevailed in the relegation against Hamburger SV. Arminia Bielefeld and Greuther Fürth are relegated and no longer there.