The latest in a line of cheap themed sets from Topps, the Borussia Dortmund Team Set 21/22 was released in time for Christmas 2022. We’ve taken the opportunity to grab a box for the purposes of this review.
The Borussia Dortmund Team Set 21/22 is available via the Topps UK website for a wallet-friendly price of £19.99. It’s also available in Europe and the United States.
Boasting a sole parallel, and a small chance to find autographs and memorabilia, it’s a decent entry-level set for the hobby.
Borussia Dortmund Team Set 21/22: What to expect
Here’s what to expect from the Borussia Dortmund Team Set 21/22:
“The set includes nine special moments from the history of Borussia Dortmund, plus six duo cards, five cards for the 2021 DFB Cup triumph and five BVB legends, such as Tomáš Rosický and Lars Ricken.”
- Price: £20/€25/$30
- 50 cards in the set
- 30 cards per box
- Six packs per box
- One numbered parallel per box
- Autograph cards 1:10
- Match-worn relic card 1:20 from Jude Bellingham or Youssoufa Moukoko
Borussia Dortmund Team Set 21/22: Autograph checklist
The autograph checklist is one of the strongest when looking at individual soccer teams. Dortmund has a vast array of talent on display, and Topps has made the majority commit their signature to cardboard:
AC-GK Gregor Kobel
AC-TM Thomas Meunier
AC-MM Mateu Morey Bauzá
AC-MH Mats Hummels
AC-DZ Dan-Axel Zagadou
AC-RG Raphaël Guerreiro
AC-MA Manuel Akanji
AC-MD Mahmoud Dahoud
AC-JB Jude Bellingham
AC-MRE Marco Reus
AC-JBR Julian Brandt
AC-EC Emre Can
AC-AW Axel Witsel
AC-GR Giovanni Reyna
AC-AK Ansgar Knauff
AC-DM Donyell Malen
AC-YM Youssoufa Moukoko
AC-EH Erling Haaland
AC-MP Marin Pongračić
AC-ST Steffen Tigges
The likes of Haaland, Bellingham, and Reyna are major hits.
Borussia Dortmund Team Set 21/22: Best Cards
Without a doubt, you’ll be looking for one of the rarer parallels, an autograph, or a patch.
Odds of one in ten aren’t the greatest for a signature, but it’s not the worst considering the low price for boxes. The match-worn Bellingham/Moukoko relics are found in every 20 boxes. Rarer Haaland/Reyna parallels are also going to be fairly valuable, with lots of potential buyers. It’s a bit of a gamble, but the same is true with every box within the hobby.
We got ‘Das Wunder Von Malaga’, in a parallel limited to 70 copies. It’s a good reminder, you’re more likely to pack a card worth hardly anything, but it’s still a fun rip for the asking price. You’ll be able to see the Dortmund Team set parallel in the image above.
Borussia Dortmund Team Set 21/22 Review: Summary
Another themed set produced to milk Erling Haaland’s time at Dortmund, remember that it was released at the midway point in the 2022/23 season, long after the player had signed with Manchester City.
It’s a cheap entry point if you’re looking for numbered parallels, while there are also players like Bellingham, Reyna, and Moukoko in a star studded checklist.
However, you’re more likely to get a parallel that is effectively worthless, like I did. It’s still a decent stocking filler, even if the product appears to have been printed in droves.
It might be worth grabbing a box or two, but there are better options if you plan to spend serious money.