sabato 17 agosto 2013

Topps Fussball Bundesliga 2013

Official sticker collection

The official sticker album of the German Bundesliga has been published by Topps also for this season 2012-2013. This album is similar for graphics and style to the English Premier League 2013 album, also published by Topps. 
Opening the album, we find the table of contents on the left and the first two stickers on the right page: a shining Bundesliga logo celebrating the 50 years of the competition and a shining sticker dedicated to Franz Beckenbauer (in action).

The 18 Bundesliga teams are presented one after the other in alphabetical order, starting with Augsburg and closing with Wolfsburg. For each team (distributed on two pages) there are 17 stickers: 1x team logo (shining sticker), 1x star player in action (shining sticker) and 15x player portraits. No team stickers are included this year.
German football experienced a great 2013 season, with two teams reaching the Champions League final (Bayern and Dortmund).
The league was easily conquered by Bayern Munchen; we find on this album all its best players (Ribery, Robben, Muller, etc...). In Dortmund we must highlight Gotze (now just signed by Bayern) and Lewandowski. In Hamburg we find a young korean forward, Heung Min Son, who was transferred to Bayer Leverkusen at the end of the season. In Leverkusen team we find the sticker of Schurrle, who signed for Chelsea for the coming season. For Moenchengladbach (Luuk de Jong, Xhaka) and Schalke (Huntelaar and the rising star Draxler) it was a disappointing season.

At the end of the album there is a special section dedicated to the 50 years of the competition (1963-2013). In the introduction we have a special signing sticker logo and in the following 6 pages there are 30 stickers dedicated to the most memorable matches of the Bundesliga history, like Hamburg-Bayern of 2001, which decided the title in the last seconds of the match.

The album ends in the last page with another sticker of Beckenbauer, this time as a commentator for Sky.

Album Details

Full Name: Topps Fussball Bundesliga Offizielle Sticker Sammlung 2012-2013
Publisher: Topps 
League: German Bundesliga
Number of teams. 18
Stickers per team: 17
Special sections: - Bundesliga logo (1 stickers)
                           -  Franz Beckenbauer (2 stickers)
                            - Bundesliga story (31 stickers)

Total number of stickers: 340

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