So we are at the final post in my 12 post Topps Now series. Have you ever wondered what LFC player has featured most times in the a Now universe? Well it may not come a surprise but it is Mohamed Salah. Mo has featured on 24 cards. So out of 89 Topps Now LFC cards released thus far (not counting intruders and parallels) Salah has been featured on 27% of the LFC cards.
Since the introduction of Topps Now LFC cards there have been 4 intruder cards as well (at least that I’m aware of). Two of them are actually really sought after cards, the Messi/Ronaldo card and the Messi free-kick card. The 4th LFC intruder card is a Man United cards where you can see some red seats behind the United players, these seats are Anfield seats. I don’t have this card because it is such a vague intrusion so I couldn’t be bothered. If you know of any other LFC intruder cards from Topps Now let me know!
We have finally reached the 2020/21 season of Topps Now. As for LFC it was not much of a season and the same can be said about the Now set. Nothing special whatsoever. Topps decided to slam the Now cards with RC labels for the first time (at least for LFC). At least they got these two right as they actually are rookie cards unike a LOT of other players. Worst example must be Zlatan’s Topps Stadium Club RC that came out after more than a decade of Zlatan cards and in his 8th club 😆🖕
So although LFC only had 4 Topps Now UCL cards in the 2019/20 season Topps still released another 4 cards. For the first time they released Topps Now UEFA Super Cup cards and since LFC won the final against Chelsea we had yet another bundle release. I wish they would have made FIFA Club World Cup Now cards too since LFC won that tournament as well. It would have been cool to have ”Hendo and the team lifting the trophy”-cards for three different tournaments (UCL, Super Cup and Club WC).
We have now come to the 4th season of Topps Now, the 2019/20 season. A lot of us were happy to see Topps lose its EPL license to Panini that season. The season before had seen Topps flooding the market with Topps Now cards and other products when LFC won the UCL. Although this saved us a LOT of money on Topps Now cards it would have still been cool to have LFC Topps Now cards the 2019/20 season when we finally won the league again. Since we didn’t do well in the UCL that season there were only 4 Topps Now UCL LFC cards released. One of these cards was the VVD card from the UEFA Champions League Awards which was the first Now card that depicted a player off the pitch.
To conclude the 2018/19 season Topps relseased this amazing UCL winners bundle set of 13 cards. This set is just amazing and holds a very strong sentimental value. The only thing I don’t like about it is the card of Pochettino and Klopp. I see no reason why Pochettino should be in that card. But on the other hand two of the best LFC cards ever can be found in this set. The very emotional card of Hendo and Klopp crying (middle second row) and the card where Hendo and the team lift the trophy signed by Hendo. As you can see there is also a second VVD auto in this set which is nice too. This set it🔥I LOVE IT!!
So LFC qualified for the 2018/19 UCL final and this is where things really started to get out hand and Topps pushed it too far. As if it wasn’t enough with a new card more or less every week for the entire season and its bundle release just after the semifinals. Topps then released its second bundle in the weeks leading up to the final this time consisting of 12 cards! The Topps Now UCL Starting XI set. Really fucking stupid release imo.
In the first Topps Now UCL set in 2018/19 Topps released the first bundle release. LFC came from behind against Barca after losing 3-0 away at Camp Nou in the first leg of the semi-finals to turn it all around in the second leg by winning 4-0 at Anfield. After this dramatic win that saw them qualify for their second consecutive UCL final Topps commemorated this achievement by releasing 4 cards in one release.
So the 2018/19 season saw the first Topps Now UCL cards and because of LFC’s success in the tournament that season Topps released a total of 36 LFC cards. I’ll be dividing the UCL cards in 4 posts. In this first post we have the cards released from the group stage and all the way to the quarterfinals. Combining two opposite players on one card like the Salah/Robben (bottom) card was a first one in the Now series. But the card that stands out the most to me here is the Alisson card (second row to the left) where he makes the vital last minute save againt Napoli that saw LFC through to the knockout stages and eventually to win the final.
In it’s third season Topps Now really exploded with Topps flooding the market. This season saw the first Topps Now UCL cards and with LFC going strong in both the EPL as well as the UCL and even won the UCL Topps released more or less a new card every week the entire season as well as 3 bundle releases. All in all Topps released 57 LFC Now cards that season hence why I’m dividing these cards into 5 posts starting with the 21 EPL cards. In this set you can find the very first Topps Now LFC Auto of VVD limited to /25. This card also came with the set’s first parallels as well. Up until this card every card was released after a LFC win however the auto card came after a draw in the Merseyside derby.