2013 Topps Football Variation Short Prints Guide

2013 Topps Football Variation Short Prints Guide

2013 Topps Football certainly has its share of variations. Fifty-five of them to be exact.

Offering a mix of rooies and veterans, the 2013 Topps Football variation short prints cover a lot of ground. However, there isn't much of an easily discernible theme to make them easier to spot in packs. With that in mind, we've compiled this handy guide.

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While not variations, the release also has a pair of rare short prints. The first pictures Tim Tebow with Tom Brady. The second is none other than Cardboard Connection contributor and professional case breaker, Brent Williams (aka brentandbecca). Brent won  a contest last year than earned him his very own football card. Both SSPs are numbered outside the main set.

Below you'll find all of the players with 2013 Topps Football variations and arranged according to their spot on the checklist. We've got images of all their regular cards. When available, we've added variation images (and will continue to do so). Please note that in some cases we've used parallel images. The pictures on the cards themselves are the same. At then end we have also included both short prints.

It's also worth noting that the 2013 Topps Football retail factory set has five additional variations.

2013 Topps Football Variations Visual Guide

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1 Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings

Base: no gloves
Variation: with gloves

Base

Variation

11 Manti Te'o RC, San Diego Chargers

Base: running
Variation: reaching for ball

Base

Variation

20 Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

Base: white jersey
Variation: red jersey

Base

Variation

37 Andre Ellington RC, Arizona Cardinals

Base: ball in right hand
Variation: ball in left hand

Base

Variation

40 Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers

Base: leaping
Variation: running

Base

Variation

43 Mike Glennon RC, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Base: ball
Variation: no ball

Base

Variation

50 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts

Base: with ball
Variation: no ball

Base

Variation

51 Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos

Base: catching ball, vs. Saints
Variation: jumping

Base

Variation

61 Montee Ball RC, Denver Broncos

Base: running with ball
Variation: catching ball

Base

Variation

70 Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins

Base: dropping ball
Variation: stripes on pants

Base

Variation

74 Stepfan Taylor RC, Arizona Cardinals

Base: legs apart
Variation: legs together

Base

Variation

100 Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Base: white jersey, horizontal
Variation: blue jersey, vertical

Base

Variation

112 Tavon Austin RC, St. Louis Rams

Base: field in background
Variation: stands in background

Base

Variation

120 Ed Reed, Houston Texans

Base: without ball
Variation: with ball

Base

Variation

125 C.J. Spiller, Buffalo Bills

Base: black gloves
Variation: pink gloves

Base

Variation

126 Geno Smith RC, New York Jets

Base: throwing
Variation: running

Base

2013 Topps Geno Smith RC

Variation

130 Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Base: blue jersey in background
Variation: black jersey in background

Base

Variation

145 Johnathan Franklin RC, Green Bay Packers

Base: holding ball
Variation: catching ball

Base

Variation

150 Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Base: helmet
Variation: no helmet, smoke

Base

Variation

155 DeAndre Hopkins RC, Houston Texans

Base: ball in right hand
Variation: ball in left hand

Base

Variation

159 Ryan Nassib RC, New York Giants

Base: ball behind head
Variation: ball out to side

Base

Variation

160 Trent Richardson, Cleveland Browns

Base: white jersey, horizontal
Variation: brown jersey, vertical

Base

Variation

170 Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers

Base: red gloves
Variation: white gloves

Base

Variation

175 J.J. Watt, Houston Texans

Base: red jersey, blocking
Variation: blue jersey, smoke in background

Base

Variation

200 Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos

Base: dark jersey
Variation: orange jersey

Base

Variation

210 Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots

Base: red jersey
Variation: blue jersey

Base

Variation

215 E.J. Manuel RC, Buffalo Bills

Base: ball at chest
Variation: ball over head

Base

Variation

2013 Topps Football Variations EJ Manuel

221 Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers

Base: wearing helmet
Variation: no helmet

Base

Variation

230 Arian Foster, Houston Texans

Base: white jersey
Variation: dark jersey

Base

Variation

245 Matt Barkley RC, Philadelphia Eagles

Base: no crowd in background
Variation: crowd in background

Base

Variation

248 Justin Hunter RC, Tennessee Titans

Base: catching ball
Variation: holding ball, back of jersey

Base

Variation

250 Calvin Johnson Jr., Detroit Lions

Base: legs together, Bears player behind
Variation: legs apart, Bears player underneath

Base

Variation

270 Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

Base: running, Cowboys player in background
Variation: in end zone, ball held out

Base

Variation

280 Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

Base: blue jersey
Variation: white jersey

Base

Variation

281 Robert Woods RC, Buffalo Bills

Base: catching
Variation: running

Base

Variation

314 Marcus Lattimore RC, San Francisco 49ers

Base: ball in two hands
Variation: crowd in background

Base

Variation

317 Jordan Reed RC, Washington Redskins

Base: running with ball
Variation: catching ball

Base

Variation

332 Tyler Wilson RC, Oakland Raiders

Base: ball at head
Variation: ball at chest

Base

Variation

336 Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers

Base: throwing
Variation: posing

Base

Variation

340 Wes Welker, Denver Broncos

Base: orange jersey
Variation: dark jersey

Base

Variation

358 Giovani Bernard RC, Cincinnati Bengals

Base: turned sideways, Nike swoosh on shoulder
Variation: cleat visible

Base

Variation

375 Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys

Base: catching ball
Variation: running with ball

Base

Variation

384 Zach Ertz RC, Philadelphia Eagles

Base: catching ball
Variation: arms out

Base

Variation

2013 Topps Football Variations 384 Zach Ertz

386 Cordarrelle Patterson RC, Minnesota Vikings

Base: catching ball
Variation: holding ball

Base

Variation

398 Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys

Base: blue jersey
Variation: white jersey

Base

Variation

400 Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

Base: black jersey
Variation: white jersey

Base

Variation

2013 Topps Football Variation Drew Brees

402 Aaron Dobson RC, New England Patriots

Base: ball in two hands
Variation: ball in one hand, turned sideways

Base

Variation

403 Le'Veon Bell RC, Pittsburgh Steelers

Base: ball in right hand
Variation: ball in left hand

Base

Variation

406 Eddie Lacy RC, Green Bay Packers

Base: ball in two hands
Variation: ball in one hand

Base

Variation

407 Tyler Eifert RC, Cincinnati Bengals

Base: catching ball
Variation: pointing

Base

Variation

410 Andre Johnson, Houston Texans

Base: ball in two hands
Variation: ball in one hand

Base

Variation

415 Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers

Base: no  visor
Variation: with visor

Base

Variation

430 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals

Base: black gloves
Variation: pink gloves

Base

Variation

435 Keenan Allen RC, San Diego Chargers

Base: running with ball
Variation: catching

Base

Variation

440 Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens

Base: purple jersey
Variation: white jersey

Base

Variation

2013 Topps Football Short Prints

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User Comments

  1. JJ Watt has cards 99 (blue jersey) and 175 (red jersey)

  2. Hello,

    Just wanted to say i have a pic of the variant randall cobb if you need it. Also, the J.J. Watt varaints are actually two different card numbers. Not trying to be a picky person. I use your lists like maps to gold mines. So, please dont think im nit picky.

  3. michael strong » Thanks for the heads up! I may have a pic of the Cobb. brentandbecca sent a bunch over last night that I need to go through this morning. Thanks!

  4. Card number 402 Aaron Dobson, your description doesn’t match the cards shown. Either it is reversed or maybe the cards are. Great guide though. I’m glad I found this.

  5. Anyone know how the variations fall? Got a jumbo box the other day and I can’t find one. Did get a C. Michael 6/10 red ink auto. So I got that going for me. Thanks

  6. On card 408 you have Crabtree pictured but the one I have is Osi Umenyiora.

  7. Grabtree is not 408 ,number is 170

  8. got 3 jumbo boxes..picked kaepernick and patterson,variations

  9. I wondered if the variation cards have a different serial number on the back. In some other products, topps lists a different number on the back of variations. The regular cards end in 279. Has anyone noticed a different sequence in the variations? It makes it so much easier to spot them this way.

  10. Rocco Pietrocarlo–> I got a #250 – Calvin Johnson JR and looking at it, yes, the serial numbers are different. This card ends in 321. Thanks for an awesome heads up. Makes the search a little easier :)

  11. EXCELLENT INFO ON TOPPS ’13 NFL EDITION….KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK CARDBOARD CORNER !!!!
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  12. Great job on this article.

  13. I have a Tavon Austin card not shown do you know about 3rd variation

  14. jason » Likely one from a retail factory set.

  15. Hey just wanted to let ya know how helpful this site has been, ive recently started collecting again, 2012,2013 Topps football ive started. This has been such a great site for me to check up on all my cards and keep my checklist up to date, without missing any of those sneaky base variations. Thanks so much keep up the great work Ryan! So far best pulled has been jumbo eddie lacy rookie relic, but im hoping for more great stuff, saving up for a hobby box now :)

  16. Logan » Glad we can help. We have a very hard-working team and do our best.

  17. I haven’t collected cards for a long time, but recently my son started collecting. I’m curious if there is a reason why some of the 2013 Topps football cards have a gold border or camo border instead of a white border.

  18. Mac » Those are called parallels – rarer versions of the regular cards. They’re a type of inserts. For the Golds and Camos, they should also have a serial number on the back.

  19. Thanks! Now that you say that I see the # out of ### on the back…

  20. I purchased a 2013 Topps Jimmy Graham that is number 192 and has a gold sparkle background because Jimmy Graham is my favorite player. I thought it was a mini card based no the design but I got it today and it is full sized. I was wondering if it is supposed to be full sized or a mini. And also if I got a fake card

  21. I bought it because he is my favorite. It isn’t gold because he is my favorite player.

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