2013 Topps MLS Variation Short Prints Guide

2013 Topps MLS Variation Short Prints Guide

For more than a decade, Topps has made variations a regular feature in many of their products. 2013 Topps MLS is no different. A total of 20 cards get the variation treatment, offering an alternate photo for their base set counterparts. 2013 Topps MLS variation short prints don't follow any pattern throughout, making spotting them a little tougher.

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Inserted 1:349 packs, variations aren't easy to find. And without the widespread appeal of other sports like baseball and football, tracking them all down could prove challenging.

The checklist Topps released for the set had ten different short prints and ten variations. However, we confirmed with the company that all could be grouped together as they're all short printed and, obviously, feature separate photos.

Below you can see all of the 2013 Topps MLS variation short prints as well as side-by-side comparisons with their base versions. You can also get short crib notes to use in case you need notes for a want list or trade list.

2013 Topps MLS Variations Visual Guide

Base versions are the first image. Variations are the second image. Please note that a handful of the variations shown below are proof images provided by Topps. The red backgrounds are not exactly the same in the final printed versions, however the player image is the same.

1 Thierry Henry, New York Red Bulls

Base: white shorts, vertical
Variation: red shorts, horizontal

2013 Topps MLS 1 Thierry Henry 213x300 Image 2013 Topps MLS Variations 1 Thierry Henry Image

2 Graham Zusi, Sporting Kansas City

Base: running, vertical
Variation: kicking ball, horizontal

2013 Topps MLS Graham Zusi 214x300 Image 2013 Topps MLS Variations Graham Zusi Image

4 Eddie Johnson, Seattle Sounders

Base: kicking ball, facing front
Variation: arms spread, back turned

2013 Topps MLS Eddie Johnson 214x300 Image 2013 Topps MLS Variations Eddie Johnson 215x300 Image

5 Brad Davis, Houston Dynamo

Base: facing front, running
Variation: jumping, back turned

2013 Topps MLS Brad Davis 213x300 Image 2013 Topps MLS Variations Brad Davis 216x300 Image

8 Mauro Rosales, Seattle Sounders

Base: with ball, vertical
Variation: celebrating, horizontal

2013 Topps MLS Mauro Rosales 214x300 Image 2013 Topps MLS Variations Mauro Rosales Image

12 Patrice Bernier, Montreal Impact

Base: with ball
Variation: signing autograph

2013 Topps MLS Patrice Bernier 215x300 Image 2013 Topps MLS Variations Patrice Bernier 215x300 Image

31 Marco Di Vaio, Montreal Impact

Base: face showing, horizontal
Variation: back turned, vertical

2013 Topps MLS Marco Di Vaio Image 2013 Topps MLS Variations 31 Marco Di Vaio 216x300 Image

34 Dax McCarty, New York Red Bulls

Base: with ball
Variation: jumping

2013 Topps MLS Dax McCarty 214x300 Image 2013 Topps MLS Variations Dax McCarty 215x300 Image

40 Sebastian Velasquez, Real Salt Lake

Base: white jersey
Variation: red jersey

2013 Topps MLS Sebastien Velasquez 211x300 Image 2013 Topps MLS Variations Sebastien Velasquez 216x300 Image

51 Robbie Keane, Los Angeles Galaxy

Base: dribbling ball
Variation: cartwheel

2013 Topps MLS Variations 51 Robbie Keane 212x300 Image 2013 Topps MLS Variations 51 Robbie Keane1 214x300 Image

54 Mike Magee, Los Angeles Galaxy

Base: holding ball, vertical
Variation: back to camera, horizontal

2013 Topps MLS Mike Magee 214x300 Image 2013 Topps MLS Variations Mike Magee Image

56 Victor Bernardez, San Jose Earthquakes

Base: kicking ball, vertical
Variation: with teammates, horizontal

2013 Topps MLS Victor Bernandez 216x300 Image 2013 Topps MLS Variations Victor Bernandez Image

101 Tim Cahill, New York Red Bulls

Base: chasing ball
Variation: jumping

2013 Topps MLS Tim Cahill Image 2013 Topps MLS Variations Tim Cahill Image

127 Boniek Garcia, Houston Dynamo

Base: dribbling ball
Variation: celebrating with teammate

2013 Topps MLS Boniek Garcia 212x300 Image 2013 Topps MLS Variations Boniek Garcia 214x300 Image

137 Donovan Ricketts, Portland Timbers

Base: holding ball, vertical
Variation: holding wood, horizontal

2013 Topps MLS Donovan Ricketts 214x300 Image 2013 Topps MLS Variations Donovan Ricketts Image

151 Chris Wondolowski, San Jose Earthquakes

Base: dribbling ball
Variation: fist raised

2013 Topps MLS Chris Wondolowski 213x300 Image 2013 Topps MLS Variations 151 Chris Wondolowski 212x300 Image

153 Will Bruin, Houston Dynamo

Base: white shorts, vertical
Variation: orange shorts, horizontal

2013 Topps MLS Will Bruin 212x300 Image 2013 Topps MLS Variations 153 Will Bruin Image

155 Aurelien Collin, Sporting Kansas City

Base: running, wearing gloves
Variation: heading ball

2013 Topps MLS Aurelien Collin Image 2013 Topps MLS Variations Aurelien Collin Image

158 Kenny Cooper, FC Dallas

Base: opponent in orange jersey
Variation: celebrating with teammates

2013 Topps MLS Kenny Cooper Image 2013 Topps MLS Variations Kenny Cooper 216x300 Image

163 Ryan Johnson, Portland Timbers

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

2013 Topps MLS Ryan Johnson 213x300 Image 2013 Topps MLS Variations Ryan Johnson Image

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