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 Variations 1 Thierry Henry

2 Graham Zusi, Sporting Kansas City

Base: running, vertical
Variation: kicking ball, horizontal

2013 Topps MLS Variations Graham Zusi

4 Eddie Johnson, Seattle Sounders

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

5 Brad Davis, Houston Dynamo

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

8 Mauro Rosales, Seattle Sounders

Base: with ball, vertical
Variation: celebrating, horizontal

12 Patrice Bernier, Montreal Impact

Base: with ball
Variation: signing autograph

31 Marco Di Vaio, Montreal Impact

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

34 Dax McCarty, New York Red Bulls

Base: with ball
Variation: jumping

40 Sebastian Velasquez, Real Salt Lake

Base: white jersey
Variation: red jersey

51 Robbie Keane, Los Angeles Galaxy

Base: dribbling ball
Variation: cartwheel

2013 Topps MLS Variations 51 Robbie Keane

54 Mike Magee, Los Angeles Galaxy

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

56 Victor Bernardez, San Jose Earthquakes

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

101 Tim Cahill, New York Red Bulls

Base: chasing ball
Variation: jumping

127 Boniek Garcia, Houston Dynamo

Base: dribbling ball
Variation: celebrating with teammate

137 Donovan Ricketts, Portland Timbers

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

151 Chris Wondolowski, San Jose Earthquakes

Base: dribbling ball
Variation: fist raised

153 Will Bruin, Houston Dynamo

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

155 Aurelien Collin, Sporting Kansas City

Base: running, wearing gloves
Variation: heading ball

158 Kenny Cooper, FC Dallas

Base: opponent in orange jersey
Variation: celebrating with teammates

163 Ryan Johnson, Portland Timbers

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

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