2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variation Short Prints Guide

2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variation Short Prints Guide

2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball variations should be easier to spot than usual. That's because the majority of the variation short prints feature Series 1 cards. Of the 25 total alternate versions (23 total players), just five are of Series 2 cards.

A couple of themes run throughout the 2013 Topps Series 2 Variations checklist: sunglasses and autographs. Whereas the Series 1 variations were all about big defensive plays, Series 2 gets into more of a lighthearted, summer feel. Players are either pictured wearing shades or hanging out with fans on the sidelines signing autographs. Mike Trout and Yu Darvish each have two variations. Trout also had a Series 1 Out of Bounds variation. Others with variations in both Series 1 and 2 include Bryce Harper, Andrew McCutchen and Matt Kemp.

Shop for 2013 Topps Series 2 Variations on eBay.

The card that is likely to garner the most attention is David Ortiz. He is pictured on the Fenway Field with an American flag draped over the outfield fence. The photo comes from his heartfelt speech during a ceremony after the Boston Marathon bombings.

Below is a complete checklist of 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations. We've pictured all of the base versions of the cards. When available, we've added images of the variations as well as added a written description.

2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variation Short Prints Visual Guide

The first image pictured is the regular version. The second image is the variation. Click on the names to shop for singles on eBay.

1. Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

Regular Version: Rookie Cup
Variation: sunglasses

2013 Topps 1 Bryce Harper 212x300 Image 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Bryce Harper1 214x300 Image

6. Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies

Regular Version: fielding
Variation: signing autographs

2013 Topps Ryan Howard 6 211x300 Image 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations 6 Ryan Howard Image

10. Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles

Regular Version: diving
Variation: sunglasses

2013 Topps 10 Adam Jones 260x185 Image 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Adam Jones Image

11. Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers

Regular Version: red hat
Variation 1: sunglasses
Variation 2: signing autographs

2013 Topps 11 Yu Darvish 212x300 Image 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Yu Darvish 213x300 Image

2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Yu Darvish Autograph Image

22. Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

Regular Version: pitching
Variation: signing autographs

2013 Topps 22 Clayton Kershaw 212x300 Image 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations 22 Clayton Kershaw Image

26. Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies

Regular Version: batting
Variation: signing autographs

2013 Topps 26 Chase Utley 260x184 Image 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations 26 Chase Utley 260x184 Image

27. Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

Regular Version: sliding
Variation 1: signing autographs
Variation 2: sunglasses

2013 Topps 27 Mike Trout 260x185 Image 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations 27 Mike Trout 216x300 Image

2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Mike Trout Sunglasses 216x300 Image

28. Prince Fielder, Detroit Tigers

Regular Version: batting
Variation: sunglasses

2013 Topps 28 Prince Fielder 212x300 Image 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Prince Fielder Image

34. Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners

Regular Version: throwing
Variation: wearing sunglasses

2013 Topps Felix Hernandez 213x300 Image 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations 34 Felix Hernandez 215x300 Image

55. Tim Lincecum, San Francisco Giants

Regular Version: orange jersey
Variation: wearing sunglasses

2013 Topps Tim Lincecum 213x300 Image 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations 55 Tim Lincecum 215x300 Image

78. Dylan Bundy, Baltimore Orioles

Regular Version: pitching
Variation: standing at dugout with fans

2013 Topps 78 Dylan Bundy 213x300 Image 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Dylan Bundy Image

110. Justin Upton, Atlanta Braves

Regular Version: batting
Variation: sunglasses

2013 Topps 110 Justin Upton 213x300 Image 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Justin Upton 214x300 Image

122. Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates

Regular Version: batting
Variation: sunglasses

2013 Topps 122 Andrew McCutchen 212x300 Image 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Andrew McCutchen Image

127. Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins

Regular Version: batting
Variation: sunglasses

2013 Topps 127 Giancarlo Stanton 214x300 Image 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Giancarlo Stanton 214x300 Image

228. Adrian Gonzalez, Los Angeles Dodgers

Regular Version: batting
Variation: signing autographs

2013 Topps Adrian Gonzalez 214x300 Image 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Adrian Gonzalez 260x176 Image

242. Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers

Regular Version: running
Variation: wearing sunglasses

2013 Topps Matt Kemp 214x300 Image 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Matt Kemp1 214x300 Image

316. Josh Reddick, Oakland Athletics

Regular Version: fielding
Variation: sunglasses (and one amazing beard)

2013 Topps 316 Josh Reddick 214x300 Image 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Josh Reddick 213x300 Image

331. Jose Reyes, Toronto Blue Jays

Regular Version: running
Variation: signing autographs

2013 Topps 331 Jose Reyes 260x185 Image 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Jose Reyes 260x181 Image

362. Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland Athletics

Regular Version: Rookie Cup
Variation: sunglasses

2013 Topps 362 Yoenis Cespedes 214x300 Image 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Yoenis Cespedes 211x300 Image

456. Pablo Sandoval, San Francisco Giants

Regular Version: batting
Variation: sunglasses

2013 Topps 456 Pablo Sandoval 260x184 Image 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Pablo Sandoval 214x300 Image

595. David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox

Regular Version: batting
Variation: giving speech, "Boston Strong"

2013 Topps 595 Davis Ortiz 213x300 Image 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations David Ortiz1 Image

660. Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

Regular Version: sliding
Variation: glove, sunglasses on head

2013 Topps Miguel Cabrera Image 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations 660 Miguel Cabrera1 Image

661. Hyun-jin Ryu, Los Angeles Dodgers

Regular Version: pitching
Variation: sunglasses

2013 Topps 661 Hyun jin Ryu 214x300 Image 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations 661 Hyun Jin Ryu1 214x300 Image

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2013 Topps Series 2 Dylan Bundy Orioles #78 Short Print Variation
$5.99
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2013 Topps Series 2 Mike Trout SP Sunglasses Variation #27 SSP Angels
$12.00
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2013 Topps Series 2 Bryce Harper Short Print Variation #1 Sunglasses
$18.99
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2013 Topps Series 2 Giancarlo Stanton Short Print Variation #127
$6.99
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2013 Topps Series 2 Adam Jones Short Print Variation Sunglasses #10
$7.99
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ADAM JONES Variation SP 2013 Topps #10 Orioles - Sunglasses Shades - Series 2
$5.95
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2013 Topps Series 2 JUSTIN UPTON #110 Sunglasses Photo Variation SSP BRAVES
$6.50
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2013 Topps Series 2 SP Variation Tim Lincecum Sunglasses Giants #55
$4.50
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MATT KEMP Variation SP 2013 Topps #242 Dodgers - Sunglasses Shades - Series 2
$4.95
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HYUN-JIN RYU 2013 TOPPS SERIES 2 SP SUNGLASSES VARIATION CARD # 661B DODGERS
$12.00
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2013 Topps Series 2 Yu Darvish SP Variation #11
$9.95
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Matt Kemp 2013 Topps Series 2 Sunglasses Shades SP Photo Variation Parallel #242
$39.99
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Yu Darvish 2013 Topps Series 2 SP Photo Variation Sunglasses #11
$8.99
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Felix Hernandez 2013 Topps Series 2 SP Photo Variation Sunglasses #34
$6.99
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2013 Topps Series 2 Miguel Cabrera PHOTO VARIATION Card No. 660 SSP!
$9.99
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ADAM JONES SP Photo Variation #10 Topps 2013 Series 2 Orioles - sunglasses
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User Comments

  1. Ho, hum. Values on this stuff plummeted within a week of its release in Series 1, and it looks to be more of the same. Gimmicks, pointless gimmicks.

  2. What variation is the tougher of the two?
    the sunglasses or signing autograph?

  3. Lee » That info hasn’t been released and it’s still too early to get a good sample size. I’d guess they’re probably in roughly equal numbers, though.

  4. Hey Chris…..go buy some Wall Street products. Nobody cares about speculation/gambling issues.

    Like the sp’s. They look like real baseball cards. I can see what the players look like, not some generic & repetitive picture of a diving catch, etc.

  5. Shelby Miller 305b is another variation. Missing from this list…

  6. Evan » Thanks for the tip. It turns out it’s from the retail factory set. We just posted a guide to all five found in the set: http://www.cardboardconnection.com/2013-topps-baseball-factory-set-rookie-variations-guide

  7. All the fuss and inflated values of these “new age” short prints and variations remind me of the big “error craze” that came to a head in ’89/90, when companies started printing errors on purpose because of the demand. It was fun to chase ‘em down, but was terrible for collectors and the hobby itself when we all caught on that the companies were staging error cards and all of them (errors) whether legitimate and rare and/or staged and pointless(errors) bottomed up in value and lots of money was lost by collectors. The SP craze is, to me, just the same thing, something to drive retail sales and create sales at the expense of the collector. Eventually, the SP’s will bottom out and people will realize that it’s all wasted money. I’m not immune, I’m chasing ‘em just like everyone else, but perhaps this is something to keep in mind…

  8. Aren’t there more SP’s than you listed including a David Wright?

  9. Michael Zeitz » We’ve listed the ones we’ve spotted. Topps did not provide them so we’re still not sure if we have them all. I think we’re very close. Which David Wright are you thinking of?

  10. I have two different Mike Trout 2012 ROY variations.

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