2014 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variation Short Prints Guide

2014 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variation Short Prints Guide

Overview

Who's ready for a postseason celebration? That's the first theme for the 2014 Topps Series 1 Baseball variation short prints. The majority of the SSPs show players in a postseason party or wearing themed gear.

Variations were not included on the set's checklist. Nor do packs make any mention of them. The stealth inserts have become a staple of the brand, offering alternate photos of the base cards.

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Like previous years, the 2014 Topps Baseball variations aren't limited to players on the Series 1 checklist. For example, Adam Wainwright's SP card is number 375. 2014 Topps Series 1 ends at #331. Besides a couple of inserts, the Cardinals pitcher only appears on a League Leaders card. It's safe to say that Wainwright has a spot reserved on the Series 2 checklist that will come with a different picture.

The postseason theme isn't the only type of variation. Several players have Sparkle versions, a theme used in 2011 Topps Baseball. For example, a Mike Trout variant as an added sparkle on one of his cleats.  Joe Mauer has a similar variation with a sparkle on his helmet. Basically, you need to look very closely to spot the difference. Sparkle variations are significantly tougher than the photo variations.

See also: 2014 Topps Baseball Variations master checklist.

Below you'll find a list of confirmed 2014 Topps Series 1 Baseball variations and short prints. We've included images of both the SP version and, when applicable, the base version for comparison. There are also want list-friendly notes to help you tell the difference between the two.

2014 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variation Short Prints

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If you're having a hard time spotting the sparkles, we've created a cheat sheet that makes it much easier.

1 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

Base: no sparkle on cleat
Variation 1: sparkle on cleat
Variation 2: Gatorade bath (Walmart packs)

Base

2014 Topps Mike Trout 217x300 Image

Variation 2

2014 Topps Series 1 Walmart Variation Mike Trout 214x300 Image

Variation 1

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Mike Trout 214x300 Image

14 Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland Athletics

Base: batting
Variation 1: spraying champagne
Variation 2: sparkle on wrist

Base

2014 Topps Yoenis Cespedes 213x300 Image

Variation 2

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Yoenis Cespedes1 216x300 Image

Variation 1

2014 Topps Baseball Yoenis Cespedes Variation 214x300 Image

15 Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks

Base: no sparkle on bat
Variation: sparkle on bat

Base

2014 Topps Paul Goldschmidt 215x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Paul Goldschmidt 212x300 Image

18 Jurickson Profar, Texas Rangers

Base: no sparkle on belt
Variation: sparkle on belt

Base

2014 Topps Jurickson Profar 213x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Jurickson Profar1 213x300 Image

19 Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds

Base: no sparkle on helmet
Variation: sparkle on helmet

Base

2014 Topps Joey Votto 216x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Joey Votto 211x300 Image

24 Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles

Base: no sparkle on glove finger
Variation: sparkle on glove finger

Base

2014 Topps 24 Manny Machado 212x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Manny Machado 214x300 Image

25 Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies

Base: no sparkle on wrist
Variation: sparkle on wrist

Base

2014 Topps 25 Troy Tulowitzki 214x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Troy Tulowitzki 214x300 Image

33 Matt Harvey, New York Mets

Base: no sparkle on glove
Variation: sparkle on glove

Base

2014 Topps Matt Harvey 213x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation 33 Matt Harvey 215x300 Image

36 Billy Hamilton, Cincinnati Reds

Base: no sparkle on belt
Variation: sparkle on belt

Base

2014 Topps 36 Billy Hamilton Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation 106 Billy Hamilton Image

40 Hyun-Jin Ryu, Los Angeles Dodgers

Base: pitching, no sparkle on ball
Variation 1: with Yasiel Puig
Variation 2: sparkle on ball

Base

2014 Topps Hyun Jin Ryu 215x300 Image

Variation 2

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Hyun Jin Ryu 219x300 Image

Variation 1

2014 Topps Baseball 40 Hyun Jin Ryu Variation Image

42 Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees

Base: no sparkle on shoulder
Variation: sparkle on shoulder

Base

2014 Topps 42 Mariano Rivera Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Mariano Rivera Image

44 Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals

Base: no sparkle near armpit
Variation: sparkle near armpit

Base

2014 Topps 44 Matt Carpenter 217x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Matt Carpenter 214x300 Image

50 Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

Base: no sparkle on helmet
Variation: sparkle on helmet

Base

2014 Topps Buster Posey 213x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Buster Posey 212x300 Image

56 Taijuan Walker, Seattle Mariners

Base: no sparkle on necklace
Variation: sparkle on necklace

Base

2014 Topps Taijuan Walker 216x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Taijuan Walker 212x300 Image

57 Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals

Base: saluting, no sparkle
Variation 1: with teammates
Variation 2: sparkle on shoulder

Base

2014 Topps Yadier Molina 210x300 Image

Variation 2

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Yadier Molina1 215x300 Image

Variation 1

2014 Topps Baseball 57 Yadier Molina Variation Image

71 Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs

Base: no sparkle on necklace (Gold parallel shown)
Variation: sparkle on necklace

Base

2014 Topps Anthony Rizzo Gold 213x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Anthony Rizzo1 212x300 Image

77 Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati Reds

Base: no sparkle on belt
Variation: sparkle on belt

Base

2014 Topps 77 Aroldis Chapman 214x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Aroldis Chapman 218x300 Image

97 Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals

Base: no sparkle on finger (Yellow parallel pictured)
Variation: sparkle on end of finger

Base

2014 Topps Alex Gordon Yellow 214x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Alex Gordon1 216x300 Image

100 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

Base: no sparkle on helmet
Variation: sparkle on helmet

Base

2014 Topps Bryce Harper 213x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Bryce Harper 213x300 Image

106 Shin-Soo Choo, Cincinnati Reds

Base: no sparkle on helmet (Blue parallel shown)
Variation: sparkle on helmet

Base

2014 Topps Shin Soo Choo Blue 211x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation 106 Shin Soo Choo 214x300 Image

110 Wil Myers, Tampa Bay Rays

Base: no sparkle on belt
Variation: sparkle on belt

Base

2014 Topps Wil Myers 214x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Wil Myers 214x300 Image

124 Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds

Base: no sparkle on cleat
Variation: sparkle on cleat

Base

2014 Topps Jay Bruce 217x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Jay Bruce 212x300 Image

125 Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins

Base: no sparkle on helmet, legs showing
Variation: sparkle on helmet

Base

2014 Topps Joe Mauer 210x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Joe Mauer 216x300 Image

133 Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox

Base: no sparkle on ball
Variation: sparkle on ball

Base

2014 Topps Xander Bogaerts 210x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Xander Bogaerts 213x300 Image

148 Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox

Base: no sparkle on toe (Yellow parallel shown)
Variation: sparkle on toe

Base

2014 Topps Chris Sale Yellow 211x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Chris Sale 215x300 Image

150 Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates

Base: white jersey, no sparkle on bat
Variation 1: black jersey
Variation 2: sparkle on bat near hair

Base

2014 Topps Andrew McCutchen 212x300 Image

Variation 2

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Andrew McCutchen 209x300 Image

Variation 1

2014 Topps Baseball 150 Andrew McCutchen 214x300 Image

161 Adrian Beltre, Texas Rangers

Base: no sparkle on belt
Variation: sparkle on teammate's belt

Base

2014 Topps 161 Adrian Beltre Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Adrian Beltre Image

166 Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox

Base: running, no sparkle on batting glove
Variation 1: in dugout
Variation 2: sparkle on batting glove

Base

2014 Topps Dustin Pedroia 211x300 Image

Variation 2

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation 166 Dustin Pedroia 212x300 Image

Variation 1

2014 Topps Baseball 166 Dustin Pedroia Variation 212x300 Image

179 Gerrit Cole, Pittsburgh Pirates

Base: no sparkle on ball
Variation: sparkle on ball

Base

2014 Topps Gerrit Cole 214x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Gerrit Cole1 214x300 Image

192 Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh Pirates

Base: no sparkle in crowd
Variation: sparkle in crowd

Base

2014 Topps Pedro Alvarez Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Pedro Alvarez Image

195 Nick Castellanos, Detroit Tigers

Base: no sparkle near armpit
Variation: sparkle near armpit

Base

2014 Topps Nick Castellanos 214x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Nick Castellanos 215x300 Image

196 Cole Hamels, Philadelphia Phillies

Base: no sparkle on cleat
Variation: sparkle on cleat

Base

2014 Topps Cole Hamels 214x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Cole Hamels 212x300 Image

198 Nick Swisher, Cleveland Indians

Base: batting
Variation: wearing goggles

Base

2014 Topps Nick Swisher 212x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Baseball Nick Swisher Variation 221x300 Image

204 Adrian Gonzalez, Los Angeles Dodgers

Base: batting, no sparkle (Yellow parallel pictured)
Variation 1: running by fans
Variation 2: sparkle on helmet

Base

2014 Topps Adrian Gonzalez Yellow 211x300 Image

Variation 2

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Adrian Gonzalez 215x300 Image

Variation 1

2014 Topps Baseball 204 Adrian Gonzalez Variation 209x300 Image

212 Jason Heyward, Atlanta Braves

Base: jumping
Variation 1: with teammates
Variation 2: sparkle on cleat

Base

2014 Topps Jason Heyward Image

Variation 2

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Jason Heyward 217x300 Image

Variation 1

2014 Topps Baseball Jason Heyward Variation Image

217 Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins

Base: no sparkle on bat (blue parallel shown)
Variation: sparkle on bat

Base

2014 Topps Giancarlo Stanton Blue 217x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Giancarlo Stanton 214x300 Image

229 Justin Upton, Atlanta Braves

Base: sliding, no sparkle on wrist
Variation 1: high-fiving teammates
Variation 2: sparkle on wrist

Base

2014 Topps Justin Upton 213x300 Image

Variation 2

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Justin Upton 214x300 Image

Variation 1

2014 Topps Baseball 229 Justin Upton Variation Image

235 Jason Kipnis, Cleveland Indians

Base: no sparkle in stands
Variation: sparkle in stands

Base

2014 Topps Jason Kipnis 214x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Jason Kipnis 214x300 Image

250 Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

Base: arms out, no sparkle
Variation 1: wearing hoodie
Variation 2: sparkle in crowd above right arm

Base

2014 Topps Miguel Cabrera Image

Variation 2

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Miguel Cabrera1 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Baseball 250 Miguel Cabrera Variation 209x300 Image

251 Sergio Romo, San Francisco Giants

Base: no sparkle on wrist
Variation: sparkle on wrist by glove

Base

2014 Topps Sergio Romo 215x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Sergio Romo1 212x300 Image

266 Zack Wheeler, New York Mets

Base: no sparkle on ball
Variation: sparkle on ball

Base

2014 Topps Zack Wheeler1 212x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Zack Wheeler1 214x300 Image

276 Alfonso Soriano, New York Yankees

Base: no sparkle on helmet
Variation: sparkle on helmet

Base

2014 Topps Alfonso Soriano 215x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Alfonso Soriano 215x300 Image

296 Dominic Brown, Philadelphia Phillies

Base: no sparkle on necklace
Variation: sparkle on necklace

Base

2014 Topps Dominic Brown 211x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Dominic Brown1 212x300 Image

297 Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers

Base: pitching, no sparkle on belt (Yellow parallel shown)
Variation 1: goggles
Variation 2: sparkle on belt

Base

2014 Topps Max Scherzer Yellow 215x300 Image

Variation 2

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Max Scherzer 210x300 Image

Variation 1

2014 Topps Baseball 297 Max Scherzer 211x300 Image

300 Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers

Base: no sparkle on ball
Variation: sparkle on ball

Base

2014 Topps 300 Yu Darvish 212x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Yu Darvish 214x300 Image

314 Hanley Ramirez, Los Angles Dodgers

Base: batting, no sparkle
Variation 1: in stands
Variation 2:sparkle on wrist

Base

2014 Topps Hanley Ramirez 211x300 Image

Variation 2

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Hanley Ramirez 214x300 Image

Variation 1

2014 Topps Baseball 314 Hanley Ramirez Variation Image

323 Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays

Base: no sparkle on bat
Variation: sparkle on bat

Base

2014 Topps 323 Jose Bautista Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation 323 Jose Bautista Image

327 Pablo Sandoval, San Francisco Giants

Base: no sparkle on ball (Yellow parallel shown)
Variation: sparkle on ball

Base

2014 Topps Pablo Sandoval Yellow 214x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation 327 Pablo Sandoval 213x300 Image

329 Matt Holliday, St. Louis Cardinals

Base: no sparkle on belt
Variation: sparkle on belt

Base

2014 Topps 329 Matt Holliday 213x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Matt Holliday 211x300 Image

330 Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays

Base: throwing, no sparkle on ball
Variation 1: black shirt, celebrating
Variation 2: sparkle on ball

Base

2014 Topps Evan Longoria Image

Variation 2

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation Evan Longoria Image

Variation 1

2014 Topps Baseball 330 Evan Longoria Variation 212x300 Image

331 Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers

Base: Rookie Cup, running
Variation 1: Future Stars
Variation 2: hands on hips
Variation 3: sparkle in crowd by right hand

Base

2014 Topps Yasiel Puig 211x300 Image

Variation 2

2014 Topps Baseball 331 Yasiel Puig Variation Image

Variation 1

2014 Topps Baseball 331 Yasiel Puig Future Stars 218x300 Image

Variation 3

2014 Topps Series 1 Sparkle Variation 331 Yasiel Puig 216x300 Image

375 Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals

Base: TBA, in Series 2
Variation 1: back turned
Variation 2: with Molina

Variation 1

2014 Topps Baseball 375 Adam Wainwright Image

Variation 2

2014 Topps Baseball 375 Adam Wainwright Variation B Image

400 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

Base: TBA, in Series 2
Variation 1: champagne celebration
Variation 2: NL West Champions fence

Variation 1

2014 Topps Baseball 400 Clayton Kershaw Champagne Variation 215x300 Image

Variation 2

2014 Topps Baseball 400 Clayton Kershaw Variation Image

416 Josh Reddick, Oakland Athletics

Base: TBA, in Series 2
Variation: Postseason 2013 patch on sleeve

Base
Variation

2014 Topps Baseball 416 Josh Reddick Variation 214x300 Image

425 Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves

Base: TBA, in Series 2
Variation: Postseason 2013 patch on sleeve

Base
Variation

2014 Topps Baseball Craig Kimbrel Variation 214x300 Image

450 Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers

Base: TBA, in Series 2
Variation: wearing goggles

Base
Variation

2014 Topps Baseball 450 Justin Verlander Variation 217x300 Image

475 David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox

Base: TBA, in Series 2
Variation 1: wearing ski goggles over eyes
Variation 2: high-fiving crowd

Variation 1

2014 Topps Baseball 475 David Ortiz Wearing Goggles Variation Image

Variation 2

2014 Topps Baseball 475 David Ortiz Variation Image

550 Prince Fielder, Detroit Tigers

Base: TBA, in Series 2
Variation: Postseason 2013 sweater

Base
Variation

2014 Topps Baseball 550 Prince Fielder Variation 212x300 Image

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Checklist

2014 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Checklist

The following checklist sorts 2014 Topps Series 1 variations by either Photo Variation or Sparkle Variation. This checklist has not been confirmed as complete, but we suspect it is.

Photo Variations

These cards have different photos from the regular cards.

14 Yoenis Cespedes
40 Hyun-Jin Ryu
57 Yadier Molina
150 Andrew McCutchen
166 Dustin Pedroia
198 Nick Swisher
204 Adrian Gonzalez
212 Jason Heyward
227 Justin Upton
250 Miguel Cabrera
297 Max Scherzer
314 Hanley Ramirez
330 Evan Longoria
331 Yasiel Puig - Future Stars
331 Yasiel Puig - hands on hips

Series 2
375 Adam Wainright - waving
375 Adam Wainwright - with Molina
400 Clayton Kershaw - celebration
400 Clayton Kershaw - NL West fence
416 Josh Reddick
425 Craig Kimbrel
450 Justin Verlander
475 David Ortiz - goggles over eyes
475 David Ortiz - goggles on head
550 Prince Fielder

Sparkle Variations

If you need help spotting the sparkles, this cheat sheet should help.

1 Mike Trout
14 Yoenis Cespedes
15 Paul Goldschmidt
18 Jurickson Profar
19 Joey Votto
24 Manny Machado
25 Troy Tulowitzki
33 Matt Harvey
36 Billy Hamilton
40 Hyun-Jin Ryu
42 Mariano Rivera
44 Matt Carpenter
50 Buster Posey
56 Taijuan Walker
57 Yadier Molina
71 Anthony Rizzo
77 Aroldis Chapman
97 Alex Gordon
100 Bryce Harper
106 Shin-Soo Choo
110 Wil Myers
124 Jay Bruce
125 Joe Mauer
133 Xander Bogaerts
148 Chris Sale
150 Andrew McCutchen
161 Adrian Beltre
166 Dustin Pedroia
179 Gerrit Cole
192 Pedro Alvarez
195 Nick Castellanos
196 Cole Hamels
204 Adrian Gonzalez
212 Jason Heyward
217 Giancarlo Stanton
229 Justin Upton
235 Jason Kipnis
250 Miguel Cabrera
251 Sergio Romo
266 Zack Wheeler
276 Alfonso Soriano
296 Dominic Brown
297 Max Scherzer
300 Yu Darvish
314 Hanley Ramirez
323 Jose Bautista
327 Pablo Sandoval
329 Matt Holliday
330 Evan Longoria
331 Yasiel Puig

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User Comments

  1. I have a c kimbrel #425 SP I opened in my 2nd pack. Not sure what base is but SP has him staring straight at the camera as if he is looking at you and clinching his fist. Also, he is wearing a 2013 postseason jersey.

  2. brian r » Thanks, Brian! And thanks for the pic. It has been added.

  3. How can that Kershaw variation be available already if its #400? As goes for the other series 2 topps?

  4. Looks like I’ll be saving some money on ebay with this series in terms of SP cards. I do not understand the point of the sparkle variations. I mean seriously..it’s a little sparkle. To each their own I guess. I’m liking the other SP variations though. Keep the list coming!

  5. I have a variation of #330 Evan Longoria with postseason shirt getting sprayed or dumped on in celebration.

  6. Bob » Thanks, Bob. If you’re able to, can you please email a scan to rcracknell@cardboardconnection.com. Thanks!

  7. I got Hanley Ramirez #314 Postseason Celebration jumping into the crowd variation

  8. Isaac » Cool! If you are able to, please email a scan to rcracknell@cardboardconnection.com so we can add it. Thanks!

  9. just sent it

  10. Isaac » Got it. Thanks!

  11. I just pulled a Taijuan Walker variation where there’s a “bling” light flash on his necklace. Any idea if there are more of these or what the odds are of hitting one?

  12. LOOK 4 THE SPARKLES …. I NEED A DRINK !!! OUCH….
    ANOTHER 5 STAR PRODUCT FROM THE TOPPS CO., I DON’T KNOW HOW THEY KEEP DO’IN IT ?????????
    IT’S GONNA BE A LONG NITE !!!!!
    A LITTLE SCARCE ON THE STAR AUTO’S ..SUP WIT DAT ??? I KNOW, THE PLAYERS NEED MORE $$$$$$$$..
    THEY BETER CALL AROID, HE’LL GET THE JOB DONE !!!! OK…..HAVE FUN

  13. Zach Power » Sounds like a sparkle variation. We’ve listed a bunch here so far. If you’re able to email a scan to rcracknell@cardboardconnection.com, would love to add it. Thanks and congrats!

  14. I don’t have a pic to send you, but I did see a sparkle variation of Chris Sale floating on ebay.

    I got screwed with the jumbo box I bought. Not one single SP variation card. I’ve never not gotten one in a jumbo box.

  15. Sean » It sounds like the variations are tough this year — about 3 per jumbo case.

  16. Yeah I seem to have gotten some extra parallel cards instead.

  17. I have a Posey Sparkle!

  18. floddy » Congrats! Are you able to send a scan to rcracknell@cardboardconnection.com? Thanks!

  19. There is a sparkle version of the Puig base. I pulled it. The sparkle is on the side of the shades on the player in the dugout on the left.

  20. Ryan Howard #105 has quite the sparkle on the helmet. Is this a variation?

  21. Brendan F. » The ones I see are all just glare from the sun. The variation sparkles look pretty fake when you look closely. There might be one, but not from the ones I’ve seen.

  22. Tim Smith » Are you able to send an image to rcracknell@cardboardconnection.com? Thanks!

  23. I don’t know if this has been mentioned yet but I pulled a Sean Doolittle SP. He’s wearing a We Own the West T-shirt

  24. Jessica » That’s the regular card, not a variation or short print.

  25. Oh well! Thought I had one. At least I pulled the Kershaw SP out of the Jumbo box. Great job with the site. Don’t know what I would do without it!

  26. Jessica » Thanks! Your support is appreciated.

  27. Got a sparkle on card #251 Sergio Romo. On his left hand right below his glove.

  28. Got a jayson heyward variation inside a $10 blaster box !!!

  29. hanger box srry

  30. With an ever-growing list of Sparkle SPs, are these still considered SSPs? It seems like there is no rhyme or reason as to who has a sparkle variation this year, I’m inclined to believe that they made Sparkle Variations of every card in S1. Sergio Romo? Really?

  31. so the list above isn’t definitive? i just pulled a ryan howard that looks pretty sparkled to me (i am suspicious because of the domonic brown 2011 non-sparkle sparkle card). anyone else report a howard sparkle?

  32. prufrock » It’s not final yet. Not sure how many there are yet, though I think we’re close. The best thing to do might be to compare it with pics of other Howards listed on eBay. Base and parallels would work to compare as photo is the same. Or if you’re able to email me a picture (rcracknell@cardboardconnection.com), I can check it out.

  33. 3rd Yasiel variation?
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2014-Topps-Yasiel-Puig-SSP-Sparkle-Variation-Parallel-331-SP-Short-Print-/321311247932?pt=US_Baseball&hash=item4acfa48e3c

  34. ryan, thanks for the tip–a quick run through eBay shows that the Howard card is indeed NOT sparkle. just a sparkly sun glare. Thanks again!

  35. Jon » Indeed – it’s on the list.

  36. Here’s a pic of the Tulo Sparkle variation:

    http://pjroxx.com/tulo.jpg

  37. Michael Moore » Thanks!

  38. I don’t have it with me but I remember my adrian gonzalez card with sparkle showing almost to his cleats. Shows more legs. I will check tonight.

  39. So the Doolittle postseason #226 is not a variation?

  40. Ryan » It is not.

  41. Wow!
    With all the awesome work Cracknell does I would expect a raise! Unless all he deals with are variations. Anyway, it is very coo to have this and many other pages just like it!
    Thanks!!!!!!!!
    Balls Edvalds.

  42. My number 37 card is nick Hundley. Just FYI.

  43. Wondering, if card# 226, Sean Doolittle, has a variation? My card has him in a post season tee?

  44. James Nietz » No, that’s the base card.

  45. Do the sparkle SP’s have a different serial # than the base card?
    I know the 2012 Update SP’s had a….08 code # on the back of the card and the base cards had a….75 on the back.

  46. Chris J » Don’t believe so. Base and variations appear to be the same this year.

  47. Does anyone know the exact odds of finding a variation because I might have just got really lucky. I bought 4 jumbo packs at wal mart today and got a Gerrit Cole Sparkle in the last pack. I looked up on ebay that there is 2 for sale for $99.99. Do you think if I wanted to sell my card, which I don’t, that this is the time to sell high?

  48. What about Joey Votto, No. 19, with the green border? And is the “The Future Is Now” subset (I got Mike Trout) gonna be a big deal?
    Thanks.
    (newbie)

  49. Lee Lamberts » The green border card is a parallel — all the cards in the set have several different ones. The Future is Now is an insert — kind of like a bonus set. Variations look like regular base cards but have something different about the photo (as shown).

  50. Well, at least I know where all those worn out cards that Topps got stuck with in the 75 years of collecting went to…They stuck them in the 2014 packs instead of NOT getting what your code said you were getting at the website… Overall, a good product. But then again, they don’t have any competition anymore anyhow…

  51. i have 2 trout silver ring cards..exactly the same except the one back says CR21….THE OTHER SAYS CRAMT…the MT one is supposed to be GOLD ring and autographed….and where are the SPRING FEVER cards????????????? could they be coming in series 2 with some tanaka cards…….panini had a wrapper redemption and they send you your redemption cards in 4 months…

  52. How hard is it to find the new Trout variation with the Gatorade bath?

  53. Chadd braine » Not sure. The fact that it took this long for one to surface should mean it’s pretty tough. The Walmart packs might have the odds on the pack.

  54. Looks like the Trout-Gatorade cards are coming fast on eBay. Did Walmart just stock their shelves in the last couple days? Looks like a mad dash to sell first.

  55. For the record, the Trouts are also disappearing just as fast from Walmart. Stocked for about 1 week, as part of an Opening Day promotion. Only in select stores. I’ve heard 1 in 4100 pack odds. Can anyone confirm?

  56. Lol if it’s one in 4100 pack of cards well my nephews hit the Jack pot I got 3 of the Gatorade mike trout cards selling one on eBay for 85 dollars free shipping

  57. I swear that I have a Mark Trumbo #43 and there is a sparkle on his helmet that looks different from the other ones I have. Anyone else notice this?

  58. Ed
    #43 Trumbo is a lot like the variations shown. I checked out the list again to see if it was updated yet Just for the #43 Trumbo. I haven’t compared it yet to others, I just learned about the variations yesterday. I was able to buy 2 Walmart Hangers of Trouts variation card in Casa Grande AZ. Less than 2 weeks ago. Shocked to say the least
    Fun idea.

  59. I thought for sure that Trumbo was. It is exactly like all the others, but alas it is just the sun. How disappointing…

  60. I pulled a Chris Sale card #148 in a Series 2 Jumbo Box but I looked on his shoe and don’t see a sparkle. Weird.

  61. Tom » Check the stats on the back. It sounds like a Sabermetrics variation. http://www.cardboardconnection.com/2014-topps-series-2-baseball-variation-short-prints-guide

  62. Ryan that is what I did this am and that was the case it IS a Sabermetrics variation. Thanks for the quick response. Search enough on Google and you can find the answer to anything! Thanks again!

  63. I pulled a Red Hot Foil #115 Brett Oberholtzer card with no foil-imprinted name or Topps logo. Is this just an error card? I just started collecting baseball cards last year, and this is the first card I have come across like this. Thanks!

  64. Shauna » It’s a printing error that seems to happen if two sheets get stuck together.

  65. Ok! Thanks Ryan!

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