Sorting Out the 2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations

Sorting Out the 2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations

Compared to some other recent releases, there aren't a ton of 2014 Topps Chrome Baseball variations. However, they are extremely hard to pull.

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They land 1:1,400 hobby packs. That's just under 1:60 2014 Topps Chrome Baseball hobby boxes or 1:5 cases. Spread that over 25 different cards and it's easy to understand their rarity.

The variations have a couple of different themes. The first is somewhat loose, showing players with high-fiving teammates, pointing to crowds and such.

Topps has confirmed that rookies Jose Abreu, Masahiro Tanaka and Xander Bogaerts have variation backs. These are written in their native languages that can be spotted on the card backs.

Other variations just use strong photos, like the one showing the back of Andrew McCutchen's jersey.

Unlike some other sets, the code in the fine print on the back does not appear to tip-off base cards and variations.

Below you'll find a visual guide for the 2014 Topps Chrome Baseball variations. We've got shots of all the base cards and are adding variation images as they become available. For now, please consider it a work in progress.

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Visual Guide

Some base cards use Refractors as exemplars. These have the same images.

1 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

Base: sliding
Variation: high-ten

Base

2014 Topps Chrome BB 1 Mike Trout 213x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Mike Trout Image

10 Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees

Base: pitching, English back
Variation 1: at dugout
Variation 2: Japanese back

Base

2014 Topps Chrome BB 10 Masahiro Tanaka RC 215x300 Image

Variation 2

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Masahiro Tanaka Japanese Image

Variation 1

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Masahiro Tanaka Dugout 211x300 Image

25 Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox

Base: English back
Variation: Dutch back

Base

2014 Topps Chrome BB 25 Xander Bogaerts 214x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Xander Bogaerts Dutch Image

31 Clay Buchholz, Boston Red Sox

Base: pitching
Variation: playing guitar

Base

2014 Topps Chrome BB Clay Buchholz 215x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Clay Buchholz 211x300 Image

56 Derek Jeter, New York Yankees

Base: running
Variation: walking out

Base

2014 Topps Chrome BB 56 Derek Jeter 212x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Derek Jeter Image

61 Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners

Base: pitching
Variation: pointing

Base

2014 Topps Chrome BB 61 Felix Hernandez 214x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Felix Hernandez Image

75 Billy Hamilton, Cincinnati Reds

Base: running
Variation: jumping at wall

Base

2014 Topps Chrome BB 75 Billy Hamilton RC1 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Billy Hamilton Image

80 Wil Myers, Tampa Bay Rays

Base: running
Variation: with plaque

Base

2014 Topps Chrome BB 80 Wil Myers 208x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Wil Myers Image

90 Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers

Base: running
Variation: with fans

Base

2014 Topps Chrome BB 90 Yasiel Puig 215x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Yasiel Puig Image

93 Justin Upton, Atlanta Braves

Base: sliding
Variation: throwback jersey

Base

2014 Topps Chrome BB 121 Justin Upton Blue 211x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Justin Upton 215x300 Image

103 Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins

Base: pitching
Variation: poking Phillie Phanatic

Base

2014 Topps Chrome BB 103 Jose Fernandez 211x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Jose Fernandez Image

105 Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates

Base: swinging
Variation: back of jersey

Base

2014 Topps Chrome BB 105 Andrew McCutchen 211x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Andrew McCutchen 213x300 Image

107 Hyun-Jin Ryu, Los Angeles Dodgers

Base: pitching
Variation: "knighting" Puig with bat

Base

2014 Topps Chrome BB 107 Hyun Jin Ryu 214x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Hyun Jin Ryu Image

116 Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners

Base: fielding
Variation: blowing bubble

Base

2014 Topps Chrome BB 116 Robinson Cano 213x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations RObinson Cano Image

125 Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks

Base: batting
Variation: sunglasses

Base

2014 Topps Chrome BB 125 Paul Goldschimdt 209x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Paul Goldschmidt Image

150 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

Base: batting
Variation: portrait

Base

2014 Topps Chrome BB 125 Bryce Harper 215x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Bryce Harper 213x300 Image

165 Starlin Castro, Chicago Cubs

Base: batting
Variation: wearing toque

Base

2014 Topps Chrome BB 165 Starlin Castro 212x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Starlin Castro 214x300 Image

170 David Wright, New York Mets

Base: batting
Variation: with teammates, horizontal

Base
2014 Topps Chrome BB 170 David Wright Orange 213x300 Image
Variation

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations David Wright Image

189 Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants

Base: pitching
Variation: batting

Base

2014 Topps Chrome BB Madison Bumgarner Refractor 213x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Madison Bumgarner Image

193 Josh Donaldson, Oakland Athletics

Base: with glove
Variation: eye wash

Base

2014 Topps Chrome BB 193 Josh Donaldson 214x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Josh Donaldson Image

199 Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox

Base: English back
Variation: Spanish back

Base

2014 Topps Chrome BB 199 Jose Abreu RC 214x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Jose Abreu Spanish Image

201 David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox

Base: batting
Variation: World Series rings

Base

2014 Topps Chrome BB 201 David Ortiz Image

Variation

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations David Ortiz1 212x300 Image

204 Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox

Base: running
Variation: fielding

Base

2014 Topps Chrome BB 204 Dustin Pedroia 212x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Dustin Pedroia Image

220 Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers

Base: both arms raised
Variation: high-five

Base

2014 Topps Chrome BB 220 Miguel Cabrera1 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Miguel Cabrera Image

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2014 Topps Chrome #80 Wil Myers Photo Variation SP RARE Tampa Bay Rays
$26.89
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2012 Topps BUSTER POSEY Trolly Variation SP & 2014 Chrome purple #'d 150
$12.99
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2014 Topps Chrome David Ortiz #201 "Rings" Variation - SP
$99.99
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DAVID ORTIZ 2014 TOPPS CHROME PHOTO VARIATION SHORT PRINT! RARE!
$99.99
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2014 Topps Chrome Jose Fernandez Photo Variation #103B VAR
$45.00
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ANDREW McCUTCHEN 2014 Topps Chrome Base Variation Card # 105, PIRATES, SP
$34.00
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2014 Topps Chrome Jose Fernandez SSP Photo Variation
$39.99
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Yasiel Puig 2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Photo Variation SSP Card #90 *Dodgers
$149.99
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Bryce Harper 2014 Topps Chrome Photo Variation Super Rare Short Print Card SSP
$63.74
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2014 Topps Chrome .. Bryce Harper Photo Variation SP Short Print .. Nationals
$59.99
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2014 Topps Chrome Robinson Cano SSP Gum Variation
$55.00
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2014 TOPPS CHROME #199 JOSE ABREU *SPANISH VARIATION* VERY RARE CARD !
$200.00
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Billy Hamilton 2014 Topps Chrome Rc Variation
$100.00
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2014 TOPPS CHROME #199 JOSE ABREU *SPANISH VARIATION* VERY RARE CARD !
$249.99
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2014 Topps Chrome SPANISH VARIATION SHORT PRINT JOSE ABREU VERY RARE
$399.99
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2014 Topps Chrome ULTRA RARE Dutch Variation #25 Xander Bogaerts
$150.00
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User Comments

  1. While I’m not a collector of Topps Chrome this is how I think variations should be done. Only a handful and rare. Maybe not as difficult to pull as 1:1,400 packs but they should be tough to pull. There is an oversaturation with variations throughout Topps products. Would love to see Topps flagship scale back on the variations and only go with one or two themes, themes that can be easily recognized, i.e. not sparkles. Same goes for all products.

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