2013 Topps Pro Debut Baseball Variation Short Prints Guide
Keep a keen eye out for 2013 Topps Pro Debut Baseball variations when you're breaking packs of the minor league product. Inserted 1:324 packs (or 1:13.5 boxes), they're extremely tough to find. Add to that the fact that they don't follow a pattern and it's easy to pass them by. Many of the players switch between batting and fielding while others are a little tougher, particularly pitchers. Some look like they're merely taken from different angles.
A total of 15 different players have variations in 2013 Topps Pro Debut Baseball. They represent some of the biggest names in the product, including Yasiel Puig, Carlos Correa and Byron Buxton.
Below is a full checklist of 2013 Topps Pro Debut Baseball variations. It includes side-by-side comparisons of each card along with a brief description of what to look for with the variation version.
2013 Topps Pro Debut Baseball Variations Visual Guide
The first image is the base card. Where available, variations are the second image.
4 Carlos Correa, GCL Astros
Base: red jersey, fielding
Variation: pinstripe jersey, batting
12 Mason Williams, Tampa Yankees
Variation: with bat
35 Yasiel Puig, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
53 Carlos Martinez, Springfield Cardinals
Base: ball visible, '16' on jersey front
Variation: ball out of frame, number on jersey front obscured
61 Matt Barnes, Salem Red Sox
Base: facing sideways, stands in background
Variation: facing forward, arms up
90 Gary Sanchez, Tampa Yankees
106 David Dahl, Grand Junction Rockies
Variation: posed, wearing cap
120 Nick Castellanos, Erie SeaWolves
141 Archie Bradley, South Bend Silver Hawks
Base: with ball, standing sideways
Variation: ball in glove, facing forward
147 Jameson Taillon, Altoona Curve
Base: facing forward, blue wall in backgroun
Variation: sideways, white and red background
150 Byron Buxton, Elizabethton Twins
169 Bubba Starling, Burlington Royals
198 Billy Hamilton, Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Variation: hand on chest
206 Taijuan Walker, Jackson Generals
Base: black jersey
Variation: gray jersey
220 Xander Bogaerts, Portland Sea Dogs
Base: no bat
Variation: with bat
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I see most of them have a gray name versus the black name for the common version. I wonder if the backs of the card have any special numbering to tell? They’re worth a ton, so I need to memorize the names before I buy a case.