Full 2015 Topps Chrome Baseball SP Image Variations Guide

Full 2015 Topps Chrome Baseball SP Image Variations Guide

Given their general rarity and distinct difference from the base images, 2015 Topps Chrome Baseball variations opt for quality over quantity. View all the known versions side-by-side with base cards in our detailed guide.

Normally, collectors must wait until the hobby release to find out the unknown short print options, but due to the early availability of 2015 Topps Chrome Baseball retail, the limited cards started surfacing nearly two weeks ahead of hobby.

Shop for 2015 Topps Chrome Baseball variations on eBay.

So far, in limited numbers, the theme appears to be celebratory images that run the gamut from outright jubilation to casual amusement.

While the image variations were not listed on the final 2015 Topps Chrome Baseball checklist, Topps has confirmed that there are ten total variations. This is a decrease from 2014, which had 25 different options.

Full odds are 1:766 retail packs, 1:765 hobby packs and 1:235 jumbo packs. There are also Red Refractor (1:39,522 retail/1:38,070 hobby/1:12,133 jumbo) and SuperFractor (1:158,088 retail/1:215,728 hobby/1:51,564 jumbo) parallels for each of the variations.

These Chrome Baseball image variations are in addition to the high-number SPs for the recent rookie call-ups. The full group of RC short prints, including Carlos Correa, can be seen here. Also available on the RC short print list is an image variation for Byron Buxton that is not included in the list below.

2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Visual Guide

Click on the listings to shop for variations on eBay. Refractors are used in place of base cards in some instances, but the images are the same. 

23 Stephen Strasburg - Washington Nationals

Base: Pitching
Variation: Celebrating w/ goggles

Base

2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Base Strasburg

Variation

2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Variation Strasburg

27 Joe Panik - San Francisco Giants

Base: throwing
Variation: wearing hoodie and beanie

Base

2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Base 27 Joe Panik

Variation

2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Variation 27 Joe Panik

49 Jacob Ellsbury - New York Yankees

Base: Holding bat
Variation: Holding batting helmet

Base

2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Base 49 Jacob Ellsbury

Variation

2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Variation 49 Jacob Ellsbury

51 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels

Base: Sliding, red jersey
Variation: Yelling, white jersey

Base

2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Base 51 Mike Trout

Variation

2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Variation 51 Mike Trout

124 David Ortiz - Boston Red Sox

Base: Batting
Variation: Carrying player over shoulder

Base

2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Base Refractor 124 David Ortiz

Variation

2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Variation 124 David Ortiz

125 Troy Tulowitzki - Colorado Rockies

Base: swinging
Variation: laughing with hands up

Base

2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Base 125 Troy Tulowitzki

Variation

2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Variation 125 Troy Tulowitzki

129 Joc Pederson - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base: Running
Variation: With teammates

Base

2015 Topps Chrome Joc Pederson RC

Variation

2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Variation 129 Joc Pederson

151 Jose Altuve - Houston Astros

Base: swinging, gray uniform
Variation: laughing with teammate, white uniform

Base

2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Base 151 Jose Altuve

Variation

2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Variation 151 Jose Altuve

154 Jorge Soler - Chicago Cubs

Base: swinging
Variation: celebrating with teammate

Base

2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Base 154 Jorge Soler

Variation

2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Variation 154 Jorge Soler

195 Brandon Finnegan - Kansas City Royals

Base: Pitching
Variation: Dumped water

Base

2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Base 195 Brandon Finnegan

Variation

2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Variation 195 Brandon Finnegan Superfractor

Top eBay Listings

2015 Topps chrome David Ortiz photo variation SP
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2015 Topps Chrome REFRACTOR PHOTO VARIATION Joe Panik SP - SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
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2015 Topps Updates Ichiro SP Variation + 2015 Topps Chrome Sparkle Marlins
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2015 Topps Chrome Joe Panik SSP Variation - RARE!!! MINT!!!
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CARLOS CORREA 2015 TOPPS CHROME PHOTO VARIATION RC #205 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT
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2015 Topps Chrome JACOBY ELLSBURY Short Print Variation SSP! *Yankees
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2015 Topps Chrome JACOBY ELLSBURY Short Print Variation SSP! *Yankees
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2015 topps chrome Pink refractor variation Jorge Soler cubs
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2015 TOPPS CHROME MIKE TROUT YELLING VARIATION REFRACTOR PSA 10 GEM MINT RARE
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2015 Topps Chrome JACOBY ELLSBURY Short Print Variation SSP! *Yankees
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JOC PEDERSON 2015 TOPPS CHROME REFRACTOR RC SP PHOTO VARIATION PSA
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Brandon Finnegan RC Photo Variation Refractor Parallel 2015 Topps Chrome #195
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Joc Pederson RC SSP SP Photo Variation Refractor Parallel 2015 Topps Chrome #129
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User Comments

  1. It appears that there are base refractor versions of these cards as well. They must not be nearly as shortprinted. There are more of them up for sale than the base non-refractor version.

  2. I am color blind is their a code that can tell me what a basic refracator is

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