2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Variations Short Print Guide

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Variations Short Print Guide

OverviewThe final major baseball release of the year, 2015 Topps Update Series Baseball offers collectors a chance at many of the late-season rookie cards and the last big set-building option. Like most of the products in recent years, 2015 Update continues with more variations, including some new options.

While the final checklist is already out, Topps normally keeps the variation short prints close to the vest and that is the case for 2015 Update. However, thanks to the release of the retail version, collectors are getting an early look at the product and several different variations have surfaced.

Shop for 2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Variation Cards on eBay.

In addition to the standard photo variations, collectors can also find familiar options like Stats Variations that feature sabermetric details in place of the normal stats on the back, and Hidden Gems variations, better known as Sparkles, that add a small flash of light to the image.

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Base Carlos Correa RC2015 Topps Update Series Base Photo Variation Carlos Correa

The one new addition is a retro-style variation that was originally mentioned for inclusion in 2016 Topps Series 1. Dubbed Throwbacks, the exclusive cards include a light-brown border and old school Topps logo. Also, most feature an image of the player in a throwback uniform. While originally thought to be exclusive to Wal-Mart packs, more subjects are found in Target packs and boxes with a different code on the back.

2015 Topps Update Series Throwback Variations Kris Bryant2015 Topps Update Series Throwback Variations Jon Lester

Full retail odds are as follows:

  • Exclusive Throwback Variation - 1:2 rack
  • Base Variation - 1:7 hanger / 1:13 rack
  • Base Variation Autograph - 1:15,392 hanger / 1:28,602 rack
  • Stats Variation - 1:10 hanger / 1:19 rack
  • Hidden Gems Base Variation (Sparkles) - 1:32 hanger / 1:63 rack

We also have the specific codes from the back to help collectors during their search and this can be the easiest way to identify variations. Simply check the last four digits of the code that is in bold on the bottom of the card.

  • Base - 5520
  • Base Photo Variation - 5556
  • Sabermetric Stat Back Variation - 5558
  • Sparkle/Hidden Gems Variation - 5559
  • Throwback Variation (Wal-Mart)  - 5605
  • Throwback Variation (Target)  - 5604

Check back as we will continue to add more information as it surfaces. If you happen to come across anything we don't have listed, feel free to let us know by email.

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Variations Short Print Master Checklist

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Stat Backs
US-42 Madison Bumgarner - San Francisco Giants
US-58 Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays
US-61 Dallas Keuchel - Houston Astros
US-64 David Price - Detroit Tigers
US-68 Albert Pujols - Los Angeles Angels
US-72 Brett Gardner - New York Yankees
US-76 Lorenzo Cain - Kansas City Royals
US-87 Zack Greinke - Los Angeles Dodgers
US-90 Jacob DeGrom - New York Mets
US-93 Sonny Gray - Oakland Athletics
US-100 Andrew McCutchen - Pittsburgh Pirates
US-115 Stephen Vogt - Oakland Athletics
US-123 Felix Hernandez - Seattle Mariners
US-139 Mike Moustakas - Kansas City Royals
US-141 Glen Perkins - Minnesota Twins
US-147 Chris Archer - Tampa Bay Rays
US-154 Paul Goldschmidt - Arizona Diamondbacks
US-158 Jason Kipnis - Cleveland Indians
US-171 Jhonny Peralta - St. Louis Cardinals
US-172 Adrian Gonzalez - Los Angeles Dodgers
US-173 Salvador Perez - Kansas City Royals
US-186 A.J. Pollock - Arizona Diamondbacks
US-199 Troy Tulowitzki - Colorado Rockies
US-201 Jose Altuve - Houston Astros
US-214 Yadier Molina - St. Louis Cardinals
US-240 Jonathan Papelbon - Philadelphia Phillies
US-247 Ryan Braun - Milwaukee Brewers
US-249 Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs
US-252 Francisco Rodriguez - Milwaukee Brewers
US-273 Justin Upton - San Diego Padres
US-295 Russell Martin - Toronto Blue Jays
US-300 Max Scherzer - Washington Nationals
US-302 Chris Sale - Chicago White Sox
US-310 Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers
US-336 Mark Teixeira - New York Yankees
US-342 Todd Frazier - Cincinnati Reds
US-343 A.J. Burnett - Pittsburgh Pirates
US-346 Brandon Crawford - San Francisco Giants
US-349 DJ LeMahieu - Colorado Rockies
US-353 Michael Wacha - St. Louis Cardinals
US-355 Gerrit Cole - Pittsburgh Pirates
US-358 Nolan Arenado - Colorado Rockies
US-364 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
US-370 Prince Fielder - Texas Rangers
US-380 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants
US-383 Nelson Cruz - Seattle Mariners
US-386 Alcides Escobar - Kansas City Royals
US-397 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
Sparkle Variation
US-16 John Axford - Colorado Rockies
US-23 Kevin Plawecki - New York Mets
US-25 Byron Buxton - Minnesota Twins
US-31 Gordon Beckham - Chicago White Sox
US-32 Blake Swihart - Boston Red Sox
US-35 Justin Bour - Miami Marlins
US-46 David Price - Toronto Blue Jays
US-49 Mark Canha - Oakland Athletics
US-50 Alex Guerrero - Los Angeles Dodgers
US-51 Yasmani Grandal - Los Angeles Dodgers
US-82 Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
US-92 Justin Upton - San Diego Padres
US-99 Daniel Fields - Detroit Tigers
US-122 Marlon Byrd - Cincinnati Reds
US-124 Preston Tucker - Houston Astros
US-130 Jonathan Villar - Houston Astros
US-135 Jason Heyward - St. Louis Cardinals
US-148 Taylor Featherston - Los Angeles Angels
US-155 Yoenis Cespedes - New York Mets
US-157 Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets
US-160 Slade Heathcott - New York Yankees
US-161 Jeff Samardzija - Chicago White Sox
US-167 Derek Norris - San Diego Padres
US-170 Mike Foltynewicz - Atlanta Braves
US-176 Austin Hedges - San Diego Padres
US-190 Shelby Miller - Atlanta Braves
US-203 Jesse Hahn - Oakland Athletics
US-224 Ezequiel Carrera - Toronto Blue Jays
US-228 Geovany Soto - Chicago White Sox
US-237 Craig Kimbrel - San Diego Padres
US-244 Colby Rasmus - Houston Astros
US-245 Rubby De La Rossa - Arizona Diamondbacks
US-257 Josh Hamilton - Texas Rangers
US-260 Andrew Miller - New York Yankees
US-284 Matt Wisler - Atlanta Braves
US-315 Kyle Kendrick - Colorado Rockies
US-317 Luis Sardinas - Milwaukee Brewers
US-320 Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays
US-325 Matt Kemp - San Diego Padres
US-335 Norichika Aoki - San Francisco Giants
US-341 Eddie Rosario - Minnesota Twins
US-350 Didi Gregorious - New York Yankees
US-356 Miguel Montero - Chicago Cubs
US-362 Rick Porcello - Boston Red Sox
US-374 Tyler Moore - Washington Nationals
US-379 Cameron Maybin - Atlanta Braves
US-384 Melvin Upton Jr. - San Diego Padres
US-387 Jonny Gomes - Atlanta Braves
US-395 Dexter Fowler - Chicago Cubs
US-396 Ichiro - Miami Marlins
Image Variation
US-32 Blake Swihart - Boston Red Sox
US-92 Justin Upton - San Diego Padres
US-103 Joey Gallo - Texas Rangers
US-127 Eduardo Rodriguez - Boston Red Sox
US-135 Jason Heyward - St. Louis Cardinals
US-151 Colby Lewis - Texas Rangers
US-155 Yoenis Cespedes - New York Mets
US-157 Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets
US-161 Jeff Samardzija - Chicago White Sox
US-167 Derek Norris - San Diego Padres
US-174 Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
US-190 Shelby Miller - Atlanta Braves
US-220 Addison Russell - Chicago Cubs
US-237 Craig Kimbrel - San Diego Padres
US-260 Andrew Miller - New York Yankees
US-265 Brett Lawrie - Oakland Athletics
US-309 Howie Kendrick - Los Angeles Dodgers
US-318 Phillippe Aumont - Philadelphia Phillies
US-324 Carlos Rodon - Chicago White Sox
US-325 Matt Kemp - San Diego Padres
US-335 Norichika Aoki - San Francisco Giants
US-337 Martin Prado - Miami Marlins
US-350 Didi Gregorious - New York Yankees
US-395 Dexter Fowler - Chicago Cubs
US-396 Ichiro - Miami Marlins
Throwback Variations
15 Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds
23 Michael Bourn - Cleveland Indians
42 Todd Frazier - Cincinnati Reds
43 Starlin Castro - Chicago Cubs
47 Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs
78 Yordano Ventura - Kansas City Royals
92 Ian Kinsler - Detroit Tigers
111 Trevor Bauer - Cleveland Indians
200 Miguel Cabrera - Detroit Tigers
221 Jason Kipnis - Cleveland Indians
239 Jose Iglesias - Detroit Tigers
266 Brandon Phillips - Cincinnati Reds
286 Trevor Rosenthal - St. Louis Cardinals
300 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
301 Zack Cozart - Cincinnati Reds
311 Jhonny Peralta - St. Louis Cardinals
318 George Springer - Houston Astros
325 Feliz Hernandez - Seattle Mariners
326 C.J. Wilson - Los Angeles Angels
327 Xander Bogaerts - Boston Red Sox
333 Billy Hamilton - Cincinnati Reds
336 Matt Carpenter - St. Louis Cardinals
348 Carlos Santana - Cleveland Indians
371 Koji Uehara - Boston Red Sox
389 Mookie Betts - Boston Red Sox
401 Chris Coghlan - Chicago Cubs
406 Jon Lester - Chicago Cubs
412 Hector Rondon - Chicago Cubs
450 Robinson Cano - Seattle Mariners
456 Alex Gordon - Kansas City Royals
458 Junichi Tazawa - Boston Red Sox
477 Dallas Keuchel - Houston Astros
500 David Ortiz - Boston Red Sox
515 Victor Martinez - Detroit Tigers
518 Rajai Davis - Detroit Tigers
525 Luke Gregerson - Houston Astros
599 Michael Brantley - Cleveland Indians
616 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
620 Jose Altuve - Houston Astros
626 Hanley Ramirez - Boston Red Sox
654 Alfredo Simon - Detroit Tigers
US-7 Brad Miller - Seattle Mariners
US-11 Evan Gattis - Houston Astros
US-32 Blake Swihart - Boston Red Sox
US-69 Zach McAllister - Cleveland Indians
US-264 Brock Holt - Boston Red Sox
US-129 David Ross - Chicago Cubs
US-161 Jeff Samardzija - Chicago Cubs
US-362 Rick Porcello - Boston Red Sox
US-395 Dexter Fowler - Chicago Cubs

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Photo Variations

2015 Topps Update Series Photo Variations Visual Guide

The 2015 Topps Update Photo Variations feature a code on the back of the card that ends with 5556. Click on the images or listings below to shop for cards on eBay. 

US-32 Blake Swihart - Boston Red Sox

Base: vertical
Variation: horizontal

Base 

2015 Topps Update Series Base Blake Swihart RC

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Base Photo Variation Blake Swihart

US-92 Justin Upton - San Diego Padres

Base: batting
Variation: clubhouse with bats

Base 

2015 Topps Update Series Base Justin Upton

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Photo Variations Justin Upton

US-103 Joey Gallo - Texas Rangers

Base: blue jersey
Variation: white jersey

Base 

2015 Topps Update Series Base Joey Gallo RC

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Base Photo Variation Joey Gallo

US-127 Eduardo Rodriguez - Boston Red Sox

Base: pitching
Variation: high five

Base 

2015 Topps Update Series Base Eduardo Rodriguez

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Base Photo Variation Eduardo Rodriguez

US-135 Jason Heyward - St. Louis Cardinals

Base: horizontal
Variation: vertical

Base 

2015 Topps Update Series Base Jason Heyward

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Base Photo Variation Jason Heyward

US-151 Colby Lewis - Texas Rangers

Base: pitching
Variation: holding ball

Base 

2015 Topps Baseball Base 151 Colby Lewis

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Base Photo Variation Colby lewis

US-155 Yoenis Cespedes - New York Mets

Base: Swinging
Variation: batting practice

Base 

2015 Topps Update Series Base Yoenis Cespedes

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Photo Variation Yoenis Cespedes

US-157 Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets

Base: Pitching
Variation: Batting

Base 

2015 Topps Update Series Base Noah Syndergaard RC

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Photo Variations Noah Syndergaard RC

US-161 Jeff Samardzija - Chicago White Sox

Base: pitching
Variation: in dugout

Base

2015 Topps Update Series Base Samardzija

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Base Photo Variation Samardzija

US-167 Derek Norris - San Diego Padres

Base: catcher gear
Variation: running with hand raised

Base 

2015 Topps Update Series Base Derek Norris

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Photo Variations Derek Norris

US-174 Carlos Correa - Houston Astros

Base: catching ball
Variation: in dugout with with Altuve

Base

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Base Carlos Correa RC

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Base Photo Variation Carlos Correa

US-190 Shelby Miller - Atlanta Braves

Base: pitching
Variation: standing w/ teammate

Base

2015 Topps Update Series Base Shelby Miller

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Base Photo Variation Shelby Miller

US-220 Addison Russell - Chicago Cubs

Base: blue jersey
Variation: white jersey

Base

2015 Topps Update Series Base Addison Russell RC

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Base Photo Variation Addison Russell

US-237 Craig Kimbrel - San Diego Padres

Base: pitching
Variation: shaking hands

Base

2015 Topps Update Series Base Craig Kimbrel

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Base Photo Variation Craig Kimbrel

US-260 Andrew Miller - New York Yankees

Base: gray jersey
Variation: blue hoodie

Base

2015 Topps Update Series Base Andrew Miller

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Base Photo Variation Andrew Miller

US-265 Brett Lawrie - Oakland Athletics

Base: no sunglasses
Variation: sunglasses

Base

2015 Topps Update Series Base Brett Lawrie

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Base Photo Variation Brett Lawrie

US-309 Howie Kendrick - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base: swinging
Variation: ball slightly above hand

Base

2015 Topps Update Series Base Howie Kendrick

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Base Photo Variation Howie Kendrick

US-318 Phillippe Aumont - Philadelphia Phillies

Base: Phillippe Aumont
Variation: Rally Squirrel

Base 

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Base Phillippe Aumont

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Photo Variations Rally Squirrel Phillies

US-324 Carlos Rodon - Chicago White Sox

Base: Horiztonal
Variation: Vertical

Base 

2015 Topps Update Series Base Carlos Rodon RC

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Photo Variation Carlos Rodon

US-325 Matt Kemp - San Diego Padres

Base: swinging
Variation: high five with kid

Base 

2015 Topps Update Series Base Matt Kemp

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Photo Variations Matt Kemp

US-335 Norichika Aoki - San Francisco Giants

Base: black jersey
Variation: gray jersey

Base 

2015 Topps Update Series Base Aoki

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Photo Variations Aoki

US-337 Martin Prado - Miami Marlins

Base: orange jersey
Variation: gray jersey

Base 

2015 Topps Update Series Base Prado

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Base Photo Variation Martin Prado

US-350 Didi Gregorious - New York Yankees

Base: white jersey
Variation: blue warm up jacket

Base 

2015 Topps Update Series Base Didi Gregorious

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Base Photo Variation Gregorious

US-395 Dexter Fowler - Chicago Cubs

Base: gray jersey
Variation: white jersey

Base 

2015 Topps Update Series Base Dexter Fowler

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Base Photo Variation Dexter Fowler

US-396 Ichiro - Miami Marlins

Base: face visible
Variation: back image, face not visible

Base 

2015 Topps Update Series Base Ichrio

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Base Photo Variation Ichiro

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Sparkles

2015 Topps Update Series Sparkle Variations Visual Guide

The 2015 Topps Update Sparkle Variations feature a code on the back of the card that ends with 5559. 

US-16 John Axford - Colorado Rockies

Sparkle Spot: top of glove

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations John Axford

US23 Kevin Plawecki - New York Mets

Sparkle Spot: shoulder pad

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Plawecki

US-25 Byron Buxton - Minnesota Twins

Sparkle Spot: left batting glove (his right)

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Byron Buxton

US-31 Gordon Beckham - Chicago White Sox

Sparkle Spot: sunglasses

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Gordon Beckham

US-32 Blake Swihart - Boston Red Sox

Sparkle Spot: top of raised finger

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Blake Swihart

US-35 Justin Bour - Miami Marlins

Sparkle Spot: glove

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Justin Bour

US-46 David Price - Toronto Blue Jays

Sparkle Spot: necklace on top of pitching shoulder

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations David Price

US-49 Mark Canha - Oakland Athletics

Sparkle Spot: top of batting helmet

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Mark Canha

US-50 Alex Guerrero - Los Angeles Dodgers

Sparkle Spot: above blurred photographer

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Alex Guerrero

US-51 Yasmani Grandal - Los Angeles Dodgers

Sparkle Spot: shoulder

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Yasmani Grandal

US-82 Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians

Sparkle Spot: under glove

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Francisco Lindor

US-92 Justin Upton - San Diego Padres

Sparkle Spot: top of brim on batting helmet

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Justin Upton

US-99 Daniel Fields - Detroit Tigers

Sparkle Spot: above belt on side

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Daniel Fields

US-122 Marlon Byrd - Cincinnati Reds

Sparkle Spot: brim of batting helmet

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Marlon Byrd

US-124 Preston Tucker - Houston Astros

Sparkle Spot: top of batting helmet

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Preston Tucker

US-130 Jonathan Villar - Houston Astros

Sparkle Spot: brim of batting helmet

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Jonathan Villar

US-135 Jason Heyward - St. Louis Cardinals

Sparkle Spot: top of raised cleat

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Jason Heyward

US-148 Taylor Featherston - Los Angeles Angels

Sparkle Spot: elbow

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Taylor Featherston

US-155 Yoenis Cespedes - New York Mets

Sparkle Spot: brim of batting helmet

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Yoenis Cespedes

US-157 Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets

Sparkle Spot: necklace

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Noah Syndergaard

US-160 Slade Heathcott - New York Yankees

Sparkle Spot: back of batting helmet

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Slade Heathcott

US161 Jeff Samardzija - Chicago White Sox

Sparkle Spot: front of jersey near "Sox"

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Samardzija

US-167 Derek Norris - San Diego Padres

Sparkle Spot: right side of catcher's mask

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Derek Norris

US-170 Mike Foltynewicz - Atlanta Braves

Sparkle Spot: top of glove

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Foltynewicz

US-176 Austin Hedges - San Diego Padres

Sparkle Spot: top of back shoulder/arm

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Austin Hedges

US-190 Shelby Miller - Atlanta Braves

Sparkle Spot: back of neck, necklace

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Shelby Miller

US-203 Jesse Hahn - Oakland Athletics

Sparkle Spot: upper back, above nameplate

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Jesse Hahn

US-224 Ezequiel Carrera - Toronto Blue Jays

Sparkle Spot: upper back

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Ezequiel Carrera

US-228 Geovany Soto - Chicago White Sox

Sparkle Spot: shoulder pad

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Geovany Soto

US-237 Craig Kimbrel - San Diego Padres

Sparkle Spot: corner of sleeve near flag

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Craig Kimbrel

US-244 Colby Rasmus - Houston Astros

Sparkle Spot: just below hand, on raised arm

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Colby Rasmus

US-245 Rubby De La Rossa - Arizona Diamondbacks

Sparkle Spot: glove

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Rubby De La Rossa

US-257 Josh Hamilton - Texas Rangers

Sparkle Spot: glove

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Josh Hamilton

US-260 Andrew Miller - New York Yankees

Sparkle Spot: above "New" on jersey

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Andrew Miller

US-284 Matt Wisler - Atlanta Braves

Sparkle Spot: Belt

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Matt Wisler

US-315 Kyle Kendrick - Colorado Rockies

Sparkle Spot: back of hat

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Kyle Kendrick

US-317 Luis Sardinas - Milwaukee Brewers

Sparkle Spot: corner of sleeve

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Luis Sardinas

US-320 Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays

Sparkle Spot: bottom of raised cleat

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Josh Donaldson

US-325 Matt Kemp - San Diego Padres

Sparkle Spot: back of helmet

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Matt Kemp

US-335 Norichika Aoki - San Francisco Giants

Sparkle Spot: corner of elbow pad

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Norichika Aoki

US-341 Eddie Rosario - Minnesota Twins

Sparkle Spot: under elbow, on top of blurred hat in background

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Eddie Rosario

US-350 Didi Gregorious - New York Yankees

Sparkle Spot: bat barrel

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Didi Gregorious

US-356 Miguel Montero - Chicago Cubs

Sparkle Spot: shoulder pad

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Miguel Montero

US-362 Rick Porcello - Boston Red Sox

Sparkle Spot: glove

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Rick Porcello

US-374 Tyler Moore - Washington Nationals

Sparkle Spot: back of batting helmet

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Tyler Moore

US-379 Cameron Maybin - Atlanta Braves

Sparkle Spot: above bat logo

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Cameron Maybin

 

US-384 Melvin Upton Jr. - San Diego Padres

Sparkle Spot: bat

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Melvin Upton

US-387 Jonny Gomes - Atlanta Braves

Sparkle Spot: edge of batting glove

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Jonny Gomes

US-395 Dexter Fowler - Chicago Cubs

Sparkle Spot: top of batting helmet

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Dexter Fowler

US-396 Ichiro - Miami Marlins

Sparkle Spot: part of bat between helmet and hands

2015 Topps Update Series Hidden Gems Sparkle Variations Ichiro

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Stats

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Visual Guide

The 2015 Topps Update Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations feature a code on the back of the card that ends with 5558. Another way to spot the Stat Backs is that the subset logo on the front is removed compared to the base version. 

US-17 Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Manny Machado

US-42 Madison Bumgarner - San Francisco Giants

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Madison Bumgarner

US-58 Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Donaldson

US-61 Dallas Keuchel - Houston Astros

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Dallas Keuchel

US-64 David Price - Detroit Tigers

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations David Price

US-68 Albert Pujols - Los Angeles Angels

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Pujols

US-72 Brett Gardner - New York Yankees

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Brett Gardner

US-76 Lorenzo Cain - Kansas City Royals

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Lorenzo Cain

US-87 Zack Greinke - Los Angeles Dodgers

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Zack Greinke

US-90 Jacob DeGrom - New York Mets

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations DeGrom

US-93 Sonny Gray - Oakland Athletics

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Sonny Gray

US-100 Andrew McCutchen - Pittsburgh Pirates

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Andrew McCutchen

US-115 Stephen Vogt - Oakland Athletics

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Vogt

US-123 Felix Hernandez - Seattle Mariners

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Felix Hernandez

US-139 Mike Moustakas - Kansas City Royals

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Moustakas

US-141 Glen Perkins - Minnesota Twins

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Glen Perkins

US-147 Chris Archer - Tampa Bay Rays

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Chris Archer

US-154 Paul Goldschmidt - Arizona Diamondbacks

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Goldschmidt

US-158 Jason Kipnis - Cleveland Indians

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Jason Kipnis

US-171 Jhonny Peralta - St. Louis Cardinals

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Jhonny Peralta

US-172 Adrian Gonzalez - Los Angeles Dodgers

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Adrian Gonzalez

US-173 Salvador Perez - Kansas City Royals

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Salvador Perez

US-186 A.J. Pollock - Arizona Diamondbacks

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Pollock

US-199 Troy Tulowitzki - Colorado Rockies

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Tulowitzki

US-200 Adam Jones - Baltimore Orioles

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Adam Jones

US-201 Jose Altuve - Houston Astros

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Altuve

US-214 Yadier Molina - St. Louis Cardinals

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Molina

US-240 Jonathan Papelbon - Philadelphia Phillies

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Jonathan Papelbon

US-247 Ryan Braun - Milwaukee Brewers

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Braun

US-249 Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Rizzo

US-252 Francisco Rodriguez - Milwaukee Brewers

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Francisco Rodriguez

US-273 Justin Upton - San Diego Padres

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Justin Upton

US-295 Russell Martin - Toronto Blue Jays

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Russell Martin

US-300 Max Scherzer - Washington Nationals

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Scherzer

US-302 Chris Sale - Chicago White Sox

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Chris Sale

US-310 Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Clayton Kershaw

US-336 Mark Teixeira - New York Yankees

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Teixeira

US-342 Todd Frazier - Cincinnati Reds

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Todd Frazier

US-343 A.J. Burnett - Pittsburgh Pirates

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Burnett

US-346 Brandon Crawford - San Francisco Giants

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Brandon Crawford

US-349 DJ LeMahieu - Colorado Rockies

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations DJ LeMahieu

US-353 Michael Wacha - St. Louis Cardinals

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Michael Wacha

US-355 Gerrit Cole - Pittsburgh Pirates

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Gerrit Cole

US-358 Nolan Arenado - Colorado Rockies

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Nolan Arenado

US-364 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Mike Trout

US-370 Prince Fielder - Texas Rangers

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Prince Fielder

US-380 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Buster Posey

US-383 Nelson Cruz - Seattle Mariners

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Nelson Cruz

US-386 Alcides Escobar - Kansas City Royals

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Alcides Escobar

US-397 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals

2015 Topps Update Series Sabermetric Stat Backs Variations Bryce Harper

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Throwback

2015 Topps Update Series Throwback Variations Visual Guide

The 2015 Topps Update Throwback Variations feature a code on the back of the card that ends with 5605 (Wal-Mart) or 5604 (Target). Some of the Throwbacks are variations for cards in earlier releases (Series 1 and 2). Also, they are a retail exclusive.

The checklist below is grouped by retail location to the best of our knowledge.

Wal-Mart (#5605)

42 Todd Frazier - Cincinnati Reds

Base 

2015 Topps Series 1 Base Todd Frazier

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Throwback Variations Todd Frazier

43 Starlin Castro - Chicago Cubs

Base 

2015 Topps Base 43 Starlin Castro

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Throwback Variation Starlin Castro

92 Ian Kinsler - Detroit Tigers

Base 

2015 Topps Base 92 Ian Kinsler

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Throwback Variation Ian Kinsler

200 Miguel Cabrera - Detroit Tigers

Base 

2015 Topps Base 200 Miguel Cabrera

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Variations Retro Cabrera

266 Brandon Phillips - Cincinnati Reds

Base 

2015 Topps Baseball Base 266 Brandon Phillips

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Retro Throwback Variation Brandon Phillips

311 Jhonny Peralta - St. Louis Cardinals

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2015 Topps Base 311 Jhonny Peralta

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Throwback Variations Jhonny Peralta

318 George Springer - Houston Astros

Base 

2015 Topps Base 318 George Springer

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Throwback Variation George Springer

325 Feliz Hernandez - Seattle Mariners

Base 

2015 Topps Baseball Base 325 Felix Hernandez

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Throwback Variation Feliz Hernandez

326 C.J. Wilson - Los Angeles Angels

Base 

2015 Topps Baseball Base 326 CJ Wilson

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Throwback Variation CJ Wilson

333 Billy Hamilton - Cincinnati Reds

Base 

2015 Topps Base 333 Billy Hamilton

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Throwback Variation Billy Hamilton

336 Matt Carpenter - St. Louis Cardinals

Base 

2015 Topps Base 336 Matt Carpenter

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Throwback Variation Matt Carpenter

389 Mookie Betts - Boston Red Sox

Base 

2015 Topps Base 389 Mookie Betts

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Throwback Variation Mookie Betts

406 Jon Lester - Chicago Cubs

Base 

2015 Topps Base 406 Jon Lester

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Throwback Variations Jon Lester

456 Alex Gordon - Kansas City Royals

Base 

2015 Topps Baseball Base 456 Alex Gordon

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Throwback Variation Alex Gordon

458 Junichi Tazawa - Boston Red Sox

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2015 Topps Base 458 Junichi Tazawa

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Throwback Variations Tazawa

477 Dallas Keuchel - Houston Astros

Base 

2015 Topps Baseball Base 477 Dallas Keuchel

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Throwback Variation Dallas Keuchel

599 Michael Brantley - Cleveland Indians

Base 

2015 Topps Base 599 Michael Brantley

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Throwback Variation Brantley

616 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs

Base 

2015 Topps Series 2 Baseball Kris Bryant RC

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Throwback Variations Kris Bryant

626 Hanley Ramirez - Boston Red Sox

Base 

2015 Topps Base 626 Hanley Ramirez

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Throwback Variation Hanley Ramirez

654 Alfredo Simon - Detroit Tigers

Base 

2015 Topps Base 654 Alfredo Simon

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Throwback Variation Alfredo Simon

US-11 Evan Gattis - Houston Astros

Base 

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Base Evan Gattis

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Throwback Variation Evan Gattis

US-69 Zach McAllister - Cleveland Indians

Base 

2015 Topps Update Series Base Mcallister

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Throwback Variation McAllister

US-129 David Ross - Chicago Cubs

Base 

2015 Topps Update Series Base David Ross

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Throwback Variations David Ross

US-161 Jeff Samardzija - Chicago Cubs

Base 

2015 Topps Update Series Base Samardzija

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Throwback Variation Samardzija

US-362 Rick Porcello - Boston Red Sox

Base 

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Rick Porcello

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Throwback Variation Rick Porcello

Target (#5604)

15 Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds

Base 

2015 Topps Baseball Base 15 Joey Votto

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Retro Throwback Variation Joey Votto

23 Michael Bourn - Cleveland Indians

Base 

2015 Topps Baseball Base 23 Michael Bourn

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Retro Throwback Variation Bourn

47 Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs

Base 

2015 Topps Baseball Base 47 Anthony Rizzo

Variation

2015 Topps Update Throwback Variation Anthony Rizzo

78 Yordano Ventura - Kansas City Royals

Base 

2015 Topps Baseball Base 78 Yordano Ventura

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Retro Throwback Variation Yordano Ventura

111 Trevor Bauer - Cleveland Indians

Base 

2015 Topps Baseball Base 111 Trevor Bauer

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Retro Throwback Variation Bauer

221 Jason Kipnis - Cleveland Indians

Base 

2015 Topps Baseball Base 221 jason kipnis

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Retro Throwback Variation Jason Kipnis

239 Jose Iglesias - Detroit Tigers

Base 

2015 Topps Baseball 239 Jose Iglesias

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Retro Throwback Variation Jose Iglesias

286 Trevor Rosenthal - St. Louis Cardinals

Base 

2015 Topps Baseball Base 286 Trevor Rosenthal

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Retro Throwback Variation Trevor Rosenthal

300 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels

Base 

2015 Topps Baseball Base 300 Mike Trout

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Retro Throwback Variation Mike Trout

301 Zack Cozart - Cincinnati Reds

Base 

2015 Topps Baseball Base 301 Zack Cozart

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Retro Throwback Variation Cozart

327 Xander Bogaerts - Boston Red Sox

Base 

2015 Topps Baseball Base 327 Xander Bogaerts

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Retro Throwback Variation Xander Bogaerts

348 Carlos Santana - Cleveland Indians

Base 

2015 Topps Baseball Base 348 Carlos Santana

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Retro Throwback Variation Carlos Santana

371 Koji Uehara - Boston Red Sox

Base 

2015 Topps Baseball Base 371 Koji Uehara

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Retro Throwback Variation Koji Uehara

401 Chris Coghlan - Chicago Cubs

Base 

2015 Topps Baseball Base 401 Chris Coghlan

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Retro Throwback Variation Chris Coghlan

412 Hector Rondon - Chicago Cubs

Base 

2015 Topps Baseball 412 Hector Rondon

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Retro Throwback Variation Hector Rondon

450 Robinson Cano - Seattle Mariners

Base 

2015 Topps Baseball Base 450 Robinson Cano

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Retro Throwback Variation Robinson Cano

500 David Ortiz - Boston Red Sox

Base 

2015 Topps Baseball Base 500 David Ortiz

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Retro Throwback Variation David Ortiz

515 Victor Martinez - Detroit Tigers

Base 

2015 Topps Baseball 515 Victor Martinez

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Retro Throwback Variation Victor Martinez

518 Rajai Davis - Detroit Tigers

Base 

2015 Topps Baseball 518 Rajai Davis

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Retro Throwback Variation Rajai Davis

525 Luke Gregerson - Houston Astros

Base 

2015 Topps Baseball Base 525 Luke Gregerson

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Retro Throwback Variation Luke Gregerson

620 Jose Altuve - Houston Astros

Base 

2015 Topps Baseball 620 Jose Altuve

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Retro Throwback Variation Altuve

US-7 Brad Miller - Seattle Mariners

Base 

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Brad Miller

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Retro Throwback Variation Brad Miller

US-32 Blake Swihart - Boston Red Sox

Base 

2015 Topps Update Series Base Blake Swihart RC

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Retro Throwback Variation Swihart

US-264 Brock Holt - Boston Red Sox

Base 

2015-update-series-baseball-264-brock-holt

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Retro Throwback Variation Brock Holt

US-395 Dexter Fowler - Chicago Cubs

Base 

2015 Topps Update Series Base Dexter Fowler

Variation

2015 Topps Update Series Baseball Retro Throwback Variation Fowler

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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.

User Comments

  1. Brandon Phillips #266 is not listed.

  2. Ches Jones If you mean the Throwback variation, it is on there. You have to click on the Throwback tab.

  3. There is a Kershaw in this stat shortprint set, US310. I just pulled it today

  4. michael Thanks! Can you email me a scan of the back so I can add it? trey@cardboardconnection.com

  5. Question- I have opened both Walmart packs and hobby packs. All the hobby cards that are marked “future Stars” were just that. However, in the retail cards, there was both “future star” marked cards but also the same posed card minus the “future Star’ wording. Same codes on both versions.
    Printing error or planned variation?

  6. There is a Michael Bourn Target Throwback card, #23, as well, I pulled it today from a blaster. Also, I pulled the Koji Uehara Target throwback, if you need that image.

  7. Ethan Thanks! I was able to find both images.

  8. Do we have any confirmations of an actual trevor bauer throwback variation?

  9. Zach Yep. Just added the image.

  10. Thanks! Just bought it online to. But I’m afraid for Topps that their Bauer variation card is also an ERROR card, that is not Trevor Bauer pictured, it’s T.J. House

  11. Cameron Maybin also has a sparkle card. That should round out the set at 50. Number US379. I don’t actually have the card but I’ve seen images of it on eBay.

  12. Greg A Thanks!

  13. Also, Anthony Rizzo has a throwback variation card which would also round that set out at 50.

  14. Greg A Yeah, I saw that one last week and thought I already had it. Thanks again!

  15. just pulled a Target Throwback #348 Carlos Santana there is no US in the beginning of the card number

  16. rich summa Yep. It is a variation of a card from Series 1. Santana is not in the base set for Update. If you look at the Throwbacks checklist, any player that does not include the “US” prefix is a variation for a card from Series 1 or Series 2.

  17. What’s the deal with Mega Boxes this year?? Will there or will there not be Chrome Update? Haven’t been able to get an answer from anyone.

  18. BACKYARDDIAMOND Posted something about it yesterday – https://www.cardboardconnection.com/2015-topps-chrome-update-series-baseball-cards

  19. Woo! Already got two and counting! (Nice for $20 spent on 2 packs, Bauer and Swihart)

  20. WOO just pocketed an Ezeq sparkle on Sunday!

  21. Brad Miller throwback variation U57. Almost missed it hah.

  22. Tony It’s on there. Card #US7

  23. I thought I hit the jackpot when both of my local Targets had 8+ Mega box’s. I bought all they had, over 25 from several weeks. Topps doesn’t put anything in them. Almost $400 and I got 1 Correa chrome and 1 or 2 bases, 1 gold refractor Pederson , 1 Bryant r/c and 2 r/d cards Plus a load of Russells. Out of 25+ boxes the best card I got was a gold ref. of Danny Duff + 4 chromes and several base. most of the boxes just had pitcher after pitcher.

  24. This is the page for the 2016 Update Variations. We have another profile for the Update Chrome release here – https://www.cardboardconnection.com/2015-topps-chrome-update-series-baseball-cards

  25. I have some 2015 Topps Jose Abreu errors that are not listed by this site. I tried contacting topps they never replied to my findings maybe you can get this out there. I am not sure if this is an uncorrected error or what but it is significant. Stats, now i know Jose is strong but not this strong on the home run line as follows…
    06 – 64 HR
    07 – 42 HR
    08 – 43 HR
    09 – 69 HR
    2010 – 76 HR
    2011 – 93 HR
    2012 – 99 HR
    2013 – 36 HR
    2014 – 36 HR
    MLB lea. totals 36 hrs
    Am i missing something here????? all across his stats are off the code on the bottom reads code #cmp011861
    Is this an uncorrected error or did i discover a diamond in the rough beckett doesnt even have his card listed.

  26. Charles…the Abreu error was corrected in time for the factory sets, so corrected versions do exist for collectors who purchased factory sets. The error is far more available as it was released in packs.

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