2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Variations Guide

2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Variations Guide

Essentially the Chrome version of the main Donruss set, it should not be all the surprising that the 2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Variations mimic the simple variations from the earlier release as well. Five notable players are featured in the set with nameplate variations.

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Like the main Donruss Baseball Variations, 2016 Donruss Optic Baseball sticks to the basics but on a smaller scale. This includes younger talents such as Kris Bryant, Carlos Correa and Bryce Harper, as well as more seasoned players in Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista. Everyone but Bautista is included in the 2016 Donruss Optic Baseball checklist with a notation for their Rookie of the Year (ROY) or Most Valuable Player (MVP) award from 2015. Meanwhile, Bautista's card showcases his "Joey Bats" nickname. It is also the only card to change the player image, opting for his infamous bat toss.

While the differences also include subtle cropping changes, the 2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Variations are easily spotted based on the text on the front.

Each of the five players are shown below with both their base cards and the more limited short print. While the 2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Variations don't appear to be especially rare, they do have a lower amount of parallels than the base set. These include Blue (#/149), Red (#/99), Gold (#/10), Green (#/5), and Gold Vinyl (1/1) versions.

2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Variations Visual Guide

Click on the listings to shop for cards on eBay. Parallels are shown occasionally but the image is the same. 

74 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs

Base

2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Base 74 Kris Bryant

Variation - ROY

2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Variations Kris Bryant ROY

114 Jose Bautista - Toronto Blue Jays

Base

2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Base Jose Bautista

Variation - JOEY BATS

2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Variations Jose Bautista Joey Bats

117 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals

Base

2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Base 117 Bryce Harper

Variation - MVP (Red parallel shown)

2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Variations Red Bryce Harper MVP

139 Carlos Correa - Houston Astros

Base

2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Base 139 Carlos Correa

Variation - ROY (blue parallel shown)

2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Variations Blue Carlos Correa ROY

161 Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays

Base

2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Base Josh Donaldson

Variation - MVP

2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Variations Josh Donaldson MVP

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2016 Jose Bautista ( Joey Bats ) Donruss Optic SP Photo Variation serial # 96 99
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2016 Panini Donruss Optic Chrome SP Image Variation #117 Bryce Harper Nationals
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Carlos Correa 2016 Donruss Optic "ROY" Variation RED Holo Refractor #'d 41 99
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Bryce Harper 2016 Donruss Optic "MVP" Variation SP #117 - WASHINGTON NATIONALS
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Carlos Correa 2016 Donruss Optic "ROY" Variation SP #139 - HOUSTON ASTROS
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2016 Donruss Optic Kris Bryant Blue Holo Refractor SP ROY BGS 10 (9.5 10 10 10)
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Jose Bautista 2016 Donruss Optic "Joey Bats" Variation SP #114 - BLUE JAYS
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(2) 2016 DONRUSS OPTIC BRYCE HARPER MVP BLUE REFRACTOR SP ( 299)
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2016 Panini Donruss Optic Blue #161.2 Josh Donaldson (MVP) Toronto Jays Card
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2016 Panini Donruss Optic Blue #161.2 Josh Donaldson (MVP) Toronto Jays Card
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2016 Kris Bryant Donruss Optic Red Refractor Parallel 99 Cubs MVP
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Kris Bryant 2016 Donruss Optic "ROY" Variation SP #74 - CHICAGO CUBS
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2016 DONRUSS OPTIC JOSE BAUTISTA JOEY BATS PHOTO VARIATION # 114 BLUE JAYS
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BRYCE HARPER ☆RED "MVP" Variant #'d 99 Refractor ☆2016 Donruss Optic Nationals
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2016 Donruss Optic #139B Carlos Correa SP ROY
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Kris Bryant 2016 Donruss Optic Chicago Cubs ROY #74
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