2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variation Short Prints Guide, Checklist

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variation Short Prints Guide, Checklist

Overview

Appearing to take a step back from the glut of variations in previous flagship releases, the 2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations largely consists of basic photo differences that center around uniforms.

Shop for 2016 Topps Baseball variations on eBay.

Celebrating the 65th anniversary of Topps Baseball, the final 2016 Topps Series 1 checklist did not provide the list of variations, which has been the case in recent years. This means that collectors will need to keep their eyes peeled. Early variations look to be easier to spot as they feature camo. However, some examples are more subtle than others.

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Conforto2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Camo Conforto

While we can't be sure until the full release, it looks like there will be no Sparkles this year. Sabermetric Stat Backs also seem to be left off the docket in Series 1.

If you would prefer to not have to eyeball cards for image differences, the code on the card backs can also provide the answer. Simply review the final four digits to determine which cards you have.

  • Base Cards end in 7075
  • SP Photo Variations end in 7123 - 1:25 Jumbo packs
  • SSP Photo Variations end in 7125 - 1:250 Jumbo packs

The SP Variations include camo jersey images while the SSP versions are more standard photo variations. As stated above, the quickest way to see which version you have is check the code. Use the tab above to see a side-by-side comparison between the base and variation cards.

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variation Short Prints Checklist

Camo Uniform Variations SP
1 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
12 Nolan Arenado - Colorado Rockies
28 Brian McCann - New York Yankees
46 Jhonny Peralta - St. Louis Cardinals
53 George Springer - Houston Astros
84 Mookie Betts - Boston Red Sox
86 Wilmer Flores - New York Mets
100 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
152 Salvador Perez - Kansas City Royals
154 Hunter Pence - San Francisco Giants
173 Jose Abreu - Chicago White Sox
175 Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
195 Jason Kipnis - Cleveland Indians
200 Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays
206 Alex Gordon - Kansas City Royals
232 Michael Conforto - New York Mets
244 Matt Carpenter - St. Louis Cardinals
261 Russell Martin - Toronto Blue Jays
269 Giancarlo Stanton - Miami Marlins
275 Ian Kinsler - Detroit Tigers
286 Joe Mauer - Minnesota Twins
292 Todd Frazier - Cincinnati Reds
317 Jose Altuve - Houston Astros
341 Josh Hamilton - Texas Rangers
350 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
Photo Variations SSP
1 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
4 Sonny Gray - Oakland Athletics
8 Michael Brantley - Cleveland Indians
78 Miguel Sano - Minnesota Twins
132 Joe Ross - Washington Nationals
133 Aaron Nola - Philadelphia Phillies
134 Yadier Molina - St. Louis Cardinals
139 Yasiel Puig - Los Angeles Dodgers
150 Clayton Kershaw - LA Dodgers
173 Jose Abreu - Chicago White Sox
188 Greg Bird - New York Yankees
250 Miguel Cabrera - Detroit Tigers
253 Nick Castellanos - Detroit Tigers
259 Paul Goldschmidt - Diamondbacks
261 Russell Martin - Toronto Blue Jays
264 Jake Arrieta - Chicago Cubs
268 Robinson Cano - Seattle Mariners
286 Joe Mauer - Minnesota Twins
298 Ryan Braun - Milwaukee Brewers
300 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants
312 Curtis Granderson - New York Mets
317 Jose Altuve - Houston Astros
321 Hanley Ramirez - Boston Red Sox
327 Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs
350 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs

Because the full checklist was not provided, this guide will be a work in progress and we will try to fill in the gaps as quickly as possible. Feel free to reach out to us by email if you spot something we don't have.

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2016 Topps Series 2 Robinson #42 Variation Adeiny Hechavarria #489 Marlins
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2016 Topps Series 2 #548 Lucas Duda Jackie Robinson 42 SP Photo Variation
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Photo Variations

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations SP Visual Guide

Click on the listings to shop for specific variations on eBay. All cards are SP unless noted otherwise. SSP specified when known. Salvador Perez is #50 in the main checklist but his variation is #152.

1 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels 

Base: White uniform, jumping
Variation SP: Red jersey w/ camo letters
Variation SSP: Pointing bat

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Mike Trout

Variation SP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Camo Trout

Variation SSP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations SSP Trout

4 Sonny Gray - Oakland Athletics

Base: Pitching
Variation SSP: Wearing sunglasses and towel

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Sonny gray

Variation SSP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations SSP Sonny Gray

8 Michael Brantley - Cleveland Indians

Base: Blue jersey, vertical
Variation SSP: Sunglasses, horizontal

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Brantley

Variation SSP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations SSP Brantley

12 Nolan Arenado - Colorado Rockies 

Base: Throwing
Variation: Batting

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Arenado

Variation

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Camo Arenado

28 Brian McCann - New York Yankees

Base: Gray uniform
Variation: Pinstripes w/ camo logo, running

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base McCann

Variation

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Camo McCann

46 Jhonny Peralta - St. Louis Cardinals

Base: Gray uniform, throwing
Variation: White uniform w/ camo logo, high five

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Peralta

Variation

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Camo Peralta

53 George Springer - Houston Astros

Base: Horizontal, sliding w/ white jersey
Variation: Vertical, batting with gray jersey and camo letters

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Springer

Variation

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Camo Springer

78 Miguel Sano - Minnesota Twins

Base: Swinging
Variation SSP: Running out of dugout w/ glove

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Miguel Sano RC

Variation SSP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Miguel Sano

84 Mookie Betts - Boston Red Sox

Base: Close-up, running
Variation: Catching ball, camo letters

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Mookie Betts

Variation

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Camo Mookie Betts

86 Wilmer Flores - New York Mets

Base: Bat high in the photo
Variation: Bat low in the photo, camo letters

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Wilmer Flores

Variation

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Camo Wilmer Flores

100 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals

Base: Horizontal, red jersey
Variation: Vertical, gray jersey w/ camo letters

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Bryce Harper

Variation

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Camo Bryce Harper

132 Joe Ross - Washington Nationals

Base: Pitching
Variation SSP: Sunglasses

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Joe Ross

Variation SSP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variation SSP Joe Ross

133 Aaron Nola - Philadelphia Phillies 

Base: Pitching
Variation SSP: Running onto field

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Aaron Nola RC

Variation SSP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Nola

134 Yadier Molina - St. Louis Cardinals

Base: Throwing
Variation SSP: Glove above head, toward camera

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Molina

Variation SSP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations SSP Molina

139 Yasiel Puig - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base: Preparing  to catch ball
Variation SSP: Close-up, smiling

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Puig

Variation SSP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations SSP Puig

150 Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base: Pitching
Variation SSP: Holding bat, laughing

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Kershaw

Variation SSP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations SSP Kershaw

152 Salvador Perez - Kansas City Royals

Base: Catcher gear
Variation: Batting, camo letters

Base (#50)

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Salvador Perez

Variation (#152)

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Camo Salvador Perez

154 Hunter Pence - San Francisco Giants

Base: White jersey
Variation SSP: Gray jersey w/ camo

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Hunter Pence

Variation

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Camo Pence

173 Jose Abreu - Chicago White Sox

Base: Gray uniform
Variation SP: Black jersey w/ camo letters and logo
Variation SSP: Peace sign

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Abreu

Variation SP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Camo Abreu

Variation SSP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations SSP Abreu

175 Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles

Base: Orange Jersey, w/ bat
Variation: White jersey w/ camo letters

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Machado

Variation

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Camo Machado

188 Greg Bird - New York Yankees

Base: Batting helmet on
Variation SSP: Gesturing w/ batting helmet off

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Greg Bird RC

Variation

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations SSP Greg Bird

195 Jason Kipnis - Cleveland Indians

Base: Horizontal, white jersey
Variation: Vertical, camo letters

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Kipnis

Variation

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Camo Kipnis

200 Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays

Base: Vertical, dark jersey
Variation: Horizontal, camo letters

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Donaldson

Variation

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Camo Donaldson

206 Alex Gordon - Kansas City Royals

Base: White jersey
Variation: Blue jersey w/ camo

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Alex Gordon

Variation

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Camo Alex Gordon

232 Michael Conforto - New York Mets

Base: White Jersey
Variation: Camo jersey

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Conforto

Variation

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Camo Conforto

244 Matt Carpenter - St. Louis Cardinals 

Base: Batting
Variation: Throwing, camo letters

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Carpenter

Variation

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Camo Carpenter

250 Miguel Cabrera - Detroit Tigers

Base: Swinging
Variation SSP: Sunglasses, tongue out

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Cabrera

Variation SSP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations SSP Cabrera

253 Nick Castellanos - Detroit Tigers

Base: Horizontal, throwing
Variation SSP: Vertical, glove on head

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Castellanos

Variation SSP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations SSP Castellanos

259 Paul Goldschmidt - Arizona Diamondbacks 

Base: Vertical, running
Variation: Horizontal, presentation

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Goldschmidt

Variation

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations SSP Goldschmidt

261 Russell Martin - Toronto Blue Jays

Base: Dark blue jersey
Variation SP: Gray jersey w/ camo
Variation SSP: Catcher gear

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Russell Martin

Variation SP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Camo Russell Martin

Variation SSP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations SSP Russell Martin

264 Jake Arrieta - Chicago Cubs

Base: Vertical, white jersey
Variation SSP: Horizontal, blue jersey

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Arrieta

Variation SSP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations SSP Arrieta

268 Robinson Cano - Seattle Mariners

Base: Blue jersey
Variation SSP: Gray jersey, holding base

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Cano

Variation SSP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations SSP Cano

269 Giancarlo Stanton - Miami Marlins 

Base: Vertical, batting
Variation: Horinzontal, jumping for ball, camo jersey letters

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Giancarlo Stanton

Variation

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Camo Giancarlo Stanton

275 Ian Kinsler - Detroit Tigers

Base: Horizontal, throwing
Variation: Vertical, batting, camo letters

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Kinsler

Variation

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Camo Kinsler

286 Joe Mauer - Minnesota Twins

Base: Dark jersey
Variation SP: Light jersey w/ camo
Variation SSP:  Horizontal, stretching with bat raised

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Mauer

Variation SP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Camo Mauer

Variation SSP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations SSP Mauer

292 Todd Frazier - Cincinnati Reds

Base: White jersey, with bat
Variation: Red jersey w/ camo logo

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Frazier

Variation

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Camo Frazier

298 Ryan Braun - Milwaukee Brewers

Base: Dark jersey, swinging
Variation SSP: Light jersey, in dugout

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Ryan Braun

Variation SSP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations SSP Braun

300 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants

Base: Taking mask off
Variation SSP: Running, Coke in background

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Posey

Variation SSP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations SSP Posey

312 Curtis Granderson - New York Mets

Base: Jumping for ball
Variation SSP: Smiling in front of tarp

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Granderson

Variation SSP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations SSP Granderson

317 Jose Altuve - Houston Astros

Base: Orange jersey
Variation SP: Gray uniform
Variation SSP: Horizontal, clapping

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Jose Altuve

Variation SP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Camo Jose Altuve

Variation SSP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations SSP Altuve

321 Hanley Ramirez - Boston Red Sox

Base: Gray uniform, w/ bat
Variation SSP: Blue jersey, smiling w/ tongue out

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Hanley Ramirez

Variation

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variation SSP Hanley Ramirez

327 Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs

Base: Batting
Variation SSP: In dugout

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Rizzo

Variation SSP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations SSP Rizzo

341 Josh Hamilton - Texas Rangers

Base: Batting
Variation: Gray jersey w/ camo letters

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Hamilton

Variation

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Camo Josh Hamilton

350 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs

Base: Blue jersey, Future Stars
Variation SP: Light uniform w/ camo logo
Variation SSP: Posing w/ bat, smiling

Base

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Kris Bryant

Variation SP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Camo Kris Bryant

Variation SSP

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations SSP Kris Bryant


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User Comments

  1. Will there be a posting of Breaking Down the 2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Retail Exclusives like CC did for 2015? Thanks.

  2. Mario We have noted all the retail-exclusive inserts in the main checklist. Was there something specific you were looking for?

  3. has anybody noticed card 72 chris young of the yankees it looks like the ny under his left arm has stars on it is thi a variation thanks john

  4. Previous years there were retail store specific boarder parallels or in Update 05 there were Throwback variations. Also certain stores had specific insert sets, i.e. Ruth, Jackie Roninson, etc. If there’s anything like that and they are noted, guess I missed it.

  5. Mario What we know is there and we will update as more information comes to light.

  6. How come Salvador Perez has two different numbers (50 and 152). We got both in the jumbo boxes we opened on Saturday and it was very confusing.

  7. Just opened a pack of Hobby cards and pulled a #1 Mike Trout SSP…..out of a regular pack…not jumbo. So is your information in the article correct or do they throw everything into hobby packs?

  8. Erick Schmidt Info is correct. It is never mentioned that SSP cards are exclusive to Jumbo packs. The Jumbo odds were provided when we first posted as that was all the info we had to go from. Short prints can be pulled from any packs, including hobby, jumbo and retail.

  9. Just wondering if you’re going to have photo’s of the camo variations..

    Thanks

  10. Bob C All 50 variations are shown with the base cards on the tab marked Photo Variations. That includes the 25 camo variations and the 25 SSP variations.

  11. I just realized that after I hit the submit button…Thanks for your time..

  12. So I have bought TONS of Jumbo Packs (36 cards $4.99),Hangers (72 cards – $9.99) & Blaster Boxes (101 Cards – $19.99) and through all that besides the Medallion Cards that come in the Blaster, 1 Pink Parallel and 1 SSP Photo Variation I have pulled nothing beyond the standard base cards and regular inserts. Skip to today and I just happen to buy 2 packs of the 12 card Blister packs for $1.99 each and both packs have a Photo Variation in it….. sigh…. the luck / odds of the pull are totally out of whack when I can spend hundreds on the higher priced side of packages of Series 1 and get what I go then get 2 photo variations out of 2 packs of 12 card Blister Packs. I still enjoyed opening every pack/hanger/box but have seriously lacked on pulling any hits. Last year by this time in my set collecting I had at least pulled an Auto or Relic or 2. Ive bought enough this year to already have 3 full sets of Series 1 and a good start on 3 more.

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