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.

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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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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

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Variation SP

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Variation SSP

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4 Sonny Gray - Oakland Athletics

Base: Pitching
Variation SSP: Wearing sunglasses and towel

Base

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Variation SSP

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8 Michael Brantley - Cleveland Indians

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

Base

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Variation SSP

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12 Nolan Arenado - Colorado Rockies 

Base: Throwing
Variation: Batting

Base

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Variation

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28 Brian McCann - New York Yankees

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

Base

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Variation

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46 Jhonny Peralta - St. Louis Cardinals

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

Base

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Variation

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53 George Springer - Houston Astros

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

Base

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Variation

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78 Miguel Sano - Minnesota Twins

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

Base

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Variation SSP

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84 Mookie Betts - Boston Red Sox

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

Base

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Variation

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86 Wilmer Flores - New York Mets

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

Base

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Variation

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100 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals

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

Base

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Variation

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132 Joe Ross - Washington Nationals

Base: Pitching
Variation SSP: Sunglasses

Base

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Variation SSP

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133 Aaron Nola - Philadelphia Phillies 

Base: Pitching
Variation SSP: Running onto field

Base

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Variation SSP

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134 Yadier Molina - St. Louis Cardinals

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

Base

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Variation SSP

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139 Yasiel Puig - Los Angeles Dodgers

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

Base

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Variation SSP

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150 Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base: Pitching
Variation SSP: Holding bat, laughing

Base

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Variation SSP

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152 Salvador Perez - Kansas City Royals

Base: Catcher gear
Variation: Batting, camo letters

Base (#50)

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Variation (#152)

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154 Hunter Pence - San Francisco Giants

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

Base

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Variation

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173 Jose Abreu - Chicago White Sox

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

Base

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Variation SP

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Variation SSP

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175 Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles

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

Base

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Variation

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188 Greg Bird - New York Yankees

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

Base

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Variation

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195 Jason Kipnis - Cleveland Indians

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

Base

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Variation

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200 Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays

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

Base

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Variation

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206 Alex Gordon - Kansas City Royals

Base: White jersey
Variation: Blue jersey w/ camo

Base

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Variation

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232 Michael Conforto - New York Mets

Base: White Jersey
Variation: Camo jersey

Base

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Variation

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244 Matt Carpenter - St. Louis Cardinals 

Base: Batting
Variation: Throwing, camo letters

Base

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Variation

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250 Miguel Cabrera - Detroit Tigers

Base: Swinging
Variation SSP: Sunglasses, tongue out

Base

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Variation SSP

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253 Nick Castellanos - Detroit Tigers

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

Base

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Variation SSP

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259 Paul Goldschmidt - Arizona Diamondbacks 

Base: Vertical, running
Variation: Horizontal, presentation

Base

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Variation

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261 Russell Martin - Toronto Blue Jays

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

Base

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Variation SP

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Variation SSP

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264 Jake Arrieta - Chicago Cubs

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

Base

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Variation SSP

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268 Robinson Cano - Seattle Mariners

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

Base

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Variation SSP

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269 Giancarlo Stanton - Miami Marlins 

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

Base

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Variation

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275 Ian Kinsler - Detroit Tigers

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

Base

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Variation

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286 Joe Mauer - Minnesota Twins

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

Base

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Variation SP

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Variation SSP

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292 Todd Frazier - Cincinnati Reds

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

Base

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Variation

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298 Ryan Braun - Milwaukee Brewers

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

Base

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Variation SSP

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300 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants

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

Base

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Variation SSP

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312 Curtis Granderson - New York Mets

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

Base

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Variation SSP

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317 Jose Altuve - Houston Astros

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

Base

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Variation SP

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Variation SSP

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321 Hanley Ramirez - Boston Red Sox

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

Base

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Variation

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327 Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs

Base: Batting
Variation SSP: In dugout

Base

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Variation SSP

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341 Josh Hamilton - Texas Rangers

Base: Batting
Variation: Gray jersey w/ camo letters

Base

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Variation

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350 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs

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

Base

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Variation SP

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Variation SSP

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Author

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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. Author

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

  2. Author

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

  3. Author

    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. Author

    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. Author

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

  6. Author

    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. Author

    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. Author

    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. Author

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

    Thanks

  10. Author

    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. Author

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

  12. Author

    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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