2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Guide, Checklist

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Guide, Checklist

Overview

The 2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations incorporate a similar format to the Series 1 Variations. Available in two main groups, the short prints offer jersey differences to go along with the more limited SSP cards. See all the tips and tricks to spot the many variations using our detailed guide.

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Based on early information from popular breaker brentandbecca, 2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations contain both SP and SSP image variations. The more common short prints work with the Jackie Robinson Day #42 jersey images while the super short prints feature image swaps without a central theme.

In addition to the visibly different images on the fronts, collectors can also spot the 2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations using the card backs. Pay specific attention to the final two digits on the code in the bottom corner:

  • Base - end in #85
  • SP Photo Variations - end in #33
  • SSP Photo Variations - end in #35

Like Series 1, the Series 2 checklist does not feature any of the common variations from recent years, including Stat Backs or Sparkles.

As the full checklist was not provided by Topps, this guide is being manually compiled. It appears that it is now complete with 25 Jackie Robinson Day variations and 25 super short print (SSP) variations.

The master 2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations checklist below offers a detailed look at all the options. See the full checklist for the entire product with our 2016 Topps Series 2 profile.

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variation Short Prints Checklist

Jackie Robinson #42 Jersey SP
368 Xander Bogaerts - Boston Red Sox
410 Mike Moustakas - Kansas City Royals
414 Wily Peralta - Milwaukee Brewers
421 Cesar Hernandez - Philadelphia Phillies
423 Carl Crawford - Los Angeles Dodgers
426 Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds
432 Cameron Rupp - Philadelphia Phillies
478 Cody Asche - Philadelphia Phillies
484 Trevor Rosenthal - St. Louis Cardinals
489 Adeiny Hechavarria - Miami Marlins
496 Brett Anderson - Los Angeles Dodgers
500 Albert Pujols - Los Angeles Angels
507 Travis Wood - Chicago Cubs
518 Matt Duffy - San Francisco Giants
542 Scott Van Slyke - Los Angeles Dodgers
545 Hector Santiago - Los Angeles Angels
548 Lucas Duda - New York Mets
625 Wil Myers - San Diego Padres
652 Collin McHugh - Houston Astros
658 Wilson Ramos - Washington Nationals
661 DJ LeMahieu - Colorado Rockies
665 Jared Hughes - Pittsburgh Pirates
683 Carlos Gonzalez - Colorado Rockies
696 Lorenzo Cain - Kansas City Royals
700 Ichiro - Miami Marlins
Photo Variations SSP
354 Tyson Ross - San Diego Padres
400 David Ortiz - Boston Red Sox
405 Ruben Tejada - St. Louis Cardinals
407 Yoenis Cespedes - New York Mets
426 Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds
440 Tommy Pham - St. Louis Cardinals
442 Brandon Crawford - San Francisco Giants
443 Prince Fielder - Texas Rangers
450 David Price - Boston Red Sox
452 Gerrit Cole - Pittsburgh Pirates
464 Robinson Chirinos - Texas Rangers
471 Kolten Wong - St. Louis Cardinals
479 Marcus Stroman - Toronto Blue Jays
521 Chris Archer - Tampa Bay Rays
548 Lucas Duda - New York Mets
550 Dallas Keuchel - Houston Astros
554 Daniel Murphy - Washington Nationals
579 Michael Wacha - St. Louis Cardinals
583 Didi Gregorious - New York Yankees
600 Madison Bumgarner - San Francisco Giants
609 Billy Hamilton - Cincinnati Reds
661 DJ LeMahieu - Colorado Rockies
673 Justin Upton - Detroit Tigers
678 Carlos Martinez - St. Louis Cardinals
696 Lorenzo Cain - Kansas City Royals

 

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Photo Variations

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Visual Guide

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354 Tyson Ross - San Diego Padres SSP

Base: Gray jersey, high five (horizontal)
Variation SSP: Blue jersey, batting (vertical)

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SSP Tyson Ross

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 354 Tyson Ross

368 Xander Bogaerts - Boston Red Sox SP

Base: Batting
Variation SP: Jackie Robinson Day #42 jersey, throwing

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 368 Xander Bogaerts

Variation 

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SP Jackie Robinson 42 Xander Bogaerts

400 David Ortiz - Boston Red Sox SSP

Base: holding up cap (horizontal)
Variation SSP: hands over eyes (vertical)

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 400 David Ortiz

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SSP David Ortiz

405 Ruben Tejada - St. Louis Cardinals SSP

Base: Ball just leaving hand, sunglasses
Variation SSP: Arm all the way back behind body, facing front

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 405 Ruben Tejada

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SSP Ruben Tejada

407 Yoenis Cespedes - New York Mets SSP

Base: Sliding
Variation SSP: with Horse

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base #407 Yoenis Cespedes

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SSP Yoenis Cespedes

410 Mike Moustakas - Kansas City Royals SP

Base: #8 Jersey
Variation SP: Jackie Robinson Day #42 jersey

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 410 Mike Moustakas

Variation 

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SP Jackie Robinson 42 Mike Moustakas

414 Wily Peralta - Milwaukee Brewers SP

Base: Pitching, blue jersey (vertical)
Variation SP: Jackie Robinson Day #42 jersey (horizontal)

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 414 Wily Peralta

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SP Jackie Robinson 42 Wily Peralta

421 Cesar Hernandez - Philadelphia Phillies SP

Base: Batting
Variation SP: Jackie Robinson Day #42 jersey

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 421 Cesar Hernandez

Variation 

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SP Jackie Robinson 42 Cesar Hernandez

423 Carl Crawford - Los Angeles Dodgers SP

Base: Swinging, gray jersey
Variation SP: Jackie Robinson Day #42 jersey (white)

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 423 Carl Crawford

Variation 

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SP Jackie Robinson 42 Carl Crawford

426 Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds SP/SSP

Base: Swinging (vertical)
Variation SP: Jackie Robinson Day #42 jersey, diving (horizontal)
Variation SP: Standing, wearing batting helmet (horizontal)

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 426 Joey Votto

Variation SP 

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SP Jackie Robinson 42 Joey Votto

Variation SSP

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SSP Joey Votto

432 Cameron Rupp - Philadelphia Phillies SP

Base: Throwing (vertical)
Variation SP: Jackie Robinson Day #42 jersey (horizontal)

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 432 Cameron Rupp

Variation 

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SP Jackie Robinson 42 Cameron Rupp

440 Tommy Pham - St. Louis Cardinals SSP

Base: Running, white jersey - Future Stars (vertical)
Variation SSP: Batting (horizontal)

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 440 Tommy Pham

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SSP Tommy Pham

442 Brandon Crawford - San Francisco Giants SSP

Base: Tossing ball
Variation SSP: Sunglasses on hat

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 442 Brandon Crawford

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SSP Brandon Crawford

443 Prince Fielder - Texas Rangers SSP

Base: Swinging, blue jersey
Variation SSP: Standing in dugout, gray jersey

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 443 Prince Fielder

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SSP Prince Fielder

450 David Price - Boston Red Sox SSP

Base: Pitching (horizontal)
Variation SSP: Smiling with Dog (vertical)

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball 450 David Price

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SSP David Price

452 Gerrit Cole - Pittsburgh Pirates SSP

Base: Pitching
Variation SSP: Sitting in dugout

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 452 Gerrit Cole

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SSP Gerrit Cole

464 Robinson Chirinos - Texas Rangers SSP

Base: Running in catcher gear (vertical)
Variation SSP: Red shirt, ripped jersey celebration (horizontal)

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 464 Robinson Chirinos

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SSP Robinson Chirinos

471 Kolten Wong - St. Louis Cardinals SSP

Base: Sliding (vertical)
Variation SSP: Red hoodie, walking out of dugout (horizontal)

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 471 Kolten Wong

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SSP Kolten Wong

478 Cody Asche - Philadelphia Phillies SP

Base: Throwing (vertical)
Variation SP: Jackie Robinson Day #42 jersey (horizontal)

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 478 Cody Asche

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SP Jackie Robinson 42 Cody Asche

479 Marcus Stroman - Toronto Blue Jays SSP

Base: Leg up, holding glove
Variation SSP: Holding bobblehead, blue hoodie in dugout

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 479 Marcus Stroman

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SSP Marcus Stroman

484 Trevor Rosenthal - St. Louis Cardinals SP

Base: Shaking hands
Variation SP: Jackie Robinson Day #42 jersey, pitching

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 484 Trevor Rosenthal

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SP Jackie Robinson 42 Trevor Rosenthal

489 Adeiny Hechavarria - Miami Marlins SP

Base: Diving and tossing ball
Variation SP: Jackie Robinson Day #42 jersey

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 489 Adeiny Hechavarria

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SP Jackie Robinson 42 Hechavarria

496 Brett Anderson - Los Angeles Dodgers SP

Base: Pitching (vertical)
Variation SP: Jackie Robinson Day #42 jersey (horizontal)

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 496 Brett Anderson

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SP Jackie Robinson 42 Brett Anderson

500 Albert Pujols - Los Angeles Angels SP

Base: Red jersey
Variation SP: Jackie Robinson Day #42 jersey (gray)

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 500 Albert Pujols

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SP Jackie Robinson 42 Albert Pujols

507 Travis Wood - Chicago Cubs SP

Base: Fist bump
Variation SP: Jackie Robinson Day #42 jersey

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 507 Travis Wood

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SP Jackie Robinson 42 Travis Wood

518 Matt Duffy - San Francisco Giants SP

Base: Gray jersey, sunglasses
Variation SP: Jackie Robinson Day #42 jersey (white)

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 518 Matt Duffy

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SP Jackie Robinson 42 Matt Duffy

521 Chris Archer - Tampa Bay Rays SSP

Base: Pitching
Variation SSP: Blue hoodie

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base Chris Archer

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SSP Chris Archer

542 Scott Van Slyke - Los Angeles Dodgers SP

Base: Batting, gray jersey
Variation SP: Jackie Robinson Day #42 jersey (white)

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 542 Scott Van Slyke

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SP Jackie Robinson 42 Scott Van Slyke

545 Hector Santiago - Los Angeles Angels SP

Base: #53 jersey
Variation SP: Jackie Robinson Day #42 jersey

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 545 Hector Santiago

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SP Jackie Robinson 42 Hector Santiago

548 Lucas Duda - New York Mets SP/SSP

Base: Batting (vertical)
Variation SP: Jackie Robinson Day #42 jersey (horizontal)
Variation SSP: High fives in dugout (vertical)

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 548 Lucas Duda

Variation SP

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SP Jackie Robinson 42 Lucas Duda

Variation SSP

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SSP Lucas Duda

550 Dallas Keuchel - Houston Astros SSP

Base: Pitching
Variation SSP: Standing w/ hoodie over shoulder

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 550 Dallas Keuchel

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SSP Dallas Keuchel

554 Daniel Murphy - Washington Nationals SSP

Base: Batting (vertical)
Variation SSP: Press conference, smiling (horizontal)

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 554 Daniel Murphy

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SSP Daniel Murphy

579 Michael Wacha - St. Louis Cardinals SSP

Base: Pitching (vertical)
Variation SSP: Hands over eyes (horizontal)

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 579 Michael Wacha

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SSP Michael Wacha

583 Didi Gregorius - New York Yankees SSP

Base: Throwing
Variation SSP: Sunset

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base Didi Gregorius

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Didi Gregorius

600 Madison Bumgarner - San Francisco Giants SSP

Base: Pitching, orange jersey
Variation SSP: Black hoodie

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 600 Madison Bumgarner

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SSP Madison Bumgarner

609 Billy Hamilton - Cincinnati Reds SSP

Base: Leaping catch (vertical)
Variation SSP: Holding bat on shoulder w/ building in background (horizontal)

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 609 Billy Hamilton

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SSP Billy Hamilton

625 Wil Myers - San Diego Padres SP

Base: Holding bat, camo jersey
Variation SP: Jackie Robinson Day #42 jersey

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 625 Wil Myers

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SP Jackie Robinson 42 Wil Myers

652 Collin McHugh - Houston Astros SP

Base: Orange jersey (vertical)
Variation SP: Jackie Robinson Day #42 white jersey (horizontal)

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 652 Collin McHugh

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SP Jackie Robinson 42 Collin McHugh

658 Wilson Ramos - Washington Nationals SP

Base: Catcher gear (vertical)
Variation SP: Jackie Robinson Day #42 jersey (horizontal)

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 658 Wilson Ramos

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SP Jackie Robinson 42 Wilson Ramos

661 DJ LeMahieu - Colorado Rockies SP/SSP

Base: Throwing (horizontal) - Black parallel shown*
Variation SP: Jackie Robinson Day #42 jersey (horizontal)

Variation SSP: Black hoodie (vertical)

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 661 DJ LeMahieu

Variation SP

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SP Jackie Robinson 42 DJ LeMahieu

Variation SSP

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SSP DJ LeMahieu

665 Jared Hughes - Pittsburgh Pirates SP

Base: Post-throw (horizontal)
Variation SP: Jackie Robinson Day #42 jersey (vertical)

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 665 Jared Hughes

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SP Jackie Robinson 42 Jared Hughes

673 Justin Upton - Detroit Tigers SSP

Base: Batting
Variation SSP: Interview w/ microphone

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 673 Justin Upton

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SSP Justin Upton

678 Carlos Martinez - St. Louis Cardinals SSP

Base: Pitching
Variation SSP: Hands together near head

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 678 Carlos Martinez

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SSP Carlos Martinez

683 Carlos Gonzalez - Colorado Rockies SP

Base: Sliding, purple jersey (horizontal)
Variation SP: Jackie Robinson Day #42 jersey (vertical)

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 683 Carlos Gonzalez

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SP Jackie Robinson 42 Carlos Gonzalez

696 Lorenzo Cain - Kansas City Royals SP/SSP

Base: Sliding
Variation SP: Jackie Robinson Day #42 jersey
Variations SSP: Title parade in truck

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 696 Lorenzo Cain

Variation SP

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SP Jackie Robinson 42 Lorenzo Cain

Variation SSP

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SSP Lorenzo Cain

700 Ichiro - Miami Marlins SP

Base: Black jersey (horizontal)
Variation SP: Jackie Robinson Day #42 jersey (vertical)

Base

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base 700 Ichrio

Variation

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SP Jackie Robinson 42 Ichiro


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User Comments

  1. I hate the fact that most of the variation are for 42. Jackie was not the first black player and to me he was nothing. The first black player was Moses Fleetwood walker.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moses_Fleetwood_Walker

  2. I love the fact that most of the variations are from Jackie Robinson day. I think that shows that MLB really respects black people. Also the ssps are really cool.

  3. I have no issue with what they have chosen to make the variations be… my only issue is that I wish all the variations would just be one theme. I know that we can just look at the numbers on the back to figure it out, but I think it would be cooler to collect the sets of variations each year if they were just one theme.

  4. Anyone know if the variations have the parallel borders as the base set does?

  5. I have run into a ton of other variations. The topps logo on the front of the card can be on the right corner or the left corner. This doesnt seem to happen for every card but I have 25 different players that I have a right and a left variation for

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