Full 2017 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Guide

Full 2017 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Guide

Checklist

Reminding collectors that it is always good to honor the past, the 2017 Topps Series 2 Baseball variations include surprise card versions for retired greats as part of the flagship short print lineup. There are also the standard image changes for active players in the base set.

Following the now-common trend from the card maker, the final 2017 Topps Series 2 Baseball checklist did not include the variations, but collectors still knew to expect them.

Shop for 2017 Topps Baseball Series 2 variations on eBay.

While they were gone for a few years, the former legends are likely a welcome sight for many. These aren't the common image differences seen more recently in sets. Instead, the SSP Legends cards essentially replace the base player at that spot in the checklist with an entirely different card. This was the trend in the hobby a few years back. As a result, these are much easier to determine given they are a retired player taking the spot of a current player on the same franchise.

Between the legends and the other photo variations, the final tally is 50 super short print (SSP) cards. These are tough to pull just like Series 1, with just one in every three to four cases, on average. Hobby odds are 1:353 packs.

2017 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variation Codes

If the many images get a bit too confusing, there is another option that applies for the 2017 Topps Series 2 Baseball variations. Card backs contain a #CMP code at the bottom. The specific digits correspond to the set and numbers are provided below for the base cards and variations. So, you can easily determine what you have by verifying which set of numbers are on the card.

  • Base Code - ends in #3535
  • Variation Code - ends in #3587

A detailed checklist is provided below and the full image breakdown with comparisons is available using the Gallery tab above.

Please email us directly if you come across anything we are missing.

2017 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variation Super Short Prints SSP Checklist

359 Matt Carpenter - St. Louis Cardinals
373 Yadier Molina - St. Louis Cardinals
375 Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn Dodgers
380 Albert Pujols - Los Angeles Angels
382 Honus Wagner - Pittsburgh Pirates
389 George Springer - Houston Astros
390 Evan Longoria - Tampa Bay Rays
400 Nolan Arenado - Colorado Rockies
404 Joe Mauer - Minnesota Twins
425 Carlos Gonzalez - Colorado Rockies
439 Salvador Perez - Kansas City Royals
442 Javier Baez - Chicago Cubs
450 Justin Verlander - Detroit Tigers
459 Wil Myers - San Diego Padres
482 Lou Gehrig - New York Yankees
485 Roger Maris - New York Yankees
495 Adam Jones - Baltimore Orioles
500 Ernie Banks - Chicago Cubs
500 Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs
508 Ted Williams - Boston Red Sox
508 Hanley Ramirez - Boston Red Sox
523 Carlos Martinez - St. Louis Cardinals
528 Jake Arrieta - Chicago Cubs
548 David Price - Boston Red Sox
555 Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets
570 Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays
580 Babe Ruth - New York Yankees
582 Julio Urias - Los Angeles Dodgers
586 Aaron Sanchez - Toronto Blue Jays
593 Jose Abreu - Chicago White Sox
595 Max Scherzer - Washington Nationals
597 Sandy Koufax - Los Angeles Dodgers
597 Kenta Maeda - Los Angeles Dodgers
600 Yoenis Cespedes - New York Mets
611 Ty Cobb - Detroit Tigers
630 Edwin Encarnacion - Cleveland Indians
633 Hunter Pence - San Francisco Giants
635 Michael Fulmer - Detroit Tigers
639 Hank Aaron - Milwaukee Braves
639 Matt Kemp - Atlanta Braves
641 Robinson Cano - Seattle Mariners
645 Trea Turner - Washington Nationals
649 Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
650 Roberto Clemente - Pittsburgh Pirates
650 Andrew McCutchen - Pittsburgh Pirates
652 Kyle Seager - Seattle Mariners
665 Yu Darvish - Texas Rangers
666 Rougned Odor - Texas Rangers
675 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants
676 Eric Hosmer - Kansas City Royals

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2017 Topps Update Series 2 Hank Aaron Variation Card US247
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2017 Topps Update Series 2 SP Variation 306 David Dahl - Colorado Rockies
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2017 Topps Update Series 2 SP Variation 401 Manny Margot - San Diego Padres
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2017 Topps Update Series 2 SP Variation 433 Mitch Haniger - Arizona Diamondbacks
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2017 Topps Update Series 2 SP Variation 570 Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays
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2017 Topps Update Series 2 SP Variation 603 Eric Thames - Milwaukee Brewers
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2017 Topps Update Series 2 SP Variation 645 Trea Turner - Washington Nationals
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2017 Topps Update Series 2 SP Variation 649 Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
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Manny Margot Padres Rookie 2017 Topps Update Topps Series 2 SP Photo Variation
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Mitch Haniger Mariners Rookie 2017 Topps Update Topps Series 2 SP Variation
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Amir Garrett Reds Rookie 2017 Topps Update Topps Series 2 SP Photo Variation
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Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs 2017 Topps Update Topps Series 2 SP Photo Variation
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Eric Thames Brewers 2017 Topps Update Topps Series 2 SP Photo Variation
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Josh Donaldson Blue Jays 2017 Topps Update Topps Series 2 SP Photo Variation
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Manny Machado Orioles 2017 Topps Update Topps Series 2 SP Photo Variation
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2017 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Visual Guide

Click on the listings below to shop for specific variations on eBay. 

359 Matt Carpenter - St. Louis Cardinals

Base: Fielding
Variation: Celebrating with teammates

Base

SSP Variation

373 Yadier Molina - St. Louis Cardinals

Base: Batting
Variation: Catcher gear

Base

SSP Variation

375 Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn Dodgers

Base: Yasiel Puig - Los Angeles Dodgers
Variation: Jackie Robinson

Base

SSP Legend Variation

380 Albert Pujols - Los Angeles Angels

Base: Batting, white jersey
Variation: Throwing in gray warmups

Base

SSP Variation

382 Honus Wagner - Pittsburgh Pirates

Base: Josh Harrison
Variation: Honus Wagner

Base

SSP Legend Variation

389 George Springer - Houston Astros

Base: Diving, orange jersey (horizontal)
Variation: Sitting, blue jersey (vertical)

Base

SSP Variation

390 Evan Longoria - Tampa Bay Rays

Base: White jersey (horizontal)
Variation: Blue jersey (vertical)

Base

SSP Variation

400 Nolan Arenado - Colorado Rockies

Base: Fielding (vertical)
Variation: In dugout (horizontal)

Base

SSP Variation

404 Joe Mauer - Minnesota Twins

Base: White jersey, batting
Variation: Blue jersey, holding bat

Base

SSP Variation

425 Carlos Gonzalez - Colorado Rockies

Base: Kneeling on edge of dugout, purple jersey
Variation: Walking in dugout, white jersey

Base

SSP Variation

439 Salvador Perez - Kansas City Royals

Base: Waving catcher's mask
Variation: Huge laugh, sunglasses

Base

SSP Variation

442 Javier Baez - Chicago Cubs

Base: Running with bat, gray jersey (vertical)
Variation: Both arms out, blue jersey (horizontal)

Base

SSP Variation

450 Justin Verlander - Detroit Tigers

Base: Pitching (vertical)
Variation: Fist bump (horizontal)

Base

SSP Variation

459 Wil Myers - San Diego Padres

Base: Dropping bat
Variation: Standing near dugout with sunglasses

Base

SSP Variation

482 Lou Gehrig - New York Yankees

Base: Didi Gregorius
Variation: Lou Gehrig

Base

SSP Legend Variation

485 Roger Maris - New York Yankees

Base: Greg Bird
Variation: Roger Maris

Base

SSP Legend Variation

495 Adam Jones - Baltimore Orioles

Base: Diving for ball
Variation: Holding telephone, blowing gum bubble

Base

SSP Variation

500 Ernie Banks - Chicago Cubs

Base: Anthony Rizzo
Variation: Ernie Banks

Base

SSP Legend Variation

500 Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs

Base: Batting, white jersey (horizontal)
Variation: Glove on head, blue jersey (vertical)

Base

SSP Variation

508 Ted Williams - Boston Red Sox

Base: Hanley Ramirez
Variation: Ted Williams

Base

SSP Legend Variation

508 Hanley Ramirez - Boston Red Sox

Base: Batting, white jersey (horizontal)
Variation: Kneeling, blue jersey (vertical)

Base

SSP Variation

523 Carlos Martinez - St. Louis Cardinals

Base: Pitching, red hat
Variation: Sunglasses, no hat

Base

SSP Variation

528 Jake Arrieta - Chicago Cubs

Base: Pitching (vertical)
Variation: Holding bat, wearing World Series hoodie (horizontal)

Base

SSP Variation

548 David Price - Boston Red Sox

Base: Pitching, white jersey (vertical)
Variation: Leaning on fence, blue jersey (horizontal)

Base

SSP Variation

555 Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets

Base: Pitching
Variation: Batting helmet, throwback uniform

Base

SSP Variation

570 Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays

Base: Running
Variation: Outside batting cage, camo hat

Base

Variation

580 Babe Ruth - New York Yankees

Base: Matt Holliday
Variation: Babe Ruth

Base

SSP Legend Variation

582 Julio Urias - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base: Pitching, gray jersey
Variation: Stretching arm, white jersey

Base

SSP Variation

586 Aaron Sanchez - Toronto Blue Jays

Base: Pitching motion
Variation: Hand up, preparing to clap into glove

Base

SSP Variation

593 Jose Abreu - Chicago White Sox

Base: Batting, white jersey (vertical)
Variation: Peace sign in dugout, gray jersey (horizontal)

Base

SSP Variation

595 Max Scherzer - Washington Nationals

Base: Red jersey
Variation: White jersey

Base

SSP Variation

597 Sandy Koufax - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base: Kenta Maeda
Variation: Sandy Koufax

Base

SSP Legend Variation

597 Kenta Maeda - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base: Pitching, gray jersey (vertical)
Variation: Smiling near dugout, blue jersey (horizontal)

Base

SSP Variation

600 Yoenis Cespedes - New York Mets

Base: Dropping bat, wearing helmet
Variation: Kissing gesture, no hat

Base

SSP Variation

611 Ty Cobb - Detroit Tigers

Base: Victor Martinez
Variation: Ty Cobb

Base

SSP Legend Variation

630 Edwin Encarnacion - Cleveland Indians

Base: Both hands raised with finger pointed upward (horizontal)
Variation: Near fence (vertical)

Base

SSP Variation

633 Hunter Pence - San Francisco Giants

Base: Batting with helmet
Variation: Staring creepily with no hat

Base

SSP Variation

635 Michael Fulmer - Detroit Tigers

Base: Pitching (vertical)
Variation: High-five (horizontal)

Base

SSP Variation

639 Hank Aaron - Milwaukee Braves

Base: Matt Kemp - Atlanta Braves
Variation: Hank Aaron

Base

SSP Legend Variation

639 Matt Kemp - Atlanta Braves

Base: Gray jersey (vertical)
Variation: Navy jersey (horizontal)

Base

SSP Variation

641 Robinson Cano - Seattle Mariners

Base: Both hands on bat, wearing batting helmet (vertical)
Variation: With Pujols (horizontal)

Base

SSP Variation

645 Trea Turner - Washington Nationals

Base: Dark jersey, running (vertical)
Variation: White jersey, high-fives (horizontal)

Base

SSP Variation

649 Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles

Base: Batting, orange jersey
Variation: Posing in black t-shirt

Base

SSP Variation

650 Roberto Clemente - Pittsburgh Pirates

Base: Andrew McCutchen
Variation: Roberto Clemente

Base

SSP Legend Variation

650 Andrew McCutchen - Pittsburgh Pirates

Base: Running, white jersey
Variation: Carrying three bats in dugout, gray jersey

Base

SSP Variation

652 Kyle Seager - Seattle Mariners

Base: Batting, blue jersey
Variation: Sitting with bat on lap, green jersey

Base

SSP Variation

665 Yu Darvish - Texas Rangers

Base: Red jersey
Variation: Blue jersey

Base

SSP Variation

666 Rougned Odor - Texas Rangers

Base: Throwing, red jersey (horizontal)
Variation: Pointing, white jersey (vertical)

Base

SSP Variation

675 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants

Base: Batting (vertical)
Variation: Hand up with palm out (horizontal)

Base

SSP Variation

676 Eric Hosmer - Kansas City Royals

Base: Double peace signs (vertical)
Variation: Muscle pose (horizontal)

Base

SSP Variation


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User Comments

  1. 2017 topps 595 scherzer has a variation

    vern

  2. You pulled it or saw it somewhere? Do you have scan you can email to me?

  3. The one good thing about being an A’s fan and collector is I don’t have to chase these ridiculously expensive variations…

  4. Ive got a super rare find that i cannot find any ifo on.
    Its a 2017 topps series two all star moments Mike Trout serial numbered to 10. I cant find it on any checklists, Google, or ebay. Help!!!!

  5. Hey Benjamin, if you email me a scan of the front and back, I’ll take a look — trey@cardboardconnection.com

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