2020 Topps Update Baseball Variations Gallery and Checklist

2020 Topps Update Baseball Variations Gallery and Checklist

Even in a wild and unpredictable MLB season, collectors can always count on the 2020 Topps Update Baseball variations to provide short-printed photos for multiple players.

The guide below removes the guesswork for the many flagship SP/SSP choices to be found.

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2020 Topps Update Baseball Variation Odds / Set Details

Keeping to tradition, Topps did not disclose the variations on the final 2020 Topps Update Series Baseball checklist, leaving collectors to piece things together on their own. However, this guide aims to provide all relevant details so there is no confusion.

While the short-printed cards should be in all formats—which can be verified by checking the pack or box odds—the official Hobby odds are noted below.

Hobby Odds

  • SP - 1:63 packs
  • SSP - 1:1,252 packs
  • SSSP - Unknown
Hobby Jumbo Odds

  • SP - 1:20 packs
  • SSP - 1:382 packs
  • SSSP - Unknown

Going strictly by the posted odds, the SP/SSP cards are roughly twice as tough to pull compared to 2019 Update Series MLB.

Both Series 1 and Series 2 have an even more rare group of variations now referred to as SSSP. These are not listed with the pack odds but the cards have a different code compared to the SP and SSP. The same extra-limited tier applies to Update Series, as well. The SSSP theme appears to be former players in executive or ownership roles.

As has been the case for each flagship set in 2020, there are again Advanced Stat cards (#/300) for the base set. These are considered parallels, not variations.

2020 Topps Update Baseball Variation Codes

While the image is what makes it a variation, the CMP code on the back is a tried-and-true cheat to confirm a variation, even if that is not the intended purpose. Compare the final three digits of the long number under the stats (circled in red in the image below) and you should be able to clearly and easily determine what you have pulled.

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  • Base end in #588
  • SP Variations end in #631
  • SSP Variations end in #632
  • SSSP Variations end in #633
  • Advanced Stat Parallels end #634

Numbered to 300 copies for the base set, the Advanced Stat parallel is not part of the image variations. The only difference is the statistics listing on the back.

Please email us directly if you notice anything different (images are always a plus). As this entire guide is built from scratch, we certainly appreciate any assistance.

2020 Topps Update Baseball Variations Checklist

Short Prints (SP)
U-1 Bo Bichette - Toronto Blue Jays
U-4 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
U-8 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants
U-15 Aaron Judge - New York Yankees
U-21 Kyle Lewis - Seattle Mariners
U-29 Aristides Aquino - Cincinnati Reds
U-33 Alex Verdugo - Boston Red Sox
U-42 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
U-50 Nolan Arenado - Colorado Rockies
U-55 Miguel Cabrera - Detroit Tigers
U-60 Brendan McKay - Tampa Bay Rays
U-64 Alex Bregman - Houston Astros
U-65 Yoshi Tsutsugo - Tampa Bay Rays
U-80 Cody Bellinger - Los Angeles Dodgers
U-83 Trent Grisham - San Diego Padres
U-94 Jesus Luzardo - Oakland Athletics
U-100 David Price - Los Angeles Dodgers
U-121 Ichiro - Seattle Mariners
U-124 David Ortiz - Boston Red Sox
U-134 Gleyber Torres - New York Yankees
U-143 Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
U-145 Ronald Acuña Jr. - Atlanta Braves
U-149 Nick Solak - Texas Rangers
U-154 Mariano Rivera - New York Yankees
U-169 Yadier Molina - St. Louis Cardinals
U-173 Luis Robert - Chicago White Sox
U-185 Max Scherzer - Washington Nationals
U-187 Pete Alonso - New York Mets
U-190 Ken Griffey Jr. - Seattle Mariners
U-194 Justin Verlander - Houston Astros
U-200 Anthony Rendon - Los Angeles Angels
U-201 Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs
U-209 Cal Ripken Jr. - Baltimore Orioles
U-216 Sean Murphy - Oakland Athletics
U-229 Giancarlo Stanton - New York Yankees
U-234 Gavin Lux - Los Angeles Dodgers
U-235 Javier Baez - Chicago Cubs
U-237 Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers
U-251 Nico Hoerner - Chicago Cubs
U-257 Derek Jeter - New York Yankees
U-266 Andrew McCutchen - Pittsburgh Pirates
U-267 Albert Pujols - St. Louis Cardinals
U-268 Mookie Betts - Boston Red Sox
U-269 Christian Yelich - Milwaukee Brewers
U-272 Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds
U-277 Jose Altuve - Houston Astros
U-279 Bryce Harper - Philadelphia Phillies
U-287 Chris Sale - Boston Red Sox
U-299 Jacob deGrom - New York Mets
U-300 Yordan Alvarez - Houston Astros
Super Short Prints (SSP)
U-1 Bo Bichette - Toronto Blue Jays
U-4 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
U-15 Aaron Judge - New York Yankees
U-52 Babe Ruth - New York Yankees
U-63 Jackie Robinson - Los Angeles Dodgers
U-68 Fernando Tatis Jr - San Diego Padres
U-80 Cody Bellinger - Los Angeles Dodgers
U-90 Sandy Koufax - Los Angeles Dodgers
U-121 Ichiro - Seattle Mariners
U-122 Lou Gehrig - New York Yankees
U-129 Willie Mays - San Francisco Giants
U-145 Ronald Acuña Jr. - Atlanta Braves
U-154 Mariano Rivera - New York Yankees
U-158 Ernie Banks - Chicago Cubs
U-173 Luis Robert - Chicago White Sox
U-178 Roberto Clemente - Pittsburgh Pirates
U-190 Ken Griffey Jr. - Seattle Mariners
U-199 Hank Aaron - Atlanta Braves
U-209 Cal Ripken Jr. - Baltimore Orioles
U-234 Gavin Lux - Los Angeles Dodgers
U-255 Juan Soto - Washington Nationals
U-257 Derek Jeter - New York Yankees
U-269 Christian Yelich - Milwaukee Brewers
U-271 Ted Williams - Boston Red Sox
U-279 Bryce Harper - Philadelphia Phillies
Super Super Short Prints (SSSP)
U-82 Magic Johnson - Los Angeles Dodgers
U-121 Ichiro - Seattle Mariners
U-124 David Ortiz - Boston Red Sox
U-233 George Brett - Kansas City Royals
U-257 Derek Jeter - New York Yankees

 

2020 Topps Update Baseball Variations Gallery

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U-1 Bo Bichette - Toronto Blue Jays

Base Rookie Debut

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Variation SP

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Variation SSP

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U-4 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels

Base All-Star

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Variation SP

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Variation SSP

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U-8 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants

Base All-Star

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Variation

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U-15 Aaron Judge - New York Yankees

Base All-Star

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Variation SP

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Variation SSP

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U-21 Kyle Lewis - Seattle Mariners

Base Rookie Debut

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Variation

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U-29 Aristides Aquino - Cincinnati Reds

Base Rookie Debut

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Variation

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U-33 Alex Verdugo - Boston Red Sox

Base 

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Variation

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U-42 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs

Base All-Star

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Variation

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U-50 Nolan Arenado - Colorado Rockies

Base All-Star

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Variation

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U-52 Babe Ruth - New York Yankees

Base - Kyle Higashioka

 

Legend Variation SSP

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U-55 Miguel Cabrera - Detroit Tigers

Base All-Star

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Variation

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U-60 Brendan McKay - Tampa Bay Rays

Base Rookie Debut

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Variation

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U-63 Jackie Robinson - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base - Terrance Gore

 

Legend Variation SSP

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U-64 Alex Bregman - Houston Astros

Base All-Star

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Variation

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U-65 Yoshi Tsutsugo - Tampa Bay Rays

Base Rookie

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Variation

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U-68 Fernando Tatis Jr - San Diego Padres

Base - Greg Garcia

 

Variation SSP

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U-80 Cody Bellinger - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base All-Star

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Variation SP

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Variation SSP

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U-82 Magic Johnson - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base - Kenley Jansen

 

Variation SSSP - Owner

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U-83 Trent Grisham - San Diego Padres

Base Rookie

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Variation

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U-90 Sandy Koufax - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base - Clayton Kershaw

 

Legend Variation SSP 

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U-94 Jesus Luzardo - Oakland Athletics

Base Rookie Debut

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Variation

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U-100 David Price - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base

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Variation

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U-121 Ichiro - Seattle Mariners

Base All-Star

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Variation SP

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Variation SSP

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Variation SSSP - Special Assistant

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U-122 Lou Gehrig - New York Yankees

Base - Tino Martinez

 

Legend Variation SSP

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U-124 David Ortiz - Boston Red Sox

Base All-Star

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Variation SP

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Variation SSSP - Special Assistant

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U-129 Willie Mays - San Francisco Giants

Base - Hunter Pence

 

Legend Variation SSP

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U-134 Gleyber Torres - New York Yankees

Base All-Star

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Variation

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U-143 Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians

Base All-Star

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Variation

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U-145 Ronald Acuña Jr. - Atlanta Braves

Base All-Star

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Variation SP

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Variation SSP

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U-149 Nick Solak - Texas Rangers

Base Rookie Debut

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Variation

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U-154 Mariano Rivera - New York Yankees

Base All-Star

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Variation SP

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Variation SSP

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U-158 Ernie Banks - Chicago Cubs

Base - Jason Kipnis

 

Legend Variation SSP

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U-169 Yadier Molina - St. Louis Cardinals

Base All-Star

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Variation

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U-173 Luis Robert - Chicago White Sox

Base - Edwin Encarnacion

 

Variation SP

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Variation SSP

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U-178 Roberto Clemente - Pittsburgh Pirates

Base - Jarrod Dyson

 

Legend Variation SSP

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U-185 Max Scherzer - Washington Nationals

Base All-Star

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Variation

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U-187 Pete Alonso - New York Mets

Base All-Star

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Variation

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U-190 Ken Griffey Jr. - Seattle Mariners

Base All-Star

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Variation SP

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Variation SSP

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U-194 Justin Verlander - Houston Astros

Base All-Star

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Variation

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U-199 Hank Aaron - Atlanta Braves

Base - Adeiny Hechavarria

 

Legend Variation SSP

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U-200 Anthony Rendon - Los Angeles Angels

Base 

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Variation

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U-201 Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs

Base All-Star

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Variation

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U-209 Cal Ripken Jr. - Baltimore Orioles

Base All-Star

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Variation SP

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Variation SSP

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U-216 Sean Murphy - Oakland Athletics

Base Rookie Debut

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Variation

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U-229 Giancarlo Stanton - New York Yankees

Base All-Star - Marlins

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Variation

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U-233 George Brett - Kansas City Royals

Base - Mike Montgomery

 

Variation SSSP - VP of Baseball Ops

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U-234 Gavin Lux - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base Rookie Debut

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Variation SP

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Variation SSP

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U-235 Javier Baez - Chicago Cubs

Base All-Star

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Variation

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U-237 Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base All-Star

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Variation

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U-251 Nico Hoerner - Chicago Cubs

Base Rookie Debut

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Variation

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U-255 Juan Soto - Washington Nationals

Base - Bryce Harper

 

Variation SSP

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U-257 Derek Jeter - New York Yankees

Base All-Star

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Variation SP

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Variation SSP

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Variation SSSP Owner (Marlins)

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U-266 Andrew McCutchen - Pittsburgh Pirates

Base All-Star

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Variation

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U-267 Albert Pujols - St. Louis Cardinals

Base All-Star

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Variation

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U-268 Mookie Betts - Boston Red Sox

Base All-Star

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Variation

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U-269 Christian Yelich - Milwaukee Brewers

Base All-Star

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Variation SP

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Variation SSP

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U-271 Ted Williams - Boston Red Sox

Base - Kevin Pillar

 

Legend Variation SSP 

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U-272 Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds

Base All-Star

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Variation

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U-277 Jose Altuve - Houston Astros

Base All-Star

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Variation

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U-279 Bryce Harper - Philadelphia Phillies

Base All-Star - Nationals

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Variation SP

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Variation SSP

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U-287 Chris Sale - Boston Red Sox

Base All-Star

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Variation

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U-299 Jacob deGrom - New York Mets

Base All-Star

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Variation

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U-300 Yordan Alvarez - Houston Astros

Base Rookie Debut

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Variation

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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.

User Comments

  1. Variations
    Pete Alonso U187
    Lindor U143
    both are horizontal cards in street clothes

  2. Instead of portraying clowns in street clothes maybe Topps should have had variation cards portraying pics of deserving players or even veterans that Topps continues to ignore once again. Tired of the same players getting a so-called “variation” card in each series. Still the most worthless update set Topps has ever issued.

  3. Aaron Judge U15 has a SSP Variation showing the back of his jersey

  4. Pulled a Jeter variation #U257 of him as the Marlins owner. Serial ends in 633 – is that an SSSP?

  5. U-4 Mike Trout variation shows the back of his jersey. Is this a SSP?

    Thanks Jim

  6. Sounds like it. Did you check the codes mentioned above?

  7. Dang. No way I ever get one of the SSSP, but they are kinda cool. Especially seeing a Marlins Jeter card.

  8. Finally pulled a Ripken SSP, and I was like..finally! I go on Ebay and find 12 others on there for sale of the same card, and I’m thinking for an SSP card there sure seems to be alot of them being offered. Hum……

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