2021 Topps Update Baseball Variations Gallery and Checklist Guide

2021 Topps Update Baseball Variations Gallery and Checklist Guide

Closing out the MLB's flagship card series, the 2021 Topps Update Baseball variations also act as the third batch of short-printed base cards.

As usual, these cards replace the common base image with a limited version. The players are normally more celebratory compared to the main photo.

2021 Topps Update Baseball Variation Odds / Set Details

Pulling from the 2021 Update Series MLB checklist, the 2021 Topps Update Baseball variations lineup offers many top names and this includes rookies.

As the Retail formats showed up ahead of Hobby/Jumbo, these offered the earliest look at the variations. In Retail, the Base Short Print (SP) cards fall 1:55 packs and the Base Super Short Prints (SSP) average 1:1,100 packs. For Jumbo, the SP cards average 1:20 packs and the SSP cards fall 1:383 packs.

There is also a third variation type featuring "big head" images. These are the rarest short prints and are known as Ultra Short Print (USP) or Super SSP (SSSP) cards. The most elusive short prints are not listed with the pack odds.

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2021 Topps Update Baseball Variation Codes

The image itself is usually enough to indicate the variation, but given the large number of cards to search, most collectors appreciate a backup option. Listed on the back of the card in small text, the CMP code is an easy way to confirm a variation.

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You can find this code below the stats at the end of the CODE#CMP string of numbers.

  • Base cards end #395
  • SP Variations end #416
  • SSP Variations end #417
  • SSSP Variations end #418
  • Advanced Stat Parallels end #419 (#/300)

The Advanced Stat editions are viewed as a base parallel rather than a variation. In addition to sabermetric stats on the back, these cards are numbered to 300 copies.

Come across any variations that aren't covered? Email us with the details (and clean images, please).

2021 Topps Update Baseball Variations Checklist

Short Prints (SP)
US1 Francisco Lindor - New York Mets
US5 Ken Griffey Jr - Seattle Mariners
US6 Trevor Larnach - Minnesota Twins
US10 Yermin Mercedes - Chicago White Sox
US17 Taylor Walls - Tampa Bay Rays
US21 Huascar Ynoa - Atlanta Braves
US33 Vladimir Guerrero Jr - Toronto Blue Jays
US41 Alex Kirilloff - Minnesota Twins
US44 Jo Adell - Los Angeles Angels
US47 Taylor Trammell - Seattle Mariners
US63 Casey Mize - Detroit Tigers
US65 Andres Gimenez - Cleveland Indians
US76 Victor Gonzalez - Los Angeles Dodgers
US114 Jazz Chisholm Jr. - Miami Marlins
US115 Derek Jeter - New York Yankees
US118 Nolan Ryan - Los Angeles Angels
US130 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
US134 Greg Maddux - Atlanta Braves
US143 Fernando Tatis Jr - San Diego Padres
US150 Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels
US153 Daniel Lynch - Kansas City Royals
US170 Nate Pearson - Toronto Blue Jays
US184 Blake Snell - San Diego Padres
US196 Akil Baddoo - Detroit Tigers
US197 Dylan Carlson - St. Louis Cardinals
US200 Albert Pujols - Los Angeles Dodgers
US210 Tony Gwynn - San Diego Padres
US211 Luis Patiño - Tampa Bay Rays
US216 Bo Jackson - Kansas City Royals
US223 Hank Aaron - Atlanta Braves
US227 Alek Manoah - Toronto Blue Jays
US242 Don Mattingly - New York Yankees
US247 Reggie Jackson - New York Yankees
US250 Alec Bohm - Philadelphia Phillies
US253 Willie Mays - San Francisco Giants
US257 Ke'Bryan Hayes - Pittsburgh Pirates
US258 Lou Gehrig - New York Yankees
US263 Ronald Acuna Jr - Atlanta Braves
US265 Ryan Mountcastle - Baltimore Orioles
US267 Joey Bart - San Francisco Giants
US268 Geraldo Perdomo - Arizona Diamondbacks
US286 Jonathan India - Cincinnati Reds
US295 Cristian Pache - Atlanta Braves
US300 George Brett - Kansas City Royals
US302 Jarred Kelenic - Seattle Mariners
US309 Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn Dodgers
US312 Andrew Vaughn - Chicago White Sox
US313 Chipper Jones - Atlanta Braves
US318 Logan Gilbert - Seattle Mariners
US330 Nolan Arenado - St. Louis Cardinals
Super Short Prints (SSP)
US1 Francisco Lindor - New York Mets
US5 Ken Griffey Jr - Seattle Mariners
US10 Yermin Mercedes - Chicago White Sox
US33 Vladimir Guerrero Jr - Toronto Blue Jays
US47 Ichiro - Seattle Mariners
US51 Yogi Berra - New York Yankees
US86 Roberto Clemente - Pittsburgh Pirates
US95 Ted Williams - Boston Red Sox
US115 Derek Jeter - New York Yankees
US130 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
US150 Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels
US200 Albert Pujols - Los Angeles Dodgers
US210 Fernando Tatis Jr - San Diego Padres
US223 Hank Aaron - Atlanta Braves
US243 Stan Musial - St. Louis Cardinals
US247 Babe Ruth - New York Yankees
US253 Willie Mays - San Francisco Giants
US258 Lou Gehrig - New York Yankees
US263 Ronald Acuna Jr - Atlanta Braves
US292 Cal Ripken Jr - Baltimore Orioles
US294 Roy Campanella - Brooklyn Dodgers
US302 Jarred Kelenic - Seattle Mariners
US309 Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn Dodgers
US312 Andrew Vaughn - Chicago White Sox
US330 Nolan Arenado - St. Louis Cardinals
Big Head Ultra SSP Short Prints (USP/SSSP)
US1 Fernando Tatis Jr - San Diego Padres
US27 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
US150 Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels
US224 Vladimir Guerrero Jr - Toronto Blue Jays
US330 Juan Soto - Washington Nationals

 

2021 Topps Update Baseball Variations Gallery

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US1 Francisco Lindor - New York Mets

Base 

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Variation 

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Variation SSP 

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US1 Fernando Tatis Jr - San Diego Padres

Base - Francisco Lindor

 

Big Head Variation USP/SSSP

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US5 Ken Griffey Jr - Seattle Mariners

Base - Ty France

 

Legend Variation SP

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Legend Variation SSP

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US6 Trevor Larnach - Minnesota Twins

Base 

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Variation

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US10 Yermin Mercedes - Chicago White Sox

Base 

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Variation SP

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Variation SSP 

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US17 Taylor Walls - Tampa Bay Rays

Base 

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Variation 

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US21 Huascar Ynoa - Atlanta Braves

Base 

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Variation

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US27 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels

Base - Cam Gallagher

 

Big Head Variation USP/SSSP

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US33 Vladimir Guerrero Jr - Toronto Blue Jays

Base - Marcus Semien

 

Variation SP

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Variation SSP

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US41 Alex Kirilloff - Minnesota Twins

Base 

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Variation

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US44 Jo Adell - Los Angeles Angels

Base 

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Variation 

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US47 Taylor Trammell - Seattle Mariners

Base 

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Variation 

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US47 Ichiro - Seattle Mariners

Base - Taylor Trammell

 

Legend Variation SSP

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US51 Yogi Berra - New York Yankees

Base - Roel Ramirez

 

Legend Variation SSP

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US63 Casey Mize - Detroit Tigers

Base 

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Variation

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US65 Andres Gimenez - Cleveland Indians

Base 

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Variation

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US76 Victor Gonzalez - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base 

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Variation

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US86 Roberto Clemente - Pittsburgh Pirates

Base - Adam Frazier

 

Legend Variation SSP

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US95 Ted Williams - Boston Red Sox

Base - Hunter Renfroe

 

Legend Variation SSP

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US114 Jazz Chisholm Jr. - Miami Marlins

Base 

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Variation

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US115 Derek Jeter - New York Yankees

Base - Tyler Wade

 

Legend Variation SP

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Legend Variation SSP

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US118 Nolan Ryan - Los Angeles Angels

Base - Jose Quintana

 

Variation

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US130 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels

Base - Dexter Fowler

 

Variation SP

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Variation SSP

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US134 Greg Maddux - Atlanta Braves

Base - Charlie Morton

 

Legend Variation

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US143 Fernando Tatis Jr - San Diego Padres

Base - Jake Cronenworth

 

Variation SP

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US150 Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels

Base - Zack Wheeler 

 

Variation SP

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Variation SSP

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Big Head Variation USP/SSSP

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US153 Daniel Lynch - Kansas City Royals

Base 

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Variation 

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US170 Nate Pearson - Toronto Blue Jays

Base 

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Variation

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US184 Blake Snell - San Diego Padres

Base 

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Variation 

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US196 Akil Baddoo - Detroit Tigers

Base 

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Variation

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US197 Dylan Carlson - St. Louis Cardinals

Base 

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Variation

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US200 Albert Pujols - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base 

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Variation SP

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Variation SSP

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US210 Tony Gwynn - San Diego Padres

Base - Jorge Mateo

 

Legend Variation 

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US210 Fernando Tatis Jr - San Diego Padres

Base - Jorge Mateo

 

Variation SSP

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US211 Luis Patiño - Tampa Bay Rays

Base 

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Variation 

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US216 Bo Jackson - Kansas City Royals

Base - Michael Taylor

 

Legend Variation

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US223 Hank Aaron - Atlanta Braves

Base - Ehire Adrianza

 

Legends Variation SP

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Legends Variation SSP

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US224 Vladimir Guerrero Jr - Toronto Blue Jays

Base - Steve Cishek

 

Big Head Variation USP/SSSP

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US227 Alek Manoah - Toronto Blue Jays

Base 

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Variation

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US242 Don Mattingly - New York Yankees

Base - Dillon Tate

 

Legend Variation

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US243 Stan Musial - St. Louis Cardinals

Base - Lane Thomas

 

Legend Variation SSP

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US247 Babe Ruth - New York Yankees

Base - Estevan Florial

 

Legend Variation SSP

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US247 Reggie Jackson - New York Yankees

Base - Estevan Florial

 

Legend Variation SP

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US250 Alec Bohm - Philadelphia Phillies

Base 

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Variation

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US253 Willie Mays - San Francisco Giants

Base - Steven Duggar

 

Legend Variation SP

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Legend Variation SSP

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US257 Ke'Bryan Hayes - Pittsburgh Pirates

Base 

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Variation

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US258 Lou Gehrig - New York Yankees

Base - Rougned Odor

 

Legend Variation SP

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Legend Variation SSP

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US263 Ronald Acuna Jr - Atlanta Braves

Base - John Gant

 

Variation SP

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Variation SSP

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US265 Ryan Mountcastle - Baltimore Orioles

Base 

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Variation

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US267 Joey Bart - San Francisco Giants

Base 

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Variation

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US268 Geraldo Perdomo - Arizona Diamondbacks

Base 

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Variation 

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US286 Jonathan India - Cincinnati Reds

Base 

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Variation

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US292 Cal Ripken Jr - Baltimore Orioles

Base - Freddy Galvis

 

Legend Variation SSP

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US294 Roy Campanella - Brooklyn Dodgers

Base - Matt Beaty

 

Legend Variation SSP

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US295 Cristian Pache - Atlanta Braves

Base 

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Variation

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US300 George Brett - Kansas City Royals

Base - Andrew Benintendi

 

Legend Variation

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US302 Jarred Kelenic - Seattle Mariners

Base 

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Variation SP

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Variation SSP 

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US309 Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn Dodgers

Base - Keibert Ruiz

 

Legend Variation SP

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Legend Variation SSP 

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US312 Andrew Vaughn - Chicago White Sox

Base 

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Variation SP

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Variation SSP 

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US313 Chipper Jones - Atlanta Braves

Base - Pablo Sandoval

 

Legend Variation

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US318 Logan Gilbert - Seattle Mariners

Base 

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Variation

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US330 Nolan Arenado - St. Louis Cardinals

Base 

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Variation SP

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Variation SSP 

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US330 Juan Soto - Washington Nationals

Base - Nolan Arenado

 

Big Head Variation USP/SSSP

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User Comments

  1. one of the worst designs, small names, goodbye to 2021 topps. but i will get at least one hobby box to round out my set…hope they finish their life with better designs…

  2. I pulled a Geraldo Perdomo SP if you guys are looking for SPs that haven’t been listed on ebay yet.

  3. Looks like no Oakland A’s variations or even veteran legend variations. Oh well, maybe once they become the Las Vegas A’s they’ll get a shot, eh?

  4. That US1 #418-SSSP Tatis big head variation looks completely crazy and fake but if it’s posted on cardboardconnections.com and people are in a bidding war on eBay it must be legit. Right?

  5. Any info on this Ted Williams SSP I’ve seen pop up elsewhere? US95.

  6. I bought 2 hobby boxes which arrived today, and I didn’t realize it was back to 1 auto/relic per box on average. I got a Kris Bryant relic, not #d of course. Didn’t get any SPs, SSP’S, SSSPs or Giant head Ultra Ps or whatever they call them now. I DID get a Garrett Richard’s card #/70, cool card, probably 1 of the 10 worst players I could get. Also got a orange foil/Icy card #/299 of Josh Reddick, who.I had no idea even played in 2020. I got a Tyler Stephenson Rookie debut gold card #/2021, 1 more gold card and 2 rainbow foil cards of RPs who aren’t with the team they are in the card, I got a Pujols, some Rookie from KC, Lindor, and a Blue Jeff Bagwell #/150 in the silver pack, unfortunately I can’t stand Bag full of RoidsI have plenty of RCs, Kelenic, India, & some others, but why didn’t Wander Franco have a card in this set? Is this year’s Topps card so poorly designed that they didn’t want his RC affiliated with this set? I probably got about $40 on this $80 +$24 shippinb

  7. I opened a jumbo case, and wow! This might have been the best case produced. Tons of great hits, including the Holy Grail, the Jarred Kelencic 1986 Chrome Superfractor Autograph RC 1/1, from one of the silver packs, and a Nick Madrigal Reverence Patch Auto /10, a Mays SSP, an Ohtani SSP, and so many rookies I lost count. Jumbo is the way to go. Hobby is a complete waste of time and money.

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