By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor
The 2017 Topps MLS variations are taking a different approach. They still show players with different photos. However, in several instances, the numbers don’t match up.
Basically, if you’re arranging you’re 2017 Topps MLS cards numerically, it’s possible you could have two different players with the same card number. Or, if you sort by team, you might find the variations through the more traditional route with the different images.
All the while, those players that have variation short prints still appear elsewhere on the checklist.
A few exceptions this rule, though. So far, Sebastian Giovinco, Clint Dempsey and David Villa have the same card number for both their base and variation versions.
2017 Topps MLS Variations Checklist and Gallery
The gallery below shows the two images of the player featured on the variation along with their base card number. We’ve also noted the corresponding base card that goes with the checklist.
This list and gallery is still a work in progress as more variations are confirmed. Topps has not released a full checklist.
1 Sebastian Giovinco, Toronto FC
25 Clint Dempsey, Seattle Sounders
47 Ola Kamara, Columbus Crew
Base #47 – Matt Hedges, FC Dallas
50 Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York Red Bulls
Base #50 – Michael Bradley, Toronto FC
73 Sacha Kljestan, New York Red Bulls
Base #73 – Jozy Altidore, Toronto FC
100 David Villa, New York City FC
103 Giovani dos Santos, Los Angeles Galaxy
Base #103 – Dom Dwyer, Sporting Kansas City
149 Fanendo Adi, Portland Timbers
Base #149 – Kellyn Acosta, FC Dallas – 24 Under 24
150 Tim Howard, Colorado Rapids
Base #150 – Kekuta Manneh, Vancouver Whitecaps – 24 Under 24
154 Kaká, Orlando City FC
Base #154 – Jesse Gonzalez, FC Dallas – 24 Under 24
155 Cyle Larin, Orlando City FC
Base #155 – Walker Zimmerman, FC Dallas – 24 Under 24
157 Jordan Morris, Seattle Sounders
Base #157 – Ronald Matarrita, New York City FC – 24 Under 24
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