2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variation Short Prints Gallery and How to Spot Them

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball variation short prints are likely going to keep you looking and taking second glances. This has become a tradition over the past several years.

Want to know what you should be looking for?

Once again, Topps is opting for different photos on the variations. As far as spotting them goes, it’s much easier and distinct than patterns from the past like Sparkles, which last appeared in 2015 Topps Baseball.

2017 T Var 20 Mike Trout

David Ortiz Variations

Fresh off his final season, David Ortiz gets a lot attention among the variations. He’s featured on several cards. Just how many remains to be seen.

Most seem to revolve around his retirement tour, with final stops and tributes in several stadiums.

2017 T Var 350 David Ortiz Scoreboard

Finding 2017 Topps Series 1 Variations in Packs

Variations are not exclusive to any particular 2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball pack type. Both retail and hobby packs have them. As far as odds go, based on what’s printed on wrappers, it looks as though things have been streamlined somewhat. Rather than having one set of short prints and another group of even tougher super short prints, there’s just one group and it’s the latter.

Variations are inserted 1:678 hobby packs and 1:126 hobby jumbo packs. That puts them in line with SSP cards from other years. But the easier group of short print, often about one per box, appear to be gone.

Confirming SSP Variations with Codes on the Back

In addition to the different images, you can once again double-check with the codes on the back in the fine print. Base cards end in 1730. Codes for variations end with 1786. This isn’t what the codes are meant for, but it works.

Below is a list of the confirmed 2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball variation short prints (obviously, we’re just getting started). After that is a gallery to make things even easier.

2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Checklist

Here’s the full list of all 50 of the 2017 Topps Series 1 Variations.

Looking to add 2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball variations to your collection? Here’s what’s currently listed on eBay. You can also click on the individual links in the checklist to check for specific cards.



350 David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox

• Cowboy Hat
• Dodger Stadium
• Gatorade Bath
• LEGO Statue
• Scoreboard
• Standing at Door
• Standing at Dugout, Red Shirt
• Tipping Helmet
• Winter Jacket
• With Albert Pujols


2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Gallery

1 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs


2017 Topps Series 1 Variations 1 Kris Bryant

SSP Variation – in dugout


2017 Topps Baseball Base Kris Bryant

Base – swinging


5 Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers


2017 T Var 5 Corey Seager

SSP Variation – on-deck circle, ring on bat


2017 T 5 Corey Seager

Base – swinging


8 Jose Berrios, Minnesota Twins


2017 T Var 8 Jose Berrios

SSP Variation – red jersey


2017 T 15 Jose Berrios

Base – pinstripe jersey


9 Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox


2017 T Var 9 Chris Sale

SSP Variation – black jacket


2017 T 9 Sale

Base – pitching


20 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels


2017 T Var 20 Mike Trout

SSP Variation – walking into dugout, holding helmet


2017 Topps 20 Mike Trout

Base – wearing glove


25 Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins


2017 T Var 25 Giancarlo Stanton

SSP Variation – standing against fence, red cap


2017 T 25 Stanton

Base – batting


34 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals


2017 Topps Series 1 Variations 34 Bryce Harper

SSP Variation – back view, on-deck circle


2017 Topps 34 Bryce Harper

Base – swinging


38 Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals


2017 T Var 38 Stephen Strasburg

SSP Variation – stepping out of dugout


2017 T 38 Stephen Strasburg

Base – pitching


44 Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks


2017 T Var 44 Paul Goldschmidtb

SSP Variation – Dubble Bubble bath


2017 T 44 Paul Goldschmidt

Base – running


50 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers


2017 T Var 50 Kershaw

SSP Variation – sunglasses, cap at chest


2017 T 50 Kershaw

Base – pitching


60 Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays


2017 T Var 60 Jose Bautista

SSP Variation – pointing fingers


2017 T 60 Jose Bautista

Base – batting


65 Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants


2017 Topps Series 1 Variations 65 Madison Bumgarner

SSP Variation – cap at chest


2017 T 65 Madison Bumgarner

Base – pitching


75 Carlos Correa, Houston Astros


2017 T Var 75 Carlos Correa

SSP Variation – celebrating with team


2017 T 75 Correa

Base – fielding


87 Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves


2017 Topps Series 1 Variations 87 Dansby Swanson

SSP Variation – red jersey


2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Dansby Swanson

Base – white jersey, running


91 Troy Tulowitzki, Toronto Blue Jays


2017 T Var 91 Troy Tulowitzki

SSP Variation – blue jersey


2017 T 91 Tulowitzki

Base – white jersey


109 Nelson Cruz, Seattle Mariners


2017 T Var 109 Nelson Cruz

SSP Variation – blue hoodie


2017 T 109 Cruz

Base – white jersey, running


119 Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians


2017 T Var 119 Francisco Lindor

SSP Variation – running


2017 T 119 Francisco Lindor

Base – wearing helmet


126 Miguel Sano, Minnesota Twins


2017 T Var 126 Sano

SSP Variation – red jersey, peace sign


2017 T 126 Sano

Base – grey jersey, salute


130 Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox


2017 T Var 130 Dustin Pedroia

SSP Variation – in dugout with bat


2017 T 130 Pedroia

Base – swinging


150 Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers


2017 T Var 150 Miguel Cabrera

SSP Variation – sitting in dugout


2017 T 150 Miguel Cabrera

Base – batting


155 Jacob deGrom, New York Mets


2017 T Var 155 Jacob deGrom

SSP Variation – in dugout


2017 T 155 deGrom

Base – pitching


161 Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox


2017 T Var 161 Mookie Betts

Variation SSP – grey jersey, with teammate


2017 T 161 Mookie Betts

Base – blue jersey, jumping at wall


177 Sonny Gray, Oakland Athletics


2017 T Var 177 Sonny Gray

SSP Variation – yellow jersey


2017 T 177 Sonny Gray

Base – green jersey


199 Johnny Cueto, San Francisco Giants


2017 T Var 199 Johnny Cueto

SSP Variation – blowing bubble


2017 T 199 Cueto

Base – pitching


207 Justin Upton, Detroit Tigers


2017 T Var 207 Justin Upton

SSP Variation – in dugout, “Tigres” jersey


2017 T 207 Justin Upton

Base – batting


208 Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees


2017 T Var 208 Masahiro Tanaka

SSP Variation – high five


2017 Topps 208 Masahiro Tanaka

Base – pinstripe jersey


210 Yoan Moncada, Boston Red Sox


2017 T Var 210 Yoan Moncada

SSP Variation – red jersey


2017 T 210 Yoan Moncada

Base – blue jersey, running


220 Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers


2017 T Var 220 Ryan Braun

SSP Variation – yellow cap, batting cage


2017 T 220 Braun

Base – helmet


227 Byron Buxton, Minnesota Twins


2017 T Var 227 Byron Buxton

SSP Variation – with bat


2017 T 227 Byron Buxton

Base – fielding


243 Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners


2017 T Var 243 Felix Hernandez

SSP Variation – toque and hoodie


2017 T 243 Fleix Hernandez

Base – pitching


244 Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves


2017 T Var 244 Freddie Freeman

SSP Variation – ice water bath


2017 T 244 Freeman

Base – fielding


260 Stephen Piscotty, St. Louis Cardinals


2017 Topps Series 1 Variations 260 Stephen Piscotty

SSP Variation – with team


2017 T 260 Stephen Piscotty

Base – fielding


263 Addison Russell, Chicago Cubs


2017 T Var 263 Addison Russell

SSP Variation – high-fives in dugout


2017 T 263 Addison Russell

Base – leaping


265 Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies


2017 T Var 265 Charlie Blackmon

SSP Variation – purple jersey


2017 T 265 Charlie Blackmon

Base – pinstripe jersey


283 Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox


2017 T Var 283 Andrew Benintendi

SSP Variation – dugout interview


2017 Topps 283 Andrew Benintendi

Base – batting


287 Aaron Judge, New York Yankees


2017 T Var 287 Aaron Judge

SSP Variation – with bat


2017 T 287 Aaron Judge

Base – fielding


288 Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds


2017 T Var 288 Joey Votto

SSP Variation – Gatorade shower


2017 T 288 Joey Votto

Base – batting


299 Yulieski Gurriel, Houston Astros


2017 T Var 299 Gurriel

SSP Variation – dark blue jersey, taking off helmet


2017 T 299 Yulieski Gurriel

Base – grey jersey, fielding


340 Aaron Nola, Philadelphia Phillies


2017 T Var 340 Aaron Nola

SSP Variation – striped throwback cap


2017 T 340 Aaron Nola

Base -red cap, ball in hand


341 Alex Bregman, Houston Astros


2017 T Var 341 Alex Bregman

SSP Variation – kneeling


2017 T 341 Alex Bregman

Base – batting


350 David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox

Ortiz has several variations.


2017 T Var 350 David Ortiz Cowboy Hat

SSP Variation – cowboy hat

2017 T Var 6350 David Ortiz Dodger Stadium

SSP Variation – Dodger Stadium

2017 Topps Series 1 Variations 350 David Ortiz

SSP Variation – standing at door

2017 T Var 350 David Ortiz Red Shirt

SSP Variation – standing at dugout, red shirt

2017 T Var 350 David Ortiz Gatorade

SSP Variation – Gatorade bath

2017 T Var 350 David Ortiz Scoreboard

SSP Variation – Tigers scoreboard

2017 T Var 350 Ortiz Tipping Helmet

SSP Variation – tipping helmet

2017 Topps Variations 350 David Ortiz LEGO

SSP Variation – with LEGO statue

2017 T Var 350 David Ortiz Jacket

SSP Variation – winter jacket

2017 T Var 350 David Ortiz with Pujols

SSP Variation – with Albert Pujols


2017 Topps 350 David Ortiz

Base – swinging


Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.

8 Comments

  1. JDonovan
    Posted February 1, 2017 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    Troy Tulowitzki no longer plays for the Colorado Rockies.

  2. Michael L Pereira
    Posted February 2, 2017 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Got to say Topps might have learned something from Stadium Club fans and got some really good photo shots. But that name design just sucks. Not a homerun but a good triple depending on value.

  3. Posted February 3, 2017 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    Good LORD !!! . . . it’s like every player or card. This going to be tough to complete my master base set of 2017. Looks like there’s going to be 800 cards in this years set.

  4. Mills
    Posted February 6, 2017 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    I just don’t know if I can stomach the few thousand it would take to get all of them.

  5. Mitch
    Posted February 23, 2017 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    Not sure its a good idea to have photos of the players talking, smirking and not paying attention during (what apears to be) the National Anthem. Love the overall look of the cards. Thanks for extending to the edge of the cards.

  6. Mike Smith
    Posted April 23, 2017 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    I’ve opened enough 2017 Topps Series #1 to have enough for a FEW master sets…..I’m at 2,400 Base, 200+ Inserts……I mixed it up a lot this year…..Hobby Packs, Hobby Jumbo Packs, Retail Packs, Retail Jumbo, Hanger Boxes, Value Boxes, Etc… the Good Cards……(14) Gold Parallels (None even rise to semi-star level), (12) Rainbow Foil Parallels (Same as the “Gold” Parallel) (1) Jersey, Base Jason Heyward Piece….oh, and a Black Parallel of Blake Snell…..the real kicker is I don’t have a SINGLE MIKE TROUT (BASE let alone any kind of Parallel) & only (1) Andrew Bentandini (RC) but (32) of Jacoby Jones (RC)!! Topps Inc. doesn’t care at all, I’ve been trying for years to just get an e-mail back from them on a few VERY important questions, like if a particular card that I pulled & I wasn’t sure if it was a mistake, SSSSSSSP, Buyback, Etc.. yet was never returned on any of them……After becoming disabled I had to sell off my entire collection out of pure desperation and since it had been over 4 years of trying to get any info. on the card I had to put it in with my entire collection which a month later it finally came out that it is the RAREST ERROR CARD, Not Supposed to be released Cards EVER…….There were 20x less than the 1991 Frank Thomas NNOF Error…..they just wouldn’t tell me about it b/c I raised a stink about the PACK RIGGING, Searching, Etc… that is going on and they didn’t like it to much!! Now my daughter and me have nothing, no help, can’t work (LITERALLY) and don’t qualify for any benefits due to my former attorney’s mistake but the mistake fell within some b.s. rule that only the Social Security Administration would/could have in place, so while we slowly sell off everything in our lives just to get by another day Topps is making ABSURD amounts of money every day but won’t answer a single question, take back any of the products I video recorded me buying opening and having the whole pack filled with the same player, Completely Empty “Value Boxes”, Boxes filled with 90’s Topps Commons, I even have one of a sealed box that had nothing but a Matchbox car in it…………………………RIGGED?????????????? GREED…..SMH I grew up loving Topps, I had no clue just how corrupt they really are!!!!

  7. Ryan Cracknell
    Posted April 24, 2017 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    Sorry to hear. If you’re opening blasters and getting nothing but old cards, no cards, things other than cards, it is an issue at the retail store you purchased it. People are buying the blasters, pulling out the contents, replacing them with garbage, rewrapping them and returning them. It’s one of the saddest scams out there, but it happens.

  8. Robert Wilhite
    Posted September 15, 2017 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    This is sad, all them cards to make a master set.

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