2017 Topps Stadium Club Variations Gallery

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

If you’re digging into 2017 Stadium Club Baseball, you’re probably going to spend a lot of time looking at photos. And for good reason. But now the 2017 Topps Stadium Club variation short prints are probably going to have you go back and look again.

2017 Stadium Club Baseball Variations: What to Look For

The 2017 Topps Stadium Club variations are your basic SSP cards in that they simply offer another photo. The design is the same as the base cards. In a lot of other sets, the photo variations can usually be pretty easy to spot. That’s because the short print photos often use photos that jump out in some way versus the typical batting stance and mid-pitch shots that are used so often.

But the entire Stadium Club base set is a celebration of great photography. Regular cards use images that are often the type you find on variations in places like Topps Baseball.

So if you’re looking strictly at the front, finding them here might be tough without basic memorization (or a handy gallery at your disposal like the one below).

One theme that is apparent, though, is the art of the World Series celebration. Several Cubs players are shown with the World Series trophy, others are in the parade. And Kris Bryant? He’s got a WWE Championship belt.

2017 Topps Stadium Club Variations Kris Bryant

De-Coding the 2017 Topps Stadium Club Variation Backs

So if the fronts can be tough to spot, flip the cards over and the answer is right there. This is one of the sets where you can use the code in the fine print to confirm whether a card is a SSP variation.

At the end of the fine print is a long code. It’s intended for internal stuff. But they can also be used to help classify card types in a product. Codes for standard base cards in this set end in 3023. 2017 Topps Stadium Club variations end in 3055.

2017 Topps Stadium Club Variations Code Arrow

How Rare Are SSPs?

Variations have become commonplace in a lot of modern sports card products. In some sets, they’re fairly common. In others, they can be extremely tough. There’s a trade off on both ends. Easy variations aren’t necessarily a challenge to put together. However, the rare ones, like Topps Heritage Throwbacks, can fetch big prices on the secondary market.

The 2017 Topps Stadium Club variations fall somewhere in the middle. At 1:72 hobby packs, they’re not in every box. It works out to about four per hobby case.

The unknown variable at this point is the total number of variations. The original sell sheet mentioned 50 total. But the checklist Topps released didn’t include them, so it’s not yet known if things changed (it probably didn’t). In instances like this, there is usually an initial frenzy when the product first arrives but further down the road individual cards can become quite tough to find.

In the days ahead, we’ll be compiling a 2017 Topps Stadium Club variations checklist and gallery showing you exactly what to look for. So bookmark the page for future reference and check back as more cards are added. If you have a variation that isn’t listed, please feel free to drop us an email (images are very helpful) and we’ll get it listed.

2017 Topps Stadium Club Variations Checklist

If you’re looking for a specific 2017 Stadium Club variation, click on the link to see what’s currently available on eBay.




2017 Topps Stadium Club Variations Gallery

4 Nelson Cruz, Seattle Mariners


2017 SC Var 4 Nelson Cruz

Variation – with bat


2017 SC 4 Nelson Cruz

Base – pointing up


8 Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers


2017 SC Var 8 Yu Darvish

Variation – with teammate


2017 SC 8 Yu Darvish

Base – red jersey, yelling


14 Ben Zobrist, Chicago Cubs


2017 SC Var 14 Ben Zobrist

Variation – with World Series trophy


2017 SC 14 Ben Zobrist

Base – pointing up


20 Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves


2017 SC Var 20 Dansby Swanson

Variation – glove on head


2017 SC 20 Dansby Swanson

Base – holding glove in hand, lights in background


31 Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals


2017 SC Var 31 Salvador Perez

Variation – wearing catcher’s gear


2017 SC 31 Salvador Perez

Base – hands on cap


32 Brandon Phillips, Atlanta Braves


2017 SC Var 32 Brandon Phillips

Variation – smiling, front of jersey visible


2017 SC 32 Brandon Phillips

Base – blowing bubble


37 Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays


2017 SC Var 37 Jose Bautista

Variation – cigar and goggles


2017 SC 37 Jose Bautista

Base – batting


39 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals


2017 SC Var Bryce Harper

Variation – hat on chest


2017 SC 39 Bryce Harper

Base – holding medals


41 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs


2017 SC Var 41 Kris Bryant

Variation – with WWE Championship belt


2017 SC 41 Kris Bryant

Base – wearing sunglasses


42 Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers


2017 SC Var 42 Justin Verlander

Variation – batting


2017 SC 42 Justin Verlander

Base – pitching


53 Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs


2017 SC Var 53 Anthony Rizzo

Variation – parade outside Wrigley sign


2017 SC 53 Anthony Rizzo

Base – catch on the wall


63 Jason Heyward, Chicago Cubs


2017 SC Var 63 Jason Heyward

Variation – unbuttoned jersey, World Series cap


2017 SC 63 Jason Heyward

Base – catch at wall


75 Eduardo Nunez, San Franciso Giants


2017 SC Var Eduardo Nunez

Variation – sitting on stool


2017 SC 75 Eduardo Nunez

Base – looking up, wearing batting gloves


94 Carlos Correa, Houston Astros


2017 SC Var 94 Carlos Correa

Variation – dancing with Jose Altuve


2017 SC 94 Carlos Correa

Base – jumping


99 Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks


2017 SC Var 99 Paul Goldschmidt

Variation – pointing bat


2017 SC 99 Paul Goldschmidt

Base – signing autographs


114 Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies


2017 SC Var 114 Nolan Arenado

Variation – hand on shoulder, face visible


2017 SC 114 Nolan Arenado

Base – batting


116 Jose Altuve, Houston Astros


2017 SC Var 116 Jose Altuve

Variation – white background


2017 SC 116 Jose Altuve

Base – batting


117 Wil Myers, San Diego Padres


2017 SC Var 117 Wil Myers

Variation – wearing cap, sky in background


2017 SC 117 Wil Myers

Base – swinging bat, back of jersey visible


120 Jon Lester, Chicago Cubs


2017 SC Var 120 Jon Lester

Variation – holding World Series trophy


2017 SC 120 Jon Lester

Base – blue jersey


123 Kyle Hendricks, Chicago Cubs


2017 SC Var 123 Kyle Hendricks

Variation – pinstripe jersey, parade


2017 SC 123 Kyle Hendricks

Base – blue jersey, waving at dugout


130 Jonathan Villar, Milwaukee Brewers


2017 SC Var Jonathan Villar

Variation – hands up, at home plate


2017 SC 130 Jonathan Villar

Base – sliding


131 Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles


2017 SC Var 131 Manny Machado

Variation – flying sunflower seeds, in dugout


2017 SC 131 Manny Machado

Base – batting


133 Jeff Bagwell, Houston Astros


2017 SC Var 133 Jeff Bagwell

Variation – signing autographs


2017 SC 133 Jeff Bagwell

Base – swinging bat


149 Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox


2017 SC Var 149 Andrew Benintendi

Variation – with teammate


2017 SC 149 Andrew Benintendi

Base – catch at wall


151 Tim Raines, Montreal Expos


2017 Topps Stadium Club Variations 151 Tim Raines

Variation – hitting off tee


2017 SC 151 RainesB

Base – bat behind shoulders, Olympic Stadium wideview


158 Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians


2017 SC Var 158 Francisco Lindor

Variation – no cap, portrait


2017 SC 158 Lindor Gold

Base – pointing, wearing helmet


165 Addison Russell, Chicago Cubs


2017 SC Var Addison Russell

Variation – hoodie, World Series cap


2017 SC 165 Addison Russell Gold

Base – holding bat


169 Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals


2017 SC Var 169 Matt Carpenter

Variation – holding bat


2017 SC 169 Matt Carpenter

Base – on knees, arms up


174 Aaron Nola, Philadelphia Phillies


2017 SC Var 174 Aaron Nola

Variation – touching elbow


2017 SC 174 Aaron Nola

Base – pitching


176 Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox


2017 SC Var 176 Dustin Pedroia

Variation – running, red jersey


2017 SC 176 Dustin Pedroia

Base – fist bump, grey jersey


183 Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox


2017 SC Var 183 Jose Abreu

Variation – studio portrait, pinstripe jersey


2017 SC 183 Jose Abreu

Base – throwback jersey, swinging at plate


195 Alex Bregman, Houston Astros


2017 SC Var 195 Alex Bregman

Variation – standing with Carlos Correa


2017 SC 195 Alex Bregman RC

Base – jumping


201 Trea Turner, Washington Nationals


2017 SC Var 201 Trea Turner

Variation – being hugged, no cap


2017 SC 201 Trea Turner

Base – holding bat, white jersey


203 Hernan Perez, Milwaukee Brewers


2017 SC Var 203 Hernan Perez

Variation – shaking hands with teammate


2017 SC 203 Hernan Perez Gold

Base – wearing helmet


204 Kyle Schwarber, Chicago Cubs


2017 SC Var 204 Kyle Schwarber

Variation – white jersey, World Series cap


2017 SC 204 Kyle Schwarber

Base – fist pump, blue jersey


220 Jose Berrios, Minnesota Twins


2017 SC Var220 Jose Berrios

Variation – standing at fenced gate


2017 SC 220 Jose Berrios

Base – pitching


223 Jake Arrieta, Chicago Cubs


2017 SC Var 223 Jake Arrieta

Variation – wearing sunglasses, with David Ross


2017 SC 223 Jake Arrieta

Base – holding ball, blue jersey


230 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers


2017 SC Var 230 Clayton Kershaw

Variation – holding ball out, portrait


2017 SC 230 Clayton Kershaw

Base – pitching


231 Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins


2017 SC Var 233 Giancarlo Stanton

Variation – sitting


2017 SC 231 Giancarlo Stanton

Base – catch at wall


233 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels


2017 SC Var 233 Mike Trout

Variation – with puppy


2017 SC 233 Mike Trout

Base – clapping


238 Sonny Gray, Oakland Athletics


2017 SC Var Sonny Gray

Variation – wearing sunglasses, sitting on cooler


2017 SC 238 Sonny Gray

Base – yellow jersey


246 Javier Baez, Chicago Cubs


2017 SC Var Javier Baez

Variation – holding trophy


2017 SC 246 Javier Baez

Base – holding bat


247 Gary Sanchez, New York Yankees


2017 SC Var 247 Gary Sanchez

Variation – towel around neck


2017 SC 247 Gary Sanchez

Base – no towel


253 Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays


2017 SC Var 253 Evan Longoria

Variation – with David Ortiz


2017 SC 253 Evan Longoria

Base – throwing football


266 Starling Marte, Pittsburgh Pirates


2017 SC Var Starling Marte

Variation – dancing with teammates


2017 SC 266 Starling Marte

Base – catching ball


268 Jacob deGrom, New York Mets


2017 SC Var 268 Jacob deGrom

Variation – balancing tablet


2017 SC 268 Jacob deGrom

Base – pitching


269 Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels


2017 SC Var 269 Albert Pujols

Variation


2017 SC 269 Albert Pujols

Base – dragging two bats


277 Billy Hamilton, Cincinnati Reds


2017 SC Var 277 Billy Hamilton

Variation – Powerade bath


2017 SC Billy Hamilton

Base – running, blurred background


278 Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants


2017 SC Var 278 Buster Posey

Variation – sitting portrait


2017 SC 278 Buster Posey

Base – orange jersey, holding glove


285 Orlando Arcia, Milwaukee Brewers


2017 SC Var 285 Orlando Arcia

Variation – sitting portrait


2017 SC 285 Orlando Arcia

Base – jumping


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

4 Comments

  1. Kerry
    Posted Wednesday July 12th, 2017 at 04:47 PM | Permalink

    I think the card companies should hire some former Hallmark card writers to come up with some original and interesting inserts instead of these stupid and boring variation poses! Is there no creativity left in America?

  2. Christopher torres
    Posted Thursday July 13th, 2017 at 12:21 AM | Permalink

    Trea Turner has a photo variation.

  3. Posted Sunday July 16th, 2017 at 02:58 PM | Permalink

    Love the photography!

  4. colin
    Posted Sunday July 16th, 2017 at 04:23 PM | Permalink

    the base photos are wayyyy better than the crappy sps in this

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