Complete 2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Variation details

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

The 2015 Topps Chrome Baseball variations take a familiar approach with what has been used in Chrome and flagship Topps baseball over the past few years. But you won’t find any Sparkles here. Instead, it’s more of the festive and celebratory take. Celebrations, teammate fun and postseason fashion are the sorts of things collectors can look for.

The Photo Variations take a Refractor spin this time around as well. You’re not going to find any base cards with different images. It starts with basic Refractors and extends to Red Refractors and Superfractors as well.

Get all you need to know about the 2015 Topps Chrome Baseball variation short prints after the jump including a handy image reference.

Variations aren’t as easy to find here as they are in flagship Topps. Basic variations are inserted 1:765 hobby packs. They can also be found in retail (1:766) and the more expensive jumbo (1:235) packs. Red Refractors are 1:38,070 hobby packs (1:39,522 retail, 1:12,133 jumbo) while one-of-one Superfractors land 1:215,728 hobby packs (1:158,088 retail, 1:51,564 jumbo). Topps has confirmed there are just ten variations in the set.

If you’re thinking of finding variations by checking the fine print on the back, it’s not going to work here. Both 2015 Topps Chrome Baseball base cards and variation short prints end in 3686. That means you’ve got to go with the image on the front. Thankfully, they’re all distinct and easy to spot — if you know who and what you’re looking for.

Here’s a gallery of all of the 2015 Topps Chrome Baseball variation short prints paired up with their base cards for simple reference.

2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Gallery

23 Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals

Variation: goggles
Base: pitching

2015 T Ch Var Stephen Strasburg

27 Joe Panik, San Francisco Giants

Variation: toque
Base: throwing

2015 T Ch Var Joe Panik

49 Jacoby Ellsbury, New York Yankees

Variation: holding helmet
Base: batting

2015 T Ch Var Jacoby Ellsbury

51 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

Variation: smiling
Base: sliding

2015 T Ch Var Mike Trout

124 David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox

Variation: carrying teammate
Base: batting

2015 T Ch Var David Ortiz

125 Troy Tulowitzki

Variation: arms up
Base: batting

2015 T Ch Var Troy Tulowitzki

129 Joc Pederson, Los Angeles Dodgers

Variation: with teammates
Base: running

2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Joc Pederson

151 Jose Altuve, Houston Astros

Variation: white jersey
Base: batting

2015 T Ch Var Jose Altuve

154 Jorge Soler, Chicago Cubs

Variation: with teammates
Base: batting

2015 T Ch Var Jorge Soler

195 Brandon Finnegan, Kansas City Royals

Variation: Gatorade shower
Base: pitching

2015 T Ch Var Brandon Finnegan

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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1 comment

  1. Larry 19 August, 2015 at 20:32

    It looks like the last 5 cards in the set are not that short printed. There are a ton of gallos and correas on eBay. They even have green and gold cards too

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