2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Variations Gallery


2016 Donruss Optic Baseball takes a lot of its cues from the year’s main Donruss set. And it’s not just the general design either. The handful of 2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Variations bring over the same subtle but easily noticeable differences.


There are just five players with 2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Variations. That’s down from the dozen in the base 2016 Donruss Baseball set. And of those, some had multiple variations.

The differences in most of the Optic variants might slip by. They’re found in the nameplates where the player’s position and team name are. Variations replace these with either nicknames or awards. So Jose Bautista has “Joey Bats,” Carlos Correa has “ROY” and so forth. The framing of the photos is also be slightly different for the majority of the cards, but this is probably only noticeable if you have both versions of the card next to each other and you stare really close. In other words, just stick with the more obvious difference. The Bautista and Josh Donaldson variations are the most noticeable as they do have alternate photos.

In addition to base versions, 2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Variations all have five parallels: Blue (/149), Red (/99), Gold (/10), Green (/5) and Gold Vinyl (1/1).

2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Variations Gallery

Panini has confirmed all of the cards that do have variations. We’ll continue to add images as they become available.

74 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs

2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Variations Kris Bryant

Variation – “ROY”

2016 DO 74 Kris Bryant

Base – Chicago

114 Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays

2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Variations Jose Bautista

Variation – bat flip, “Joey Bats”

2016 DO Bautista

Base – Toronto, holding bat

117 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Variations Bryce Harper

Variation – “MVP”

2016 DO 117 Bryce Harper

Base – Washington

139 Carlos Correa, Houston Astros

2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Variations Carlos Correa

Variation – “ROY”

2016 DO 139 Correa

Base – Houston

161 Josh Donaldson, Toronto Blue Jays

2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Variations Josh Donaldson

Variation – sunglasses, “MVP”

2016 DO Donaldson

Base -Toronto, no sunglasses


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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