2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Short Prints Gallery

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The 2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball variations are strictly based on photo selection. RIP Sparkles. So long Stat Backs. Compared to the past couple of years, it’s all straightforward and simple. And while the card backs can be helpful to confirm your suspicions, they’re not required.

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Header

Some of the 2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball variations do have a theme. If you come across a card where the player is wearing a camo jersey, there’s a good chance it’s a variation (we haven’t had a chance to check all 350 cards yet to see if any such photos slipped into the main set).

See Also: 2016 Topps Series 2 Variations

Camo jerseys aren’t the only variations, though. Others go with an even more basic photo swap. Below is a detailed checklist of all variations as well as a detailed gallery of the short prints alongside their base card counterparts.

Much like previous years, the 2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball variations fall into two tiers. Short prints, which the camo cards fall under, are the more common. These land 1:25 hobby jumbo packs. Although not yet confirmed by Topps, it looks as though there are 25 different Camo variations.

The tougher super short prints (SSP) are 1:250 2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball hobby jumbo packs. For retail packs, it’s 1:35 for SP and 1:349 for SSP. These use different photos, ones that are often more eye-catching.

While card fronts are all that’s required to spot the variations, the codes in the fine print on the back offer confirmation:

  • Base – 7075
  • SP – 7123
  • SSP – 7125

2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Checklist

Here’s a quick checklist with just the names for easy reference. All images follow. We’ve divided the list here by variation type, Camo Jersey (SP) and Photo Variations (SSP).


Camo Jersey Variations (SP)

1 Mike Trout
12 Nolan Arenado
28 Brian McCann
46 Jhonny Peralta
50 Salvador Perez
53 George Springer
84 Mookie Betts
86 Wilmer Flores
100 Bryce Harper
154 Hunter Pence
173 Jose Abreu
175 Manny Machado
195 Jason Kipnis
200 Josh Donaldson
206 Alex Gordon
232 Michael Conforto
244 Matt Carpenter
261 Russell Martin
269 Giancarlo Stanton
275 Ian Kinsler
286 Joe Mauer
292 Todd Frazier
317 Jose Altuve
341 Josh Hamilton
350 Kris Bryant


Photo Variations (SSP)

1 Mike Trout
4 Sonny Gray
8 Michael Brantley
78 Miguel Sano
132 Joe Ross
133 Aaron Nola
134 Yadier Molina
139 Yasiel Puig
150 Clayton Kershaw
173 Jose Abreu
188 Greg Bird
250 Miguel Cabrera
253 Nick Castellanos
259 Paul Goldschmidt
261 Russell Martin
264 Jake Arrieta
268 Robinson Cano
286 Joe Mauer
298 Ryan Braun
300 Buster Posey
312 Curtis Granderson
317 Jose Altuve
321 Hanley Ramirez
327 Anthony Rizzo
350 Kris Bryant


2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Gallery

Variations come in two tiers of rarity, which we’ve noted as SP and SSP (more rare).

1 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels


2016 T Var 1 Mike Trout

SP Variation – batting, camo numbers

2016 T Var 1 Mike Trout SSP

SSP Variation – pointing bat


2016 T 1 Mike Trout

Base – climbing fence


4 Sonny Gray, Oakland Athletics


2016 T Var 4 Sonny Gray SSP

SSP Variation – sunglasses


2016 T 4 Sonny Gray

Base – pitching


8 Michael Brantley, Cleveland Indians


2016 T Var 8 Michael Brantley SSP

SSP Variation – high-fives, sunglasses


2016 T 8 Michael Brantley

Base – batting


12 Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies


2016 T Var 12 Nolan Arenado

SP Variation – batting, camo numbers


2016 T 12 Nolan Arenado

Base – black jersey


28 Brian McCann, New York Yankees


2016 T Var 28 Brian McCann

SP Variation – running, camo jersey logo


2016 T 28 Brian McCann

Base – batting


46 Jhonny Peralta, St. Louis Cardinals


2016 T Var 42 Jhonny Peralta

SP Variation – camo uniform


2016 Topps 42 Jhonny Peralta

Base – fielding


50 Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals


2016 T Var 50 Salvador Perez

SP Variation – batting, camo logo


2016 T 50 Salvador Perez

Base – catcher’s gear


53 George Springer, Houston Astros


2016 T Var 53 George Springer

SP Variation – batting, camo number


2016 T 53 George Springer

Base – sliding


78 Miguel Sano, Minnesota Twins


2016 T Var 78 Miguel Sano

SSP Variation – stepping out of dugout, no Rookie Cup


2016 T 78 Miguel Sano

Base – batting, Rookie Cup


84 Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox


2016 T Var 84 Mookie Betts

SP Variation – catching, camo letters


2016 T 84 Mookie Betts

Base – running


86 Wilmer Flores, New York Mets


2016 T Var 86 Wilmer Flores

SP Variation – camo jersey letters


2016 T 86 Wilmer Flores

Base – bat in one hand


100 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals


2016 T Var 100 Bryce Harper

SP Variation – batting, camo numbers


2016 T 100 Bryce Harper

Base – sliding


132 Joe Ross, Washington Nationals


2016 T Var 132 Joe Ross SSP

SSP Variation – sunglasses


2016 T 132 Joe Ross

Base – pitching


133 Aaron Nola, Philadelphia Phillies


2016 T Var 133 Aaron Nola SSP

SSP Variation – running out of dugout


2016 T 133 Aaron Nola

Base – pitching


134 Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals


2016 T Var 134 Yadier Molina

SSP Variation – glove out


2016 T 134 Yadier Molina

Base – throwing


139 Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers


2016 T Var 139 Yasiel Puig

SSP Variation – with bat


2016 T 139 Yasiel Puig

Base – with glove


150 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers


2016 T Var 150 Clayton Kershaw

SSP Variation – holding bat


2016 T 150 Clayton Kershaw

Base – throwing


154 Hunter Pence, San Francisco Giants


2016 T Var 154 Hunter Pence

SP Variation – grey jersey, camo letters


2016 T 154 Hunter Pence

Base – white jersey


173 Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox


2016 T Var 173 Jose Abreu

SP Variation – black jersey, camo logo

2016 T Var 173 Abreu SSP

SSP Variation – peace sign


2016 T 173 Jose Abreu

Base – grey jersey


175 Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles


2016 T Var 232 Manny Machado

SP Variation – camo lettering


2016 T 175 Manny Machado

Base – orange jersey


188 Greg Bird, New York Yankees


2016 T Var 188 Greg Bird SSP

SSP Variation – tipping helmet


2016 T 188 Greg Bird

Base – wearing helmet


195 Jason Kipnis, Cleveland Indians


2016 T Var 195 Jason Kipnis

SP Variation – camo on jersey letters, batting


2016 T 195 Jason Kipnis

Base – fielding


200 Josh Donaldson, Toronto Blue Jays


2016 T Var 200 Josh Donaldson

SP Variation – white jersey, camo letters


2016 T 200 Josh Donaldson

Base – blue jersey


206 Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals


2016 T Var 206 Alex Gordon

SP Variation – blue jersey, camo logo


2016 T 206 Alex Gordon

Base – white jersey


232 Michael Conforto, New York Mets


2016 T Var 232 Michael Conforto

SP Variation – camo jersey


2016 T 232 Michael Conforto

Base – pinstripe jersey


244 Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals


2016 T Var 244 Matt Carpenter

SP Variation – throwing, camo logo


2016 T 244 Matt Carpenter

Base – batting


250 Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers


2016 T Var 250 Miguel Cabrera

SSP Variation -sunglasses, tongue out


2016 T 250 Miguel Cabrera

Base – swinging


253 Nick Castellanos, Detroit Tigers


2016 T Var 253 Nick Castellanos

SSP Variation – blowing bubble


2016 T 253 Nick Castellanos

Base – fielding


259 Paul Gold Schmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks


2016 T Var 259 Paul Goldschmidt SSP

SSP Variation – ceremony


2016 T 259 Paul Goldschmidt

Base – batting


261 Russell Martin, Toronto Blue Jays


2016 T Var 261 Russell Martin

SP Variation – white jersey, camo letters

2016 T Var 261 Russell Martin SSP

SSP Variation – catcher’s gear


2016 T 261 Russell Martin

Base – dark blue jersey


264 Jake Arrieta, Chicago Cubs


2016 T Var 264 Jake Arrietta

SSP Variation – on mound, no-hitter


2016 T 264 Jake Arrieta

Base – white jersey


268 Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners


2016 T Var 268 Robinson Cano SSP

SSP Variation – holding base


2016 T 268 Robinson Cano

Base – batting


269 Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins


2016 T Var 269 Giancarlo Stanton

SP Variation – jumping at wall, camo uniform logo


2016 T 269 Giancarlo Stanton

Base – batting


275 Ian Kinsler, Detroit Tigers


2016 T Var 275 Ian Kinsler

SP Variation – batting, camo number/letters


2016 T 275 Ian Kinsler

Base – fielding


286 Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins


2016 T Var 286 Joe Mauer

SP Variation – white jersey, camo letters

2016 T Var 286 Joe Mauer SSP

SSP Variation – back turned, bat over head


2016 T 286 Joe Mauer

Base – dark blue jersey


292 Todd Frazier, Cincinnati Reds


2016 T Var 292 Todd Frazier

SP Variation – red camo jersey


2016 T 292 Todd Frazier

Base – white jersey


298 Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers


2016 T Var 298 Ryan Braun

SSP Variation – in dugout


2016 T 298 Ryan Braun

Base – batting


300 Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants


2016 T Var 300 Buster Posey SSP

SSP Variation – neon Coke sign in background


2016 T 300 Buster Posey

Base – catcher’s gear


312 Curtis Granderson, New York Mets


2016 T Var 312 Curtis Granderson

SSP Variation – in locker room


2016 T 312 Curtis Granderson


317 Jose Altuve, Houston Astros


2016 T Var 317 Jose Altuve

SP Variation – running, camo jersey

2016 T Var 317 Jose Altuve SSP

SSP Variation – clapping


2016 T 317 Jose Altuve

Base – orange jersey


321 Hanley Ramirez, Boston Red Sox


2016 T Var 321 Hanley Ramirez


2016 T 321 Hanley Ramirez

Base – batting


327 Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs


2016 T Var 327 Anthony Rizzo

SSP Variation – in dugout


2016 T 327 Anthony Rizzo

Base – batting


341 Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers


2016 T Var 341 Josh Hamilton

SP Variation – camo on jersey logo, throwing


2016 T 341 Josh Hamilton

Base – batting


350 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs


2016 T Var 350 Kris Bryant

SP Variation – camo jersey, running

2016 T Var 350 Kris Bryant SSP

SSP Varation – holding bat in dugout


2016 Topps 350 Kris Bryant Future Stars

Base – blue jersey, Rookie Cup


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23 comments

  1. David 5 February, 2016 at 13:15

    I only opened a few packs the other day but the Joaquin Benoit card shows him in a camo jersey but it’s not a short print. Why can’t Topps make it easy on all of us and just be consistent with the theme??

  2. Lewis Feinman 5 February, 2016 at 17:00

    Toys R Us also has the usual purple variations in the $2.99 blister packs of a pack. 3 to a blister.

    • Ryan Cracknell 5 February, 2016 at 18:00

      Yes — those can be great once supply dries up. However, they’re considered parallels like the Golds and Rainbow Foils. Here we’re focused on cards that have separate photos for the card.

  3. Charles Krimm 6 February, 2016 at 15:38

    Still making pearls to spur on endless spending and anxiety over the “MASTER SET” compilation. Very condescending and arrogant on their part.

  4. Bill 14 February, 2016 at 19:33

    Does anyone have any knowledge of the print run for the Kris Bryant Negative I do not see it listed as one of his cards Thanks For the help

  5. Ben Pfiester 21 February, 2016 at 12:04

    It’s disappointing to get damaged cards from the Toys R Us Purple parallels. They flop around loosely in the blister packs and almost every single one has dinged corners. Seal them inside the packs for crying out loud!

  6. Cardboard junkie 4 March, 2016 at 16:33

    Pulled Salvador Perez Camo Variation from a jumbo pack but it has #152 on back NOT #50

  7. Scott 17 March, 2016 at 12:07

    I have seen variations of camo numbered in the 400’s – i.e. jason kipnis #458 – on eBay. Why are they not listed?

  8. Oku 9 May, 2016 at 22:07

    I was organizing all the cards in order of 1 to 351.
    Such an exhausting job for all the 3 jumbo boxes I opened up. But then, as I was going though… found Kris Bryant SSP “in dug out”!!
    This is now probably the highest valued card I have over any other relics (I only started collecting baseball cards recently).
    I love these kind of surprises that topps bring in their series.

  9. Ang 4 August, 2016 at 15:31

    Did you guys see the Marketplace set only found in Marketplace Pizza at Walmart? 50 cards. Pretty cool. If you see them, you need to grab them. Short print and limited time run.

  10. Mark Malmberg 13 November, 2016 at 20:53

    I have the same issue as a few others I see here X2. The Series 2016 card #163 JOAQUIN BENOIT card has 7075 common card number but is as SP cammo and should have 7123. I also have the same card in a cammo gold card with s/n 1103/2016 also a 7075 common. Help!

    • Ryan Cracknell 14 November, 2016 at 02:01

      His regular card has him in a camo uniform. All of them are like that. It’s not a variation or short print.

  11. Michael 22 December, 2017 at 20:28

    I have a Anthony Rizzo (#327) card that has no color on the front, but is normal on the back. I can’t seem to find any other card like it. Thoughts?

  12. Tyler Stone 19 January, 2019 at 02:22

    I have a 2016 topps jose abreu (peace sign) super short print variation card. Anybody know the value of it. Card #173c

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