2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Pay Tribute to Jackie Robinson, Cespedes’ Horse

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Many of the 2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball variations pay tribute to Jackie Robinson — at least some of them do. With the full list of short prints held tightly by Topps, it’s about the slow reveal as variations are uncovered. This tribute doesn’t include images of Robinson on the cards themselves. Rather, select players are shown wearing his number 42 for Jackie Robinson Day.

2016 Topps Series 2 Variations Header

Variations in 2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball come in different levels. SP cards are short prints but not overly tough. These are the Jackie Robinson Day cards and are similar in a lot of ways to the Camo Uniform Variations from Series 1. SSP are the toughest and values will likely reflect this. The SSP cards are basic photo variations without any running theme.

Code Method for Confirming 2016 Topps Series 2 Variation Short Prints

2016 Topps Series 2 backs confirm whether they’re a variation. In the fine print, there’s a code that doesn’t usually serve much of a purpose to collectors. However, they do identify different types of cards. In this set, base cards and variations have different code endings:

• Base – 85
• Jackie Robinson SP Variations – 33
• Photo Variation SSP Variations – 35

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Checklist

Here’s an easy-to-scan 2016 Topps Series 2 variations checklist. A full gallery follows below.


354 Tyson Ross SSP
368 Xander Bogaerts SP
400 David Ortiz SSP
405 Ruben Tejada SSP
407 Yoenis Cespedes SSP
410 Mike Moustakas SP
414 Wily Peralta SP
421 Cesar Hernandez SP
423 Carl Crawford SP
426 Joey Votto SP
426 Joey Votto SSP
432 Cameron Rupp SP
440 Tommy Pham SSP
442 Brandon Crawford SSP
443 Prince Fielder SSP
450 David Price SSP
452 Gerrit Cole SSP
464 Robinson Chirinos SSP
471 Kolten Wong SSP
478 Cody Asche SP
479 Marcus Stroman SSP
484 Trevor Rosenthal SP
489 Adeiny Hechavarria SP
496 Brett Anderson SP
500 Albert Pujols SP


507 Travis Wood SP
518 Matt Duffy SP
521 Chris Archer SSP
542 Scott Van Slyke SP
545 Hector Santiago SP
548 Lucas Duda SP
548 Lucas Duda SSP
550 Dallas Keuchel SSP
554 Daniel Murphy SSP
579 Michael Wacha SSP
583 Didi Gregorius SSP
600 Madison Bumgarner SSP
609 Billy Hamilton SSP
625 Wil Myers SP
652 Collin McHugh SP
658 Wilson Ramos SP
661 DJ LeMahieu SP
661 DJ LeMahieu SSP
665 Jared Hughes SP
673 Justin Upton SSP
678 Carlos Martinez SSP
683 Carlos Gonzalez SP
696 Lorenzo Cain SP
696 Lorenzo Cain SSP
700 Ichiro SP


2016 Topps Series 2 Variations Gallery

If you see one that you like and want to buy any, here’s what’s currently listed on eBay.

354 Tyson Ross, San Diego Padres


2016 TS2 Variation 354 Tyson Ross

SSP Variation – batting


2016 TS2 354 Tyson Ross

Base – with catcher


368 Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox


2016 TS2 Variation 368 Bogaerts

SP Variation – fielding, 42 jersey


2016 TS2 368 Xander Bogaerts

Base – batting


400 David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox


2016 TS2 Variation 400 David Ortiz

Variation – hand goggles


2016 TS2 400 David Ortiz

Base – tipping cap


405 Ruben Tejada, St. Louis Cardinals


2016 TS2 Variation 405 Ruben Tejada

Variation – no glasses


2016 TS2 405 Ruben Tejada

Base – with glasses


407 Yoenis Cespedes, New York Mets


2016 TS2 Variation 407 Yoenis Cespedes

SSP Variation – with horse


2016 TS2 407 Yoenis Cespedes

Base – sliding


410 Mike Moustakas, Kansas City Royals


2016 TS2 Variation 410 Mike Moustakas

SP Variation – 42 jersey


2016 TS2 410 Mike Moustakas

Base – high five


414 Wily Peralta, Milwaukee Brewers


2016 TS2 Variation 414 Peralta

SP Variation -grey 42 jersey


2016 TS2 414 Peralta

Base – blue jersey


421 Cesar Hernandez, Philadelphia Phillies


2016 TS2 Variation 421 Hernandez

SP Variation – throwing, 42 jersey


2016 TS2 421 Hernandez

Base – batting


423 Carl Crawford, Los Angeles Dodgers


2016 TS2 Variation 423 Crawford

SP Variation – white 42 jersey


2016 TS2 423 Carl Crawford

Base – grey jersey


426 Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds


2016 TS2 Variation 426 Joey Votto

SP Variation – diving, 42 jersey

2016 TS2 Variation 426 Joey Votto SSP

SSP Variation – All-Star patch on sleeve


2016 TS2 426 Votto

Base – batting


432 Cameron Rupp, Philadelphia Phillies


2016 TS2 Variation 432 Rupp

SP Variation – 42 jersey (on Mets uniform)


2016 TS2 432 Rupp

Base – throwing


440 Tommy Pham, St. Louis Cardinals


2016 TS2 Variation 440 Tommy Pham

SSP Variation – batting


2016 TS2 440 Pham

Base – running, Future Stars


442 Brandon Crawford, San Francisco Giants


2016 TS2 Variation 442 Brandon Crawford

SSP Variation – black shirt


2016 TS2 442 Brandon Crawford

Base – throwing


443 Prince Fielder, Texas Rangers


2016 TS2 Variation 443 Prince Fielder

SSP Variation – in dugout


2016 TS2 443 Prince Fielder

Base – batting


450 David Price, Boston Red Sox


2016 TS2 Variation 450 David Price

SSP Variation – with dog, Astro


2016 TS2 450 David Price

Base – pitching


452 Gerrit Cole, Pittsburgh Pirates


2016 TS2 Variation 452 Gerrit Cole SSP

SSP Variation – no cap


2016 TS2 452 Cole

Base – throwing


464 Robinson Chirinos, Texas Rangers


2016 TS2 Variation 464 Robinson Chirinos

SSP Variation – red shirt, with team


2016 TS2 464 Robinson Chirinos

Base – catcher’s gear


471 Kolten Wong, St. Louis Cardinals


2016 TS2 Variation 471 Kolten Wong

SSP Variation – hoodie


2016 TS2 471 Wong

Base – sliding


478 Cody Asche, Philadelphia Phillies


2016 TS2 Variation 478 Asche

SP Variation – grey 42 jersey


2016 TS2 478 Asche

Base – white jersey


479 Marcus Stroman, Toronto Blue Jays


2016 TS2 Variation 479 Marcus Stroman

SSP Variation – with bobblehead


2016 TS2 479 Stroman

Base – knee up


484 Trevor Rosenthal, St. Louis Cardinals


2016 TS2 Variation 484 Rosenthal

SP Variation – pitching, 42 jersey


2016 TS2 484 Rosenthal

Base – celebrating


489 Adeiny Hechavarria, Miami Marlins


2016 TS2 Variation 489 Hechavarria

SP Variation – with teammate, 42 jersey


2016 TS2 489 Hechavarria

Base – throwing


496 Brett Anderson, Los Angeles Dodgers


2016 TS2 Variation 496 Anderson

SP Variation – white 42 jersey


2016 TS2 496 Brett Anderson

Base – grey jersey


500 Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels


2016 TS2 Variation 500 Albert Pujols

SP Variation – batting, 42 jersey


2016 TS2 500 Pujols

Base – pointing


507 Travis Wood, Chicago Cubs


2016 TS2 Variation 507 Wood

SP Variation – mound meeting, pinstripe 42 jerseys


2016 TS2 507 Travis Wood

Base – blue jersey


518 Matt Duffy, San Francisco Giants


2016 TS2 Variation 518 Matt Duffy

SP Variation – dirty uniform, 42 jersey


2016 TS2 518 Duffy

Base – sunglasses on hat


521 Chris Archer, Tampa Bay Rays


2016 TS2 Variation 521 Chris Archer

SSP Variation – hoodie, no hat


2016 TS2 521 Archer

Base – pitching


542 Scott Van Slyke, Los Angeles Dodgers


2016 TS2 Variation 542 Scott Van Slyke

SP Variation – running, 42 jersey


2016 TS2 542 Scott Van Slyke

Base – batting


545 Hector Santiago, Los Angeles Angels


2016 TS2 Variation 545 Santiago

SP Variation – 42 jersey


2016 TS2 545 Santiago

Base – 53 jersey


548 Lucas Duda, New York Mets


2016 TS2 Variation 548 Lucas Duda

SP Variation – 42 jersey

2016 TS2 Variation 548 Duda

SSP Variation – in dugout, blue jersey


2016 TS2 548 Duda

Base – batting


550 Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros


2016 TS2 Variation 550 Dallas Keuchel

SSP Variation – jacket on shoulder


2016 TS2 550 Keuchel

Base – pitching


554 Daniel Murphy, Washington Nationals


2016 TS2 Variation 554 Daniel Murphy SSP

SSP Variation – press conference


2016 TS2 554 Murphy

Base – batting


579 Michael Wacha, St. Louis Cardinals


2016 TS2 Variation 579 Wacha

SSP Variation – hands on face


2016 TS2 579 Wacha

Base – pitching


583 Didi Gregorius, New York Yankees


2016 TS2 Variation 583 Didi Gregorius

SSP Variation – golden sky


2016 TS2 483 Didi Gregorius

Base – throwing


600 Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants


2016 TS2 Variation 600 Madison Bumgarner

SSP Variation – wearing hoodie


2016 TS2 600 Madison Bumgarner

Base – pitching


609 Billy Hamilton, Cincinnati Reds


2016 TS2 Variation 609 Billy Hamilton

SSP Variation – with bat


2016 TS2 609 Billy Hamilton

Base – jumping


625 Wil Myers, San Diego Padres


2016 TS2 Variation 625 Wil Myers

SP Variation – white 42 jersey


2016 TS2 652 Myers

Base – camo jersey


652 Collin McHugh, Houston Astros


2016 TS2 Variation 652 McHugh

SP Variation – white 42 jersey


2016 TS2 652 Scott McHugh

Base – orange jersey


658 Wilson Ramos, Washington Nationals


2016 TS2 Variation 658 Wilson Ramos

SP Variation – celebrating, 42 jersey


2016 TS2 658 Wilson Ramos

Base – throwing


661 DJ LeMahieu, Colorado Rockies


2016 TS2 Variation 662 LeMahieu

SP Variation – 42 jersey

2016 TS2 Variation 661 DJ Lemahieu

SSP Variation – black hoodie


2016 TS2 661 Lemahie

Base – Pepsi sign on wall


665 Jared Hughes, Pittsburgh Pirates


2016 TS2 Variation 665 Hughes

SP Variation – white 42 jersey


2016 TS2 665 Hughes

Base – black jersey


673 Justin Upton, Detroit Tigers


2016 TS2 Variation 673 Justin Upton

SSP Variation – with microphone


2016 TS2 673 Justin Upton

Base – batting


678 Carlos Martinez


2016 TS2 Variation 678 Carlos Martinez

SSP Variation – batting gloves, helmet


2016 TS2 678 Carlos Martinez

Base – pitching


683 Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies


2016 TS2 Variation 683 Carlos Gonzalez

SP Variation – batting, 42 jersey


2016 TS2 683 Carlos Gonzalez

Base – sliding


696 Lorenzo Cain, Kansas City Royals


2016 TS2 Variation 696 Lorenzo Cain

SP Variation – 42 jersey

2016 TS2 Variation 696 Lorenzo Cain Parade

SSP Variation – parade


2016 TS2 696 Cain

Base – sliding


700 Ichiro, Miami Marlins


2016 TS2 Variation 700 Ichiro

SP Variation – grey 42 jersey


2016 TS2 700 Ichiro

Base – black jersey


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

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4 comments

  1. Ryan Breon 5 July, 2016 at 17:03

    Hello,

    Just looking for some clarification. 2016 Topps series 2 Tyson Ross #354. The variations article shows Ross w/ Catcher as being the base but the price guide lists Ross w/ Catcher as being the variation. Any guidance here would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

  2. Chance James 7 April, 2018 at 13:28

    What’s the 354 card with the old Topps swooping t then?looks like what your saying the base is??

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