2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variation Short Prints Gallery and How to Spot Them

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2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball variation short prints are likely going to keep you looking and taking second glances. This has become a tradition over the past several years.


Want to know what you should be looking for?

Once again, Topps is opting for different photos on the variations. As far as spotting them goes, it’s much easier and distinct than patterns from the past like Sparkles, which last appeared in 2015 Topps Baseball.

2017 T Var 20 Mike Trout

David Ortiz Variations

Fresh off his final season, David Ortiz gets a lot attention among the variations. He’s featured on several cards. Just how many remains to be seen.

Most seem to revolve around his retirement tour, with final stops and tributes in several stadiums.

2017 T Var 350 David Ortiz Scoreboard

Finding 2017 Topps Series 1 Variations in Packs

Variations are not exclusive to any particular 2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball pack type. Both retail and hobby packs have them. As far as odds go, based on what’s printed on wrappers, it looks as though things have been streamlined somewhat. Rather than having one set of short prints and another group of even tougher super short prints, there’s just one group and it’s the latter.

Variations are inserted 1:678 hobby packs and 1:126 hobby jumbo packs. That puts them in line with SSP cards from other years. But the easier group of short print, often about one per box, appear to be gone.

Confirming SSP Variations with Codes on the Back

In addition to the different images, you can once again double-check with the codes on the back in the fine print. Base cards end in 1730. Codes for variations end with 1786. This isn’t what the codes are meant for, but it works.

Below is a list of the confirmed 2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball variation short prints (obviously, we’re just getting started). After that is a gallery to make things even easier.

2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Checklist

Here’s the full list of all 50 of the 2017 Topps Series 1 Variations.

Looking to add 2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball variations to your collection? Here’s what’s currently listed on eBay. You can also click on the individual links in the checklist to check for specific cards.

350 David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox

• Cowboy Hat
• Dodger Stadium
• Gatorade Bath
• LEGO Statue
• Scoreboard
• Standing at Door
• Standing at Dugout, Red Shirt
• Tipping Helmet
• Winter Jacket
• With Albert Pujols

2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Gallery

1 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs

2017 Topps Series 1 Variations 1 Kris Bryant
SSP Variation – in dugout

2017 Topps Baseball Base Kris Bryant
Base – swinging

5 Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers

2017 T Var 5 Corey Seager
SSP Variation – on-deck circle, ring on bat

2017 T 5 Corey Seager
Base – swinging

8 Jose Berrios, Minnesota Twins

2017 T Var 8 Jose Berrios
SSP Variation – red jersey

2017 T 15 Jose Berrios
Base – pinstripe jersey

9 Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox

2017 T Var 9 Chris Sale
SSP Variation – black jacket

2017 T 9 Sale
Base – pitching

20 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

2017 T Var 20 Mike Trout
SSP Variation – walking into dugout, holding helmet

2017 Topps 20 Mike Trout
Base – wearing glove

25 Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins

2017 T Var 25 Giancarlo Stanton
SSP Variation – standing against fence, red cap

2017 T 25 Stanton
Base – batting

34 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

2017 Topps Series 1 Variations 34 Bryce Harper
SSP Variation – back view, on-deck circle

2017 Topps 34 Bryce Harper
Base – swinging

38 Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals

2017 T Var 38 Stephen Strasburg
SSP Variation – stepping out of dugout

2017 T 38 Stephen Strasburg
Base – pitching

44 Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks

2017 T Var 44 Paul Goldschmidtb
SSP Variation – Dubble Bubble bath

2017 T 44 Paul Goldschmidt
Base – running

50 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

2017 T Var 50 Kershaw
SSP Variation – sunglasses, cap at chest

2017 T 50 Kershaw
Base – pitching

60 Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays

2017 T Var 60 Jose Bautista
SSP Variation – pointing fingers

2017 T 60 Jose Bautista
Base – batting

65 Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants

2017 Topps Series 1 Variations 65 Madison Bumgarner
SSP Variation – cap at chest

2017 T 65 Madison Bumgarner
Base – pitching

75 Carlos Correa, Houston Astros

2017 T Var 75 Carlos Correa
SSP Variation – celebrating with team

2017 T 75 Correa
Base – fielding

87 Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves

2017 Topps Series 1 Variations 87 Dansby Swanson
SSP Variation – red jersey

2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Dansby Swanson
Base – white jersey, running

91 Troy Tulowitzki, Toronto Blue Jays

2017 T Var 91 Troy Tulowitzki
SSP Variation – blue jersey

2017 T 91 Tulowitzki
Base – white jersey

109 Nelson Cruz, Seattle Mariners

2017 T Var 109 Nelson Cruz
SSP Variation – blue hoodie

2017 T 109 Cruz
Base – white jersey, running

119 Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians

2017 T Var 119 Francisco Lindor
SSP Variation – running

2017 T 119 Francisco Lindor
Base – wearing helmet

126 Miguel Sano, Minnesota Twins

2017 T Var 126 Sano
SSP Variation – red jersey, peace sign

2017 T 126 Sano
Base – grey jersey, salute

130 Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox

2017 T Var 130 Dustin Pedroia
SSP Variation – in dugout with bat

2017 T 130 Pedroia
Base – swinging

150 Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

2017 T Var 150 Miguel Cabrera
SSP Variation – sitting in dugout

2017 T 150 Miguel Cabrera
Base – batting

155 Jacob deGrom, New York Mets

2017 T Var 155 Jacob deGrom
SSP Variation – in dugout

2017 T 155 deGrom
Base – pitching

161 Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox

2017 T Var 161 Mookie Betts
Variation SSP – grey jersey, with teammate

2017 T 161 Mookie Betts
Base – blue jersey, jumping at wall

177 Sonny Gray, Oakland Athletics

2017 T Var 177 Sonny Gray
SSP Variation – yellow jersey

2017 T 177 Sonny Gray
Base – green jersey

199 Johnny Cueto, San Francisco Giants

2017 T Var 199 Johnny Cueto
SSP Variation – blowing bubble

2017 T 199 Cueto
Base – pitching

207 Justin Upton, Detroit Tigers

2017 T Var 207 Justin Upton
SSP Variation – in dugout, “Tigres” jersey

2017 T 207 Justin Upton
Base – batting

208 Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees

2017 T Var 208 Masahiro Tanaka
SSP Variation – high five

2017 Topps 208 Masahiro Tanaka
Base – pinstripe jersey

210 Yoan Moncada, Boston Red Sox

2017 T Var 210 Yoan Moncada
SSP Variation – red jersey

2017 T 210 Yoan Moncada
Base – blue jersey, running

220 Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers

2017 T Var 220 Ryan Braun
SSP Variation – yellow cap, batting cage

2017 T 220 Braun
Base – helmet

227 Byron Buxton, Minnesota Twins

2017 T Var 227 Byron Buxton
SSP Variation – with bat

2017 T 227 Byron Buxton
Base – fielding

243 Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners

2017 T Var 243 Felix Hernandez
SSP Variation – toque and hoodie

2017 T 243 Fleix Hernandez
Base – pitching

244 Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves

2017 T Var 244 Freddie Freeman
SSP Variation – ice water bath

2017 T 244 Freeman
Base – fielding

260 Stephen Piscotty, St. Louis Cardinals

2017 Topps Series 1 Variations 260 Stephen Piscotty
SSP Variation – with team

2017 T 260 Stephen Piscotty
Base – fielding

263 Addison Russell, Chicago Cubs

2017 T Var 263 Addison Russell
SSP Variation – high-fives in dugout

2017 T 263 Addison Russell
Base – leaping

265 Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies

2017 T Var 265 Charlie Blackmon
SSP Variation – purple jersey

2017 T 265 Charlie Blackmon
Base – pinstripe jersey

283 Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox

2017 T Var 283 Andrew Benintendi
SSP Variation – dugout interview

2017 Topps 283 Andrew Benintendi
Base – batting

287 Aaron Judge, New York Yankees

2017 T Var 287 Aaron Judge
SSP Variation – with bat

2017 T 287 Aaron Judge
Base – fielding

288 Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds

2017 T Var 288 Joey Votto
SSP Variation – Gatorade shower

2017 T 288 Joey Votto
Base – batting

299 Yulieski Gurriel, Houston Astros

2017 T Var 299 Gurriel
SSP Variation – dark blue jersey, taking off helmet

2017 T 299 Yulieski Gurriel
Base – grey jersey, fielding

340 Aaron Nola, Philadelphia Phillies

2017 T Var 340 Aaron Nola
SSP Variation – striped throwback cap

2017 T 340 Aaron Nola
Base -red cap, ball in hand

341 Alex Bregman, Houston Astros

2017 T Var 341 Alex Bregman
SSP Variation – kneeling

2017 T 341 Alex Bregman
Base – batting

350 David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox

Ortiz has several variations.

2017 T Var 350 David Ortiz Cowboy Hat
SSP Variation – cowboy hat
2017 T Var 6350 David Ortiz Dodger Stadium
SSP Variation – Dodger Stadium
2017 Topps Series 1 Variations 350 David Ortiz
SSP Variation – standing at door
2017 T Var 350 David Ortiz Red Shirt
SSP Variation – standing at dugout, red shirt
2017 T Var 350 David Ortiz Gatorade
SSP Variation – Gatorade bath
2017 T Var 350 David Ortiz Scoreboard
SSP Variation – Tigers scoreboard
2017 T Var 350 Ortiz Tipping Helmet
SSP Variation – tipping helmet
2017 Topps Variations 350 David Ortiz LEGO
SSP Variation – with LEGO statue
2017 T Var 350 David Ortiz Jacket
SSP Variation – winter jacket
2017 T Var 350 David Ortiz with Pujols
SSP Variation – with Albert Pujols

2017 Topps 350 David Ortiz
Base – swinging

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  1. Michael L Pereira 2 February, 2017 at 20:05

    Got to say Topps might have learned something from Stadium Club fans and got some really good photo shots. But that name design just sucks. Not a homerun but a good triple depending on value.

  2. Raylon Ruggles 3 February, 2017 at 19:04

    Good LORD !!! . . . it’s like every player or card. This going to be tough to complete my master base set of 2017. Looks like there’s going to be 800 cards in this years set.

  3. Mitch 23 February, 2017 at 12:44

    Not sure its a good idea to have photos of the players talking, smirking and not paying attention during (what apears to be) the National Anthem. Love the overall look of the cards. Thanks for extending to the edge of the cards.

  4. Mike Smith 23 April, 2017 at 21:08

    I’ve opened enough 2017 Topps Series #1 to have enough for a FEW master sets…..I’m at 2,400 Base, 200+ Inserts……I mixed it up a lot this year…..Hobby Packs, Hobby Jumbo Packs, Retail Packs, Retail Jumbo, Hanger Boxes, Value Boxes, Etc… the Good Cards……(14) Gold Parallels (None even rise to semi-star level), (12) Rainbow Foil Parallels (Same as the “Gold” Parallel) (1) Jersey, Base Jason Heyward Piece….oh, and a Black Parallel of Blake Snell…..the real kicker is I don’t have a SINGLE MIKE TROUT (BASE let alone any kind of Parallel) & only (1) Andrew Bentandini (RC) but (32) of Jacoby Jones (RC)!! Topps Inc. doesn’t care at all, I’ve been trying for years to just get an e-mail back from them on a few VERY important questions, like if a particular card that I pulled & I wasn’t sure if it was a mistake, SSSSSSSP, Buyback, Etc.. yet was never returned on any of them……After becoming disabled I had to sell off my entire collection out of pure desperation and since it had been over 4 years of trying to get any info. on the card I had to put it in with my entire collection which a month later it finally came out that it is the RAREST ERROR CARD, Not Supposed to be released Cards EVER…….There were 20x less than the 1991 Frank Thomas NNOF Error…..they just wouldn’t tell me about it b/c I raised a stink about the PACK RIGGING, Searching, Etc… that is going on and they didn’t like it to much!! Now my daughter and me have nothing, no help, can’t work (LITERALLY) and don’t qualify for any benefits due to my former attorney’s mistake but the mistake fell within some b.s. rule that only the Social Security Administration would/could have in place, so while we slowly sell off everything in our lives just to get by another day Topps is making ABSURD amounts of money every day but won’t answer a single question, take back any of the products I video recorded me buying opening and having the whole pack filled with the same player, Completely Empty “Value Boxes”, Boxes filled with 90’s Topps Commons, I even have one of a sealed box that had nothing but a Matchbox car in it…………………………RIGGED?????????????? GREED…..SMH I grew up loving Topps, I had no clue just how corrupt they really are!!!!

    • Ryan Cracknell 24 April, 2017 at 09:30

      Sorry to hear. If you’re opening blasters and getting nothing but old cards, no cards, things other than cards, it is an issue at the retail store you purchased it. People are buying the blasters, pulling out the contents, replacing them with garbage, rewrapping them and returning them. It’s one of the saddest scams out there, but it happens.

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