2019 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations and Short Prints Gallery and Guide

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The 2019 Topps Series 2 Baseball variations continue with the flagship tradition of offering up a mix of SP and SSP cards that look an awful lot like regular base cards but are tougher to find. As has been the case for years, these cards carry the same design as the main base set but feature different images.

This means some additional digging and card checking to make sure one of the variation short prints don’t make their way into a box of doubles or tossed aside.

Some are easy to see, even at the smallest glance. That’s because many of the 2019 Topps Series 2 Baseball variations are retired legends and Hall of Famers. Besides offering up some big names from generations past, many of the image are fun candid shots that immediately stand out.

2019 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Frank Robinson

As for the veterans and rookies, their variations in 2019 Topps Series 2 might require a little more looking. However, we’ve made it easy for you.

2019 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations – SP and SSP

Like Series 1, 2019 Topps Series 2 Baseball variations come in two levels, Short Print (SP) and Super Short Print (SSP). These refer primarily to the production runs with SSP being a lot harder to pull.

SP Variations are 1:20 hobby and 1:5 hobby jumbo packs. That makes them relatively easy to pull compared to other inserts in the set. Hobby boxes should have at least one. In hobby jumbos, they average out to two per box.

Contrast that with the 2019 Topps Series 2 SSP Variations, which are 1:589 hobby and 1:123 hobby jumbo packs.

The 2019 Topps Series 2 variations total 100 different cards, 75 SP and 25 SSP.

The Curious Case of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Missing Number

The 2019 Topps Series Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is a bit of a curious card. On the checklist Topps put out, it was noted as a variation for #700.

2019 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Vladimir Guerrero Jr

But there’s something noticeably missing from the final card. It has no card number on the back.

Whether you consider it a base card or a variation, based on early reports, it doesn’t sound as though it’s overly rare. It is noticeably tougher than other base cards but not by a lot. Seeing as how it’s Series 2 and the print runs are on the large side compared to most other releases, finding one shouldn’t be an issue. It definitely shouldn’t be like the 2012 Bryce Harper #661.

Confirming 2019 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations with Back Codes

It’s not the most glamorous way to look for SP and SSP cards, but card backs do hold an easy key to confirming them. Like Series 1 and a lot of other Topps sets in the past few years, there’s a code at the end of the fine print on the back. It’s meant for production purposes but collectors can use them for variations as the code ending changes for different card types. For the purposes of variations, here are the codes you need to know:

  • Base – 962
  • SP Variations – 031
  • SSP Variations – 032

2019 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Codes

It’s worth noting that the Vladimir Guerrero Jr. card has the 962 code.

2019 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Checklist

If you’re looking for a specific card, click on the links to see what’s currently listed on eBay. SSP variations are noted. A full gallery of variations and their corresponding base cards follow.




2019 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Gallery

Image gaps and new cards will be added ASAP.

353 Gary Sanchez, New York Yankees


SP Variation – catcher’s gear


Base – batting


356 Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals


2019 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Stephen Strasburg

SP Variation – throwing in outfield


Base – ball in glove


359 Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets


2019 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Noah Syndergaard

SP Variation – batting


Base – pitching


370 Lou Brock, St. Louis Cardinals


SP Variation – Lou Brock


Base – Jacoby Ellsbury


372 Yu Darvish, Chicago Cubs


SP Variation – blue shirt


Base – gray jersey


373 Carlton Fisk, Boston Red Sox


SP Variation – Carlton Fisk


Base – Christian Vazquez


374 Joe Morgan, Cincinnati Reds


SP Variation – Joe Morgan


Base – Alex Blandino


377 Roberto Alomar, Toronto Blue Jays


SP Variation – Roberto Alomar


Base – Yoan Moncada


380 Chris Archer, Pittsburgh Pirates


SP Variation – black shirt


Base – white jersey


381 Darryl Strawberry, New York Mets


SP Variation – Darryl Strawberry


Base – Juan Lagares


385 Dale Murphy, Atlanta Braves


SP Variation – Dale Murphy with baseballs


Base – Ender Inciarte


387 Warren Spahn, Milwaukee Braves


SSP Variation – Warren Spahn


Base – Mike Foltynewicz


390 Evan Longoria, San Francisco Giants


SP Variation – fielding


Base – batting


395 Andrew McCutchen, Philadelphia Phillies


SP Variation – catching


Base – batting


396 Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees


SP Variation – lifting cap in dugout


Base – pitching


397 Lance McCullers Jr., Houston Astros


SP Variation – dark blue jersey


Base – orange jersey


400 Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies


SP Variation – suit, All-Star Red Carpet Show

SSP Variation – with Phillie Phanatic


Base – batting


402 Victor Robles, Washington Nationals


SP Variation – in dugout


Base – batting


412 Clint Frazier, New York Yankees


SP Variation – gray jersey, on dirt


Base – pinstripe jersey


428 Will Clark, San Francisco Giants


SP Variation – Will Clark with Ozzie Smith


Base – Pablo Sandoval


431 Willie Stargell, Pittsburgh Pirates


SP Variation – Willie Stargell


Base – Lonnie Chisenhall


436 Edgar Martinez, Seattle Mariners


SP Variation – Edgar Martinez


Base – Kendrys Morales


437 Johnny Mize, St. Louis Cardinals


SSP Variation – Johnny Mize


Base – Albert Pujols


437 Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels


SP Variation – sitting in dugout, red shirt


Base – batting, white jersey


440 Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox


SP Variation – with Carl Yastrzemski


Base – kneeling at base


442 Reese McGuire, Toronto Blue Jays


SP Variation – no mask


Base – wearing mask


445 Walker Buehler, Los Angeles Dodgers


SP Variation – batter in background


Base – face visible, Rookie Cup


448 Willians Astudillo, Minnesota Twins


SP Variation – pitching


Base – fielding, navy blue jersey


460 Ernie Banks, Chicago Cubs


SSP Variation – Ernie Banks


Base – Trevor Story


460 Trevor Story, Colorado Rockies


SP Variation – red All-Star jersey


Base – purple jersey


473 Kyle Wright, Atlanta Braves


SP Variation – portrait


Base – pitching


477 Al Kaline, Detroit Tigers


SSP Variation – Al Kaline


Base – Mike Mahtook


485 Wil Myers, San Diego Padres


SP Variation – wearing sunglasses


Base – fielding, pinstripe jersey


486 CC Sabathia, New York Yankees


SSP Variation – Whitey Ford


Base – CC Sabathia


486 CC Sabathia, New York Yankees


SP Variation – patch on sleeve, waist-up photo


Base – knees visible, no patch on sleeve


488 Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle Mariners


SP Variation – Ken Griffey Jr.


Base – Dexter Fowler


500 Manny Machado, San Diego Padres


SP Variation – suit, All-Star Red Carpet Show

SSP Variation – photo shoot with green screen


Base – fielding


501 Bob Feller, Cleveland Indians


SSP Variation – Bob Feller


Base – Carlos Carrasco


503 Roger Maris, New York Yankees – SSP


SSP Variation – Roger Maris


Base – Marcell Ozuna


503 Marcell Ozuna, St. Louis Cardinals


SP Variation – batting


Base – smiling, no bat visible


505 Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees


SP Variation – Mariano Rivera


Base – Dellin Betances


507 Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers


SP Variation – diving on grass


Base – batting


507 Pee Wee Reese, Brooklyn Dodgers


SSP Variation – Pee Wee Reese


Base – Cody Bellinger


514 Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres


SP Variation – Tony Gwynn


Base – Greg Allen


515 Hyun-Jin Ryu, Los Angeles Dodgers


SP Variation – gray jersey


Base – white jersey


518 Roger Clemens, Boston Red Sox


SP Variation – Roger Clemens


Base – Steven Wright


525 Ryne Sandberg, Chicago Cubs


SP Variation – Ryne Sandberg tossing helmet


Base – Ian Kinsler


529 Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles


SP Variation – Frank Robinson wearing mop wig


Base – Chance Sisco


540 Cole Hamels, Chicago Cubs


SP Variation – wearing sunglasses


Base – pinstripe jersey, pitching


542 Eddie Murray, Baltimore Orioles


SP Variation – Eddie Murray


Base – Chris Davis


545 Jeff Bagwell, Houston Astros


SP Variation – Jeff Bagwell


Base – Tyler White


551 Rogers Hornsby, St. Louis Cardinals – SSP


SSP Variation – Rogers Hornsby


Base – Kolten Wong


556 Rowdy Tellez, Toronto Blue Jays


SP Variation – close-up, wearing glove


Base – batting


561 Ozzie Albies, Atlanta Braves


SP Variation – suit, All-Star Red Carpet Show


Base – sliding


564 Austin Meadows, Tampa Bay Rays


SP Variation – batting, blue jersey


Base – fist up, gray jersey


564 Mel Ott, New York Giants


SSP Variation – Mel Ott


Base – Austin Meadows


565 Catfish Hunter, Oakland Athletics


SP Variation – Catfish Hunter


Base – Andrew Triggs


568 Harmon Killebrew, Minnesota Twins


SSP Variation – Harmon Killebrew


Base – Giancarlo Stanton


568 Giancarlo Stanton, New York Yankees


SP Variation – press scrum in Marlins dugout


Base – batting


572 Gerrit Cole, Houston Astros


SP Variation – sitting with bat


Base – pitching, orange jersey


573 Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds


SP Variation – Johnny Bench with Joe Morgan


Base – Tucker Barnhart


574 Christy Mathewson, New York Giants


2019 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Christy Matthewson SSP

SSP Variation – Christy Mathewson


Base – Jeff Samardzija


579 Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox


SP Variation – throwing


Base – leaping for ball


579 Tris Speaker, Boston Red Sox – SSP


SSP Variation – Tris Speaker


Base – Andrew Benintendi


587 Chipper Jones, Atlanta Braves


SP Variation – Chipper Jones lying on couch


Base – Johan Camargo


590 Barry Larkin, Cincinnati Reds


SP Variation – Barry Larkin


Base – Jose Peraza


591 Gary Carter, New York Mets


SP Variation – Gary Carter


Base – Wilson Ramos


594 Monte Irvin, New York Giants


SSP Variation – Monte Irvin


Base – Austin Slater


596 Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs


2019 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Anthony Rizzo

SP Variation – raising helmet at dugout

SSP Variation – Gatorade bath


Base – batting


618 Nick Martini, Oakland Athletics


SP Variation – green jersey


Base – gray jersey


622 Honus Wagner, Pittsburgh Pirates


SSP Variation – Honus Wagner


Base – Troy Tulowitzki


623 Stan Musial, St. Louis Cardinals – SSP


SSP Variation – Stan Musial giving speech


Base – Kevin Pillar


624 Amed Rosario, New York Mets


SP Variation – pointing up


Base – batting


629 Myles Straw, Houston Astros


SP Variation – pointing up


Base – fielding


631 Rod Carew, California Angels


2019 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Rod Carew

SP Variation – Rod Carew


Base – Tyler Austin


632 Yusei Kikuchi, Seattle Mariners


SP Variation – wearing suit

SSP Variation – holding microphone


Base – wearing jersey and cap


643 Chris Sale, Boston Red Sox


2019 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Chris Sale

SP Variation – World Series press conference


Base – pitching


646 Andre Dawson, Chicago Cubs


SP Variation – Andre Dawson


Base – Jason Heyward


653 Dave Winfield, New York Yankees


SP Variation – Dave Winfield at press conference


Base – Greg Bird


655 Tyler O’Neill, St. Louis Cardinals


SP Variation – leaping at wall


Base – batting


658 Max Muncy, Los Angeles Dodgers


2019 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Max Muncy

SP Variation – catcher and umpire in background


Base – no catcher in background


661 Zack Greinke, Arizona Diamondbacks


SP Variation – batting


Base – pitching


665 Duke Snider, Brooklyn Dodgers


SSP Variation – Duke Snider wearing crown


Base – David Freese


672 Christin Stewart, Detroit Tigers


SP Variation – batting


Base – catching


675 Vladimir Guerrero, Montreal Expos


SP Variation – Vladimir Guerrero


Base – Nelson Cruz


676 Eddie Mathews, Milwaukee Braves – SSP


SSP Variation – Eddie Mathews


Base – Travis Shaw


676 Robin Yount, Milwaukee Brewers


2019 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Robin Yount

SP Variation – Robin Yount


Base – Travis Shaw


679 Dizzy Dean, St. Louis Cardinals


2019 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Dizzy Dean SP

SSP Variation – Dizzy Dean


Base – Adam Wainwright


680 Willie McCovey, San Francisco Giants – SSP


SSP Variation – Willie McCovey


Base – Justin Smoak


680 Justin Smoak, Toronto Blue Jays


SP Variation – running


Base – batting


690 George Brett, Kansas City Royals


2019 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations George Brett

SP Variation – George Brett


Base – Hunter Dozier


692 Dennis Eckersley, Oakland Athletics


SP Variation – Dennis Eckersley


Base – Fernando Rodney


694 David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox


SP Variation – David Ortiz


Base – Steve Pearce


699 Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners


SP Variation – Turn Ahead the Clock Night jersey


Base – white jersey


700 Alex Bregman, Houston Astros


SP Variation – arms up

SSP Variation – dugout limbo


Base – batting


Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays


2019 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Vladimir Guerrero Jr

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. SP



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17 comments

  1. Chuck Kemp 13 June, 2019 at 18:43

    I’m trying to figure out exactly how hard it is to pull the Vladimir Guerrero Jr base card. I understand it’s harder to pull than the base cards. Is it easier or harder to pull this card than the other SP cards in this set? Or about the same as an SP?

    • Ryan Cracknell 18 June, 2019 at 12:12

      @Chuck – They look to be a little tough but not as tough as the SP variations.

  2. Jdh2346 19 June, 2019 at 13:41

    Where can we find a checklist for the sketch cards. Pulled a beautiful Aaron Judge out of this product yesterday. Can’t find any info on it … or how rare they are .. and can’t read the artists name on the back.

  3. Vince 9 July, 2019 at 13:23

    I have two base cards with the same code on the back for Adalberto Mejia #383. One looks like normal base as all the others. The odd one is ALL silver/chrome almost like a printer would UV coat a post card. I also have one for Travis Jankowski #581 the same way. Any ideas ?

  4. David Snyder 29 July, 2019 at 14:17

    Are there 2 different variations of the Vlad Guerrero # “700-Complete Set” rookie variation cards in every complete factory set? Also, there is no #60 Kyle Tucker #60 “Complete Set” variation card as stated on the checklist on the bottom of the box.

  5. Brandon Grasmick 4 September, 2019 at 20:21

    Having finally pulled the NNO or # “701” Vlad Jr., I made the mistake of doing some thinking. Would it and any of the SP’s or SSP’s have the parallels that the regular cards do? In other words, are there Rainbow Foil or Vintage Stock or similar Vlad Jr RC’s out there in the wild?

    • Ryan Cracknell 5 September, 2019 at 11:44

      @Brandon – It has no parallels in packs. There are a couple of variations that are in factory sets.

  6. Joshua Baakko 19 September, 2019 at 22:43

    So what would 033 be? I have a CMP033710 certified autograph Willson Contreras, and a CMP032058 certified autograph (2 players) Ichiro & Shohei Ohtani.

  7. Tony Knott 13 October, 2019 at 11:52

    I have a Topps series 2 Keone #516 but next to that # there’s a raised number 0594/2019. What is that number for? Just getting back into the hobby and all these variations are confusing.

    • Ryan Cracknell 14 October, 2019 at 14:58

      @Tony – It’s a Gold parallel. The /2019 is the serial number. Yours is copy 594 out of 2019 total copies.

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