2020-21 Topps Chrome UEFA Variations Guide

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2020-21 Topps Chrome UEFA Variations cover some of the top players on the checklist. From superstar veterans to rookie stars and points in between, they offer different photos and much longer odds.

Variations are actually Refractors, so they naturally stand out more than a regular base card. Still, some of the photo switches are subtle.

The cards are not easy to come by, landing 1:510 hobby packs and 1:308 blaster packs. There are also one-of-one Superfractors (1:146,241 hobby, 1:109,701 blaster).

An Easy Way to Confirm 2020-21 Topps Chrome UEFA Variations

Let’s be honest — these aren’t the most obvious of image variations. For most players, they’re simply in a bit of a different position or pose. But they don’t scream SSP. There is a gallery below that’s a fast and simple reference. But that’s not the only way to confirm if you have a variation. Card backs offer up two additional sources of confirmation.

For standard Refractors, they’re labeled as such directly under the card number. Variations, which come on Refractor stock, do not. So if you get a card that looks like a base parallels but doesn’t have the ‘Refractor’ label on the back, it’s a sign you might have a variation.

A second way to confirm the SSP cards is with the fine print. The CMP code at the end of the block of text changes based on card types. Usually, you can ignore this. But it can come in handy for variation spotting. These are the two code endings you need to know:

  • Base/Refractor – 488
  • Variation Refractors – 517
2020-21 Topps Chrome UEFA Variations Codes

2020-21 Topps Chrome UEFA Variations Checklist

Here’s a checklist of the ten players with 2020-21 Topps Chrome UEFA variations. If you’re looking for a particular card, click on the links to see what’s currently available on eBay.

1 Lionel Messi
15 Ansu Fati
42 Alphonso Davies
49 Erling Haaland
50 Robert Lewandowski
58 Konrad de la Fuente
68 Jude Bellingham
93 Reinier Jesus
98 Ryan Gravenberch
100 Cristiano Ronaldo

2020-21 Topps Chrome UEFA Variations Gallery

1 Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona

2020-21 Topps Chrome UEFA Variations Lionel Messi
SP – looking down
Base Refractor – looking forward

15 Ansu Fati, FC Barcelona

2020-21 Topps Chrome UEFA Variations Ansu Fati
SP – running
Base Refractor – standing

42 Alphonso Davies, FC Bayern München

2020-21 Topps Chrome UEFA Variations Alphonso Davies
SP – back cleat not visible, standing upright
Base Refractor – back cleat visible

49 Erling Haaland, Borussia Dortmund

2020-21 Topps Chrome UEFA Variations Erling Haaland
SP – both hands at sides
Base Refractor – hand at ear

50 Robert Lewandowski, FC Bayern München

2020-21 Topps Chrome UEFA Variations Robert Lewandowski
SP – clenched fist
Base Refractor – mouth open

58 Konrad de la Fuente, FC Barcelona

SP – hands out
Base Refractor – hands on hips

68 Jude Bellingham, Borussia Dortmund

2020-21 Topps Chrome UEFA Variations Jude Bellingham
SP – pointing
Base Refractor – both hands down

93 Reinier Jesus, Borussia Dortmund

SP – grass in background
Base Refractor – stands in background

98 Ryan Gravenberch, AFC Ajax

SP – left palm up
Base Refractor – turned to side, both palms down

100 Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus

2020-21 Topps Chrome UEFA Variations Cristiano Ronaldo
SP – clenched fist
Base Refractor – finger at head

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