2020 Topps Pro Debut Baseball Variations Guide


In case you were wondering, yes, there are 2020 Topps Pro Debut variations. These are straightforward in their approach, offering SSP cards that look very similar to base cards but come with different photos and tougher odds.

A total of 15 players have Image Variations in the minor league product, most of which are top players on the checklist.

2020 Topps Pro Debut Baseball Variations Jo Adell

As for the variations, there is no connecting theme to the photos. In fact, most are standard shots that have players batting instead of fielding or a different angle from a similar play.

2020 Topps Pro Debut Baseball variations land 1:195 hobby packs, which is about 1:8 boxes. They’re also in the new jumbo packs at a rate of 1:65 packs.

In additional to the regular versions, each has a one-of-one Black parallel (1:37,264 hobby packs, 1:12,275 jumbo packs).

2020 Topps Pro Debut Baseball Image Variations Code Confirmations

There’s a second way to know if you have a 2020 Topps Pro Debut Baseball variation. Simply flip the card over and look at the end of the block of small print. You’ll find a code. It’s meant for production purposes primarily but collectors can use it to identify different types of cards — like variations.

When it comes to the SSP cards, here are the two codes that matter:

  • Base – 981
  • Variation – 995

Basically, if the code on your cards ends in 981, it’s the regular base card. If it’s 995, you’ve got one of the variations. It’s that simple.

2020 Topps Pro Debut Baseball Variations Checklist

Here’s a quick 2020 Topps Pro Debut Baseball variations checklist. If you’re looking for a specific card, click on the links to see what’s currently available on eBay.

PD-1 Wander Franco
PD-25 Adley Rutschman
PD-50 Bobby Witt Jr.
PD-58 Nate Pearson
PD-91 Victor Victor Mesa
PD-100 Jo Adell
PD-108 Riley Greene
PD-124 Andrew Vaughn
PD-150 Casey Mize
PD-161 Joey Bart
PD-185 JJ Bleday
PD-191 Jarred Kelenic
PD-192 CJ Abrams
PD-193 Tarik Skubal
PD-195 Royce Lewis

2020 Topps Pro Debut Baseball Variations Gallery

PD-1 Wander Franco, Charlotte Stone Crabs

2020 Topps Pro Debut Baseball Variations Wander Franco

Variation – carrying glove, helmet

2020 Topps Pro Debut Baseball Wander Franco

Base – throwing

PD-25 Adley Rutschman, GCL Orioles

Variation – catcher’s gear

2020 Topps Pro Debut Baseball Adley Rutschman

Base – batting

PD-50 Bobby Witt Jr., AZL Royals

Variation – arms out

Base holding bat

PD-58 Nate Pearson, Buffalo Bisons

Variation – batter visible

Base – pitching mound visible

PD-91 Victor Victor Mesa, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

Variation – arms out

Base – batting

PD-100 Jo Adell, Salt Lake Bees

Variation – orange jersey, batting

Base – gray jersey, with glove

PD-108 Riley Greene, GCL Tigers

Variation – batting

Base – arms out

PD-124 Andrew Vaughn, AZL White Sox

Variation – fielding, gray jersey

Base – batting, black jersey

PD-150 Casey Mize, Erie SeaWolves

Variation – ball not in hand

Base – holding ball

PD-161 Joey Bart, Richmond Flying Squirrels

Variation – catcher’s gear

Base – batting

PD-185 JJ Bleday, Jupiter Hammerheads

Variation – with glove

Base – batting

PD-191 Jarred Kelenic, Arkansas Travelers

Variation – batting

Base – running

PD-192 CJ Abrams, AZL Padres

Variation – pointing, blue jersey

Base – gray jersey, wearing glove

PD-193 Tarik Skubal, Erie SeaWolves

Variation – leg up, ball not visible

Base – facing ahead, ball visible in hand

PD-195 Royce Lewis, Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Variation – batting

Base – fielding



Ryan Cracknell

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