Not a lot is known as to the number of cards that have received the SSP treatment. But, they’re definitely out there. Things are also different than most sets. Instead of base cards being featured on variations, it’s only Refractors in 2017 Topps Chrome Baseball.
The variant Refractor versions use separate photos. These also have different images than the ones used in the 2017 Topps Series 1 and Series 2 variations.
Inserted 1:143 hobby packs.
2017 TOPPS CHROME VARIATIONS CODES
You can use the codes on card backs to identify 2017 Topps Chrome Baseball variations. In the fine print at the bottom, base cards end in 925 while variations end in 957.
This isn’t the intention of the codes, but it is a handy way to find or confirm the SSP cards.
2017 TOPPS CHROME VARIATIONS PARALLELS
The 2017 Topps Chrome Variation Refractors do have some color. It’s not nearly as much as the base cards and the Rookie Autographs, but there are added ways.
Variation parallels come in the following (hobby odds are noted):
• Green Refractors – /99 (1:1,221 hobby)
• Orange Refractors – /25 (1:4,825 hobby)
• Red Refractors – /5 (1:24,513 hobby)
• Superfractors – 1/1 (1:113,370 hobby)
2017 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Checklist
Here’s a quick look at who has 2017 Topps Chrome Baseball variations. The checklist will grow as more variations are confirmed.
1 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs
8 Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves
9 Alex Bregman, Houston Astros
18 Hunter Renfroe, San Diego Padres
21 Yoenis Cespedes, New York Mets
25 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
47 Trey Mancini, Baltimore Orioles
48 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals
73 Orlando Arcia, Milwaukee Brewers
75 Yoan Moncada, Chicago White Sox
93 Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers
100 Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox
102 Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies
103 Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets
112 Carlos Correa, Houston Astros
126 Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians
145 Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
149 Khris Davis, Oakland Athletics
155 Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins
159 Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals
169 Aaron Judge, New York Yankees
173 Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs
194 Trea Turner, Washington Nationals
199 Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox
200 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels
2017 Topps Chrome Baseball Variation Refractors Gallery
Stay tuned for more variations as they emerge.
1 KRIS BRYANT, CHICAGO CUBS
169 AARON JUDGE, NEW YORK YANKEES
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