Last year I did a post on the short printed variations that Topps has inserted in their products the last few years. My feelings were somewhat mixed in that post and there were quite a comments sharing thoughts. I just saw a list of parallels in the new 2015 Topps Update release and expect some team and set collectors will again be applauding the additional options or demonstrating frustration at the challenge in chasing these cards down.
Back in 2013 Topps included this variation SP of Buster Posey:
I am excited about having this card in my collection but the question that won't leave by brain is why can't the normal base cards put out by Topps be this good all the time?