2016 Topps Heritage Baseball Variations Gallery, Checklist

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The 2016 Topps Heritage Baseball variations and short prints have some things that are new and some things that are familiar with the brand. Coming in several different styles, the variations cover a lot of ground.

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Action Image, Color Swap and Throwback Uniforms  were announced ahead of 2016 Topps Heritage Baseball‘s release. These are all carry overs for the brand and have been around for several years. Action Image Variations change the photos from the traditional Heritage portrait to something from a game. Color Swaps are easiest to spot with the black team name on the front.

It’s worth noting that Kris Bryant’s base card has the appearance of a throwback jersey. It’s not. Nor is it a short print. That said, he still has a Throwback Variation where he’s batting.

It didn’t take long for the 2016 Topps Heritage Baseball variations to reveal a new style, though. Single-Player Rookie Variations give select standouts with rookie cards in the base set their own card. This is instead of the regular dual-player rookie cards that were used in the original 1967 Topps Baseball set. As far as print runs go, they’re combined with the Action Image variations to land 1:22 hobby packs.

Another new category of variation can be found in the World Series subset. Regular versions have black and white photos. Variations switch to colorized shots.

Errors are back. As with past years, they play off of the errors and variations from the past. In this instance, the 2016 Topps Heritage Baseball Error Variations mimic some of the mistakes and quirks of 1967 Topps Baseball. With the codes in the fine print not acting as a tip for the errors, it can be tough to spot the variations. Or is it?

Similar to Errors are Traded variations. These add a small line of text in the featured player’s vital stats stating they were acquired in the off season. Base cards do not have this line in the vitals. It looks like only a couple of players have these.

We’re busy compiling a full gallery and checklist of all the 2016 Topps Heritage Baseball variations and adding more as they’re confirmed. What we do know is highlighted below.

2016 Topps Heritage Baseball Variations Checklist

The following checklist is a quick reference for all the 2016 Topps Heritage Baseball Variations. The final list of 2016 Topps Heritage Baseball variations will be much larger than this. A full gallery with images is below.


8 Shin-Soo Choo – Throwback
21 Did Gregorius – Action
23 Brandon Phillips – Throwback
25 Brian McCann – Color
31 Alfredo Simon – Throwback
45 Hanley Ramirez – Color
45 Hanley Ramirez – Error
50 Byron Buxton – Color
58 CJ Cron – Error
70 Kris Bryant – Color
70 Kris Bryant – Throwback
77 Evan Gattis – Color
78 Jake Arrieta – Action
88 Xander Bogaerts – Action
100 Adam Jones – Color
120 Billy Hamilton – Action
128 Mike Moustakas – Error
132 Ichiro – Action
151 Eric Hosmer WS Game 1 – Colorized
152 Johnny Cueto WS Game 2 – Colorized
153 Salvador Perez WS Gm 4 – Colorized
154 Wade Davis WS Game 5 – Colorized
155 Kansas City Royals WS – Colorized
157 Manny Machado – Action
161 Kyle Schwarber – Rookie
168 Corey Seager – Rookie
177 Gary Sanchez/Raul Mondesi – Error
181 Aaron Nola – Rookie
183 Stephen Piscotty – Rookie
190 Luis Severino – Rookie
195 Nolan Arenado – Action
195 Nolan Arenado – Color
200 Hunter Pence – Error
210 Michael Wacha – Color
223 Mike Zunino – Error
226 Carlos Rodon – Throwback
254 Dee Gordon – Error
302 Salvador Perez – Color
310 Chris Sale – Color
322 Giancarlo Stanton – Action
322 Giancarlo Stanton – Color
326 Francisco Liriano – Error
327 Matt Carpenter – Throwback
333 Craig Kimbrel – Traded
337 Yordano Ventura – Throwback


371 Yasmany Thomas – Color
374 Joe Mauer – Error
400 Andrew McCutchen – Action
404 Daniel Norris – Throwback
410 Yasiel Puig – Action
417 Julio Teheran – Error
425 Gerrit Cole – Color
426 Clayton Kershaw – Color
430 Dallas Keuchel – Throwback
431 Jose Bautista – Color
432 Robinson Cano – Action
432 Robinson Cano – Throwback
435 Chris Archer – Color
436 Masahiro Tanaka – Color
438 David Ortiz – Throwback
443 Yu Darvish – Color
446 Troy Tulowitzki – Action
449 Matt Kemp – Throwback
450 Bryce Harper – Action
450 Bryce Harper – Color
452 Jose Abreu – Throwback
458 Jason Kipnis – Throwback
460 Buster Posey – Action
460 Buster Posey – Color
461 Felix Hernandez – Throwback
464 Shelby Miller – Traded
465 Paul Goldschmidt – Throwback
469 Mookie Betts – Action
469 Mookie Betts – Throwback
472 Todd Frazier – Color
473 Maikel Franco – Throwback
474 Joey Votto – Error
474 Joey Votto – Throwback
475 Carlos Correa – Action
475 Carlos Correa – Throwback
478 Miguel Cabrera – Color
479 Lorenzo Cain – Action
481 Albert Pujols – Color
482 Francisco Lindor – Action
483 Josh Donaldson – Color
492 Noah Syndergaard – Action
495 Jacob deGrom – Color
500 Mike Trout – Action


2016 Topps Heritage Baseball Variations Gallery

Variations are divided up by type for easy navigation. We’ll continue to add more details until the gallery is complete.

Error Variations

Error Variations are based on 1967 Topps Baseball errors.

45 Hanley Ramirez, Boston Red Sox


2016 Topps Heritage Error Variation 45 Hanley Ramirez Blank Back

Error Variation – blank back



58 CJ Cron


2016 Topps Heritage Error Variation 58 CJ Cron Green Bat

Error Variation – green bat tip


2016 T Her 58 CJ Cron

Base


128 Mike Moustakas, Kansas City Royals


2016 Topps Heritage Error Variation 128 Mike Moustakas

Error Variation – name partially missing


2016 T Her 128 Mike Moustakas

Base


177 Gary Sanchez/Raul Mondesi

2016 Topps Heritage Error Variation 327 Wrong Photo

Error Variation – Salvador Perez pictured instead of Mondesi

2016 T Her 177 Sanchez Mondesi

Base – correct photos

200 Hunter Pence, San Francisco Giants


2016 Topps Heritage Error Variation 200 Hunter Pence Arrow

Error Variation – “Sal Framcisco” in 2013 stat line



223 Mike Zunino, Seattle Mariners


2016 Topps Heritage Error Variation 223 Zunino Arrow

Error Variation – with dot above “i” in facsimile signature


2016 T Her 223 Zunino

Base – no dot in facsimile signature


254 Dee Gordon, Miami Marlins


2016 Topps Heritage Error Variation 254 Dee Gordon No Facsimile Signature

Error Variation – No Facsimile Signature


2016 T Her 245 Dee Gordon

Base


326 Francisco Liriano, Pittsburgh Pirates


2016 Topps Heritage Error Variation 322 Frank Liriano

Error Variation – Frank


2016 T Her 326 Francisco Liriano

Base – Francisco


374 Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins


2016 Topps Heritage Error Variation 374 Joe Mauer No Line Arrow

Error Variation – no line below stats


2016 T Her 374 Joe Mauer Back

Base – line below stats


417 Julio Teheran, Atlanta Braves


2016 Topps Heritage Error Variation 417 Teheran Arrow

Error Variation – “Rbaves” on back



474 Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds


2016 Topps Heritage Error Variation 474 Joe Votto

Error Variation – Joe


2016 T Her 474 Joey Votto

Base – Joey


Traded Variations

333 Craig Kimbrel, Boston Red Sox


2016 Topps Heritage Error Variation 333 Kimbrel Traded Line Arrow

Traded Variation



464 Shelby Miller, Arizona Diamond Backs


2016 Topps Heritage Error Variation 464 Shelby Miller Arrow

Traded Variation


2016 T Her 464 Miller Back

Base – no trade line in vitals


Throwback Variations

8 Shin-Soo Choo, Texas Rangers


2016 T Her Throwback 8 Choo

Throwback Variation


2016 T Her 8 Choo

Base


23 Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds


2016 T Her Throwback 23 Phillips

Throwback Variation


2016 T Her 23 Brandon Phillips

Base


31 Alfredo Simon, Detroit Tigers


2016 T Her Throwback 31 Alfredo Simon

Throwback Variation


2016 T Her 31 Alfredo Simon

Base


70 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs


2016 T Her Throwback 60 Bryant

Throwback Variation


2016 T Her 70 Kris Bryant

Base


226 Carlos Rodon, Chicago White Sox


2016 T Her Throwback 226 Rodon

Throwback Variation


2016 T Her 226 Rodon

Base


327 Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals


2016 T Her Throwback 327 Carpenter

Throwback Variation


2016 T Her 327 Carpenter

Base


337 Yordano Ventura, Kansas City Royals


2016 T Her Throwback 377 Yordano Ventura

Throwback Variation


2016 T Her 337 Ventura

Base


404 Daniel Norris, Detroit Tigers


2016 T Her Throwback 404 Norris

Throwback Variation


2016 T Her 404 Norris

Base


430 Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros


2016 T Her Throwback 430 Keuchel

Throwback Variation


2016 T Her 430 Dallas Keuchel

Base


432 Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners


2016 T Her Throwback 432 Cano

Throwback Variation


2016 T Her 432 Cano

Base


438 David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox


2016 T Her Throwback 438 David Ortiz

Throwback Variation


2016 T Her 438 Ortiz

Base


449 Matt Kemp, San Diego Padres


2016 T Her Throwback 449 Kemp

Throwback Variation


2016 T Her 449 Matt Kemp

Base


452 Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox


2016 T Her Throwback 452 Jose Abreu

Throwback Variation


2016 T Her 452 Jose Abreu

Base


458 Jason Kipnis, Cleveland Indians


2016 T Her Throwback Kipnis

Throwback Variation


2016 T Her 458 Kipnis

Base


461 Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners


2016 T Her Throwback Felix Hernandez

Throwback Variation


2016 T Her 461 Hernandez

Base


465 Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks


2016 T Her Throwback 465 Paul Goldschmidt

Throwback Variation


2016 T Her 465 Goldschmidt

Base


468 Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox


2016 T Her Throwback 469 Betts

Throwback Variation


2016 T Her 469 Betts

Base


473 Maikel Franco, Philadelphia Phillies


2016 T Her Throwback 473 Franco

Throwback Variation


2016 T Her 473 Maikel Franco

Base


474 Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds


2016 T Her Throwback 474 Votto

Throwback Variation


2016 T Her 474 Joey Votto

Base


475 Carlos Correa, Houston Astros


2016 T Her Throwback 475 Correa

Throwback Variation


2016 T Her 475 Correa

Base


Colorized Photo

151 Eric Hosmer – World Series Game 1

2016 Topps Heritage Error Variation 151 Hosmer World Series Color

Colorized Variation

2016 T Her 151 Hosmer WS

Base

152 Johnny Cueto – World Series Game 2

2016 Topps Heritage Error Variation 152 Cueto World Series Color

Colorized Variation

2016 T Her 152 Cueto World Series

Base

153 Salvador Perez – World Series Game 4

2016 Topps Heritage Error Variation 153 Perez World Series Color

Colorized Variation

2016 T Her 153 Perez WS

Base

154 Wade Davis – World Series Game 5

2016 Topps Heritage Error Variation 154 Davis World Series Color

Colorized Variation

2016 T Her 154 Davis WS

Base

155 Kansas City Royals World Series

2016 Topps Heritage Error Variation 155 Kansas City Royals Color

Colorized Variation

2016 T Her 155 Kansas City Royals

Base – Black and White Photo

Action Image Variations

21 Didi Gregorius, New York Yankees


2016 T Her Action 21 Didi

Action Variation


2016 T Her 21 Didi Gregorius

Base


78 Jake Arrieta, Chicago Cubs


2016 T Her Action 78 Arrieta

Action Variation


2016 T Her 78 Arrieta

Base


88 Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox


2016 T Her Action 88 Bogaerts

Action Variation


2016 T Her 88 Xander Bogaerts

Base


120 Billy Hamilton, Cincinnati Reds


2016 T Her Action 120 Haimlton

Action Variation


2016 T Her 120 Billy Hamilton

Base


132 Ichiro, Miami Marlins


2016 T Her Action 132 Ichiro

Action Variation


2016 T Her 132 Ichrio

Base


157 Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles


2016 T Her Action 157 Machado

Action Variation


2016 T Her 157 Machado

Base


195 Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies


2016 T Her Action 195 Arenado

Action Variation


2016 T Her 195 Arenado

Base


322 Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins


2016 T Her Action 322 Stanton

Action Variation


2016 T Her 322 Giancarlo Stanton

Base


400 Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates


2016 T Her Action 400 McCutchen

Action Variation


2016 T Her 400 Andrew McCutchen

Base


410 Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers


2016 T Her Action 410 Puig

Action Variation


2016 T Her 410 Yasiel Puig

Base


432 Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners


2016 T Her Action 432 Cano

Action Variation


2016 T Her 432 Cano

Base


446 Troy Tulowitzki, Toronto Blue Jays


2016 T Her Action 446 Tulowitzki

Action Variation


2016 T Her 446 Tulowitzki

Base


450 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals


2016 T Her Action 450 Harper

Action Variation


2016 T Her 450 Harper

Base


460 Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants


2016 T Her Action 460 Posey

Action Variation


2016 T Her 460 Buster Posey

Base


469 Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox


2016 T Her Action 469 Betts

Action Variation


2016 T Her 469 Betts

Base


475 Carlos Correa, Houston Astros


2016 T Her Action 475 Correa

Action Variation


2016 T Her 475 Correa

Base


479 Lorenzo Cain, Kansas City Royals


2016 T Her Action 479 Cain

Action Variation


2016 T Her 479 Cain

Base


482 Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians


2016 T Her Action 482 Lindor

Action Variation


2016 T Her 482 Francisco Lindor

Base


492 Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets


2016 T Her Action 492 Syndergaard

Action Variation


2016 T Her 492 Noah Syndergaard

Base


500 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels


2016 T Her Action 500 Trout

Action Variation


2016 T Her 500 Trout

Base


Color Swap Variations

25 Brian McCann, New York Yankees


2016 T Her Color 25 McCann

Variation


2016 T Her 25 Brian McCann

Base

45 Hanley Ramirez, Boston Red Sox


2016 T Her Color 45 Hanley Ramirez

Variation


2016 T Her 45 Hanley Ramirez

Base

50 Byron Buxton, Minnesota Twins


2016 T Her Color 50 Byron Buxton

Variation


2016 T Her 50 Buxton

Base


70 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs


2016 T Her Color 70 Kris Bryant

Variation


2016 T Her 70 Kris Bryant

Base


77 Evan Gattis, Houston Astros


2016 T Her Color 77 Gattis

Variation


2016 T Her 77 Gattis

Base


100 Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles


2016 T Her Color 100 Adam Jones

Variation


2016 T Her 100 Jones

Base


195 Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies


2016 T Her Color 195 Arenado

Variation


2016 T Her 195 Arenado

Base


210 Michael Wacha, St. Louis Cardinals


2016 T Her Color 210 Wacha

Variation


2016 T Her 210 Michael Wacha

Base


302 Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals


2016 T Her Color 302 Perez

Variation


2016 T Her 302 Perez

Base


310 Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox


2016 T Her Color 310 Chris Sale

Variation


2016 T Her 310 Chris Sale

Base


322 Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins


2016 T Her Color 322 Stanton

Variation


2016 T Her 322 Giancarlo Stanton

Base


371 Yasmany Thomas, Arizona Diamondbacks


2016 T Her Color 371 Thomas

Variation


2016 T Her 371 Yasmany Thomas

Base


425 Gerrit Cole, Pittsburgh Pirates


2016 T Her Color 425 Gerrit Cole

Variation


2016 T Her 425 Cole

Base


426 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers


2016 T Her Color 426 Kershaw

Variation


2016 T Her 426 Kershaw

Base


431 Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays


2016 T Her Color 431 Jose Bautista

Variation


2016 T Her 431 Bautista

Base


435 Chris Archer, Tampa Bay Rays


2016 T Her Color 435 Archer

Variation


2016 T Her 435 Chris Archer

Base


436 Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees


2016 T Her Color 436 Tanaka

Variation


2016 T Her 436 Tanaka

Base


443 Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers


2016 T Her Color 443 Darvish

Variation


2016 T Her 443 Darvish

Base


450 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals


2016 T Her Color 450 Bryce Harper

Variation


2016 T Her 450 Harper

Base


460 Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants


2016 T Her Color 460 Posey

Variation


2016 T Her 460 Buster Posey

Base


472 Todd Frazier, Chicago White Sox


2016 T Her Color 472 Todd Frazier

Variation


2016 T Her 472 Todd Frazier

Base


478 Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers


2016 T Her Color 478 Miguel Cabrera

Variation


2016 T Her 478 Miguel Cabrera

Base


481 Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels


2016 T Her Color 481 Pujols

Variation


2016 T Her 481 Pujols

Base


483 Josh Donaldson, Toronto Blue Jays


2016 T Her Color 483 Donaldson

Variation


2016 T Her 483 Donaldson

Base


495 Jacob deGrom, New York Mets


2016 T Her Color 495 deGrom

Variation


2016 T Her 495 deGrom

Base


Single-Player Rookie Variations

161 Kyle Schwarber, Chicago Cubs


2016 Topps Heritage Rookie Variations Kyle Schwarber

Variation


2016 T Her 161 Kyle Schwarber Carl Edwards Jr

Base


168 Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers


2016 Topps Heritage Rookie Variations Corey Seager

Variation


2016 T Her 168 Jose Peraza Corey Seager

Base


181 Aaron Nola, Philadelphia Phillies


2016 Topps Heritage Rookie Variations Nola

Variation


2016 T Her 181 Aaron Nola Michael Conforto

Base


183 Stephen Piscotty, St. Louis Cardinals


2016 Topps Heritage Rookie Variations Stephen Piscotty

Variation


2016 T Her 183 Piscotty

Base


190 Luis Severino, New York Yankees


2016 Topps Heritage Rookie Variations Severino

Variation


2016 T Her 190 Luis Severino Miguel Sano

Base


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21 comments

  1. Jason 2 March, 2016 at 20:35

    Correction… The Bryant base is NOT a throwback jersey. The cap (which is probably what caused confusion) is actually the 2015 All Star Game cap.

  2. David Franklin 7 March, 2016 at 13:24

    I have opened a case of 2016 heritage I pulled two different Dallas Keuchel cards. I don’t find anything on it. The one is the one where he is in the orange shirt with a blue jacket over one shoulder. The other one he is in a white shirt with the word Astros in red with three red lies abve the Astros and a blue star at the end. Any help

    • Ryan Cracknell 7 March, 2016 at 13:40

      Hi David, If you are able to email me a scan or decent photo of each I can check them out.

  3. Zach Rice 7 March, 2016 at 16:25

    This isn’t showing up as it should on my iPhone 5s. The right side is cut off of the pictures and the words are cut off on the right side. Please fix this. Is this column not optimized for mobile. No I’m not going to upgrade my phone. Please don’t tell me that’s the solution.

    • Ryan Cracknell 7 March, 2016 at 16:32

      We’re in the middle of some back-end upgrades and they’re still working on some glitches. I’ve noticed them too. Hopefully they’ll be sorted out quickly by the design team. In the meantime, desktops are the best place to look. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  4. Andrew 10 March, 2016 at 21:16

    I have the chrome Maisel Franco with the throwback photo, has anyone seen one of these? If someone shoots me an email I can send a scan.

  5. Jimmy Geyer 26 March, 2016 at 16:21

    I picked up a hobby box, 24 pack one, and there was an Anibal Sanchez action card with what has to be a throw back Tiger uniform on, but dont see it listed. Also I think the Royals manager with a completely different background then Iv seen, a odd rainbow type, neet looking tho. I hate team cards, and political cards also, and a dumb check list waste

  6. Kevin 28 March, 2016 at 15:56

    I pulled two cards of Santiago Casilla (#37) out of the same box. This was the only duplicate within the box. The two cads appear identical with regard to the photo and format. The difference is that one was printed on the same stock as the rest of the set while the other has a smoother finish. I would equate the difference as being like the difference between Topps and O-Pee-Chee or Topps base set and Topps Traded box sets in the 80s. The only possibility I can come up with aside from being wrong is that this may be a Venezuela variation like those of the past few years. Is that what it is?

    • Ryan Cracknell 28 March, 2016 at 16:26

      It sounds like a Reverse Stock parallel. These basically have the sheet flipped around. The fronts on Reverse Stock cards feel like normal backs and vice versa.

  7. Kevin 28 March, 2016 at 20:32

    Yeah, I think you’re right. I didn’t know such a thing existed. Is that an error or a planned variation?

    • Ryan Cracknell 28 March, 2016 at 21:33

      They were in Heritage High Number last year so likely planned — just not announced in advance.

  8. Oku 6 May, 2016 at 15:07

    Thanks Ryan!
    First, I didn’t like the Heritage cards, cause I just started collecting baseball cards recently and didn’t really know the concept of this series.
    But now, I find it very fun to open each pack, look at this site, and see if I got any error/gum stain/variation cards.
    Not just looking for the obvious hits makes it fun for me to open every pack.

  9. donald hartung 29 May, 2016 at 19:29

    The card od dee gordon you got numbered as 245,and his card is 254. 245 is marco estrada

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