2016 Topps Heritage High Number Variations Include Throwbacks, Errors

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We knew there was going to be 2016 Topps Heritage High Number variations. Topps announced Action Image and Color Swap versions up front in the initial sales material. Plus, it’s Heritage. It turns out, there’s actually a couple of surprises as well. Just like the earlier main 2016 Topps Heritage Baseball release, the High Numbers come with Throwback Jersey and Error variations as well.

2016ToppsHeritageHighNumberVariations

And here’s how you can spot them.

The secret is in the codes on the back. While the fine print is a good source for spotting variations in a lot of sets, this wasn’t the case with the main 2016 Topps Heritage variations. All ended with the same code. For High Number, you can use the small text on the back (or you could just bookmark this post, which will eventually show them all without the need of a closer look or magnifying glass).

Here are the various codes you need to spot the 2016 Topps Heritage High Number variations (numbers refer to the last three digits in the blurb of fine print on the card backs):

• Base Cards – 110
• Base High Numbers (#701-725) – 118
• Action Image Variation SP – 122
• Color Swap Variation SP – 123
• Throwback Jersey Variation SP – 988
• Error Variation SP – 989

Other than the codes, there aren’t any details on exactly how many 2016 Topps Heritage High Number Throwback Variations and Error Variations there are. But we’re on it.

A total of 15 different Action Image variants are available and 25 Color Swap. These were both advertised as being exclusive to hobby packs.

Below is a checklist and gallery of all the 2016 Topps Heritage High Number variations. The Action Image and Color Swap lists are complete. Although Topps hasn’t confirmed officially, it looks as though all the Error and Throwback Variations have been found.

2016 Topps Heritage High Number Variations Checklist


514 Lucas Giolito – Error
518 Jayson Werth – Action
518 Jayson Werth – Color
520 Ben Revere – Throwback
528 Scott Kazmir – Color
549 Ian Kennedy – Throwback
559 Edwin Diaz – Throwback
564 Ben Zobrist – Action
564 Ben Zobrist – Throwback
564 Ben Zobrist – Color
566 Joey Rickard – Action
566 Joey Rickard – Color
582 Jonathan Villar – Color
582 Jonathan Villar – Throwback
585 Jeremy Hazelbaker – Color
588 Johnny Cueto – Action
588 Johnny Cueto – Color
600 Julio Urias – Color
600 Julio Urias – Error
606 Alexei Ramirez – Action
614 Drew Pomeranz – Throwback
630 Jameson Taillon – Color
630 Jameson Taillon – Throwback
635 Albert Almora – Color
644 Daniel Murphy – Color
644 Daniel Murphy – Error
648 Michael Fulmer – Action
648 Michael Fulmer – Color
648 Michael Fulmer – Error
653 Steven Wright – Color
656 Adam Duvall – Color


656 Adam Duvall – Throwback
657 James Loney – Throwback
660 Johnny Giavotella – Throwback
671 Kevin Plawecki – Action
674 Tim Anderson – Color
674 Tim Anderson – Throwback
682 Sandy Leon – Throwback
701 Kenta Maeda – Action
701 Kenta Maeda – Color
701 Kenta Maeda – Error
703 Seung-hwan Oh – Color
703 Seung-hwan Oh – Throwback
704 Nomar Mazara – Action
704 Nomar Mazara – Color
705 Blake Snell – Color
707 Trevor Story – Action
707 Trevor Story – Color
707 Trevor Story – Error
708 Byung-Ho Park – Color
711 Marcus Stroman – Action
713 Aledmy Diaz – Action
713 Aledmys Diaz – Color
713 Aledmys Diaz – Throwback
714 Tyler Naquin – Color
714 Tyler Naquin – Throwback
715 Vince Velasquez – Color
716 Christian Vazquez – Action
718 Aroldis Chapman – Action
718 Aroldis Chapman – Color
721 Hyun Soo Kim – Action


2016 Topps Heritage High Number Variations Gallery

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Error Variations
Throwback Jersey Variations
Action Image Variations
Color Swap Variations

Error Varaitions

514 Lucas Giolito, Washington Nationals


2016 Topps Heritage High Number Error Variation 514 Lucas Giolito

Error Variation – last name spelled “Golto”


2016 THHN 514 Lucas Giolito

Base


600 Julio Urias, Los Angeles Dodgers


2016 Topps Heritage High Number Error Variation 700 Julio Urias

Error Variation – no signature on front, holding ball


2016 THHN 600 Julio Urias

Base – with glove


644 Daniel Murphy, Washington Nationals


2016 THHN Error Var 644 Daniel Murphy Arrow

Error Variation – “NE” Mets in 2012 stat line


2016 THHN 644 Daniel Murphy Reverse

Base Back – NY Mets in 2012 stat line


648 Michael Fulmer, Detroit Tigers


2016 THHN Error Var 648 Michael Fulmer Arrow

Error Variation – spelled “PITHCER” on back


2016 THHN 648 Michael Fulmer Back

Base – “PITCHER” on back


701 Kenta Maeda, Los Angeles Dodgers


2016 THHN Error Var Kenta Maeda

Error Variation – blank back



707 Trevor Story, Colorado Rockies


2016 THHN Error Var 707 Trevor Story Arrow

Error Variation – missing line on back after career totals


2016 THHN 707 Trevor Story Reverse

Base – line after career totals


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Throwback Jersey Variations

520 Ben Revere, Washington Nationals


2016 HHN Throwback Ben Revere

Throwback Variation – batting


2016 THHN 520 Ben Revere

Base – red cap


549 Ian Kennedy, Kansas City Royals


2016 HHN Throwback Ian Kennedy

Throwback Variation – blue jersey


2016 THHN 549 Ian Kennedy

Base – white jersey


559 Edwin Diaz, Seattle Mariners


2016 THHN Throwback 559 Edwin Diaz.

Throwback Variation – white jersey


2016 THHN 559 Edwin Diaz

Base – blue jersey


564 Ben Zobrist, Chicago Cubs


2016 HHN Throwback Ben Zobrist

Throwback Variation – sunglasses


2016 THHN 564 Zobrist

Base – blue cap


582 Jonathan Villar, Milwaukee Brewers


2016 THHN Villar

Throwback Variation – throwing


2016 THHN 582 Villar

Base – bat on shoulder


614 Drew Pomeranz, Boston Red Sox


2016 Topps Heritage High Number Throwback Variation 614 Drew Pomeranz

Throwback Variation – red cap


2016 THHN 614 Pomeranz

Base – dark blue cap


630 Jameson Taillon, Pittsburgh Pirates


2016 THHN Throwback 630 Jameson Taillon

Throwback Variation – yellow jersey


2016 THHN 630 Jameson Taillon

Base – white jersey


656 Adam Duvall, Cincinnati Reds


2016 HHN Throwback Adam Duvall

Throwback Variation – swinging


2016 THHN 656 Adam Duvall

Base – bat on shoulder


657 James Loney, New York Mets


2016 THHN Throwback James Loney

Throwback Variation – swinging


2016 THHN 657 Loney

Base – White Jersey


660 Johnny Giavotella, Los Angeles Angels


2016 THHN Giavotella

Throwback Variation – running


2016 THHN 660 Giavotella

Base – with bat


674 Tim Anderson, Chicago White Sox


2016 THHN Throwback 674 Tim Anderson

Throwback Variation – fielding


2016 THHN 674 Tim Anderson

Base – with bat


682 Sandy Leon, Boston Red Sox


2016 Topps Heritage High Number Throwback Variation 682 Sandy Leon

Throwback Variation – pointing up


2016 THHN 682 Leon

Base – bat on shoulder


703 Seung-hwan Oh, St. Louis Cardinals


2016 HHN Throwback Oh

Throwback Variation – throwing


2016 THHN 703 Oh

Base – holding up glove


713 Aledmys Diaz, St. Louis Cardinals


2016 Topps Heritage High Number Throwback Variation Aledmys Diaz

Throwback Variation – pointing up


2016 THHN 713 Aledmys

Base – white jersey


714 Tyler Naquin, Cleveland Indians


2016 THHN Throwback 714 Tyler Naquin

Throwback Variation – blue jersey


2016 THHN 714 Naquin

Base – kneeling


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Action Image Variations

518 Jayson Werth, Washington Nationals


2016 HHN Action 518 Jayson Werth

Action Image – no cap


2016 THHN 518 Jayson Werth

Base – with bat


564 Ben Zobrist, Chicago Cubs


2016 HHN Action 668 Ben Zobrist

Action Image – blue jersey


2016 THHN 564 Zobrist

Base – white jersey


566 Joey Rickard, Baltimore Orioles


2016 HHN Action 566 Joey Rickard

Action Image – sliding


2016 THHN 566 Rickard

Base – with bat


588 Johnny Cueto, San Francisco Giants


2016 HHN Action 588 Johnny Cueto

Action Image


2016 THHN 588 Cueto

Base


606 Alexei Ramirez, San Diego Padres


2016 HHN Action 606 Alexei Ramirez

Action Image – camo jersey


2016 THHN 606 ALexei Ramirez

Base – white jersey


648 Michael Fulmer, Detroit Tigers


2016 HHN Action 648 Michael Fulmer

Action Image – ball visible


2016 THHN 648 Michael Fulmer

Base – trees in background


671 Kevin Plawecki, New York Mets


2016 HHN Action 671 Kevin Plawecki

Action Image – catchers gear


2016 THHN 671 Plawecki

Base – wearing cap


701 Kenta Maeda, Los Angeles Dodgers


2016 HHN Action 701 Kenta Maeda

Action Image


2016 THHN 701 Maeda

Base


704 Nomar Mazara, Texas Rangers


2016 HHN Action 704 Nomar Mazara

Action Image


2016 THHN 704 Mazara

Base


707 Trevor Story, Colorado Rockies


2016 HHN Action 707 Trevor Story

Action Image


2016 THHN 707 Story

Base


711 Marcus Stroman, Toronto Blue Jays


2016 HHN Action 711 Marcus Stroman

Action Image


2016 THHN 711 Stroman

Base


713 Aledmys Diaz, St. Louis Cardinals


2016 HHN Action 713 Aledmys Diaz

Action Image


2016 THHN 713 Aledmys

Base


716 Christian Vazquez, Boston Red Sox


2016 HHN Action 716 Christian Vazquez

Action Image – catchers gear


2016 THHN 716 Christian Vazquez

Base – bat on shoulder


718 Aroldis Chapman, New York Yankees


2016 HHN Action 718 Aroldis Chapman

Action Image


2016 THHN 718 Chapman

Base


721 Hyun Soo Kim, Baltimore Orioles


2016 HHN Action 718 Hyun Soo Kim

Action Image


2016 THHN 721 Kim

Base


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Color Swap Variations

518 Jayson Werth, Washington Nationals


2016 HHN CS 518 Jayson Werth

Color Swap


2016 THHN 518 Jayson Werth

Base


528 Scott Kazmir, Los Angeles Dodgers


2016 HHN CS 528 Scott Kazmir

Color Swap


2016 THHN 528 Kazmir

Base


564 Ben Zobrist, Chicago Cubs


2016 HHN CS 668 Ben Zobrist

Color Swap


2016 THHN 564 Zobrist

Base


566 Joey Rickard, Baltimore Orioles


2016 HHN CS 566 Joey Rickard

Color Swap


2016 THHN 566 Rickard

Base


582 Jonathan Villar, Milwaukee Brewers


2016 HHN CS 582 Jonathan Villar

Color Swap


2016 THHN 582 Villar

Base


585 Jeremy Hazelbaker, St. Louis Cardinals


2016 HHN CS 585 Jeremy Hazelbaker

Color Swap


2016 THHN 585 Hazelbaker

Base


588 Johnny Cueto, San Francisco Giants


2016 HHN CS 588 Cueto

Color Swap


2016 THHN 588 Cueto

Base


600 Julio Urias, Los Angeles Dodgers


2016 HHN CS 600 Julio Urias

Color Swap – holding ball


2016 THHN 600 Julio Urias

Base – with glove


630 Jameson Taillon, Pittsburgh Pirates


2016 HHN CS 630 Jameson Taillon

Color Swap


2016 THHN 630 Jameson Taillon

Base


635 Albert Almora, Chicago Cubs


2016 HHN CS 635 Albert Almora

Color Swap


2016 THHN 635 Albert Almora

Base


644 Daniel Murphy, Washington Nationals


2016 HHN CS 644 Daniel Murphy

Color Swap


2016 THHN 644 Daniel Murphy

Base


648 Michael Fulmer, Detroit Tigers


2016 HHN CS 648 Michael Fulmer

Color Swap


2016 THHN 648 Michael Fulmer

Base


653 Steven Wright, Boston Red Sox


2016 HHN CS 653 Steven Wright

Color Swap


2016 THHN 653 Steven Wright

Base


656 Adam Duvall, Cincinnati Reds


2016 HHN CS 656 Adam Duvall

Color Swap


2016 THHN 656 Adam Duvall

Base


674 Tim Anderson, Chicago White Sox


2016 HHN CS 674 Tim Anderson

Color Swap


2016 THHN 674 Tim Anderson

Base


701 Kenta Maeda, Los Angeles Dodgers


2016 HHN CS 701 Kenta Maeda

Color Swap


2016 THHN 701 Maeda

Base


703 Seung-hwan Oh, St. Louis Cardinals


2016 HHN CS 703 Seung-hwan Oh

Color Swap


2016 THHN 703 Oh

Base


704 Nomar Mazara, Texas Rangers


2016 HHN CS 704 Nomar Mazara

Color Swap


2016 THHN 704 Mazara

Base


705 Blake Snell, Tampa Bay Rays


2016 HHN CS 705 Blake Snell

Color Swap


2016 THHN 705 Blake Snell

Base


707 Trevor Story, Colorado Rockies


2016 HHN CS 707 Trevor Story

Color Swap


2016 THHN 707 Story

Base


708 Byung-Ho Park, Minnesota Twins


2016 HHN CS 708 Byung-Ho Park

Color Swap


2016 THHN 708 Park

Base


713 Aledmys Diaz, St. Louis Cardinals


2016 HHN CS 713 Aledmys Diaz

Color Swap


2016 THHN 713 Aledmys

Base


714 Tyler Naquin, Cleveland Indians


2016 HHN CS 714 Tyler Naquin

Color Swap


2016 THHN 714 Naquin

Base


715 Vince Velasquez, Philadelphia Phillies


2016 HHN CS 715 Vince Velasquez

Color Swap


2016 THHN 715 Velasquez

Base


718 Aroldis Chapman, Chicago Cubs


2016 HHN CS 718 Aroldis Chapman

Color Swap/Cubs Image Variation


2016 THHN 718 Chapman

Base – Yankees


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7 comments

  1. Jonathan 21 September, 2016 at 20:07

    Why would Topps make an Aroldis Chapman Yankees card (Base card), Aroldis Chapman Yankees (Action Variation) then do a color swap variation of him with the Cubs? Why not keep them all Yankees or all Cubs or even SP variations of him with the Cubs (since he was with the Yankees first)?

  2. Chuck 24 September, 2016 at 01:32

    I have 3 cards from Target or WallyWorld that end in 118…#’s 702, 705 and 719. First two hanger boxes I opened. What’s up with that? I can’t find anything unusual. Peace ??

  3. Dave 25 September, 2016 at 19:57

    Intentional Errors are just a gimmick.It would be nice if Topps just stopped the variations and all and concentrate on just making cards.

  4. Keith S 26 September, 2016 at 12:25

    The cards ending in 118 are the standard shortprints that are cards 701 and higher. I also have found a gum stained back card which was a variation in the low number set but don’t see it listed in the article unless I missed it. It is card 651 and the code ends in 110. Any info on those?

  5. Beth 1 October, 2016 at 15:06

    I got 2 boxes from Target and have some cards that end in 118. Don’t see anything about these. Anything special?

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