2018 Topps Big League Baseball Variations: How to Spot Errors and Players Weekend Cards

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2018 Topps Big League Baseball variations come in a couple of different forms. Players Weekend Image Variations are about as easy as it gets as far as variations go, both in ease of finding them and how quickly they jump out. Error Variations are much harder to find. As for spotting them, you shouldn’t have too much trouble.

2018 Topps Big League Players Weekend Image Variations

Players Weekend Image Variations showcase 30 stars in the special uniforms — and with the nicknames that came with them — from games in August, 2017.

Even if it was just the jerseys, these would be simple to spot. They actually come with a totally different design than the main set. Fronts use a splatter element in the name plate, which also runs diagonal. Nicknames are also prominent.

Flip the cards over and the layout is different there, too.

Base Back

2018 Topps Big League Baseball Variations - Players Weekend Back

Players Weekend Back

Players Weekend Image Variations are plentiful, landing 1:3 2018 Topps Big League hobby packs.

2018 Topps Big League Error Variations

Those looking for something more challenging have Error Variations. These arrive unannounced by Topps ahead of time. They were also left off the company’s public checklist. This puts them more in line with most of their other SSP variations in other sets.

“Errors” vary from card to card. Keeping up with the set’s overriding aim for fun and levity, they’re similar to one of those spot the difference puzzle you find in magazines and on classroom worksheets. Some of the 2018 Topps Big League Error Variations jump out quickly. Others are a little more subtle.

Either way, they are tough to pull, falling 1:506 hobby packs.

For those who like to use the codes at the end of the fine print on the back, base cards end in 106. Error Variations end in 530. In case the different design and card backs weren’t enough, Players Weekend Image Variations end in 529.

2018 Topps Big League Baseball Variations Checklist

Here’s a handy 2018 Topps Big League variations checklist that combines both Players Weekend and Error cards for fast reference. Error cards are in bold to make them a little easier to find on the list. If you’re looking for a specific card, click on the link to see what’s currently listed on eBay.

The Players Weekend portion is complete. We’ll continue to add Error Variations as they’re confirmed.

2018 Topps Big League Variations Gallery

Use the tabs to easily navigate between Error and Players Weekend Variations.

Error Variations

Errors Variations

Full Errors checklist TBA.

1 Aaron Judge, New York Yankees


Error – reversed image


Base


15 Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers


Error – reversed image


Base


25 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals


Error – blue armband


Base – yellow armband


50 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers


Error – reversed photo


Base


63 Amed Rosario, New York Mets


Error – upside down photo


Base – photo correct


70 Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians


Error – upside down photo


Base – photo correct


104 Jose Altuve, Houston Astros


Error – no umpire behind Altuve


Base – umpire behind Altuve


150 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels


Error – no players in dugout


Base -players in dugout


171 Giancarlo Stanton, New York Yankees


2018 Topps Big League Error Variation Giancarlo Stanton

Error – gray jersey


Base – pinstripe jersey


300 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs


Error- reversed photo


Base


Players Weekend Variations

Players Weekend Image Variations

1 Aaron Judge, New York Yankees


Players Weekend


Base


19 Matt Olson, Oakland Athletics


Players Weekend


Base


28 Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds


Players Weekend


Base


38 Byron Buxton, Minnesota Twins


Players Weekend


Base


48 Ozzie Albies, Atlanta Braves


Players Weekend


Base


62 Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners


Players Weekend


Base


63 Amed Rosario, New York Mets


Players Weekend


Base


70 Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians


Players Weekend


Base


80 Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers


Players Weekend


Base


91 Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs


Players Weekend


Base


96 Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals


Players Weekend


Base


99 Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox


Players Weekend


Base


104 Jose Altuve, Houston Astros


Players Weekend


Base


105 Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles


Players Weekend


Base


111 Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks


Players Weekend


Base


113 Rhys Hoskins, Philadelphia Phillies


Players Weekend


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117 Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies


Players Weekend


Base


131 Josh Donaldson, Toronto Blue Jays


Players Weekend


Base


150 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels


Players Weekend


Base


159 Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox


Players Weekend


Base


162 Gary Sanchez, New York Yankees


Players Weekend


Base


203 Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants


Players Weekend


Base


219 Jacob deGrom, New York Mets


Players Weekend


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230 Adrian Beltre, Texas Rangers


Players Weekend


Base


250 Rafael Devers, Boston Red Sox


Players Weekend


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254 Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals


Players Weekend


Base


256 Kenley Jansen, Los Angeles Dodgers


Players Weekend


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276 Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox


Players Weekend


Base


287 Alex Bregman, Houston Astros


Players Weekend


Base


300 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs


Players Weekend


Base


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4 comments

  1. fred 11 July, 2018 at 09:34

    I’m sorry but wasn’t this marketed as a fun and most importantly AFFORDABLE set to collect? Why are there SSP’s? I was hoping for a set that hearkened back to the 80’s. I haven’t seen the retail prices yet, but I doubt it’s 15 cards for a quarter. I am disappointed.

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