2018 Topps Chrome Baseball Variation Short Print Gallery

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2018 Topps Chrome Baseball Variation Refractors use different images to highlight ballpark fun. Of course, they’re a lot tougher to pull than regular Refractors and base cards as well, adding a chase for those who choose to undertake it.

2018 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations

Similar to the 2018 Topps Series 1 and Series 2 variations, images center on things happening before games and on the sidelines, usually out of view of TV cameras. Players getting ready, having fun and signing autographs are just some of the examples of the 2018 Topps Chrome Baseball Variation Refractors.

As with recent years, the variation short prints in 2018 Topps Chrome Baseball aren’t done for regular base cards. They’re all Refractors with a rainbow background.

And with Refractors usually comes rainbows. In this instance, variations have additional parallels in the colors Green (/99), Orange (/25), Red (/5), Superfractors (1/1). The main 2018 Topps Chrome variations are not serial numbered.

2018 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Code

Still not 100 percent sure you’ve got a Variation Refractor (or don’t want to memorize the images)? Look on the back. The code at the end of the fine print is similar to a fingerprint. In production, it helps identify card types. So collectors can use them as a tip-off.

Codes for regular base cards and Refractors end in 161. Variation short print codes end with 195.

2018 Topps Chrome Factory Set Variations

These aren’t the only variations to have the 2018 Topps Chrome Baseball logo and design. Select 2018 Topps Baseball factory sets sold at Walmart have some different Rookie Variations than the ones here. The easiest way to tell these is that the numbering matches the 2018 Topps flagship set. Also, below the number on the back, it reads “Complete Set.”

Of course, the images are different as well.

2018 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Checklist


1 Aaron Judge
8 Josh Donaldson
25 Rafael Devers
29 Buster Posey
49 Anthony Rizzo
50 Kris Bryant
52 Robinson Cano
60 Amed Rosario
70 Rhys Hoskins
72 Ozzie Albies
73 Francisco Lindor
94 Manny Machado
99 Noah Syndergaard


100 Mike Trout
121 Clayton Kershaw
139 Bryce Harper
147 Nick Williams
148 Clint Frazier
150 Shohei Ohtani
151 Andrew Benintendi
162 Dominic Smith
167 Alex Verdugo
175 Victor Robles
186 Giancarlo Stanton
200 Jose Altuve


2018 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Gallery

1 Aaron Judge, New York Yankees


2018 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations 1 Aaron Judge

Variation – handing back card


Base – batting


8 Josh Donaldson, Toronto Blue Jays


Variation – spraying bat


Base – batting


25 Rafael Devers, Boston Red Sox


Variation – walking out of dugout


Base – batting


29 Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants


Variation – waving


Base – wearing catcher’s gear


49 Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs


Variation – wearing jacket


Base – throwing, white pinstripe jersey


50 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs


Variation – signing autographs


Base – batting


52 Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners


Variation – throwing cap


Base – throwing ball


60 Amed Rosario, New York Mets


Variation – holding pen


Base – batting


70 Rhys Hoskins, Philadelphia Phillies


Variation – in dugout, in front of fence


Base – batting


72 Ozzie Albies, Atlanta Braves


Variation – wearing headset


Base – running, white jersey


73 Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians


Variation – sitting in dugout


Base – holding bat


94 Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles


Variation – cap backwards


Base – orange jersey, blowing bubble


99 Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets


Variation – wearing toque


Base – pitching


100 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels


Variation – signing autograph


Base – batting


121 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers


Variation – blowing bubble


Base – pitching


139 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals


Variation – cap backwards


Base – batting


147 Nick Williams, Philadelphia Phillies


Variation – wearing sunglasses


Base – catching ball, white jersey


148 Clint Frazier, New York Yankees


Variation – hands on hair


Base – batting


150 Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels


Variation – running


Base – pitching


151 Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox


Variation – wearing sunglasses


Base – batting


162 Dominic Smith, New York Mets


Variation – thumbs up


Base – batting, white pinstripe jersey


167 Alex Verdugo, Los Angeles Dodgers


Variation – leaning on fence


Base – batting


175 Victor Robles, Washington Nationals


Variation – sliding


Base – swinging


186 Giancarlo Stanton, New York Yankees


Variation – warm-up jersey, looking at bat


Base – swinging


200 Jose Altuve, Houston Astros


Variation – holding cap


Base – batting


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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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3 comments

  1. Keith Schimke 2 August, 2018 at 11:12

    Any Information on the odd’s on the variations? I open 3 hobby boxes and got none so they must not be very common.

  2. RICH Erhart 4 August, 2018 at 11:49

    Hi Ryan, I pulled a Future Stars card but it is #F2, not FS2 like the others?
    Any insight on this?

    • Ryan Cracknell 6 August, 2018 at 20:25

      @RICH It looks like all of the Olson cards are numbered this way. Not sure why, but there shouldn’t be any sort of premium involved in the price.

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