2018 Topps Heritage Minors Baseball Variations: The Ultimate Guide

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The 2018 Topps Heritage Minors Baseball variations come in a couple of forms, standard Image Variations and Circle Color Variations.

2018 Topps Heritage Minors Baseball Variations

The checklists for both are at ten cards each. However, odds for both types are 1:396 packs, so pulling one is tough.

For the most part, players are among the top MiLB standouts this season like Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Eloy Jimenez.

2018 Topps Heritage Minors Image Variations are all about the photo. The picture on the base card has been changed. Many times, the SSP versions have a more action-oriented shot but this isn’t always the case.

Circle Color Variations aren’t so obvious. The idea behind these is in the name. The background color on the front where the player’s name and position is supposed to change on the SSP versions. However, some of these changes are somewhere between extremely subtle and not noticeable.

Further adding to the confusion is the fact that Circle Color variations have see the team name switched to white as well–just like the Team Name Color Change parallels that cover the entire base set and are numbered to 25 on the back. There might be a little added confusion as the recent 2018 Topps Heritage High Number had Team Name Color Swaps among its extensive variation lineup.

Thankfully, there are a couple of obvious giveaways on the back to tell a variation from a base card or parallel.

2018 Topps Heritage Minors Variations Back Story

Both types of variations in 2018 Topps Heritage Minors can be confirmed with the card back. The most obvious spells it right out. Like the Heritage High Number variations, variation short prints in Heritage Minors have a label listed prominently. Just look to the Topps logo where the card number is. The name of the variation is right there.

The code in the fine print can also be used to confirm a 2018 Topps Heritage Minors variation from a base card. Relevant codes here end in:

  • Base – 467
  • Image Variations – 482
  • Circle Color Variations – 483

Image Variation Back

Circle Color Variation Back

2018 Topps Heritage Minors Baseball Variations Checklist

Here’s a full 2018 Topps Heritage Minors SSP checklist, listing both the Image and Circle Color Variations. If you’re looking for a specific card, click on the links to see what’s currently available on eBay.

1 Vladimir Guerrero Jr – Image | Circle Color
13 Jon Duplantier – Image
25 Hunter Greene – Circle Color
28 Genesis Cabrera – Circle Color
50 Eloy Jimenez – Image | Circle Color
54 Bo Bichette – Image
94 Estevan Florial – Image | Circle Color
103 MacKenzie Gore – Image
123 Mitch Keller – Image
131 Adam Haseley – Circle Color
136 Brendan Rodgers – Circle Color
150 Royce Lewis – Image | Circle Color
158 Michael Kopech – Circle Color
160 Luis Urias – Image
180 Tim Tebow – Image | Circle Color

2018 Topps Heritage Minors Baseball Variations Gallery

Use the tabs to easily navigate between the Image Variations and Circle Color Variations.

Image Variations

2018 Topps Heritage Minors Baseball Image Variations

1 Vladimir Guerrero Jr., New Hampshire Fisher Cats


Image Variation – no cap, blue jersey


Base – red jersey, wearing cap


13 Jon Duplantier, Jackson Generals


Image Variation – no teeth showing


Base – teeth showing


50 Eloy Jimenez, Birmingham Barons


Image Variation – red jersey, helmet


Base – white pinstripe jersey, bat on shoulder


54 Bo Bichette, New Hampshire Fisher Cats


Image Variation – no helmet


Base – wearing helmet


94 Estevan Florial, Tampa Tarpons


Image Variation – wearing helmet, batting stance


Base – white pinstripe jersey, bat on shoulder


103 MacKenzie Gore, Fort Wayne TinCaps


Image Variation – throwing, ball visible


Base – ball not visible


123 Mitch Keller, Altoona Curve


Image Variation – red jersey


Base – white jersey, standing in front of roller coaster


150 Royce Lewis, Cedar Rapids Kernels


Image Variation – wearing headband


Base – holding bat


160 Luis Urias, El Paso Chihuahuas


Image Variation – swinging bat


Base – close-up, standing with bat


180 Tim Tebow, Binghamton Rumble Ponies


Image Variation – arms crossed, sitting in dugout


Base – holding bat


Circle Color Variations

2018 Topps Heritage Minors Baseball Circle Color Variations

1 Vladimir Guerrero Jr., New Hampshire Fisher Cats


Circle Color Variation


Base


25 Hunter Greene, Dayton Dragons


Circle Color Variation


Base


28 Genesis Cabrera, Montgomery Biscuits



Base


50 Eloy Jimenez, Birmingham Barons


Circle Color Variation


Base


94 Estevan Florial, Tampa Tarpons


Circle Color Variation


Base


131 Adam Haseley, Clearwater Threshers


Circle Color Variation


Base


136 Brendan Rodgers, Hartford Yard Goats


Circle Color Variation


Base


150 Royce Lewis, Cedar Rapids Kernels


Circle Color Variation


Base


158 Michael Kopech, Charlotte Knights


Circle Color Variation


Base


180 Tim Tebow, Binghamton Rumble Ponies


Circle Color Variation


Base


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