2018 Topps Heritage Baseball Variations — The Ultimate Guide

2018 Topps Heritage Baseball variations come in several forms. It’s the Heritage way. Like past years, some of the short print versions shouldn’t be too hard to find. Others? Well, some of the 2018 Topps Heritage variations are extremely scarce.

All told, there are more than 100 different 2018 Topps Heritage Baseball variations. These cover things like different images, slight style changes, typos and other stealth errors.

And then there’s the Shoehei Othani Action Variation, his first pack-inserted MLB card.

2018 Topps Heritage Baseball Variations: An Overview

2018 Topps Heritage Baseball variation short prints and super short prints offer alternative versions of base cards. Some styles are running themes the brand has used in the past. Others are nods to 1969 Topps Baseball, the inspiration for the release. Others still are new creations.

Topps announced new Nickname Variations shortly before the set came out. These come with the name from the back of their Players Weekend jersey.

2018 Topps Heritage Baseball‘s homages 1969 go beyond basic designs. It looks back at the stars of the era. It’s also a deep dive into some of the original set’s quirks and mistakes.

2018 Topps Heritage Action Image Variations

1969 Topps Baseball isn’t exactly “action” when it comes to its photography choices. Like other sets from the era, it’s Portrait City. Neck-up close-ups, batting stance, pitching stride–they were all fair game.

Because 2018 Topps Heritage Baseball mimics the original set, the base set takes a similar portrait approach.

Enter the Action Image Variations. For veterans, these swap out the regular photos for an in-game shot.

Action Image Variations also fold in some rookies. These don’t swap out the images. Rather, they give the young standout a card of their own. Base Rookie Cards are multi-player cards, another nod to 1969 Topps. The variations make select rookies more like the rest of the cards in the set, giving collectors a rarer solo shot.

Among the rookies with a 2018 Topps Heritage Action Image Variation is Shohei Ohtani. A late addition to the release, he’s not on the main base set checklist. While there was going to be no shortage of interest in any of his cards, this should raise interest even further given its variation short print status.

There are a total of 25 Action Image Variations. Of these, the solo rookies are Ohtani, Amed Rosario, Clint Frazier, Rafael Devers, Rhys Hoskins and Victor Robles.

These are all exclusive to hobby packs. At 1:35 packs, not every hobby box will have one but they won’t be super rare, either.

2018 Topps Heritage Throwback Variations

Heritage is one of those sets that revels in the past. Throwback Variations take it in another direction. Not a direct nod to the close of the ’60s, these are another version of photo swaps. Simply, players are in retro jerseys from yesteryear.

2018 Topps Heritage Throwback Variations Mike Trout

Like past years, Throwback Variations are extremely scarce and, as a result, will likely follow suit and be some of the most coveted cards in the product. Big-time master set builders help fuel a lot of the interest.

2018 Topps Heritage Throwback Variations land 1:6,573 hobby packs.

Team Name Color Swap Variations

Team Name Color Swap Variations are more subtle than the Action Image Variations, but they still aren’t too hard to spot.

For the Team Name Color Swap Variations, look for a different color. Instead of the usual yellow, the team name is in white.

Like Action Image cards, 2018 Topps Heritage Team Name Color Swap Variations are hobby-exclusives and land 1:205 packs.

Nickname Variations

2018 Topps Heritage Nickname Variations are new to the line. They aren’t a nod to the 1969 but rather something different — Players Weekend.

To spot these, look where the team name usually is on the bottom front of the card. Instead, you’ll find the player’s nickname that they had on the back of their Players Weekend jersey.

2018 Topps Heritage Nickname Variations 151 Manny Machado

According to Topps, Heritage Nickname Variations are rare but no specific odds have been announced.

Traded Variations

It’s believed that tough Traded versions are among the 2018 Topps Heritage variations. These note the transaction that brought the player to their respective team. To find this note, look to the vital stats on the back.

Errors

Rookie Cup

If you pull a card of a player with the Rookie Cup trophy on the front, check the year. Some are error variations that say 1969 instead of the normal 2017 that’s on base cards.

Player Name Color

Among the most valuable cards in 1969 Topps Baseball are White Letter Variations. As the name suggests, these reflect a color different. Here’s it’s the name on the front where the last name is in white instead of yellow.

It’s not exactly the case here. It appears that 2018 Topps Heritage Player Name Color Error Variations have the player’s last name in a different color on the front.

The “Batboy”

Yeah, that’s not Mike Trout. Who is it? That’s a good question. The answer is likely from another Angels card in the 1969 set — Aurelio Rodriguez. It turns out the photo is of the team’s batboy, Leonard Garcia. The mistake was not found until years later.

Errors But Not Variations

2018 Topps Heritage Baseball has at least a couple of error cards. However, they don’t appear to have corrected versions so they’re not variations.

The first comes at the beginning of the checklist with card one. On the front it pictures Hanley Ramirez. It should have been Jose Ramirez, who is list correctly on the back.

Jose Reyes, card #246, is missing his full career stats.

If you get one of these or see some listed for high prices, don’t get too excited beyond the card itself. Usually, unintentional errors like this don’t get corrected anymore.

2018 Topps Heritage Variations: The Codes

The code method does work to identify 2018 Topps Heritage Baseball variations. Although meant for production and not collecting purposes, the fine print on the back identifies different types of cards. This can be handy to quickly identify 1) that you have a variation and 2) what category it falls under.

To do this, look on the back of the card. If the code sequence at the end of the fine print ends in 65, you’ve got a regular base card. If it ends in 85, then it’s one of the high-number short prints (#401-500 on the main checklist).

These are the code endings for the 2018 Topps Heritage variations:

Error – 98
Traded – 99
Throwback – 00
Action Image – 01
Team Name Color Swap – 02
Rookie Cup Error – 03
Nickname – 04

2018 Topps Heritage Variations Checklist

Here’s a master checklist of 2018 Topps Heritage variations with notes on the type to keep things easier. Although Topps hasn’t confirmed the full checklist, we believe it is complete.

If you’re looking for a specific card, click on the link to see what’s currently available on eBay.


17 Shohei Ohtani – Action (Rookie)
20 Anthony Rizzo – Action
20 Anthony Rizzo – Color Swap
20 Anthony Rizzo – Throwback
22 Bryce Harper – Action
22 Bryce Harper – Color Swap
22 Bryce Harper – Error (Birth Year)
22 Bryce Harper – Nickname
25 Aaron Judge – Action
25 Aaron Judge – Color Swap
25 Aaron Judge – Error (Name Color)
25 Aaron Judge – Nickname
25 Aaron Judge – Rookie Cup Error
31 Amed Rosario – Action (Rookie)
31 Amed Rosario – Color Swap
35 Jose Altuve – Action
35 Jose Altuve – Throwback
45 Corey Seager – Action
50 Andrew McCutchen – Nickname
58 Justin Verlander – Traded
60 Justin Upton – Traded
63 Ian Happ – Rookie Cup Error
67 Max Scherzer – Color Swap
70 Joey Votto – Action
70 Joey Votto – Color Swap
74 Giancarlo Stanton – Color Swap
74 Giancarlo Stanton – Error (Reverse Negative)
74 Giancarlo Stanton – Traded
80 Kris Bryant – Action
80 Kris Bryant – Color Swap
80 Kris Bryant – Error (Name Color)
80 Kris Bryant – Nickname
80 Kris Bryant – Throwback
90 Noah Syndergaard – Nickname
101 Salvador Perez – Color Swap
101 Salvador Perez – Throwback
109 Chris Sale – Color Swap
114 Clint Frazier – Action (Rookie)
114 Clint Frazier – Color Swap
114 Clint Frazier – Nickname
118 Cody Bellinger – Action
118 Cody Bellinger – Color Swap
118 Cody Bellinger – Nickname
118 Cody Bellinger – Rookie Cup Error
119 Alex Bregman – Throwback
126 Jose Quintana – Traded
130 Andrew Benintendi – Action
130 Andrew Benintendi – Color Swap
130 Andrew Benintendi – Nickname
130 Andrew Benintendi – Rookie Cup Error
145 Francisco Lindor – Action
145 Francisco Lindor – Color Swap


145 Francisco Lindor – Nickname
145 Francisco Lindor – Throwback
150 Josh Hader – Rookie Cup Error
151 Manny Machado – Action
151 Manny Machado – Color Swap
151 Manny Machado – Nickname
151 Manny Machado – Throwback
159 Jay Bruce – Traded
161 Yu Darvish – Traded
176 Corey Kluber – Throwback
177 Sonny Gray – Traded
180 Jordan Montgomery – Rookie Cup Error
189 Rafael Devers – Action (Rookie)
189 Rafael Devers – Color Swap
189 Rafael Devers – Rookie Cup Error
189 Rafael Devers – Nickname
191 Gary Sanchez – Action
191 Gary Sanchez – Color Swap
201 Yoan Moncada – Throwback
206 Rhys Hoskins – Action (Rookie)
206 Rhys Hoskins – Color Swap
216 Clayton Kershaw – Action
216 Clayton Kershaw – Color Swap
216 Clayton Kershaw – Nickname
232 Yadier Molina – Color Swap
250 Trey Mancini – Rookie Cup Error
275 Mike Trout – Action
275 Mike Trout – Error (Batboy)
275 Mike Trout – Color Swap
275 Mike Trout – Nickname
275 Mike Trout – Throwback
284 Victor Robles – Action (Rookie)
284 Victor Robles – Color Swap
293 Buster Posey – Action
293 Buster Posey – Color Swap
294 J.D. Martinez – Traded
305 Josh Bell – Throwback
315 Sean Doolittle – Traded
320 Paul DeJong – Rookie Cup Error
330 Mookie Betts – Action
330 Mookie Betts – Color Swap
330 Mookie Betts – Throwback
348 German Marquez – Rookie Cup Error
351 Nolan Arenado – Action
369 Paul Goldschmidt – Action
369 Paul Goldschmidt – Nickname
381 Carlos Correa – Action
381 Carlos Correa – Color Swap
381 Carlos Correa – Nickname
381 Carlos Correa – Throwback
406 Ryan Braun – Throwback
454 Shin-Soo Choo – Throwback
472 Brandon Phillips – Traded


2018 Topps Heritage Baseball Variations Gallery

Here’s where you’ll eventually find a massive image reference for the 2018 Topps Heritage Baseball variations to make finding them even easier. You can use the tabs to easily navigate between the different variation types.

Throwback

2018 Topps Heritage Throwback Variations

Odds: 1:6,573 hobby packs
Code Ending: 00

20 Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs


Throwback Variation – with bat


Base – no cap


35 Jose Altuve, Houston Astros


Throwback Variation – no cap


Base – bat on shoulder


80 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs


Throwback Variation – black helmet


Base – hands on knees


101 Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals


Throwback Variation – throwing


Base – holding bat


119 Alex Bregman, Houston Astros


Throwback Variation – wearing helmet


Base – wearing cap


145 Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians


Throwback Variation – red jersey


Base – white jersey


151 Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles


Throwback Variation – running


Base – bat on shoulder


176 Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians


Throwback Variation – black cap


Base – blue and red cap


201 Yoan Moncada, Chicago White Sox


Throwback Variation – red sleeves


Base – bat on shoulder


275 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels


Throwback Variation – wearing helmet


Base – bat on shoulder


305 Josh Bell, Pittsburgh Pirates


Throwback – Grays uniform


Base – bat on shoulder


330 Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox


Throwback Variation – no cap


Base – holding bat


381 Carlos Correa, Houston Astros


Throwback Variation – wearing helmet


Base – blue warm-up shirt


406 Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers


Throwback Variation – running


Base – swinging


454 Shin-Soo Choo, Texas Rangers


Throwback Variation – red helmet


Base – bat on shoulder


Rookie Cup

2018 Topps Heritage Baseball Rookie Cup Error Variations

Odds: unknown
Code Ending: Rookie Cup – 03

25 Aaron Judge, New York Yankees


Error Variation – ‘1969’ on trophy


Base – ‘2017’ on trophy


63 Ian Happ, Chicago Cubs


Error Variation – ‘1969’ on trophy


Base – ‘2017’ on trophy


118 Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers


Variation – ‘1969’ on trophy


Base – ‘2017’ on trophy


130 Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox


Error Variation – ‘1969’ on trophy


Base – ‘2017’ on trophy


150 Josh Hader, Milwaukee Brewers


Error Variation – “1969” on trophy


Base – ‘2017’ on trophy


180 Jordan Montgomery, New York Yankees


Error – ‘1969’ on trophy


Base – ‘2017’ on trophy


189 Rafael Devers, Boston Red Sox


Error – ‘1969’ on trophy


Base – ‘2017’ on trophy


250 Trey Mancini, Baltimore Orioles


Error Variation – “1969” on trophy


Base – “2017” on trophy


320 Paul DeJong, St. Louis Cardinals


Error Variation – ‘1969’ on trophy


Base – ‘2017’ on trophy


348 German Marquez, Colorado Rockies


Error Variation – ‘1969’ on trophy


Base – ‘2017’ on trophy


Nickname

2018 Topps Heritage Nickname Variations

Odds: unknown
Code Ending: 04

22 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals


Nickname Variation – Big Kid


Base


25 Aaron Judge, New York Yankees

Variation has him listed as a catcher as well.


Nickname Variation – All Rise


Base


50 Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates


Nickname Variation – Cutch


Base


80 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs


Nickname Variation – KB


Base


90 Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets


Nickname Variation – Thor


Base


114 Clint Frazier, New York Yankees


Nickname Variation – Red Thunder


Base


118 Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers


Nickname Variation – Cody Love


Base


130 Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox


Nickname Variation – Benny


Base


145 Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians


Nickname Variation – Mr. Smile


Base


151 Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles


Nickname Variation – Mr. Miami


Base


189 Rafael Devers, Boston Red Sox


Nickname Variation – Carita


Base


216 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Angels


Nickname Variation – Kersh


Base


275 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels


Nickname Variation – Kiiiiid


Base


369 Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks


Nickname Variation – Goldy


Base


381 Carlos Correa, Houston Astros


Nickname Variation – Showrrea


Base


Error

2018 Topps Heritage Baseball Error Variations

Odds: unknown
Code Ending: 98

22 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals


Error – birth year ’93 on reverse


Base – birth year ’92 on reverse


25 Aaron Judge, New York Yankees

Variation has no Rookie Cup, either.


Name Color Variation


Base


74 Giancarlo Stanton, New York Yankees


Error Variation – reverse negative


Base


80 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs


Name Color Variation


Base


275 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels


Error Variation – “Batboy”


Base – Mike Trout


Team Color Swap

2018 Topps Heritage Team Name Color Swap Variations

Odds: 1:205 hobby packs (hobby only)
Code Ending: 02

Regular cards have team name in yellow.
Color Swap Varations have the team name in white.

20 Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs


Color Swap Variation


Base


22 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals


Color Swap Variation


Base


25 Aaron Judge, New York Yankees


Color Swap Variation


Base


31 Amed Rosario, New York Mets


Color Swap Variation


Base


67 Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals


Color Swap Variation


Base


70 Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds


Color Swap Variation


Base


74 Giancarlo Stanton, New York Yankees


Color Swap Variation


Base


80 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs


Color Swap Variation


Base


101 Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals


Color Swap Variation


Base


109 Chris Sale, Boston Red Sox


Color Swap Variation


Base


114 Clint Frazier, New York Yankees


Color Swap Variation


Base


118 Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers


Color Swap Variation


Base


130 Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox


Color Swap Variation


Base


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145 Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians


Color Swap Variation


Base


151 Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles


Color Swap Variation


Base


189 Rafael Devers, Boston Red Sox


Color Swap Variation


Base


191 Gary Sanchez, New York Yankees


Color Swap Variation


Base


206 Rhys Hoskins, Philadelphia Phillies


Color Swap Variation


Base


216 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers


Color Swap Variation


Base


232 Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals


Color Swap Variation


Base


275 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels


Color Swap Variation


Base


284 Victor Robles, Washington Nationals


Color Swap Variation


Base


293 Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants


Color Swap Variation


Base


330 Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox


Color Swap Variation


Base


381 Carlos Correa, Houston Astros


Color Swap Variation


Base


Traded

2018 Topps Heritage Baseball Traded Variations

Odds: unknown
Code Ending: 99

58 Justin Verlander, Houston Astros

60 Justin Upton, Los Angeles Angels

74 Giancarlo Stanton, New York Yankees

126 Jose Quintana, Chicago Cubs

Traded Variation

159 Jay Bruce, Cleveland Indians

161 Yu Darvish, Los Angeles Dodgers

177 Sonny Gray, New York Yankees

294 J.D. Martinez, Arizona Diamondbacks

315 Sean Doolittle, Washington Nationals

472 Brandon Phillips, Los Angeles Angels

Action Image

2018 Topps Heritage Baseball Action Image Variations

Odds: 1:35 hobby packs (hobby only)
Code Ending: 01

17 Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels


Variation – Shohei Ohtani


Base – Zach Davies


20 Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs


Action – sliding


Base – no helmet


22 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals


Action – running


Base – no helmet


25 Aaron Judge, New York Yankees


Action – swinging


Base – bat on shoulder


31 Amed Rosario, New York Mets


Action – solo image


Base


35 Jose Altuve, Houston Astros


Action – holding helmet


Base – batting stance


45 Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers


Action – dropping bat


Base – hands on hips


70 Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds


Action – swinging


Base – white jersey


80 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs


Action – wearing sunglasses


Base – hands on knees


114 Clint Frazier, New York Yankees


Action – solo image


Base


118 Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers


Action – tossing ball


Base – white jersey


130 Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox


Action – running


Base – cap on chest


145 Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians


Action – throwing


Base – white jersey


151 Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles


Action – sunglasses


Base – bat on shoulder


189 Rafael Devers, Boston Red Sox


Action – solo image


Base


191 Gary Sanchez, New York Yankees


Action – running, looking up


Base – with bat


206 Rhys Hoskins, Philadelphia Phillies


Action – solo image


Base


216 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers


Action – on mound


Base – facing forward, portrait


275 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels


Action – running


Base – bat on shoulder


284 Victor Robles, Washington Nationals


Action – solo image


Base


293 Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants


Action – catcher’s gear


Base – holding ball


330 Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox


Action – wearing sunglasses


Base – holding bat


351 Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies


Action – throwing


Base – bat on shoulder


369 Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks


Action – dropping bat, looking up


Base – kneeling, bat on shoulder


381 Carlos Correa, Houston Astros


Action – fielding


Base – warm-up shirt


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38 Comments

  1. Randy J.
    Posted February 22, 2018 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    Here’s my question … if the Ohtani is numbered only as 17, doesn’t that violate the whole rookie card/logo thing because technically it’s not an insert (or at least labeled as such on the back of the card)?

  2. Ryan Cracknell
    Posted February 22, 2018 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    @Randy — Debatable but as a variation, it can be considered an insert as well.

  3. Fred
    Posted March 1, 2018 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    Amazing how all of these “errors” and “variations” only happen to the most sought after stars and rookies of the day. Nothing ever goes wrong with the Aurelio Rodriguez’s and Ron Perranoski’s in today’s sets. Pretty suspect if you ask me.

  4. Ryan Cracknell
    Posted March 1, 2018 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    @Fred — All of these variations and errors are intentional. Most view them essentially as inserts. So to that end, the player selection is deliberate.

  5. Robert Belenzon
    Posted March 1, 2018 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    Hi Ryan
    Found what appears to me, as an error that won’t be corrected ..102 Edwin Diaz fact says his slider tied him for fourth in Saves in the National League. Which could be true, but Seattle’s in the AL.
    LOL Bob

  6. Jonathan
    Posted March 1, 2018 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    There is a Doolittle traded out there.

  7. Ryan Cracknell
    Posted March 2, 2018 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    @Jonathan – Thanks! Added it.

  8. Charlie
    Posted March 2, 2018 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    What about the cards ending in 85 ? Are they short prints also?

  9. Mike
    Posted March 3, 2018 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    The high number short prints end in 85 for the code on the back

  10. taylor briley
    Posted March 3, 2018 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    I have a card number 400 Carlos Gomez and he is in a left handed batting stance and he is a right hand hitter. Could this be a error or a variation?

  11. Ryan Cracknell
    Posted March 5, 2018 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    @Taylor — It is not a variation.

  12. paul hertel
    Posted March 5, 2018 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    on the player name color variation,if the base color on the player name is yellow and the variation is the player name “other colors”,does the “other” color mean white is considered a variation?

  13. Ryan Cracknell
    Posted March 5, 2018 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    @paul — The only two Player Name Color cards are Kris Bryant and Aaron Judge. Both are pictured here.

  14. Kevin G
    Posted March 5, 2018 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    I just bought a box of these cards at target inside was 35 cards. My question is I got an autographed card but can’t tell if the autograph is real or not. It’s a Paul Goldschmidt card on the back it says #29 out of 30 photos. Any information on this card? Thanks in advance

  15. Ryan Cracknell
    Posted March 5, 2018 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    @Kevin — It’s a Deckle Edge insert. The signature is a facsimile and not real. It’s on the main checklist here: https://www.beckett.com/news/2018-topps-heritage-baseball/

  16. jeff mccain
    Posted March 5, 2018 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    I just pulled a josh bell card in a throw back uniform and cant find it any were in the listings. does anyone have any information on this card.

  17. Ryan m
    Posted March 6, 2018 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    I bought a hobby box that had one purple chrome card in every pack. Is this a hot box and what are the odds on that?

  18. Ryan Cracknell
    Posted March 7, 2018 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    @Ryan – Purple Refractors are exclusive to hobby and retail hot boxes. Odds weren’t released.

  19. Rob Connington
    Posted March 6, 2018 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    I bougt a few blaster boxes and (2)of the cards do not have the Topps logo on the back like it does for most of the cards with the lowercase hanging t and the number with it. Are these errors?

  20. Ryan Cracknell
    Posted March 7, 2018 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    @Rob — Probably just a printing mistake.

  21. Tony Weir
    Posted March 6, 2018 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    I am seeing a lot of cards that look faded on the back. Is that anything? Meant to be like that?

  22. Ryan Cracknell
    Posted March 7, 2018 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    @Tony — Likely just something to do with ink levels or something like that when they were printed.

  23. Kyler K
    Posted March 9, 2018 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    I found this page after pulling a Mike Trout bat boy from a pack yesterday. Really caught me off guard haha. Any idea on what the odds are of getting a card like this? I’m just curious about what a variation card like this is worth.

  24. Ryan Cracknell
    Posted March 12, 2018 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    @Kyler — Odds weren’t released but the errors are tough.

  25. Ricky
    Posted March 9, 2018 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    Got a Manny Machado autograph the cup had 2018, not 2017 or 1969. Is this an error or special card?

  26. Ryan Cracknell
    Posted March 12, 2018 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    @Ricky — I’m not sure what cup you’re referring to. If it is an error, it’s not a variation. A corrected version isn’t out there.

  27. Mike
    Posted March 9, 2018 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

    I opened a bunch of Walmart packs and got a bunch of cards with light pink backs. The color is distinctly different from the majority of the cards I pulled. Any idea what they are? Thanks

  28. Ryan Cracknell
    Posted March 12, 2018 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    @Mike — Sounds more like a printing error of sorts, nothing intentional. If it was just one, maybe a Flip Stock parallel but if you got several, that’s probably not the case as they’re so rare. They’re also hobby exclusives.

  29. Dwayne Lee zboril
    Posted March 10, 2018 at 3:40 am | Permalink

    I have a very strange looking Christian yelich, the background is magenta red with a green swirl. any ideas on this one

  30. don
    Posted March 15, 2018 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    with the codes I have a buster posey with a 05 code.. cade number nap9…. 05 code?

  31. Ryan Cracknell
    Posted March 15, 2018 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    @don – It’s a New Age Performers insert. The codes aren’t intended for collectors to really use, more production. But they can be a hint to tell base cards from variations. There’s nothing to them for other inserts.

  32. don
    Posted March 16, 2018 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    I picked up 5 of the 35 card Target boxes.. finding top miscuts (the whole top white border missing) in 2 to 3 cards per box,,, anyone think they maybe a purposeful error?

  33. Ryan Cracknell
    Posted March 20, 2018 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    @don – Just a production error.

  34. Andrew
    Posted March 18, 2018 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    Got a mike trout roamt from 2018 topps heritage wondering what is worth

  35. Ryan Cracknell
    Posted March 20, 2018 at 6:56 am | Permalink

    @Andrew – Access to the online price guide can be found here: https://www.beckett.com/price-guides/baseball (subscription required)

  36. Josh Hazen
    Posted March 19, 2018 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    Why do all-star rookie autos have 2018 written on cup while base card has 2017 on cup, Have Trey Mancini card ROA-TM with Cup on front that says Topps 2018 All-Star Rookie. Have card card 250 that says 2017 on cup, also the cup is on the right side on auto and left on base card.

  37. jason allen
    Posted April 10, 2018 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    card 171 Javier beaz has no hat or helmet on

  38. Ryan Cracknell
    Posted April 13, 2018 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    @jason – All of his cards in Heritage are like that. It’s not a variation. The capless variations are part of Gypsy Queen.

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