2018 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Gallery

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2018 Topps Opening Day Baseball variations are not that easy to find. The short prints take a standard approach to a lot of Topps SSP cards in that they offer a different photo than the main set and much longer odds.

2018 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations

So how do you know if you pull one of the SSP cards? There are a couple of ways that make it easy.

Topps didn’t announce a full list of variations so it’s going to take a little bit of time for all of them to be found. The set’s sell sheet did say to expect more than 25 total.

The SSP 2018 Topps Opening Day Variations land 1:477 packs. That works out to every 13th box or so and less than two per case.

Spotting 2018 Topps Opening Day Baseball Varations: The Code Method

Memorizing images can be daunting. You might even find yourself with the SSP version of the card and not the base. Like a lot of Topps’ variations, you can go to the code method. This means flipping the card over and referring to the fine print on the back.

At the end of that block of small print is a long code. It’s meant for production use and tracking, not collectors but it has become a tip-off of sorts. For this set, base cards end in 77. If you have a 2018 Topps Opening Day variation SSP, it ends in 95.

2018 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Checklist

Here’s a quick reference of the cards with 2018 Topps Opening Day Baseball variations. If you’re looking for a specific card, click on the individual links to see what’s currently available on eBay.

2018 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Gallery

1 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers


Variation – tossing ball in air, in dugout


Base – pitching


3 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs


Variation – wearing cap


Base – running, wearing sunglasses


4 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels


Variation – sitting on steps


Base – batting


5 Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants


Variation – wearing helmet


Base – holding helmet


7 Carlos Correa, Houston Astros


Variation – wearing helmet


Base – throwing


16 Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles


Variation – white jersey, standing


Base – blowing bubble, orange jersey


30 Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox


Variation – tugging jersey


Base – running


39 Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians


Variation – sitting


Base – batting


41 Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies


Variation – pinstripe jersey


Base – batting


46 Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers


Variation – wearing sunglasses


Base – wearing helmet


55 Mike Moustakas, Kansas City Royals


Variation – heart hands, white jersey


Base – batting


60 Giancarlo Stanton, New York Yankees


Variation – no helmet


Base – wearing helmet


63 Jonathan Villar, Milwaukee Brewers


Variation – in front of dugout


Base – fielding


64 Byron Buxton, Minnesota Twins


Variation – with glove


Base – with bat


70 Amed Rosario, New York Mets


Variation – no helmet


Base – batting


71 Aaron Judge, New York Yankees


Variation – pinstripe jersey, horizontal


Base – batting, Rookie Cup


82 Rhys Hoskins, Philadelphia Phillies


Variation – high-fiving teammates


Base – batting


83 Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates


Variation – black jersey


Base – white jersey


87 Hunter Renfroe, San Diego Padres


Variation – diving


Base – standing to catch ball at wall


93 Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners


Variation – holding box


Base – pitching


99 Chris Archer, Tampa Bay Rays


Variation – laughing


Base – throwback uniform, pitching


100 Joey Gallo, Texas Rangers


Variation – with glove


Base – running


107 Josh Donaldson, Toronto Blue Jays


Variation – no helmet


Base – batting, wearing sunglasses


112 Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals


Variation – wearing ski mask, T-shirt


Base – pitching, white jersey


139 Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds


Variation – looking back over shoulder


Base – batting


142 Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks


Variation – black cap, jersey


Base – batting, gray jersey


143 Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves


Variation – looking over shoulder


Base – batting


150 Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox


Variation – pointing up, navy jersey


Base – batting, white jersey


179 Matt Olson, Oakland Athletics


Variation – sitting in dugout


Base – batting


187 Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals


Variation – high-fiving teammates


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.

2 comments

  1. paul hertel 27 March, 2018 at 18:42

    i found (2) 2018 opening day rcs of clint frazier…both show his drafted line on the back of the card as…Indians #1-june,but no draft year…since both cards are the exact same on the back,i presume this is a non-corrected error with no added value to the card(s)?

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