2018 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Variation Short Prints Gallery and What You Need to Know

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Photos are one of the biggest draws for Stadium Club. That’s where it draws much of its identity. The 2018 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Variation short prints offer up opportunities for even more action and striking imagery, albeit at much tougher rates.

2018 Topps Stadium Club Variations Carlos Correa

Like a lot of other modern SSP variations, the ones in 2018 Topps Stadium Club Baseball are distinct for alternate pictures. The design is the same as the base version. And, at first glance, you might not notice the difference. This is especially true in a set like this where unique photos are the norm and not a potential short print indicator.

2018 Topps Stadium Club Variations 72 Bo Jackson

2018 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Variations land 1:109 hobby packs. That works out to every seventh box or so. At the case level, you can expect to find two or three of the SSP cards.

Ronald Acuña and Gleyber Torres

Initially, Ronald Acuña and Gleyber Torres were believed to have only autographs in 2018 Topps Stadium Club. It turns out they’re not the only cards.

Like in 2018 Topps Series 2, the rookies have variation short prints in the product. Torres is #213, replacing Didi Gregorius. Acuña is #223 among the 2018 Topps Stadium Club Variations, a spot held in the base set by Hank Aaron.

2018 Topps Stadium Club Ronald Acuna SSP Variation

Because these SSP cards are considered inserts and not base cards, they won’t get the RC tag in the Beckett database. They’re still going to be popular. Variations are much tougher in this set than Series 2 and the checklist is big. So landing either card is going to be difficult, especially after the initial supply dries up.

2018 Topps Stadium Club Variations Code Confirmations

Yes, you can use the back of the card as another way to know whether you have a 2018 Topps Stadium Club SSP. Go to the fine print and scan to the end where there’s code among a string of numbers. When it comes to 2018 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Variations, here are the ones you need to know:

• Base Cards – 231
• Variation – 267

So if you have a card that ends in 231, it’s either a base card or a parallel. If the code ending is 267, it’s a variation short print.

It’s important to note that this isn’t the purpose of the code. It’s intended to be part of the production process. However, in a lot of Topps sets, it can help collectors with these types of cards.

2018 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Variations Checklist

Here’s a quick checklist highlighting the confirmed 2018 Topps Stadium Club Variation short prints. If you’re looking for a particular card, click on the link to see what’s available on eBay.

2018 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Variation Short Prints Gallery

3 Clint Frazier, New York Yankees

Variation – leaping at fence

Base – celebrating with team

32 Carlos Correa, Houston Astros

2018 Topps Stadium Club Variations Carlos Correa
Variation – goggles, locker room celebration

Base – batting

37 Victor Robles, Washington Nationals

Variation – holding bat

Base – sliding

48 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

2018 Topps Stadium Club Variations 48 Mike Trout
Variation – running

Base – hand on chin

52 Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks

Variation – high five, white jersey

Base – red jersey, wearing helmet

58 Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians

Variation – diving

Base – high fives

69 Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals

Variation – sitting, red jersey

Base – pitching, white jersey

70 Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets

Variation – throwing

Base – watching, back of jersey visible

71 Chris Sale, Boston Red Sox

Variation – throwing in bullpen, kids watching

Base – walking, towel on shoulder

72 Bo Jackson, Kansas City Royals

2018 Topps Stadium Club Variations 72 Bo Jackson
Variation – breaking bat on knee

Base – wearing glove, fielding

81 Will Clark, San Francisco Giants

Variation – back turned

Base – pointing bat barrel

83 Joey Votto

Variation – fielding, red jersey

Base – batting, gray jersey

100 Cal Ripken Jr., Baltimore Orioles

Ripken’s base (#160) and variation (#160) numbers do not match. Cam Gallagher is #100 in the base set.

Variation – with mascot, #100

Base – batting, #160

111 Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers

Variation – running

Base – batting

117 Rafael Devers, Boston Red Sox

Variation – red jersey, cap on chest

Base – white jersey

125 Chipper Jones, Atlanta Braves

Variation – blowing bubble

Base – running

129 Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles

Variation – towel around neck

Base – with bat, wearing sunglasses

133 Nolan Ryan, Houston Astros

Variation – white jersey

Base – orange cap, hands over head

138 Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels

Variation – pitching

Base – at podium

145 Giancarlo Stanton, New York Yankees

Variation – navy jersey, batting practice

Base – gray jersey, bat on shoulder

150 Justin Verlander, Houston Astros

Variation – back of jersey

Base – orange jersey, face visible

165 Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs

Variation – hands on waist

Base – swinging bat

169 Trea Turner, Washington Nationals

Variation – bunting

Base – with glove

171 Don Mattingly, New York Yankees

Variation – catching

Base – batting

175 Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox

Variation – flag in background

Base – running catch, with glove

178 Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox

Variation – catching

Base – batting

179 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

2018 Topps Stadium Club Variations Bryce Harper
Variation – high-five

Base – batting

180 Ted Williams

Variation – portrait, color photo

Base – bent bat, black and white photo

181 Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh Pirates

Variation – taking off cap

Base – kneeling with bats

192 Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

Variation – sliding

Base – catching

197 Rhys Hoskins, Philadelphia Phillies

Variation – glove on head, wearing sunglasses

Base – running

200 Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers

Variation – running

Base – holding bat

201 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs

Variation – batting, blue jersey

Base – running, white pinstripe jersey

213 Gleyber Torres, New York Yankees

Variation – Gleyber Torres

Base – Didi Gregorius

223 Hank Aaron, Milwaukee Braves

Variation – running

Base – grabbing bat

223 Ronald Acuna, Atlanta Braves

Variation – Ronald Acuna

Base – Hank Aaron

228 Frank Thomas, Chicago White Sox

Variation – leaning on cage

Base – kneeling

241 Aaron Judge, New York Yankees

Variation – holding bat out

Base – with glove

242 George Brett, Kansas City Royals

Variation – with glove

Base – batting

244 Yu Darvish, Chicago Cubs

Variation – white pinstripe jersey, pitching

Base – wearing blue t-shirt

248 Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees

Variation – holding ball

Base – back turned

260 Amed Rosario, New York Mets

Variation – batting, white pinstripe jersey

Base – catching, blue jersey

262 Randy Johnson, Arizona Diamondbacks

Variation – batting

Base – pitching

271 Jose Altuve, Houston Astros

Variation – batting

Base – holding World Series trophy

275 Derek Jeter, New York Yankees

Variation – jumping, wearing glove

Base – running, wearing helmet

276 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

Variation – with kids

Base – pitching, gray jersey

282 Mark McGwire, Oakland Athletics

Variation – green jersey

Base – gray jersey, kneeling

285 Mike Piazza, Los Angeles Dodgers

Variation – wearing mask

Base – leaning on fence, wearing helmet

288 Sandy Koufax, Los Angeles Dodgers

Variation – color photo

Base – black and white photo

290 Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies

Variation -swinging bat, pinstripe jersey

Base – fielding, black jersey

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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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  1. MarkU 28 June, 2018 at 22:32

    Hi Ryan, several times I’ve read where you have commented that variations will be hard to get when the initial supply dries up. Can you explain what that means. Are there more variations in earlier boxes released? Thanks!

    • Ryan Cracknell 28 June, 2018 at 22:40

      @Mark – When products first release, there’s a rush of product being opened all at once. So if you’re shopping for singles on places like eBay, quantity might not seem like an issue. Then as cards make their way into personal collections, they get harder and harder to find.

  2. Matt 11 July, 2018 at 22:33

    I pulled a refractor that the code ends in 261, not the base 231 or the variation 267. I also read there is gold minted refractors, are those easy to distinguish because the card I pulled says refractor on the back but I think it might be the gold minted refractor but can’t tell. I noticed a gold card when I opened the pack but the more I look at it the more I think it is a regular refractor.

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