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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5 comments

  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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