2019 Topps Archives Baseball Variations Gallery and Guide


The 2019 Topps Archives Baseball variations checklist isn’t a big one. However, there are still some SSP cards to chase in the product.

A total of ten 2019 Archives cards get short prints that look a lot like the regular base cards only with a different photo. Most are veteran superstars. That said, rookie standout Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and a couple of Yankees legends, Babe Ruth and Derek Jeter, also appear.

Although not the toughest short prints this season, the 2019 Topps Archives Baseball variations aren’t easy to pull, either. At the hobby level, they’re 1:207 packs. Averaging things out, that’s one SSP every eight or nine boxes.

Confirming Variations with the Code on the Back

Still wondering if you have a variation? Flip the card over and go directly to the code at the end of the fine print. That code changes between different types of cards. For the purposes of 2019 Topps Archives SSP cards, these are the two you need to know:

  • 1958 Base: 5053
  • 1975 Base: 5058
  • 1993 Base: 5064
  • Variation: 5070

So if you have a card with a code ending in 5053, it’s a regular base card. Same for 5058 and 5064. Each base design has its own code.

However, if it’s 5070, then you have one of the variations. Here, the code doesn’t change based on the card design. All have the same one.

2019 Topps Archives Baseball Variations Checklist

Here’s a quick look at the 2019 Topps Archives Baseball SSP cards. If you’re looking for a specific card, click on the link to see what’s available on eBay.

1 Derek Jeter
14 Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
50 Mookie Betts
100 Ronald Acuña Jr.
101 Shohei Ohtani
119 Juan Soto
200 Bryce Harper
201 Babe Ruth
225 Kris Bryant
300 Francisco Lindor

2019 Topps Archives Baseball Variations Gallery

Missing images will be added ASAP.

1 Derek Jeter, New York Yankees

Variation – with glove

Base – no glove

14 Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays

Variation – holding bat

Base – no bat

50 Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox

Variation – two bats

Base – one bat

100 Ronald Acuña Jr., Atlanta Braves

Variation – no bat

Base – with bat

101 Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels

Variation – pitching

Base – batting

119 Juan Soto, Washington Nationals

Variation – batting, red jersey

Base – white jersey, no helmet

200 Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies

Variation – gray jersey

Base – red jersey

201 Babe Ruth, New York Yankees

Variation – reaching down for bat

Base – swinging

225 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs

Variation – batting

Base – fielding

300 Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians

Variation – red jersey

Base – fielding


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. JDonovan 21 August, 2019 at 13:53

    What is the point of those variations? There is nothing special about the photo. There is no theme on the photos. They aren’t even interesting photos. Why would any collector really want those at the crazy prices they are bound to sell for? To each their own, but it just doesn’t make sense to me. Stuff like this is going to turn off a lot of collectors. Not all of them, but probably some.

  2. mark ruegsegger 5 October, 2019 at 11:56

    Good Saturday to you and your family.
    I bought packs yesterday from 2019
    Archives and have a Jeter, TM-14, that
    has a CMP code that ends with 074.

    Is this an SP or SSP?

    Thank you for your help
    and have a very nice weekend.

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