2019 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Variations Guide and Gallery

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Picking up where the first set left off, the 2019 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball variations come in a variety of forms. From Action Images and Color Swaps to Throwbacks and Error (and more), the short prints cover a lot of ground. And that’s been the norm for Heritage for several years.

Here’s an overview of what to look for while you’re busting 2019 Topps Heritage High Number packs and boxes followed by a more comprehensive checklist and gallery.

Action Image Variations

Base card images in 2019 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball are mostly a mix of posed shots and portraits. This is done to mimic the 1970 Topps Baseball set it’s based on. Action Image Variations change up the photos for something more dynamic. This is where you’ll see a switch to game shots.

2019 Topps Heritage High Number Action Image Variation 534 Bryce Harper

Action Image Variations are exclusive to hobby packs.

Error Variations

Can something really be an error if it’s done on purpose? At any rate, this is where you’ll find mistakes. At first glance, these can be on the tricky side to spot. In the past these errors have been as small as a typo in the stats or a subtle color tweak. Thankfully, Topps has made it easy to know if you have one of these variations, even if you don’t know what the mistake is. We’ll get to that momentarily.

2019 Topps Heritage High Number Error Variation 534 Bryce Harper

Nickname Variations

The premise for these is simple. The player’s name is replaced by another name they go by or people frequently call them.

All you need to do to spot a Nickname Variation is look on the front at who is featured on the card.

2019 Topps Heritage High Number Nickname Variations 534 Bryce Harper

Team Name Color Variations

Another hobby-exclusive, Team Name Color Variations are on the tougher side to spot. The difference on these comes with the team name text on the front.

Short print versions change the color of the text for something different.

Throwback Uniform Variations

Throwbacks are among the most popular Topps Heritage variations, in large part because of their rarity. These SSP cards offer up a different photo, similar to Action Image cards. However, there’s a more defined theme here. Throwback pictures show players in commemorative uniforms from the past, usually from Throwback the Clock games.

Trade Variations

On the front, there’s nothing strange about Trade Variations. They look perfectly normal. The lone difference on these is a small one found in the player vitals on the back.

Variations have an added line about how the player was acquired in the box on the back.

The Easiest Way to Spot 2019 Topps Heritage High Number Variations

For the past couple of Heritage sets, Topps has been using a simple labeling system that takes all the guess work — and staring at fine print — out of confirming variations. And it continues here.

Under the card number, SSP cards say exactly what type of card they are. So no trying to figure out the error and no need to stare at tiny codes that aren’t supposed to be stared at in the first place.

It’s all right there in the open.

2019 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Variations Checklist

Here’s a quick look at the players who have 2019 Topps Heritage High Number variations along with the types of SSP cards. Click on the links to shop for specific cards on eBay.

501 Michael Chavis – Action | Team Color
502 Charlie Morton – Throwback
504 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – Action | Nickname | Team Color
505 Nick Markakis – Throwback
506 Yasmani Grandal – Action | Team Color | Throwback
507 Nick Senzel – Action | Team Color | Throwback
508 Brendan Rodgers – Action | Team Color
512 Keston Hiura – Action | Team Color
516 Eloy Jimenez – Action | Error | Team Color | Throwback
517 Fernando Tatis Jr. – Action | Error | Team Color
519 Pete Alonso – Action | Error | Nickname | Team Color
520 Manny Machado – Action | Error | Nickname | Team Color | Trade

523 Carter Kieboom – Action | Team Color
525 Justus Sheffield – Trade
526 Yusei Kikuchi – Action | Team Color | Throwback | Trade
527 Jorge Alfaro – Action | Team Color | Trade
530 Patrick Corbin – Trade
534 Bryce Harper – Action | Error | Nickname | Team Color | Throwback | Trade
535 J.T. Realmuto – Action | Team Color | Trade
537 Austin Meadows – Action | Team Color
539 Byron Buxton – Action | Team Color
540 Alex Verdugo – Action | Team Color
541 Yasiel Puig – Trade
545 Troy Tulowitzki – Action | Team Color

574 Craig Kimbrel – Trade
580 Brandon Woodruff – Throwback
589 Eduardo Escobar – Throwback
591 Christian Walker – Action | Team Color
596 Russell Martin – Throwback
628 Jason Martin – Throwback
629 Melky Cabrera – Throwback
700 Nick Kingham – Throwback
701 Victor Robles – Action | Team Color
702 Andrew McCutchen – Action | Team Color | Throwback | Trade
703 Chris Paddack – Action | Team Color
708 Clint Frazier – Action | Team Color
725 Ichiro – Action | Nickname | Team Color | Throwback

2019 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Variations Gallery

Use the tabs to easily move between the various variation types.

Error

2019 Topps Heritage High Number Error Variations

516 Eloy Jimenez, Chicago White Sox


Error – reverse negative


Base


517 Fernando Tatis Jr., San Diego Padres


Error – yellow bar on front


Base


519 Pete Alonso, New York Mets


Error – missing blackplate


Base – black color showing


520 Manny Machado, San Diego Padres


Error – ‘3rd base’ white


Base – ‘3rd Base’ red


534 Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies


Error – “Philies”


Base


Action

2019 Topps Heritage High Number Action Image Variations

501 Michael Chavis, Boston Red Sox


Action – fielding


Base – swinging


504 Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays


Action – throwing


Base – with bat


506 Yasmani Grandal, Milwaukee Brewers


Action – blue jersey


Base – white jersey


507 Nick Senzel, Cincinnati Reds


Action – red jersey


2019 Topps Heritage High 507 Nick Senzel

Base – white jersey


508 Brendan Rodgers, Colorado Rockies


Action – gray jersey


Base – pinstripe jersey


512 Keston Hiura, Milwaukee Brewers


Action – running


2019 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Keston Hiura

Base – with bat


516 Eloy Jimenez, Chicago White Sox


Action – running


Base – swinging


517 Fernando Tatis Jr., San Diego Padres


Action – swinging


Base – bat on shoulder


519 Pete Alonso, New York Mets


Action – fielding


Base – holding bat


520 Manny Machado, San Diego Padres


Action – wearing helmet, gray jersey


Base – holding bat out


523 Carter Kieboom, Washington Nationals


Action – wearing helmet


Base – wearing cap


526 Yusei Kikuchi, Seattle Mariners


Action – gray jersey


Base – white jersey


527 Jorge Alfaro, Miami Marlins


Action – catcher’s gear


Base – with bat


534 Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies


Action – running


Base – with bat


535 J.T. Realmuto, Philadelphia Phillies


Action – catcher’s gear


Base – with bat


537 Austin Meadows, Tampa Bay Rays


Action – dark blue jersey


Base – white jersey


539 Byron Buxton, Minnesota Twins


Action – running


Base – with bat


540 Alex Verdugo, Los Angeles Dodgers


Action – gray jersey


Base – white jersey


545 Troy Tulowitzki, New York Yankees


Action – batting


Base – bat on shoulder


591 Christian Walker, Arizona Diamondbacks


Action – fielding


Base – with bat


701 Victor Robles, Washington Nationals


Action – running, red jersey


Base – with bat, white jersey


702 Andrew McCutchen, Philadelphia Phillies


Action – gray jersey


Base – pinstripe jersey


703 Chris Paddack, San Diego Padres


Action – pitching


Base – white jersey


708 Clint Frazier, New York Yankees


Action – catching


Base – bat on shoulder


725 Ichiro, Seattle Mariners


Action – swinging


Base – bat on shoulder


Nickname

2019 Topps Heritage High Number Nickname Variations

504 Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays


2019 Topps Heritage High Number Nickname Variations Vladimir Guerrero Jr

Nickname Variation – Vladito


Base – Vladimir Guerrero Jr.


519 Pete Alonso, New York Mets


Nickname Variation – Polar Bear


Base


520 Manny Machado, San Diego Padres


Nickname Variation – El Ministro


Base


534 Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies


2019 Topps Heritage High Number Nickname Variations 534 Bryce Harper

Nickname Variation – Mondo


Base


725 Ichiro, Seattle Mariners


Nickname Variation – Ichi


Base


Team Color

2019 Topps Heritage High Number Team Name Color Variations

501 Michael Chavis, Boston Red Sox


Team Name – yellow


Base – red


504 Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays


Team Name – red


Base – yellow


506 Yasmani Grandal, Milwaukee Brewers


Team Name – black


Base – red


507 Nick Senzel, Cincinnati Reds


Team Name – yellow


2019 Topps Heritage High 507 Nick Senzel

Base – white


508 Brendan Rodgers, Colorado Rockies


Team Name – red


Base – yellow


512 Keston Hiura, Milwaukee Brewers


Team Name – red


2019 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Keston Hiura

Base – black


516 Eloy Jimenez, Chicago White Sox


Team Name – yellow


Base – red


517 Fernando Tatis Jr., San Diego Padres


Team Name – black


Base – red


519 Pete Alonso, New York Mets


Team Name – white


Base – black


520 Manny Machado, San Diego Padres


Team Name – yellow


Base – red


523 Carter Kieboom, Washington Nationals


Team Name – white


Base – yellow


526 Yusei Kikuchi, Seattle Mariners


Team Name – white


Base – red


527 Jorge Alfaro, Miami Marlins


Team Name – red


Base – white


534 Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies


Team Name – red


Base – yellow


535 J.T. Realmuto, Philadelphia Phillies


Team Name – red


Base – black


537 Austin Meadows, Tampa Bay Rays


Team Name – yellow


Base – red


539 Byron Buxton, Minnesota Twins


Team Name – yellow


Base – red


540 Alex Verdugo, Los Angeles Dodgers


Team Name – yellow


Base- black


545 Troy Tulowitzki, New York Yankees


Team Name – black


Base – red


591 Christian Walker, Arizona Diamondbacks


Team Name – yellow


Base – red


701 Victor Robles, Washington Nationals


Team Name – white


Base – yellow


702 Andrew McCutchen, Philadelphia Phillies


Team Name – black


Base – yellow


703 Chris Paddack, San Diego Padres


Team Name – red


Base – yellow


708 Clint Frazier, New York Yankees


Team Name – yellow


Base – red


725 Ichiro, Seattle Mariners


Team Name – red


Base – white


Throwback

2019 Topps Heritage High Number Throwback Uniform Variations

502 Charlie Morton, Tampa Bay Rays


Throwback Variation – Devil Rays jersey


Base – Rays jersey


505 Nick Markakis, Atlanta Braves


Throwback Variation – wearing helmet


Base – with bat


506 Yasmani Grandal, Milwaukee Brewers


Throwback – pinstripe jersey


Base – with bat


507 Nick Senzel, Cincinnati Reds


Throwback – dark uniform


2019 Topps Heritage High 507 Nick Senzel

Base – white jersey


516 Eloy Jimenez, Chicago White Sox


Throwback – ’74’ on pants, holding glove


Base – holding bat


526 Yusei Kikuchi, Seattle Mariners


Throwback – blue jersey


Base – white jersey


534 Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies


Throwback – blue jersey


Base – white jersey


580 Brandon Woodruff, Milwaukee Brewers


Throwback – pinstripe jersey


Base – white jersey


589 Eduardo Escobar, Arizona Diamondbacks


Throwback – pinstripe jersey


Base – with bat


596 Russell Martin, Los Angeles Dodgers


Throwback – Brooklyn cap


Base – LA cap, with bat


628 Jason Martin, Pittsburgh Pirates


Throwback – yellow jersey


Base – white jersey


629 Melky Cabrera, Pittsburgh Pirates


Throwback – yellow jersey


Base – white jersey


700 Nick Kingham, Pittsburgh Pirates


Throwback – yellow jersey


Base – white jersey


702 Andrew McCutchen, Philadelphia Phillies


Throwback – blue jersey


Base


725 Ichiro, Seattle Mariners


Throwback – blue jersey


Base – white jersey


Trade

2019 Topps Heritage High Number Trade Variations

520 Manny Machado, San Diego Padres

525 Justus Sheffield, Seattle Mariners

526 Yusei Kikuchi, Seattle Mariners

527 Jorge Alfaro, Miami Marlins

530 Patrick Corbin, Washington Nationals

534 Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies

535 J.T. Realmuto, Philadelphia Phillies

541 Yasiel Puig, Cincinnati Reds

574 Craig Kimbrel, Chicago Cubs

702 Andrew McCutchen, Philadelphia Phillies

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3 comments

  1. fred 14 August, 2019 at 10:44

    Has anybody pointed out that it’s not an “error” if it’s done deliberately? Do those cards have “error” stamped by the checklist number on the back? Eye roll.

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