2020 Topps Heritage Baseball Variations Guide and Gallery

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The 2020 Topps Heritage Baseball variations have the usual mix of types and styles. With six different SSP varieties, there’s plenty to keep track of.

That said, Topps has made it easy to know what you have even if you don’t recognize you’ve got something more than a base card or parallel right away.

Sorting out the 2020 Topps Heritage Baseball Variations

If you’re familiar with Topps Heritage variations, there aren’t any real surprises as far as themes go. 2020 Topps Heritage Baseball sticks with the same general themes as recent years.

Action Image Variations

Things start with Action Image Variations. Images on these replace the posed shots and portraits with ones that are more lively. Exclusive to hobby packs, they’re common as far as variations go. They land 1:27 packs.

As with the past few years, rookies are also part of the Action Image Variations. Base versions have multiple players, like the 1971 Topps set 2020 Heritage is based on. Rookie variations offer up an alternative for those wanting single-player cards.

Silver Team Name Variations

Silver Team Name cards are a more uniform spin on the color swap cards from the past. As the name suggests, these replace the usual color of the team name on the front with silver.

These are 1:265 hobby packs, or a little tougher than 1:11 boxes.

SSP Variations

The four remaining 2020 Topps Heritage Baseball variation types can be considered SSPs given their tough odds. Missing Signature (1:2,009 hobby packs) don’t have a facsimile signature on the front. Nickname Variations (1:2,414 hobby) highlight alternate names players go by. Error Variations (1:8,013 hobby) have intentional “mistakes.”

Finally, Throwback Uniform Variations are back. At 1:11,511 hobby packs, these are the hardest variations to pull in 2020 Topps Heritage Baseball. Players are shown in commemorative jerseys. Typically, these command a lot of attention and big prices.

Don’t Worry About Codes

If you’re not a fan of squinting at the fine print to confirm whether you have a variation, you don’t have to. The 2020 Topps Heritage variations are all labeled and let you know exactly what you have. You still need to flip the card over, but it’s a lot more clear, easy to spot and definitive.

If you have a variation, it’s right above the player photo on the back. Not only that, but the variation name is also there so you know the type. This can be particularly handy for SSP cards with very small changes.

2020 Topps Heritage Baseball Variations Reverse

In all instances, it takes out the guesswork as well.

2020 Topps Heritage Baseball Variations Checklist

If you’re looking for a specific card, click on the links to see what’s currently listed on eBay.

52 Bo Bichette – Action
54 Yordan Alvarez – Action | Error
54 Aristides Aquino – Action | Throwback
82 Max Scherzer – Silver | Throwback
121 Nico Hoerner – Action
142 Javier Baez – Action | Silver
145 Rafael Devers – Action | Missing Signature | Silver
160 Domingo Santana – Throwback
174 Christian Yelich – Action | Missing Signature | Nickname | Silver | Throwback
188 Gavin Lux – Action
236 Jorge Polanco – Throwback
257 Cody Bellinger – Action | Missing Signature | Nickname | Silver
264 Jose Altuve – Silver
291 Kris Bryant – Action | Silver
308 Manny Machado – Action
322 Nolan Arenado – Action
373 Anthony Rizzo – Silver
385 Clayton Kershaw – Action | Silver | Throwback
395 Aaron Judge – Missing Signature | Nickname | Silver

403 Juan Soto – Action | Error | Missing Signature | Silver | Throwback
413 Keston Hiura – Throwback
414 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – Action | Error | Missing Signature | Nickname | Silver
415 DJ Lemahieu – Silver
422 Josh Bell – Throwback
423 J.D. Martinez – Silver
433 Shohei Ohtani – Action | Silver | Throwback
437 Fernando Tatis Jr. – Action | Missing Signature | Silver
442 Francisco Lindor – Action | Silver
447 Bryce Harper – Action | Nickname

453 Alex Bregman – Action | Missing Signature | Nickname | Silver | Throwback
457 Pete Alonso – Action | Missing Signature | Nickname | Silver
464 Ronald Acuna Jr. – Action | Missing Signature | Nickname | Silver | Throwback
466 Mike Trout – Action | Missing Signature | Nickname | Silver | Throwback
473 Justin Verlander – Action | Silver
482 Nick Senzel – Throwback
483 Gleyber Torres – Missing Signature | Nickname | Silver
490 Rhys Hoskins – Silver
493 Mookie Betts – Action
494 Eloy Jimenez – Silver
497 Victor Robles – Throwback

2020 Topps Heritage Baseball Variations Gallery

Please use the tabs to navigate the various variation types.

Throwback

2020 Topps Heritage Throwback Uniform Variations

Set Size: 15 cards
Odds:
Hobby – 1:11,511 packs, Retail – 1:11,158, Blaster – 1:11,726, Fat Pack – 1:7,707, Hanger Box – 1:3,065

54 Aristides Aquino, Cincinnati Reds


2020 Topps Heritage Baseball Throwback Variations Aristides Aquino
Throwback


Base


82 Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals


Throwback


Base


160 Domingo Santana, Seattle Mariners


Throwback


Base


174 Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers


Throwback


Base


236 Jorge Polanco, Minnesota Twins


Throwback


Base


385 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers


Throwback


Base


403 Juan Soto, Washington Nationals


Throwback


Base


413 Keston Hiura, Milwaukee Brewers


Throwback


Base


422 Josh Bell, Pittsburgh Pirates


Throwback


Base


433 Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels


Throwback


Base


453 Alex Bregman, Houston Astros


Throwback


Base


464 Ronald Acuna Jr., Atlanta Braves


Throwback


Base


466 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels


Throwback


Base


482 Nick Senzel, Cincinnati Reds


Throwback


Base


497 Victor Robles, Washignton Nationals


Throwback


Base


Action

2020 Topps Heritage Action Image Variations

Set Size: 25 cards
Odds:
 1:27 hobby packs (hobby only)

52 Bo Bichette, Toronto Blue Jays


Action


Base


54 Yordan Alvarez, Houston Astros


Action


Base


54 Aristides Aquino, Cincinnati Reds


Action


Base


121 Nico Hoerner, Chicago Cubs


Action


Base


142 Javier Baez, Chicago Cubs


Action


Base


145 Rafael Devers, Boston Red Sox


Action


Base


174 Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers


Action


Base


188 Gavin Lux, Los Angeles Dodgers


Action


Base


257 Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers


Action


Base


291 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs


Action


Base


308 Manny Machado, San Diego Padres


Action


Base


322 Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies


Action


Base


385 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers


Action


Base


403 Juan Soto, Washington Nationals


Action


Base


414 Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays


Action


Base


430 Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels


Action


Base


437 Fernando Tatis Jr., San Deigo Padres


Action


Base


442 Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians


Action


Base


447 Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies


Action


Base


453 Alex Bregman, Houston Astros


Action


Base


457 Pete Alonso, New York Mets


Action


Base


464 Ronald Acuna Jr., Atlanta Braves


Action


Base


466 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels


Action


Base


473 Justin Verlander, Houston Astros


Action


Base


493 Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox


Action


Base


Silver

2020 Topps Heritage Silver Team Name Variations

Set Size: 25 cards
Odds:
Hobby – 1:265 packs (hobby only)

82 Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals


Silver


Base


142 Javier Baez, Chicago Cubs


Silver


Base


145 Rafael Devers, Boston Red Sox


Silver


Base


174 Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers


Silver


Base


257 Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers


Silver


Base


264 Jose Altuve, Houston Astros


Silver


Base


291 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs


Silver


Base


373 Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs


Silver


Base


385 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers


Silver


Base


395 Aaron Judge, New York Yankees


Silver


Base


403 Juan Soto, Washington Nationals


Silver


Base


414 Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays


Silver


Base


415 DJ LeMahieu, New York Yankees


Silver


423 J.D. Martinez, Boston Red Sox


Silver


Base


433 Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels


Silver


Base


437 Fernando Tatis Jr., San Diego Padres


Silver


Base


442 Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians


Silver


Base


453 Alex Bregman, Houston Astros


Silver


Base


457 Pete Alonso, New York Mets


Silver


Base


464 Ronald Acuna Jr., Atlanta Braves


Silver


Base


466 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels


Silver


Base


473 Justin Verlander, Houston Astros


Silver


Base


483 Gleyber Torres, New York Yankees


Silver


Base


490 Rhys Hoskins, Philadelphia Phillies


Silver


Base


494 Eloy Jimenez, Chicago White Sox


Silver


Base


Error

2020 Topps Heritage Error Variations

Set Size: 3 cards
Odds:
Hobby – 1:8,013 packs, Retail – 1:8,183, Blaster – 1:8,150, Fat Packs – 1:3,804, Hanger Box – 1:2,050

54 Yordan Alvarez, Houston Astros


Error – signature overlapping trophy


Base (Action) – centered signature


403 Juan Soto, Washington Nationals


Error – blue tint in background


Base – white fence, grass markings


414 Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays


Error Back – #161


Base Back – #414


Missing Signature

2020 Topps Heritage Missing Signature Variations

Set Size: 12 cards
Odds: Hobby – 1:2,009 packs, Retail – 1:2,013, Blaster – 1:2,006, Fat Packs – 1:902, Hanger Boxes – 1:523

145 Rafael Devers, Boston Red Sox


Missing Signature


Base


174 Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers


Missing Signature


Base


257 Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers


Missing Signature


Base


395 Aaron Judge, New York Yankees


Missing Signature


Base


403 Juan Soto, Washington Nationals


Missing Signature


Base


414 Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays


Missing Signature


Base


437 Fernando Tatis Jr., San Diego Padres


Missing Signature


Base


453 Alex Bregman, Houston Astros


Missing Signature


Base


457 Pete Alonso, New York Mets


Missing Signature


Base


464 Ronald Acuna Jr., Atlanta Braves


Missing Signature


Base


466 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels


Missing Signature


Base


483 Gleyber Torres, New York Yankees


Missing Signature


Base


Nickname

2020 Topps Heritage Nickname Variations

Set Size: 10 cards
Odds:
Hobby – 1:2,414 packs, Retail – 1:2,407, Blaster – 1:2,428, Fat Packs – 1:1,101, Hanger Boxes – 1:631

174 Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers


Nickname – Yeli


Base


257 Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers


Nickname – Belli


Base


395 Aaron Judge, New York Yankees


Nickname – All Rise


Base


414 Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays


Nickname – El K


Base


447 Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies


2020 Topps Heritage Baseball Variations Nickname Bryce Harper
Nickname – Bam Bam


Base


453 Alex Bregman, Houston Astros


Nickname – A-Breg


Base


457 Pete Alsonso, New York Mets


Nickname – Polar Bear


Base


464 Ronald Acuna Jr., Atlanta Braves


Nickname – El de la Sabana


Base


466 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels


Nickname – Millville Meteor


Base


483 Gleyber Torres, New York Yankees


Nickname – De Caracas


Base


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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. Kevin Perrott 2 March, 2020 at 12:07

    Why are there sp action cards in this set when back in 1971 Topps baseball was the first set to have action photos. To me this should not be a variations. Should just be part of the base set.

  2. Russell Gene Ponder 30 May, 2020 at 11:54

    Wanting to know what variations and short print cards are in 2020 topps heritage retail blaster boxes. Thanks

    • Ryan Cracknell 30 May, 2020 at 13:07

      @Russell – Each variation type has odds listed in their respective galleries. If blaster is not listed, they’re not in there.

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