2021 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Variations Guide

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2021 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Variations continue on with the themes found in the initial release from earlier in the year. That means a lot to keep track of, whether it’s hunting for different photos, subtle color changes, nameplates or even how a player’s position is noted on the back of the card.

All told, 2021 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball has six different types of variations.

Action Image, which are exclusive to hobby, are standard photo changes. 1972 Topps Baseball is heavy on portraits and posed shots. Because it mimics the original, 2021 Topps Heritage Baseball does, too. Action Image Variations change that, though, swapping out the static shots and going with more in-game pictures.

City Uniform Variations are the evolution of popular Throwback Variations. These show players in special uniforms. Like Throwbacks have been for years, these are the toughest of the 2021 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball variations. It’s worth noting that some of the players here do not have base cards in 2021 Heritage High Number. When it comes to retail blasters, these tough variations are 1:7,326 packs.

Returning for another year are Error Variations. These all have intentional mistakes like missing names. Some require a look on the back to locate some sort of subtle change.

Missing Stars and hobby-only Team Name Color Swap both play off of the set’s design. Missing Stars cards remove the icons that bookend both sides of the team name banner on the front. For Color Swaps, you’ll need to look closely at the colors making the 3-D effect in the team name.

Finally, there are Nickname Variations. These simply change the player’s name on the front to a nickname they’re known for.

No Codes Required

A lot of collectors have become accustomed to looking at the small fine print on the back to identify variations in Topps products. Here, you don’t need to.

Continuing with the past few years for Heritage, variations come with a clear label on the back. To check, simply look just below the card number on the reverse. If it’s a variation, it’ll be labelled in the small curved notch. Not only will you know if it’s a variation but exactly what type of SSP it is.

2021 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Variations Missing Stars Andrew Vaughn Reverse

2021 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Variations Checklist

Here’s a full list of 2021 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball variations. If you’re looking for a specific card, click on the links to see what’s currently available on eBay.

501 Francisco Lindor – Action | Error | Missing Stars | Nickname | Team Color
533 Jose Abreu – City Uniform
540 Akil Baddoo – Action | Missing Stars | Team Color
541 Jonathan India – Action | Team Color
546 Alex Kirilloff – Action | Error | Missing Stars | Team Color
550 Kris Bryant – Action | City Uniform | Error | Missing Stars | Nickname | Team Color

554 Paul DeJong – Action | Team Color
556 Buster Posey – Action | Missing Stars | Team Color
558 Ozzie Albies – Action | Team Color
561 Yermin Mercedes – Action | City Uniform | Error | Missing Stars | Nickname | Team Color
566 Manny Machado – Action | Nickname | Team Color
569 Andres Gimenez – Action | Team Color
571 Nick Madrigal – City Uniform
576 Javier Baez – City Uniform
577 Victor Gonzalez – Action | Team Color
578 Bobby Dalbec – City Uniform
584 Jarred Kelenic – Action | Missing Stars | Team Color
587 Gary Sanchez – Action | Team Color
588 Sergio Alcantara – City Uniform
590 Eduardo Escobar – City Uniform
598 Brailyn Marquez – Action | Missing Stars | Team Color
598 Anthony Rizzo – City Uniform

616 Nolan Arenado – Action | Missing Stars | Team Color
619 Ha-Seong Kim – Action | Team Color
624 Andrew Vaughn – Action | City Uniform | Missing Stars | Team Color
627 Anthony Rendon – Action | Nickname | Team Color
631 Brandon Crawford – City Uniform
641 Jake Cronenworth – Action | Team Color
645 Rafael Devers – City Uniform

655 Trey Mancini – Nickname
663 Randy Arozarena – Nickname
665 Jazz Chisholm Jr. – Action | City Uniform | Error | Missing Stars | Team Color
669 Blake Snell – Action | Nickname | Team Color
686 Zach McKinstry – Action | Team Color
687 Albert Pujols – Nickname
697 Jesus Aguilar – City Uniform
700 Xander Bogaerts – Action | City Uniform | Nickname | Team Color
716 George Springer – Action | Missing Stars | Team Color

2021 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Variations Gallery

Use the tabs to easily navigate between variation types. More cards and images will be added as they become available.

Action

2021 Topps Heritage High Number Action Image Variations

Action Image Variations are exclusive to hobby packs.

501 Francisco Lindor, New York Mets

Action – batting
Base

540 Akil Baddoo, Detroit Tigers

Action – throwing
Base

541 Jonathan India, Cincinnati Reds

Action – batting
Base

546 Alex Kirilloff, Minnesota Twins

Action – catching
Base

550 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs

Action – throwing
Base

554 Paul DeJong, St. Louis Cardinals

Action – fielding
Base

P556 Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

Action – sliding
Base

558 Ozzie Albies, Atlanta Braves

Action – batting
Base

561 Yermin Mercedes, Chicago White Sox

Action – batting
Base

566 Manny Machado, San Diego Padres

Action – throwing
Base

569 Andres Gimenez, Cleveland Indians

Action – fielding
Base

577 Victor Gonzalez, Los Angeles Dodgers

Action – pitching
Base

584 Jarred Kelenic, Seattle Mariners

Action – dropping bat
Base

587 Gary Sanchez, New York Yankees

Action – running
Base

598 Brailyn Marquez, Chicago Cubs

Action – throwing arm stretched out
Base

616 Nolan Arenado, St. Louis Cardinals

Action – fielding
Base

619 Ha-Seong Kim, San Diego Padres

Action – throwing
Base

624 Andrew Vaughn, Chicago White Sox

Action – catching
Base

627 Anthony Rendon, Los Angeles Angels

Action – batting
Base

641 Jake Cronenworth, San Diego Padres

Action – batting
Base

665 Jazz Chisholm Jr., Miami Marlins

Action – throwing
Base

669 Blake Snell, San Diego Padres

2021 Topps Heritage Baseball Variations Blake Snell Action
Action – pitching
Base

686 Zach McKinstry, Los Angeles Dodgers

Action – catching
Base

700 Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox

Action – fielding
Base

716 George Springer, Toronto Blue Jays

Action – batting
Base
City Uniform

2021 Topps Heritage High Number City Uniform Variations

Pack Odds: 1:7326 blaster

533 Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox

City Uniform
Base – Adam Eaton

550 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs

Base

561 Yermin Mercedes, Chicago White Sox

City Uniform
Base

571 Nick Madrigal, Chicago White Sox

Base – Luis Gonzalez

576 Javier Baez, Chicago Cubs

City Uniform
Base – Joc Pederson

578 Bobby Dalbec, Boston Red Sox

City Uniform
Base – Hunter Renfroe

588 Sergio Alcantara, Chicago Cubs

Base – Keegan Thompson

590 Eduardo Escobar, Arizona Diamondbacks

Base – Andy Young

598 Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs

Base – Brailyn Marquez

624 Andrew Vaughn, Chicago White Sox

Base

631 Brandon Crawford, San Francisco Giants

Base – Chadwick Tromp

645 Rafael Devers, Boston Red Sox

City Uniform
Base

665 Jazz Chisholm Jr., Miami Marlins

Base

697 Jesus Aguilar, Miami Marlins

City Uniform
Base – Braxton Garrett

700 Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox

Base
Error

2021 Topps Heritage High Number Error Variations

Pack Odds: 1:3,070 blaster

501 Francisco Lindor, New York Mets

Error – missing team name on front
Base

546 Alex Kirilloff, Minnesota Twins

Error – “l” after “HT:” on back
Base – no “l”

550 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs

Error – “3B-OF” on back
Base – “THIRD BASE” on back

561 Yermin Mercedes, Chicago White Sox

Error – no name on front
Base

665 Jazz Chisholm Jr., Miami Marlins

Error – no name on front
Base
Missing Stars

2021 Topps Heritage High Number Missing Stars Variations

Pack Odds: 1:1,282 blaster

501 Francisco Lindor, New York Mets

2021 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Variations Missing Stars Francisco Lindor
Missing Stars
Base

540 Akil Baddoo, Detroit Tigers

2021 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Variations Missing Stars Akil Baddoo
Missing Stars
Base

546 Alex Kirilloff, Minnesota Twins

2021 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Variations Missing Stars Alex Kirilloff
Missing Stars
Base

550 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs

2021 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Variations Missing Stars Kris Bryant
Missing Stars
Base

556 Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

2021 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Variations Missing Stars Buster Posey
Missing Stars
Base

561 Yermin Mercedes, Chicago White Sox

2021 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Variations Missing Stars Yermin Mercedes
Missing Stars
Base

584 Jarred Kelenic, Seattle Mariners

Missing Stars
Base

598 Brailyn Marquez, Chicago Cubs

Missing Stars
Base

616 Nolan Arenado, St. Louis Cardinals

Missing Stars
Base

624 Andrew Vaughn, Chicago White Sox

2021 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Variations Missing Stars Andrew Vaughn
Missing Stars
Base

665 Jazz Chisholm Jr., Miami Marlins

Missing Stars
Base

716 George Springer, Toronto Blue Jays

2021 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Variations Missing Stars George Springer
Missing Stars
Base
Nickname

2021 Topps Heritage High Number Nickname Variations

Pack Odds: 1:1,538 blaster

501 Francisco Lindor, New York Mets

2021 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Variations Francisco Lindor NIckname
Nickname – Paquito
Base

550 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs

Nickname – KB
Base

561 Yermin Mercedes, Chicago White Sox

2021 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Variations Yermin Mercedes NIckname
Nickname – Yermin-ator
Base

566 Manny Machado, San Diego Padres

2021 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Variations Manny Machado NIckname
Nickname – El Ministro De La Defensa
Base

627 Anthony Rendon, Los Angeles Angels

Nickname – Tony Two Bags
Base

655 Trey Mancini, Baltimore Orioles

Nickname – Boomer
Base

663 Randy Arozarena, Tampa Bay Rays

Nickname – El Cohete Cubano
Base

669 Blake Snell, San Diego Padres

Nickname – Snellzilla
Base

687 Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Dodgers

Nickname – The Machine
Base

700 Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox

Nickname – Bogie
Base
Team Color

2021 Topps Heritage High Number Team Name Color Swap Variations

Team Name Color Swap Variations are exclusive to hobby packs.

501 Francisco Lindor, New York Mets

Team Name Color Swap
Base

540 Akil Baddoo, Detroit Tigers

Team Name Color Swap
Base

541 Jonathan India, Cincinnati Reds

Team Name Color Swap
Base

546 Alex Kirilloff, Minnesota Twins

Team Name Color Swap
Base

550 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs

Team Name Color Swap
Base

554 Paul DeJong, St. Louis Cardinals

Team Name Color Swap
Base

556 Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

Team Name Color Swap
Base

558 Ozzie Albies, Atlanta Braves

Team Name Color Swap
Base

561 Yermin Mercedes, Chicago White Sox

Team Name Color Swap
Base

566 Manny Machado, San Diego Padres

Team Name Color Swap
Base

569 Andres Gimenez, Cleveland Indians

Base

577 Victor Gonzalez, Los Angeles Dodgers

Team Name Color Swap
Base

584 Jarred Kelenic, Seattle Mariners

Team Name Color Swap
Base

587 Gary Sanchez, New York Yankees

Team Name Color Swap
Base

598 Brailyn Marquez, Chicago Cubs

Team Name Color Swap
Base

616 Nolan Arenado, St. Louis Cardinals

Base

619 Ha-Seong Kim, San Diego Padres

Team Name Color Swap
Base

624 Andrew Vaughn, Chicago White Sox

Team Name Color Swap
Base

627 Anthony Rendon, Los Angeles Angels

Team Name Color Swap
Base

641 Jake Cronenworth, San Diego Padres

Team Name Color Swap
Base

665 Jazz Chisholm Jr., Miami Marlins

Team Name Color Swap
Base

668 Zach McKinstry, Los Angeles Dodgers

Team Name Color Swap
Base

669 Blake Snell, San Diego Padres

Team Name Color Swap
Base

700 Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox

Team Name Color Swap
Base

716 George Springer, Toronto Blue Jays

Team Name Color Swap
Base

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2 comments

  1. Nate Valentine 15 January, 2022 at 14:45

    I’ve noticed another variation that isn’t mentioned, or clearly marked on the inside corner of the card. It’s a French text variation. The code on back of the card is 800. Do you have any other details on this?

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