2021 Topps Heritage Minors Variations Guide

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2021 Topps Heritage Minors Variations come in two forms.

The first is a standard photo swap. For the most part, these are easy to spot if you’re familiar with the photos. The majority of base cards come with portrait photos while many of the Image Variations incorporate a little more action.

The second variation style, Frame Color, is a lot more stealth. These switch up the colors surrounding the photos on the front. Some has the inner and outer frames simply swap colors. Others have entirely different combinations.

Each of the variation types are tough to pull. According to the pack odds, both are 1:779 2021 Topps Heritage Minors packs. Both sets have ten cards with a lot of overlap of the same players between them.

An Easy Way for Backs to Confirm 2021 Topps Heritage Minors Variations

Typically, many collectors have gotten into the habit of squinting at the fine print on the bottom of Topps card back to determine whether it’s a variation. For Image SSP cards, that still might be the card. But Color Frame Variations are clearly labelled. The print might not be the biggest, but it’s bigger and it takes all guesswork out of variation hunting. All you need to do is look under the card number. In the rounded spot directly below, variations will say “Frame Color.”

2021 Topps Heritage Minors Variations Label

Image Variations are a little more tricky as they don’t have the helpful label. So it’s to the fine print if you’re not 100 percent certain. Look at the end of the code that completes the couple of lines of copyright info. This can be used to differentiate different types of cards. For 2021 Topps Heritage Minors variations, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Base – 887
  • Base Short Prints (#201-220) – 899
  • Image Variations – 900
  • Frame Color Variations – 901

Some of the base set subsets have different codes, but these cards don’t have variations so it’s not important here.

2021 Topps Heritage Minors Variations Checklist

Here’s a quick look at all of the variations in 2021 Topps Heritage Minors Baseball. If you’re looking for a particular card, click on the links to see what’s currently available on eBay.

1 Robert Hassell – Frame | Image
2 Spencer Torkelson – Frame | Image
7 Heston Kjerstad – Image
8 Austin Hendrick – Frame | Image
35 Nick Gonzales – Frame | Image
44 Pete Crow-Armstrong – Image
50 Austin Martin – Frame | Image
71 Ed Howard – Frame | Image
77 Jordan Walker – Frame
95 Blaze Jordan – Frame | Image
122 Garrett Mitchell – Image
161 Robert Puason – Frame
220 Pedro Leon – Frame

2021 Topps Heritage Minors Variations Gallery

You can use the tabs to easily navigate between the two variation types.

Image

2021 Topps Heritage Minors Image Variations

1 Robert Hassell, AZL Padres

2021 Topps Heritage Minors Variations Robert Hassell Image
Image – batting
Base – portrait

2 Spencer Torkelson, GCL Tigers

2021 Topps Heritage Minors Variations Spencer Torkelson Image
Image – no bat
Base – holding bat out

7 Heston Kjerstad, GCL Orioles

2021 Topps Heritage Minors Variations Heston Kjerstad Image
Image – running
Base – portrait

8 Austin Hendrick, AZL Reds

2021 Topps Heritage Minors Variations Austin Hendrick Image
Image – red jersey
Base – white jersey

35 Nick Gonzales, GCL Pirates

2021 Topps Heritage Minors Variations Nick Gonzales Image
Image – throwing
Base – portrait

44 Pete Crow-Armstrong, GCL Mets

2021 Topps Heritage Minors Variations Pete Crow-Armstrong Image
Image – batting
Base – pinstripe

50 Austin Martin, GCL Blue Jays

2021 Topps Heritage Minors Variations Austin Martin Image
Image – running
Base – portrait

71 Ed Howard, AZL Cubs

2021 Topps Heritage Minors Variations Ed Howard Image
Image – throwing
Base – portrait

95 Blaze Jordan, GCL Red Sox

2021 Topps Heritage Minors Variations Blaze Jordan Image
Image – waist-up photo
Base – portrait

122 Garrett Mitchell, AZL Brewers

Image – with bat
Base – portrait
Frame Color

2021 Topps Heritage Minors Frame Color Variations

Color order refers to outer frame then large inner frame.

1 Robert Hassell, AZL Padres

Frame Color – red/orange
Base – yellow/blue

2 Spencer Torkelson, GCL Tigers

Frame Color – orange/blue
Base – blue/orange

8 Austin Hendrick, AZL Reds

Frame Color – blue/yellow
Base – orange/red

35 Nick Gonzales, GCL Pirates

Frame Color – blue/yellow
Base – orange/red

50 Austin Martin, GCL Blue Jays

Frame Color – green/yellow
Base – yellow/blue

71 Ed Howard, AZL Cubs

Frame Color – orange/blue
Base – yellow/blue

77 Jordan Walker, GCL Cardinals

Frame Color – green/yellow
Base – orange/red

95 Blaze Jordan, GCL Red Sox

2021 Topps Heritage Minors Variations Blake Jordan Color Frame
Frame Color – red/orange
Base – orange/red

161 Robert Puason, AZL Athletics

Puason’s base card is #70 and has a yellow/green frame.

2021 Topps Heritage Minors Variations Robert Puason Color Frame
Frame Color – green/yellow
Base – Ryan Vilade

220 Pedro Leon, Corpus Christi Hooks

2021 Topps Heritage Minors Variations Pedro Leon Color Frame
Frame Color – green/yellow
Base – orange/red

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