2013 Topps Heritage Baseball Variation Short Prints and Errors Guide

2013 Topps Heritage Baseball Variation Short Prints and Errors Guide

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Topps Heritage has a knack for bringing out the set collectors. Because a relatively large base set apparently isn't enough, even once you factor in the many regular short prints, every year has a broad mix of variations. The list of 2013 Topps Heritage Baseball variation short prints is large, covering several themes.

The most traditional variants come in the form of Action Image Variations. These cards swap out the base set portraits for a picture with a little more activity. Error Variations come with subtle mistakes that require a close look to spot. Four Washington Nationals are pictured in throwback Washington Senators jerseys. Finally, there are color variations that use different colors in the team names and nameplates.

Shop for 2013 Topps Heritage Baseball variations on eBay.

Below you'll find detailed information on all 2013 Topps Heritage Baseball variation short prints, including detailed checklists and, where possible, image samples. It is worth noting there are also Red and Blue Variations that are not highlighted below (but they can be found on our full checklist). These are available only in Target and Walmart packs and are very distinct due to their colored borders, giving them more of a parallel feel.

2013 Topps Heritage Baseball Action Image Variations

Click on the player's name to shop for singles on eBay. Cards pictured are the variations.

89 Jose Bautista

Regular: Bat on shoulder
Variation: Swinging

2013 Topps Heritage Baseball Variation Short Prints - Action Variations Jose Bautista

90 Joe Mauer

Regular: With hat
Variation: Catching gear

100 Robinson Cano

Regular: No hat
Variation:
Wearing sunglasses

125 Yu Darvish

Regular: White jersey
Variation: With ball

126 Craig Kimbrel

Regular: Light jersey
Variation:
Dark jersey

190 Derek Jeter

Regular: Bat on shoulder
Variation:
Bat under arm

246 Josh Hamilton

Regular: With bat
Variation: Running

250 Prince Fielder

Regular: With bat
Variation: Fielding

426 Miguel Cabrera

Regular: White jersey
Variation: Fielding

430 Mike Trout

Regular: No hat
Variation: At bat

438 Andrew McCutchen

Regular: With bat
Variation: Running

440 Bryce Harper

Regular: Portrait, with hat
Variation: At bat, helmet

447 Felix Hernandez

Regular: Mariners hat
Variation: Rainiers uniform

450 Matt Kemp

Regular: With bat
Variation:
No bat

456 CC Sabathia

Regular: Arms crossed
Variation:
With ball

459 Yoenis Cespedes

Regular: No hat
Variation: Running

460 Ryan Braun

Regular: With cap
Variation: Batting

463 Giancarlo Stanton

Regular: Bat on shoulder
Variation: Swinging bat

464 R.A. Dickey

Regular: Grey jersey
Variation:
With glove

470 Albert Pujols

Regular: With bat
Variation: Running

474 Wade Miley

Regular: Smiling
Variation:
Pitching

477 Yadier Molina

Regular: Red hat
Variation: Catching gear

480 Stephen Strasburg

Regular: No hat
Variation: Pitching

2013 Topps Heritage Baseball Short Print Variations - Action Variations Stephen Strasburg

484 Adam Dunn

Regular: Looking up
Variation:
Batting

490 Buster Posey

Regular: No hat
Variation: At bat

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(12) 2013 TOPPS HERITAGE ACTION VARIATION SP LOT. CABRERA KEMP BAUTISTA
$14.50

David Dahl 2013 Bowman Draft Base x14, Refractor x2, Heritage Photo Variation SP
$14.99

2013 Topps Heritage High Number #584 Yasiel Puig RC PSA 10 Variation SP Dodgers
$150.00

2013 TOPPS HERITAGE MINORS - BUBBA STARLING (SP-Short Print Variation)
$20.00

(2) 2013 TOPPS HERITAGE ALBERT PUJOLS SP & VARIATION SP CARD LOT #470
$17.99

2013 Heritage Action Variation SP Joe Mauer Twins #90
$5.00

Andrew Heaney 2013 Topps Heritage Minors Variation SP
$12.00

2013 Topps Heritage Minors Photo Variation 193 Brandon Nimmo SP
$14.99

2013 Topps Heritage Jonny Venters SSP #335, Born 1930 variation - Atlanta Braves
$85.00

2013 TOPPS HERITAGE MINORS #75 TYLER AUSTIN RC PHOTO VARIATION SP YANKEES
$9.99

Byron Buxton 1 1 Rare 2013 Heritage Topps Printing Plate of SP Variation Rare
$399.00

(2) 2013 TOPPS HERITAGE NATIONALS BRYCE HARPER SHORT PRINT & VARIATION SP #440
$29.99

2013 Topps Heritage Minor **MIGUEL SANO Printing Plate 1 1 and Variation Card #1
$149.95

2013 Topps Heritage #430B Mike Trout SSP (action)
$49.95

YU DARVISH 2013 TOPPS HERITAGE ACTION VARIATION SP #125 RANGERS SHORT PRINT
$5.99

2013 Topps Heritage Minors PHOTO VARIATION Miguel Sano RC SP #1 - TWINS w Base
$18.99
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Error Variations

2013 Topps Heritage Baseball Error Variations

Sticking with tradition, 2013 Topps Heritage Baseball has a handful of intentional error variations meant to mimic mistakes from the original set.

4 Matt Harrison, Jered Weaver, David Price - Apostrophe on back: PITCHING'

2013 Topps Heritage Baseball Error Variation 4

125 Yu Darvish - Birth year listed as 1942 on back.

325 Rafael Betancourt - Birth year listed as 1932 on back.

2013 Topps Heritage Baseball Error Variation Rafael Betancourt

335 Jonny Venters - Birth year listed as 1930 on back.

355 Chris Tillman - Birth year listed as 1931 on back.

440 Bryce Harper - 2012 stat line on back says "Pittsburfh."

2013 Topps Heritage Baseball Error Variation Bryce Harper

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2013 Topps Heritage SSP Error Variation #4 Pitching Leaders Apostrophe Rare!
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Senators Variations

2013 Topps Heritage Baseball Washington Senators Variations

Cards feature images of players in throwback Washington Senators uniforms.

46 Ian Desmond

56 Ross Detwiler

2013 Topps Heritage Washington Senators Variation Ross Detwiler

432 Ryan Zimmerman

2013 Topps Heritage Washington Senators Variation Ryan Zimmerman

440 Bryce Harper

2013 Topps Heritage Washington Senators Variation Bryce Harper

Color Variations

2013 Topps Heritage Baseball Color Variations

2013 Topps Heritage Color Variations use different shades in both the team name and the name plate. Color variations have a yellow team name on top and a light brown name plate.

80 Jay Bruce
90 Joe Mauer
100 Robinson Cano
125 Yu Darvish
183 Fernando Rodney
200 Clayton Kershaw
246 Josh Hamilton
250 Prince Fielder
425 Joey Votto
428 Ryan Howard
430 Mike Trout
440 Bryce Harper
447 Felix Hernandez
448 Cole Hamels
450 Matt Kemp
455 Chris Sale
458 David Price
459 Yoenis Cespedes
463 Giancarlo Stanton
465 David Wright
467 Chase Headley
474 Wade Miley
480 Stephen Strasburg
485 Starlin Castro
490 Buster Posey

Base Card

Color Variation

Top eBay Listings

2013 TOPPS HERITAGE STARLIN CASTRO SP COLOR VARIATION
$18.50

2013 TOPPS HERITAGE PRINCE FIELDER SP COLOR VARIATION
$13.04

2013 TOPPS HERITAGE FERNANDO RODNEY SP COLOR VARIATION
$13.50

2013 TOPPS HERITAGE MATT KEMP SP COLOR VARIATION
$13.50

Ryan Howard 2013 Topps Heritage Color Variation SSP Swap Phillies #428
$24.99

Wade Miley 2013 Topps Heritage Color Variation SSP Swap Diamondbacks #474
$19.99

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User Comments

  1. Great stuff!!!! Fun to rip and search for variants. You can get a big hit. Out of 4 boxes, got a Stan Musial Red auto, Mike Joyce auto, David Wright Coin card, many variants(Jeter,Hamilton, Strasburg and Sale,a mini, and a black back.

  2. 3b -third basemen ,of instead – of outfield. These are error cards also

  3. Some players on the same team displays. Diferentes ,as position they play .2013 topps heritage baseball .

  4. gregos » There may be other “errors” in the set, but not planned variations like the ones highlighted here. These intentional errors are much rarer versions of regular cards.

  5. Hi, as a former newspaper copy editor and superior proofreader, I just discovered while going through my Heritage Harper variations that Topps has also (mistakenly?) labeled the Bryce Harper permutations with “outfield” or “outfielder”, depending on which one. The base card says “outfield”, and all the other variations EXCEPT the “Pittsburfh” error, say “outfielder.” The codes are different on all but the two versions of the action shot, which share the same code, oddly. Has anybody else noticed this?

  6. Hello,
    I wanted to know if Topps heritage #56 Ross Detwiler card has more than one type of error.I have a card that list the years he played & it lists 2007,2009,2010,2011,&2012. did he not play in 2008?
    also rafael Betancourt 2013 topps heritage card #325 lists 10 yrs. played in the majors. but if you count on the card I have it is 11 years listing from 2003 to 2012 with there being 2 2009’s printed in a row is that an error as well?

  7. The picture on the Franklin Gutierrez card is actually Greg Hallman who was murdered a few years back. This is a huge error!!!

  8. The back of Frank Robinson’s baseball flashback card (BF-FR) says that he came to bat with the bases loaded against Bob Gibson and ripped a three-run walk-off homer. A huge error I would say.

  9. I have a Real One Bobby Richardson autograph with an error. No question on back. Any value? Thanks

  10. Ray » Likely that all are that way, therefore no premium.

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