2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Guide

2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Guide

As you're flipping through your 2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball packs, flip carefully and be on the lookout for variations. Like Series 1 and Heritage, there are several cards that come with short-printed versions that come with alternate photos.

Inserted 1:222 packs, some of the 2014 Topps Opening Day variations come with shots from distinct moments. For example, Koji Uehara is shown immediately after the World Series wrapped up. Jacoby Ellsbury's variation comes from his introductory press conference after signing with the Yankees.

Shop for 2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball variations on eBay.

Variations can also be identified by looking on the backs. The short print at the bottom of the card has a numerical code at the end. Base cards end with 8491 while the variation short prints finish with 8969.

Below is a gallery of all 25 of the 2014 Topps Opening Day variations. They're paired with their base versions so you can see a side-by-side comparison and know exactly what to look for.

2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variation Short Prints

1 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

Base: sliding
Variation: with glove

Base

2014 Topps Opening Day Mike Trout 214x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Mike Trout1 214x300 Image

2 Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox

Base: white jersey, vertical
Variation: red jersey, horizontal

Base

2014 Topps Opening Day 2 Dustin Pedroia 213x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations 2 Dustin Pedroia Image

7 Jacoby Ellsbury, New York Yankees

Base: grey jersey
Variation: press conference

Base

2014 Topps Opening Day Jacoby Ellsbury 214x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Jacoby Ellsbury 214x300 Image

19 Koji Uehara, Boston Red Sox

Base: pitching (Blue parallel pictured)
Variation: wearing flag

Base

2014 Topps Opening Day Koji Uehara Blue 214x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Koji Uehara Image

42 Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees

Base: running onto field
Variation: tipping cap

Base

2014 Topps Opening Day Mariano Rivera Image

Variation

2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Mariano Rivera 213x300 Image

50 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

Base: vertical
Variation: horizontal

Base

2014 Topps Opening Day Clayton Kershaw 209x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Clayton Kershaw Image

51 David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox

Base: batting
Variation: World Series trophy

Base

2014 Topps Opening Day David Ortiz 260x186 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations David Ortiz 260x184 Image

72 Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins

Base: pitching
Variation: hugging dinosaur

Base

2014 Topps Opening Day 72 Jose Fernandez 215x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations 72 Jose Fernandez Image

79 Nick Castellanos, Detroit Tigers

Base: with glove
Variation: with bat

Base

2014 Topps Opening Day Nick Castellanos 211x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Nick Castellanos 214x300 Image

80 Justin Veralnder, Detroit Tigers

Base: wall in background
Variation: rosin bag and field in background

Base

2014 Topps Opening Day Justin Verlander 213x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Justin Veralnder 212x300 Image

100 Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

Base: arms up, horizontal
Variation: in dugout, vertical

Base

2014 Topps Opening Day Miguel Cabrera Image

Variation

2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Miguel Cabrera 214x300 Image

103 Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles

Base: batting
Variation: running through crowd

Base

2014 Topps Opening Day 103 Adam Jones Image

Variation

2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations 103 Adam Jones Image

132 Prince Fielder, Texas Rangers

Base: running
Variation: press conference

Base

2014 Topps Opening Day Prince Fielder 213x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Prince Fielder 212x300 Image

140 Brian McCann, New York Yankees

Base: gear
Variation: press conference

Base

2014 Topps Opening Day Brian McCann 211x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Brian McCann 211x300 Image

141 Kolten Wong, St. Louis Cardinals

Base: fielding
Variation: arms raised

Base

2014 Topps Opening Day Kolten Wong 214x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Opening Day Variations Kolten Wong 214x300 Image

143 Taijuan Walker, Seattle Mariners

Base: ball showing
Variation: ball not showing

Base

2014 Topps Opening Day Taijuan Walker Image

Variation

2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations 143 Taijuan Walker 212x300 Image

148 Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers

Base: pitching
Variation: with bat

Base

2014 Topps Opening Day Yu Darvish 213x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations 148 Yu Darvish 211x300 Image

150 Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

Base: batting
Variation: fielding

Base

2014 Topps Opening Day Buster Posey 210x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Buster Posey 214x300 Image

170 Billy Hamilton, Cincinnati Reds

Base: running, horizontal
Variation: leading off, vertical

Base

2014 Topps Opening Day Billy Hamilton Image

Variation

2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Billy Hamilton 212x300 Image

178 Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox

Base: fielding
Variation: sliding

Base

2014 Topps Opening Day Xander Bogaerts 213x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Xander Bogaerts 213x300 Image

190 Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates

Base: batting
Variation: fielding

Base

2014 Topps Opening Day Andrew McCutchen 214x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Andrew McCutchen1 216x300 Image

195 Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners

Base: batting
Variation: press conference

Base

2014 Topps Opening Day 195 Robinson Cano Image

Variation

2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations 95 Robinson Cano 214x300 Image

200 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

Base: batting, vertical
Variation: with teammate, horizontal

Base

2014 Topps Opening Day Bryce Harper1 215x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Bryce Harper Image

219 Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers

Base: running
Variation: throwing

Base

2014 Topps Opening Day Yasiel Puig 212x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Yasiel Puig 212x300 Image

220 Derek Jeter, New York Yankees

Base: running
Variation: pointing

Base

2014 Topps Opening Day Derek Jeter 211x300 Image

Variation

2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Derek Jeter 213x300 Image

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2014 TOPPS OPENING DAY PHOTO VARIATION #103 ADAM JONES
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2014 TOPPS OPENING DAY PHOTO VARIATION #80 JUSTIN VERLANDER
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2014 TOPPS OPENING DAY VARIATION SP BILLY HAMILTON
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2014 Topps Opening Day Xander Bogaerts Photo Variation SP #178
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Koji Uehara 2014 Topps Opening Day Photo Variation w David Ortiz
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2014 Topps Opening Day Bryce Harper SSP Washington Nationals Variation
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2014 Topps Opening Day Miguel Cabrera Variation Short Print Detroit Tigers SSP
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2014 Topps Opening Day Justin Verlander Tigers Super Short Print SSP Variation
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YU DARVISH, 2014 Topps Opening Day Photo Variation Short Print SP Texas Rangers
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2014 Topps Opening Day Justin Verlander Tigers Super Short Print SSP Variation
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2014 Topps Opening Day Boston Red Sox Dustin Pedroia variation SP Red jersey
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2014 Topps Opening Day - YASIEL PUIG #219 - Photo Variation SP Card DODGERS
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XANDER BOGAERTS - 2014 Topps Opening Day RC Photo Variation SP Sliding Red Sox
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2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Taijuan Walker #143 Rookie SHORT PRINT RARE
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2014 Topps Opening Day Bryce Harper SP PSA 10 1 1 VARIATION Teammate High Five
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2014 Topps Opening Day Short Print Robinson Cano 195 Press Conf
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User Comments

  1. Looks to be another Hobby-only promotion. Bought two blaster boxes at Target. Zero variations.

  2. Variations are 1:220 packs. Just by odds, you’d expect 1:20-25 blasters. They’re not easy to find.

  3. Puig and Jeter variants have surfaced.

    http://www.blowoutcards.com/forums/baseball/686743-2014-opening-day-sp-photo-variation-cards.html

  4. Bought a hobby box today and 149 is A-Rod. Pulled no variations as well, pending an updated list. Also, EXCELLENT spread of the product throughout the packs. 203 towards the base set, 0 dupes, even on inserts/parallels.

  5. bought two boxes, one variation. Pedroia pulled from the two boxes.

  6. I bought a few packs at Target today, got a Miguel Cabrera variation. I like this set!!! haha

  7. My son picked out two packs from a 5 Below, said one had a sticker auto. He just pulled that line out of his rear I thought until he opened it in the car and showed me his Wally auto.

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