Full 2017 Topps Heritage Baseball Variations Checklist and Gallery

Full 2017 Topps Heritage Baseball Variations Checklist and Gallery

MainAn annual tradition, the 2017 Topps Heritage Baseball variations checklist is a mixture of retro designs, suspected vintage errors and the modern fixation on "surprise" short prints. Make sure you know what you are looking for with our complete guide to the 2017 Topps Heritage Baseball Variations.

Bringing 1968 Topps Baseball back to the forefront of the hobby, 2017 Topps Heritage Baseball presents collectors with the '68 burlap design but naturally adds in current MLB stars. Normally the place to find a wide mix of SP variations, collectors must be alert to spot the various iterations. Of course, just as in past years, this is further complicated since the final 2017 Topps Heritage Baseball checklist neglected to include the full list. However, don't fret, as we are here to help!

Shop for 2017 Topps Heritage Variations on eBay.

Extending beyond the large 500-card base set that includes a whopping 100 base short prints at 1:3 pack odds, the 2017 Topps Heritage Baseball variations list provides even more to collect and at tougher odds.

2017 Topps Heritage Baseball Variations Rundown

The easiest pulls, Action Image variations are again in in the mix, replacing the base posed shots with in-game photography. So too are the Rookie Variations that give RC stars their own base cards as opposed to the dual-player Rookie Stars design found in the main set. Just like the 2016 variations, there are also Color Swaps, Error Variations, Trade Variations and very tough Throwback Uniform Variations.

Technically part of the standard parallel offerings, base editions like Bright Yellow Backs (25 copies) or Gray Backs (10 copies) are not numbered or noted in any way and must be simply spotted based on their differences from the regular cards. Bright Yellows are noticeably brighter while the Gray Backs have a darker coloring when compared to regular backs.

2017 Topps Heritage Baseball Variations Codes

Prefer to identify the 2017 Heritage variations with the codes? You're in luck! Simply check the final digits on the back of the card (CODE#CMP) to see what you have on your hands:

  • Base - #1867
  • Base SP (#401-500) - #69
  • Error - #70
  • Action/Rookie - #71
  • Throwback - #72
  • Traded - #73
  • Color Swap - #74

Compiling information as it surfaces, this guide should be treated as a work in progress. The full 2017 Topps Heritage Baseball variations checklist is documented below with notations as to the specific version. In addition, a visual component is offered on the tabs above to make spotting the cards a much easier task. The base is shown first, on the left, followed by the variation short print card on the right.

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2017 Topps Heritage Baseball Variations Checklist

Ichiro is #298 in the base checklist but his variation is #196. 

10 AL Pitching Leaders - Error
57 Cameron Maybin - Traded
71 Pat Neshek - Traded
76 Dansby Swanson - Rookie Action
86 Danny Valencia - Traded
90 Billy Hamilton - Throwback
113 Alex Bregman - Rookie Action
117 Yoan Moncada - Rookie Action
162 Alex Reyes - Rookie Action
196/298 Ichiro - Error*
214 Aaron Judge - Rookie Action
238 Joe Panik - Throwback
247 Odubel Herrera - Throwback
253 Lorenzo Cain - Throwback
282 Bartolo Colon - Traded
287 Adrian Beltre - Throwback
306 Adam Eaton - Traded
314 Andrew Benintendi - Rookie Action
400 Clayton Kershaw - Action Image
400 Clayton Kershaw - Color Swap
401 Giancarlo Stanton - Color Swap
402 Andrew McCutchen - Color Swap
402 Andrew McCutchen - Throwback
403 Nolan Arenado - Action Image
403 Nolan Arenado - Color Swap
404 Max Scherzer - Color Swap
405 Chris Sale - Traded
406 Yoenis Cespedes - Color Swap
407 Stephen Strasburg - Color Swap
408 Felix Hernandez - Color Swap
409 Eric Hosmer - Color Swap
410 Anthony Rizzo - Action Image
410 Anthony Rizzo - Color Swap
410 Anthony Rizzo - Throwback
412 David Ortiz - Color Swap
412 David Ortiz - Throwback
413 Albert Pujols - Action Image
413 Albert Pujols - Color Swap
415 Kenta Maeda - Color Swap
415 Kenta Maeda - Throwback
419 Francisco Lindor - Action Image
420 Manny Machado - Action Image
420 Manny Machado - Color Swap
420 Manny Machado - Throwback
422 Robinson Cano - Action Image
427 Bryce Harper - Action Image
427 Bryce Harper - Color Swap
427 Bryce Harper - Error
427 Bryce Harper - Throwback
428 Mookie Betts - Action Image
430 Carlos Correa - Action Image
430 Carlos Correa - Color Swap
440 Corey Seager - Action Image
440 Corey Seager - Color Swap
440 Corey Seager - Error
441 Xander Bogaerts - Color Swap
442 Wil Myers - Throwback
444 Gary Sanchez - Action Image
450 Mike Trout - Action Image
450 Mike Trout - Color Swap
450 Mike Trout - Throwback
460 Madison Bumgarner - Action Image
460 Madison Bumgarner - Color Swap
460 Madison Bumgarner - Error
470 Noah Syndergaard - Action Image
470 Noah Syndergaard - Color Swap
474 Danny Duffy - Throwback
475 Buster Posey - Action Image
475 Buster Posey - Color Swap
476 Lucas Giolito - Traded
477 Julio Urias - Action Image
480 David Price - Color Swap
480 David Price - Throwback
490 Josh Donaldson - Action Image
490 Josh Donaldson - Color Swap
499 Jake Arrieta - Color Swap
500 Kris Bryant - Action Image
500 Kris Bryant - Color Swap

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2017 Topps Heritage ALEX BREGMAN PHOTO VARIATION RC Houston Astros Rookie
$16.27

2017 Topps Heritage #476B Lucas Giolito Traded SP Trade with Nationals - NM
$19.99

2017 TOPPS HERITAGE ACTION VARIATION CARLOS CORREA #430 HOUSTON ASTROS
$9.90

2017 TOPPS HERITAGE ACTION VARIATION BRYCE HARPER #427 WASHINGTON NATIONALS
$9.90

2017 Julio Urias Topps Heritage Action Variation #477 + Regular issue card SP
$9.99

2017 TOPPS HERITAGE ACTION VARIATION DANSBY SWANSON RC 20 CARD LOT
$9.90

2017 TOPPS HERITAGE ACTION VARIATION ALEX BREGMAN RC #113 HOUSTON ASTROS
$9.90

2017 TOPPS HERITAGE ACTION VARIATION YOAN MONCADA RC #117 CHICAGO WHITE SOX
$10.40

2017 TOPPS HERITAGE ACTION VARIATION MADISON BUMGARNER #460 S.F. GIANTS
$9.90

2017 TOPPS HERITAGE ACTION VARIATION JULIO URIAS #477 Los ANGELES DODGERS
$9.90

DANSBY SWANSON 2017 Topps Heritage SP ACTION Photo Variation 76 BRAVES ROOKIE RC
$26.24

MANNY MACHADO 2017 Topps Heritage SP ACTION IMAGE Photo Variation #420 ORIOLES
$8.24

NOAH SYNDERGAARD 2017 Topps Heritage SP ACTION IMAGE Photo Variation #470 METS
$7.49

2017 Topps Heritage Kris Bryant In Action SP
$26.00

2017 Topps Heritage Danny Valencia Traded Rare SSP (Mariners)
$32.99

2017 Topps Heritage AARON JUDGE (RC) Rookie SP Action Variation YANKEES - ROY??
$81.00
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Rookie

2017 Topps Heritage Baseball Rookie Variations

They are much easier to distinguish since all the base rookie cards feature the two-player '68 design. These are technically part of the Action Image set.

6 cards. Click on the listings below to shop cards on eBay. 

76 Dansby Swanson - Atlanta Braves

Base

Rookie Variation

113 Alex Bregman - Houston Astros

Base

Rookie Variation

117 Yoan Moncada - Chicago White Sox

Base

Rookie Variation

162 Alex Reyes - St. Louis Cardinals

Base

Rookie Variation

214 Aaron Judge - New York Yankees

Base

Rookie Variation 

314 Andrew Benintendi - Boston Red Sox

Base

Rookie Variation 

Action

2017 Topps Heritage Baseball Action Variations Gallery

19 cards. Click on the listings below to shop cards on eBay. 

400 Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base

Action Image

403 Nolan Arenado - Colorado Rockies

Base SP

Action Image

410 Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs

Base SP

Action Image

413 Albert Pujols - Los Angeles Angels

Base SP

Action Image

419 Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians

Base SP

Action Image

420 Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles

Base SP

Action Image

422 Robinson Cano - Seattle Mariners

Base SP

Action Image

427 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals

Base SP

Action Image

428 Mookie Betts - Boston Red Sox

Base SP

Action Image

430 Carlos Correa - Houston Astros

Base SP

Action Image

440 Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base SP

Action Image

444 Gary Sanchez - New York Yankees

Base SP

Action Image

450 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels

Base SP

Action Image

460 Madison Bumgarner - San Francisco Giants

Base SP

Action Image

470 Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets

Base SP

Action Image

475 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants

Base SP

Action Image

477 Julio Urias - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base SP

Action Image

490 Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays

Base SP

Action Image

500 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs

Base SP

Action Image

Color

2017 Topps Heritage Baseball Color Swap Variations

Color Swaps are very easy to spot because the fill color of the circle text box is black.

26 cards. Click on the listings below to shop cards on eBay. 

400 Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base

Color Swap

401 Giancarlo Stanton - Miami Marlins

Base SP

Color Swap

402 Andrew McCutchen - Pittsburgh Pirates

Base 

Color Swap

403 Nolan Arenado - Colorado Rockies

Base SP

Color Swap

404 Max Scherzer - Washington Nationals

Base SP

Color Swap

406 Yoenis Cespedes - New York Mets

Base SP

Color Swap

407 Stephen Strasburg - Washington Nationals

Base SP

Color Swap

408 Feliz Hernandez - Seattle Mariners

Base SP

Color Swap

409 Eric Hosmer - Kansas City Royals

Base SP

Color Swap

410 Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs

Base SP

Color Swap

412 David Ortiz - Boston Red Sox

Base SP

Color Swap

413 Albert Pujols - Los Angeles Angels

Base SP

Color Swap

415 Kenta Maeda - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base SP

Color Swap

420 Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles

Base SP

Color Swap

427 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals

Base SP

Color Swap

430 Carlos Correa - Houston Astros

Base SP

Color Swap

440 Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base SP

Color Swap - No Trophy

441 Xander Bogaerts - Boston Red Sox

Base SP

Color Swap

450 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels

Base SP

Color Swap

460 Madison Bumgarner - San Francisco Giants

Base SP

Color Swap

470 Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets

Base SP

Color Swap

475 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants

Base SP

Color Swap

480 David Price - Boston Red Sox

Base SP

Color Swap

490 Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays

Base SP

Color Swap

499 Jake Arrieta - Chicago Cubs

Base SP

Color Swap

500 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs

Base SP

Color Swap

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2017 ( JOSH DONALDSON ) TOPPS HERITAGE COLOR SWAP VARIATION SSP BLUE JAYS
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2017 Topps Heritage Baseball Xander Bogaerts #441 * COLOR SWAP Variation *
$36.99

2017 Topps Heritage JULIO TEHERAN COLOR SWAP VARIATION SSP #348
$39.99

Yoenis Cespedes 2017 Topps Heritage Color Swap Variation Short Print SP Mets
$24.95

2017 Topps Heritage Color Swap Variation Clayton Kershaw 400 Dodgers
$3.22

2017 TOPPS HERITAGE COLOR SWAP VARIATION SP 441 XANDER BOGAERTS RED SOX
$1.00

2017 Topps Heritage COLOR Swap variation Josh Donaldson
$1.00

2017 Topps Heritage Yoenis Cespedes New York Mets Color Swap Variation  406
$1.00

2017 Topps Heritage - Josh Donaldson - #490 Color Swap Variation Parallel SP
$11.24

2017 Topps Heritage DAVID PRICE COLOR SWAP VARIATION Parallel and sp Red Sox 480
$0.99

2017 TOPPS HERITAGE DAVID ORTIZ COLOR SWAP VARIATION
$29.99

2017 Heritage Buster Posey Color Swap Variation
$3.25

2017 Heritage Felix Hernandez Color Swap Variation
$0.99

XANDER BOGAERTS 2017 Topps Heritage TEAM NAME COLOR SWAP Variation SP 441 REDSOX
$27.65

2017 Topps Heritage #409 Eric Hosmer Team Name Color Swap Variation Royals
$26.50

Max Scherzer Nationals 2017 Topps Heritage Base Variation Color Swap #404
$9.99
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Error

2017 Topps Heritage Baseball Error Variations

Ichiro is #298 in the base checklist but his variation is #196.

Click on the listings below to shop cards on eBay. 

10 AL Pitching Leaders (Porcello/Happ/Kluber)

Back Error - Porcello is spelled "Porsello"

196/298 Ichiro - Miami Marlins

Base - Outfield

Error - Pitcher

427 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals

Base SP - Yellow team text

Error - White team text

440 Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base SP - All-Star Rookie Trophy

Error Front - No Trophy

Error Back - Incorrect "Born" date

460 Madison Bumgarner - San Francisco Giants

Base SP - Yellow team text

Error - White team text

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2017 Topps Heritage Ichiro #196 error pitcher card Marlins variation
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2017 Topps Heritage #282 Bartolo Colon Braves Error Trade Variation RARE
$29.99

2017 Topps Heritage #10.2 Corey Kluber JA Happ Rick Porcello (Error Variation)
$79.24

2017 Topps Heritage #10.2 Corey Kluber JA Happ Rick Porcello (Error Variation)
$79.24

2017 Topps Heritage #196B Ichiro Suzuki SSP Error Variation Pitcher Marlins
$49.99

2017 Topps Heritage #10 SSP Error Porsello Variation Porcello SP
$59.95

Traded

2017 Topps Heritage Baseball Traded Variations

5 cards. Click on the listings below to shop cards on eBay. 

57 Cameron Maybin - Los Angeles Angels

Acquired: Trade with Tigers, 11-3-16

71 Pat Neshek - Philadelphia Phillies

Acquired: Trade with Astros, 11-4-16

86 Danny Valencia - Seattle Mariners

Acquired: Trade with Oakland, 11-12-16

282 Bartolo Colon - Atlanta Braves

Acquired: Signed with Braves, 11-11-16

306 Adam Eaton - Washington Nationals

Acquired: Trade with White Sox, 12-7-16

405 Chris Sale - Boston Red Sox

Acquired: Trade with White Sox, 12-6-16

476 Lucas Giolito - Chicago White Sox

Acquired: Trade with Nationals, 12-7-16

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2017 TOPPS HERITAGE LUCAS GIOLITO TRADED VARIATION SSP
$29.99

Danny Valencia 2017 Topps Heritage-#86-Traded Variation-SSP & Base Card-
$34.99

2017 Topps Heritage Pat Neshek Traded Variation SSP #71 Phillies
$48.00

LUCAS GIOLITO 2017 Topps Heritage SSP TRADED Variation SP Card #476 WHITE SOX
$23.99

2017 Topps Heritage Chris Sale Traded Variation SP Red Sox
$50.00

2017 Topps Heritage Chris Sale Traded Variation SP Red Sox
$69.99

2017 Topps Heritage LUCAS GIOLITO Traded Variation SP WHITE SOX
$35.00

2017 TOPPS HERITAGE - Adam Eaton - SP Traded Variation - White Sox - #306
$10.99

2017 TOPPS HERITAGE TRADED VARIATION SINGLES U PICK COMPLETE YOUR SET
$14.99

2017 TOPPS HERITAGE TRADED VARIATION SINGLES U PICK COMPLETE YOUR SET
$14.99

2017 Topps Heritage #306.2 Adam Eaton (Traded Variation) Washington Nationals
$14.24

2017 Topps Heritage #306.2 Adam Eaton (Traded Variation) Washington Nationals
$14.24

2017 Topps Heritage #306.2 Adam Eaton (Traded Variation) Washington Nationals
$40.25

Pat Neshek 2017 Topps Heritage Traded Variation SP Phillies
$60.00

2017 Topps Heritage Philadelphia Phillies Pat Neshek Traded Variation SSP
$24.99

2017 Topps Heritage 86.2 Danny Valencia (Traded Variation) Seattle Mariners Card
$53.98
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Throwback

2017 Topps Heritage Baseball Throwback Variations

15 cards. Click on the listings below to shop cards on eBay. 

90 Billy Hamilton - Cincinnati Reds

Base 

Throwback

238 Joe Panik - San Francisco Giants

Base 

Throwback

247 Odubel Herrera - Philadelphia Phillies

Base 

Throwback

253 Lorenzo Cain - Kansas City Royals

Base 

Throwback

287 Adrian Beltre - Texas Rangers

Base 

Throwback

402 Andrew McCutchen - Pittsburgh Pirates

Base 

Throwback

410 Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs

Base SP

Throwback

412 David Ortiz - Boston Red Sox

Base SP

Throwback

415 Kenta Maeda - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base SP

Throwback

420 Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles

Base SP

Thowback

427 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals

Base SP

Throwback

442 Wil Myers - San Diego Padres

Base SP

Thowback

450 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels

Base SP

Throwback

474 Danny Duffy - Kansas City Royals

Base 

Throwback

480 David Price - Boston Red Sox

Base SP

Throwback

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ANDREW MCCUTCHEN 2017 Topps Heritage THROWBACK UNIFORM SSP Super Short Print 402
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* 2017 Topps Heritage SP #427E BRYCE HARPER Throwback BGS 9.5 Gem Mint 9.5 POP 1
$999.99

2017 Topps Heritage #480 David Price throwback variation
$325.00

ADRIAN BELTRE 2017 TOPPS HERITAGE THROWBACK VARIATION SSP #287 TEXAS RANGERS
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2017 Topps Heritage Mike Trout SSP Throwback Variation #450 - Super Short Print!
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Mike Trout 2017 Topps Heritage Throwback Variation Los Angeles Angels #450
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2017 Aaron Judge Topps Heritage Throwback Thursday #22 New York Yankees
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User Comments

  1. Is the Red Anthony Rizzo Auto that is not numbered to 68 a error?

  2. How do tell if it’s the bright yellow back? Code? I pulled a few with different yellow hues but can’t be sure. They were pulled from the middle of the pack where inserts are usually placed. I think doing this yellow back is going to be a fiasco.

  3. Are the variations only available in hobby boxes or can they also be found in the retail boxes?

  4. Variations can be found in all formats. You can verify this by checking pack/box odds for the specific variations included. I believe the Action Image version is only found in Hobby.

  5. Also pulled a bright yellow card (#185 Trayce Thompson) different hue from other cards, but NNO.
    I am a set builder and am very happy with the purchase of 2 boxes. Working to complete the set.

  6. I’d have to agree with everyone else, the yellow back cards will create some insanity. Combine that with the SPs and people will never be able to collect an entire set.
    I pulled a KYLE Seager yellow back and the ONLY way to tell is to sort through your cards reverse. There appears to be no code variation from base.
    It could make for interesting ”swindling” by local dealers (customers not understanding the variation) and eBay retailers (incorrectly claiming a variation).

  7. I bought a wal-mart hanger pack with 20 cards per pack and puled (6) bright yellow back cards. I also pulled one in a single retail pack a few days ago. I have 7 Bright Yellow Back inserts. 6 in one pack. These cards come 1:96 packs.. They should have put the ##/## on the card. But I love Topps Heritage! Probably my favorite along with Stadium Club!

  8. Cards #
    #469 Jon Lester Base SP
    #483 Nomar Mazara Base SP

  9. Is there a code for bright yellow and/or gray backs?

  10. There is no code for the parallels. You just have to compare them and spot the difference in color.

  11. The Valencia variant also notes him at 3rd base instead of 1st

  12. Does anyone have a Joe Musgrove Card with the RC symbol on it? I’m not sure if it’s a Variation or not? Thanks!

  13. I have not a Grey or Yellow back, but a noticeably darker Tan as well? Is that anything?

  14. Unless it’s the flip stock, it could just be a printing issue.

  15. Is the action checklist 100% confirmed? A few weeks ago I pulled a #346 Craig Kimbrel (Red Sox pitcher) that’s an action pic but has a #1867 (base) ending sequence?

  16. Hey Aaron my Musgrove has a RC symbol under the Heritage logo, top left front.
    Congrats to you! It looks like you found something.

  17. I also have a Musgrove with the RC symbol under the Heritage logo. Is this something good? I don’t know the guy lol thanks!
    Dave

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