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.

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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

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2 Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox

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

Base

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Variation

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7 Jacoby Ellsbury, New York Yankees

Base: grey jersey
Variation: press conference

Base

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Variation

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19 Koji Uehara, Boston Red Sox

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

Base

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Variation

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42 Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees

Base: running onto field
Variation: tipping cap

Base

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Variation

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50 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

Base: vertical
Variation: horizontal

Base

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Variation

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51 David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox

Base: batting
Variation: World Series trophy

Base

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Variation

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72 Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins

Base: pitching
Variation: hugging dinosaur

Base

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Variation

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79 Nick Castellanos, Detroit Tigers

Base: with glove
Variation: with bat

Base

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Variation

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80 Justin Veralnder, Detroit Tigers

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

Base

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Variation

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100 Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

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

Base

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Variation

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103 Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles

Base: batting
Variation: running through crowd

Base

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Variation

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132 Prince Fielder, Texas Rangers

Base: running
Variation: press conference

Base

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Variation

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140 Brian McCann, New York Yankees

Base: gear
Variation: press conference

Base

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Variation

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141 Kolten Wong, St. Louis Cardinals

Base: fielding
Variation: arms raised

Base

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Variation

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143 Taijuan Walker, Seattle Mariners

Base: ball showing
Variation: ball not showing

Base

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Variation

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148 Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers

Base: pitching
Variation: with bat

Base

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Variation

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150 Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

Base: batting
Variation: fielding

Base

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Variation

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170 Billy Hamilton, Cincinnati Reds

Base: running, horizontal
Variation: leading off, vertical

Base

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Variation

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178 Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox

Base: fielding
Variation: sliding

Base

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Variation

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190 Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates

Base: batting
Variation: fielding

Base

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Variation

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195 Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners

Base: batting
Variation: press conference

Base

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200 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

Base: batting, vertical
Variation: with teammate, horizontal

Base

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Variation

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219 Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers

Base: running
Variation: throwing

Base

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220 Derek Jeter, New York Yankees

Base: running
Variation: pointing

Base

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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

User Comments

  1. Author

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

  2. Author

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

  3. Author

    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.

  4. Author

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

  5. Author

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

  6. Author

    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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