2015 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Guide

2015 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Guide

The 2015 Topps Opening Day Baseball variations are best described as fun photos. Celebrations, chilling on the sidelines and creepy-eyed costumed characters are all on display with the short prints. Images from the 2014 MLB Japan All-Star Series are also used on some of the cards.

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Variations are inserted 1:307 2015 Topps Opening Day packs, which works out to an average of about two per case.

Topps did not include a full list of variations on the checklist, opting for a surprise approach when it comes to finding out who the players are and exactly how many.

Identifying the 2015 Topps Opening Day Baseball variations is a little trickier than many other sets. The code in the fine print on the back is the same as regular base cards. This means you have to identify the photos and not just flip through a stack after the fact.

Below we've got a gallery of all the confirmed variations along with comparisons to the base cards. This should help you know just what to watch for.

2015 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Visual Guide

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Please note that this is a work in progress. More variations will be added as they're confirmed.

5 Jose Altuve, Houston Astros

Base: batting
Variation: signing autographs

Base

2015 Topps Opening Day Jose Altuve

Variation

2015 Topps Opening Day Variation Jose Altuve

18 Pablo Sandoval, Boston Red Sox

Base: batting
Variation: with panda

Base

2015 Topps Opening Day 18 Pablo Sandoval

Variation

2015 Topps Opening Day Variation Pablo Sandoval

26 Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

Base: catcher's gear
Variation: World Series parade

Base

Variation

30 Danny Santana, Minnesota Twins

Base: batting
Variation: in dugout

Base

2015 Topps Opening Day 30 Danny Santana

Variation

2015 Topps Opening Day Variation 30 Danny Santana

33 Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals

Base: batting
Variation: celebrating with fans

Base

Variation

38 Johnny Cueto, Cincinnati Reds

Base: pitching
Variation: sunglasses

Base

Variation

40 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

Base: pitching
Variation: mound celebration

Base

Variation

2015 Topps Opening Day Variation 40 Clayton Kershaw

47 Jacoby Ellsbury, New York Yankees

Base: batting
Variation: stretching

Base

Variation

66 Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates

Base: swinging
Variation: on-deck, horizontal

Base

2015 Topps Opening Day 66 Andrew McCutchen

Variation

68 Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins

Base: batting
Variation: in dugout

Base

Variation

77 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

Base: sliding
Variation: back of jersey

Base

Variation

96 Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants

Base: pitching
Variation: World Series parade

Base

Variation

105 Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox

Base: face visible
Variation: back of jersey

Base

Variation

2015 Topps Opening Day Variation 105 Jose Abreu

106 Jacob deGrom, New York Mets

Base: white jersey
Variation: blue sweater

Base

Variation

109 Brandon Finnegan, Kansas City Royals

Base: pitching
Variation: Gatorade bath

Base

Variation

119 Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves

Base: pitching
Variation: with Trevor Hoffman Award

Base

Variation

2015 Topps Opening Day Variation Craig Kimbrel

122 Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers

Base: pitching
Variation: selfie

Base

Variation

2015 Topps Opening Day Variation Justin Verlander

123 Victor Martinez, Detroit Tigers

Base: running
Variation: press conference

Base

Variation

140 Hanley Ramirez, Boston Red Sox

Base: batting
Variation: press conference

Base

2015 Topps Opening Day 140 Hanley Ramirez

Variation

2015 Topps Opening Day Variation 140 Hanley Ramirez

144 Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners

Base: fielding
Variation: signing autographs

Base

2015 Topps Opening Day 144 Robinson Cano

Variation

2015 Topps Opening Day Variation 144 Robinson Cano

151 Rusney Castillo, Boston Red Sox

Base: red jersey
Variation: with David Ortiz, horizontal

Base

2015 Topps Opening Day Rusney Castillo

Variation

159 Justin Morneau, Colorado Rockies

Base: batting
Variation: high-fiving Yasiel Puig

Base

Variation

172 David Price, Detroit Tigers

Base: pitching
Variation: sunglasses

Base

Variation

188 Javier Baez, Chicago Cubs

Base: fielding
Variation: close-up portrait

Base

2015 Topps Opening Day 188 Javier Baez

Variation

198 Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers

Base: running
Variation: signing autographs

Base

Variation

2015 Topps Opening Day Variation 198 Yasiel Puig

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  1. Jacoby Ellsbury is number 47, not 74.

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