2016 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Checklist and Gallery

2016 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Checklist and Gallery

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Whereas some products go a little crazy with their variations, 2016 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations stick close to the brand's model of simplicity and fun. Early cards to surface showcase playful shots and celebratory images. Keep track of all the 2016 Topps Opening Day Variations and their differences using the helpful guide below.

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As is normally the case, 2016 Topps Opening Day Baseball elected to not include the variations on the final checklist, leaving collectors to fend for themselves. This is where we come in. Unlike the more recent options — like 2016 Heritage — the 2016 Topps Opening Day Variations are only about the image differences and they are quite obvious. This is more similar to the 2016 flagship variations.

Continuing the theme first noted in Heritage, codes on the card backs again appear to be no help and are the same for base and variation alike (#7425). This puts additional importance on being able to spot the photos. One other observation is that many of the 2016 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations flip the orientation to horizontal, making them easier to notice in comparison to the many vertical base cards..

The guide below contains a side-by-side look at all variations and their corresponding base cards. The guide should be considered a work in progress and we will look to add them as quickly as possible. Spot something we are missing? Email us directly.

2016 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Checklist

OD-2 Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets
OD-5 Kenley Jansen - Los Angeles Dodgers
OD-12 Dellin Betances - New York Yankees
OD-17 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
OD-21 Mike Moustakas - Kansas City Royals
OD-28 Alex Rodriguez - New York Yankees
OD-29 Ichiro - Miami Marlins
OD-32 Raul Mondesi - Kansas City Royals
OD-47 Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs
OD-50 Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays
OD-51 Andrew McCutchen - Pittsburgh Pirates
OD-52 Miguel Sano - Minnesota Twins
OD-58 Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
OD-61 Adeiny Hechavarria - Miami Marlins
OD-75 Prince Fielder - Texas Rangers
OD-77 Xander Bogaerts - Boston Red Sox
OD-91 Madison Bumgarner - San Francisco Giants
OD-99 Ruben Tejada - New York Mets
OD-107 Matt Reynolds - New York Mets
OD-110 Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
OD-120 Wil Myers - San Diego Padres
OD-122 Masahiro Tanaka - New York Yankees
OD-128 Salvador Perez - Kansas City Royals
OD-152 Carlos Gonzalez - Colorado Rockies
OD-183 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants

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2016 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Visual Guide

This is a work in progress. More variations will be added as they're confirmed. All cards feature OD prefix.

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OD-2 Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets

Base: Pitching (vertical)
Variation: National anthem group photo (horizontal)

Base

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OD-5 Kenley Jansen - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base: Pitching
Variation: Peace sign in dugout

Base

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OD-12 Dellin Betances - New York Yankees

Base: Pitching in pinstripes
Variation: Gray postseason shirt

Base

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OD-17 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs

Base: Batting (vertical)
Variation: Clubhouse celebration (horizontal)

Base

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OD-21 Mike Moustakas - Kansas City Royals

Base: High five with Hosmer
Variation: Clubhouse celebration w/ goggles

Base 

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OD-28 Alex Rodriguez - New York Yankees

Base: Running in pinstripes (vertical)
Variation: Signing autographs (horizontal)

Base

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OD-29 Ichiro - Miami Marlins

Base: Gray uniform (vertical)
Variation: Black jersey (horizontal)

Base

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OD-32 Raul Mondesi - Kansas City Royals

Base: Batting (vertical)
Variation: Clubhouse celebration (horizontal)

Base

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OD-47 Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs

Base: Swinging (vertical)
Variation: In a group of people (horizontal)

Base

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OD-50 Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays

Base: Swinging (vertical)
Variation: Wearing a suit (horizontal)

Base

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OD-51 Andrew McCutchen - Pittsburgh Pirates

Base: Batting (vertical)
Variation: Sitting w/ trophy (horizontal)

Base

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OD-52 Miguel Sano - Minnesota Twins

Base: Swinging
Variation: Pointing at camera w/ sungalsses on

Base

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OD-58 Carlos Correa - Houston Astros

Base: Pointing (vertical)
Variation: Signing baseball (horizontal)

Base

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OD-61 Adeiny Hechavarria - Miami Marlins

Base: Diving throw w/ white jersey
Variation: Close-up w/ orange jersey

Base

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OD-75 Prince Fielder - Texas Rangers

Base: Swinging
Variation: Sitting in dugout with bat

Base

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OD-77 Xander Bogaerts - Boston Red Sox

Base: Batting (vertical)
Variation: Selfie w/ fans (horizontal)

Base

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OD-91 Madison Bumgarner - San Francisco Giants

Base: Pitching w/ orange jersey (vertical)
Variation: Standing with black hoodie (horizontal)

Base

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OD-99 Ruben Tejada - New York Mets

Base: Throwing (vertical)
Variation: Waving hat (horizontal)

Base

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Variation

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OD-107 Matt Reynolds - New York Mets

Base: Batting
Variation: Standing to the side w/ netting in background

Base 

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Variation

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OD-110 Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians

Base: Catching w/ blue jersey (vertical)
Variation: Signing autographs w/ white jersey (horizontal)

Base 

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Variation

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OD-120 Wil Myers - San Diego Padres

Base: Camo uniform w/ bat
Variation: Smiling w/ crowd in background (horizontal)

Base

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OD-122 Masahiro Tanaka - New York Yankees

Base: Pitching
Variation: Celebrating w/ goggles

Base (Blue Foil Parallel)

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OD-128 Salvador Perez - Kansas City Royals

Base: Catcher gear (vertical)
Variation: Back of truck bed w/ trophy (horizontal)

Base 

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OD-152 Carlos Gonzalez - Colorado Rockies

Base: Sliding in purple jersey
Variation: Gatorade/water bath

Base

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OD-183 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants

Base: Catcher gear (vertical)
Variation: Arm high with bat, crowd in background (horizontal)

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Trey Treutel

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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.

User Comments

  1. Author

    Surely Topps could have found someone, ANYONE other than A-rod for a variation card, eh?

  2. Author

    Ichiro (OD-29) has a variant. Found it in a blaster box. Horizontal photo of Ichiro pitching. Only reason I discovered this is the box had both it and the base card.

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