2018 Donruss Racing Variations Guide and Gallery

2018 Donruss Racing Variations Guide and Gallery

NASCAR fans have a little extra waiting for them with the 2018 Donruss Racing variations. Changing the base image for top drivers, the short prints aren't especially rare but some can be a little tricky to spot.

Revealed in the 2018 Donruss NASCAR checklist, the full group includes 20 subjects from the base set, and another five from the Retro 1985 subset. Although all the variation cards switch the photo from the base, there are also other clues to help indicate a variation.

The most obvious giveaway for the 2018 Donruss Racing variations is the nickname in place of the full name. Over half the set includes this feature, whether it's a track nickname, like "Rocket Man" for Ryan Newman, or just the first name for a driver instead of the whole name.

However, the rest don't use nicknames. For these, another 2018 Donruss Racing variation trick is the text orientation for the name. Base cards use right-oriented text, while variations opt for centered text. It's subtle, but still pretty obvious if you know to look for it. In addition, a select few change the frame color design, making it easier to realize you have a variation.

Just like the base set, there is a full lineup of parallels, including Gold Foil (#/499), Red Foil (#/299), Green Foil (#/199), Gold Press Proof (#/99), Press Proof (#/49), Artist Proof (#/25), and four one-of-one Printing Plates.

2018 Donruss Racing Variations Checklist Gallery

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32 Brad Keselowski

Base

Variation - "BK"

33 Austin Dillon

Base - Red Frame

Variation - Green Frame

34 Kevin Harvick

Base

Variation - "HAPPY"

35 Kasey Kahne

Base

Variation - "KASEY"

37 Chase Elliott

Base

Variation - "CHASE"

39 Ryan Blaney

Base - Sunglasses

Variation - No Sunglasses

40 Clint Bowyer

Base - Close-up, staring

Variation - Smiling

41 Kyle Busch

Base - Yellow Frame

Variation - Green Frame

43 Matt Kenseth

Base - Yellow Frame

Variation - Gray Frame

44 Joey Logano

Base

Variation - "SLICED BREAD"

46 Ryan Newman

Base

Variation - "ROCKET MAN"

47 Kyle Larson

Base - Red Frame

Variation - Blue Frame

48 AJ Allmendinger

Base

Variation - Mouth open

49 Martin Truex Jr.

Base - Bass Pro Shops logo

Variation - Furniture Row logo

51 Jimmie Johnson

Base

Variation - "JJ"

52 Danica Patrick

Base - Blue Frame

Variation - Red Frame

53 Dale Earnhardt Jr

Base

Variation - "DALE JR."

54 Aric Almirola

Base - Blue Frame

Variation - Red Frame

56 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Base - Sunny D logo

Variation - Fastenal logo

57 Erik Jones

Base

Variation - "ROY"

101 Dale Earnhardt Jr

Base Retro

Retro Variation - "DALE JR."

102 Tony Stewart

Base Retro

Retro Variation - "SMOKE"

124 Kevin Harvick

Base Retro

Retro Variation - "HAPPY"

141 Jimmie Johnson

Base Retro

Retro Variation - "JJ"

142 Danica Patrick

Base Retro

Retro Variation - DANICA

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