The 2018 Topps Baseball Factory Set Rookie Variation cards show that not all variations have to be tough to uncover. Found in the retail versions of 2018 Topps Complete Set, these factory sets have a special five-card pack featuring different flagship images for some top 2018 rookies.
Of course, these exclusive cards are in addition to the complete factory set for Series 1 and Series 2. Packed separately within the box set, the full rookie variation lineup is included in every retail edition, including new photos for Shohei Ohtani and Rhys Hoskins.
While there are multiple versions, each with their exclusives, retail is the place to find these. An easy cheat is to read the box, as it specifies the extra cards found inside.
Another rookie variation surprise is waiting inside the 2018 Topps Factory Set boxes, as well, and these are in every format rather than just retail. Late additions for rookies Ronald Acuna and Gleyber Torres add new photographs for the young phenoms compared to the Series 2 short prints. These 2018 Topps Baseball Factory Set Rookie Variations for Torres and Acuna are simply the base version and are part of every 2018 Topps Complete Set.
For those not seeing the factory sets in their immediate area, Topps is selling the retail sets direct for $50. There are also special Chrome rookie variations exclusive to the Walmart boxes that also have the variations shown on this page.
2018 Topps Baseball Retail Factory Set Rookie Variations Checklist and Gallery
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7 Clint Frazier - New York Yankees
18 Rafael Devers - Boston Red Sox
63 Amed Rosario - New York Mets
259 Rhys Hoskins - Philadelphia Phillies
700 Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels
Although issued as the standard card in all factory set formats, Gleyber Torres and Ronald Acuna have late rookie cards in the Complete Set release, but with different images from their flagship short prints in Series 2.