If you are breaking into Chrome MLB this year, don't forget about the tough 2018 Topps Chrome Baseball variations. The super short print cards feature more relaxed or playful images of top stars and rookies.
Because they were left off the 2018 Topps Chrome Baseball checklist, collectors must pay special attention to the base cards to determine if they uncovered a variation. Our side-by-side gallery below should help clear that up. Like in 2017, the variations all display a Refractor finish and add low-numbered parallels.
This includes numbered Green, Orange and Red Refractors, plus SuperFractor versions.
It is also worth pointing out that there are additional Chrome variations for 2018 rookies that were issued as exclusives in the 2018 Topps Baseball Walmart Factory sets. They might cause some confusion but they are labeled as being from the Complete Sets on the back and utilize flagship numbering.
2018 Topps Chrome Baseball Variation Codes
Another way to identify the 2018 Topps Chrome Baseball variations is by checking the CODE#CMP number on the back of the card. The final digits of the small number can help you identify a short print.
- Base cards end in #161
- Photo Variations end in #195
New images and details are being added as quickly as possible but if you see something we don't have, please reach out directly by email.
2018 Topps Chrome Baseball Refractor Variations Checklist
8 Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays
25 Rafael Devers - Boston Red Sox RC
29 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants
49 Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs
50 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
52 Robinson Cano - Seattle Mariners
60 Amed Rosario - New York Mets RC
70 Rhys Hoskins - Philadelphia Phillies RC
72 Ozzie Albies - Atlanta Braves RC
73 Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
94 Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
99 Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets
121 Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers
139 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
147 Nick Williams - Philadelphia Phillies RC
148 Clint Frazier - New York Yankees RC
150 Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels RC
151 Andrew Benintendi - Boston Red Sox
162 Dominic Smith - New York Mets RC
167 Alex Verdugo - Los Angeles Dodgers RC
175 Victor Robles - Washington Nationals RC
186 Giancarlo Stanton - New York Yankees
200 Jose Altuve - Houston Astros
2018 Topps Chrome Baseball Variation Gallery
Shop for variations by clicking on the listings below. Some parallels are shown but the image is the same.