2018 Topps Heritage Baseball Variations Checklist and Gallery

2018 Topps Heritage Baseball Variations Checklist and Gallery

Normally the set to find the most MLB short-print variety, the 2018 Topps Heritage Baseball variations promise several different limited sets, each with varying rarity, and all carrying the 1969 design.

Keeping to the norm, the full selection was not provided on the 2018 Topps Heritage checklist. However, there's no need to fret as we have compiled everything you need to identify the choices.

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Although the basic format resembles the 2017 variations, there are some new choices. Of course, the central theme remains 1969 Topps.

2018 Topps Heritage Action Image Variations

The Hobby-only Action Image set was actually on the final checklist, so those are fairly simple. Particularly interesting in the 25-card set is the Shohei Ohtani Action Image variation card (#17), which replaces Zach Davies in the base checklist. Although he didn't make the standard base set, Ohtani also has a signed card—his first with Topps—which should cause quite the frenzy.

Delivering some comfort to those who don't care for the dual-player base rookie design, the Action Image variations also offer standalone rookie cards for Amed Rosario, Clint Frazier, Rafael Devers, Rhys Hoskins and Victor Robles.

Action Image cards are the most common variations, averaging 1:35 Hobby packs.

Other 2018 Topps Heritage Variation Options

In addition, the very rare Throwback cards (1:6,573 packs) return with retro uniforms. Hobby-exclusive Team Name Color (1:205 packs) variations offer short prints with a simple change that shifts the team name from yellow to white.

New this year are the limited Nickname variations, although those odds aren't provided on Hobby packs. There are also Rookie Cup Error cards that list 1969 rather than 2017, and Player Name Color Error variations that change the text color for the player's name. Even the famed 1969 Topps Aurelio Rodriguez batboy image error is celebrated with a modern version for Mike Trout. Updating some of the new locations, Traded is back, as well.

2018 Topps Heritage Variation Codes

Offering another way to identify the 2018 Topps Heritage Baseball variations, collectors can look to the code on the back. Verify the final two digits of the CODE#CMP on the bottom-right of the card, under the stats. These can act as a handy cheat to double-check what you have.

  • Base - #65
  • Base SP (#401-500) - #85
  • Error  - #98
  • Traded - #99
  • Throwback - #00
  • Action Image - #01
  • Team Color Swap - #02
  • RC Cup Year Error - #03
  • Nickname - #04

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2018 Topps Heritage Baseball

2018 Topps Heritage Baseball Variations Checklist

17 Shohei Ohtani - Action Image RC
20 Anthony Rizzo - Action Image
20 Anthony Rizzo - Color Swap
20 Anthony Rizzo - Throwback
22 Bryce Harper - Action Image
22 Bryce Harper - Color Swap
22 Bryce Harper - Error
22 Bryce Harper - Nickname
25 Aaron Judge - Action Image
25 Aaron Judge - Color Swap
25 Aaron Judge - Nickname
25 Aaron Judge - Player Name Error
25 Aaron Judge - RC Cup Error
31 Amed Rosario - Action Image RC
31 Amed Rosario - Color Swap
35 Jose Altuve - Action Image
35 Jose Altuve - Throwback
45 Corey Seager - Action Image
50 Andrew McCutchen - Nickname
58 Justin Verlander - Traded
60 Justin Upton - Traded
63 Ian Happ - RC Cup Error
67 Max Scherzer - Color Swap
70 Joey Votto - Action Image
70 Joey Votto - Color Swap
74 Giancarlo Stanton - Color Swap
74 Giancarlo Stanton - Error
74 Giancarlo Stanton - Traded
80 Kris Bryant - Action Image
80 Kris Bryant - Color Swap
80 Kris Bryant - Nickname
80 Kris Bryant - Player Name Error
80 Kris Bryant - Throwback
90 Noah Syndergaard - Nickname
101 Salvador Perez - Color Swap
101 Salvador Perez - Throwback
109 Chris Sale - Color Swap
114 Clint Frazier - Action Image RC
114 Clint Frazier - Color Swap
114 Clint Frazier - Nickname
118 Cody Bellinger - Action Image
118 Cody Bellinger - Color Swap
118 Cody Bellinger - Nickname
118 Cody Bellinger - RC Cup Error
119 Alex Bregman - Throwback
126 Jose Quintana - Traded
130 Andrew Benintendi - Action Image
130 Andrew Benintendi - Color Swap
130 Andrew Benintendi - Nickname
130 Andrew Benintendi - RC Cup Error
145 Francisco Lindor - Action Image
145 Francisco Lindor - Color Swap
145 Francisco Lindor - Nickname
145 Francisco Lindor - Throwback
150 Josh Hader - RC Cup Error
151 Manny Machado - Action Image
151 Manny Machado - Color Swap
151 Manny Machado - Nickname
151 Manny Machado - Throwback
159 Jay Bruce - Traded
161 Yu Darvish - Traded
176 Corey Kluber - Throwback
177 Sonny Gray - Traded
180 Jordan Montgomery - RC Cup Error
189 Rafael Devers - Action Image RC
189 Rafael Devers - Color Swap
189 Rafael Devers - Nickname
189 Rafael Devers - RC Cup Error
191 Gary Sanchez - Action Image
191 Gary Sanchez - Color Swap
201 Yoan Moncada - Throwback
206 Rhys Hoskins - Action Image RC
206 Rhys Hoskins - Color Swap
216 Clayton Kershaw - Action Image
216 Clayton Kershaw - Color Swap
216 Clayton Kershaw - Nickname
232 Yadier Molina - Color Swap
250 Trey Mancini - RC Cup Error
275 Mike Trout - Action Image
275 Mike Trout - Color Swap
275 Mike Trout - Error
275 Mike Trout - Nickname
275 Mike Trout - Throwback
284 Victor Robles - Action Image RC
284 Victor Robles - Color Swap
293 Buster Posey - Action Image
293 Buster Posey - Color Swap
294 J.D. Martinez - Traded
305 Josh Bell - Throwback
315 Sean Doolittle - Traded
320 Paul DeJong - RC Cup Error
330 Mookie Betts - Action Image
330 Mookie Betts - Color Swap
330 Mookie Betts - Throwback
348 German Marquez - RC Cup Error
351 Nolan Arenado - Action Image
369 Paul Goldschmidt - Action Image
369 Paul Goldschmidt - Nickname
381 Carlos Correa - Action Image
381 Carlos Correa - Color Swap
381 Carlos Correa - Nickname
381 Carlos Correa - Throwback
406 Ryan Braun - Throwback
454 Shin-Soo Choo - Throwback
472 Brandon Phillips - Traded

 

2018 Topps Heritage Baseball Variations Gallery

Click the specific variation tabs below for a complete breakdown of each option.

Action

 

2018 Topps Heritage Action Variations Gallery

25 cards. Hobby only. 1:35 packs. Ends in code #01.

 

17 Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels

Base - Zach Davies

Rookie Variation

20 Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs

Base

Action Variation

22 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals

Base

Action Variation

25 Aaron Judge - New York Yankees

Base

Action Variation

31 Amed Rosario - New York Mets

Base - Smith/Rosario

Rookie Variation

35 Jose Altuve - Houston Astros

Base

Action Variation

45 Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base

Action Variation

70 Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds

Base

Action Variation

80 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs

Base

Action Variation

114 Clint Frazier - New York Yankees

Base - Andujar/Frazier

Rookie Variation

118 Cody Bellinger - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base

Action Variation

130 Andrew Benintendi - Boston Red Sox

Base

Action Variation

145 Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians

Base

Action Variation

151 Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles

Base 

Action Variation

189 Rafael Devers - Boston Red Sox

Base - Devers/Martin

Rookie Variation

191 Gary Sanchez - New York Yankees

Base

Action Variation

206 Rhys Hoskins - Philadelphia Phillies

Base - Williams/Hoskins

Rookie Variation

216 Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base

Action Variation

275 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels

Base

Action Variation

284 Victor Robles - Washington Nationals

Base - Robles/Stevenson

Rookie Variation

293 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants

Base

Action Variation

330 Mookie Betts - Boston Red Sox

Base

Action Variation

351 Nolan Arenado - Colorado Rockies

Base

Action Variation

369 Paul Goldschmidt - Arizona Diamondbacks

Base

Action Variation

381 Carlos Correa - Houston Astros

Base

Action Variation

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Color

 

2018 Topps Heritage Team Color Swap Variations Checklist

Hobby only. 1:205 packs. Ends in code #02. Changes team text color from yellow to white.

 

20 Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs

Base

Color Swap Variation

22 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals

Base

Color Swap Variation

25 Aaron Judge - New York Yankees

Base

Color Swap Variation

31 Amed Rosario - New York Mets

Base - Smith/Rosario

Color Swap Variation

67 Max Scherzer - Washington Nationals

Base

Color Swap Variation

70 Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds

Base

Color Swap Variation

74 Giancarlo Stanton - New York Yankees

Base

Color Swap Variation

80 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs

Base

Color Swap Variation

101 Salvador Perez - Kansas City Royals

Base

Color Swap Variation 

109 Chris Sale - Boston Red Sox

Base

Color Swap Variation 

114 Clint Frazier - New York Yankees

Base - Andujar/Frazier

Color Swap Action Variation

118 Cody Bellinger - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base

Color Swap Variation

130 Andrew Benintendi - Boston Red Sox

Base

Color Swap Variation

145 Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians

Base

Color Swap Variation

151 Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles

Base 

Color Swap Variation

191 Gary Sanchez - New York Yankees

Base

Color Swap Variation

206 Rhys Hoskins - Philadelphia Phillies

Base - Williams/Hoskins

Color Swap Action Variation

216 Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base

Color Swap Variation

232 Yadier Molina - St. Louis Cardinals

Base

Color Swap Variation

275 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels

Base

Color Swap Variation

284 Victor Robles - Washington Nationals

Base - Robles/Stevenson

Color Swap Action Variation

293 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants

Base

Color Swap Variation

330 Mookie Betts - Boston Red Sox

Base

Color Swap Variation

381 Carlos Correa - Houston Astros

Base

Color Swap Variation

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Error

 

2018 Topps Heritage Error Variations Checklist

Code ends in #98.

 

22 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals

Incorrect birthday is listed on variation.
Base shows Born: 10/16/92, while the error variation lists Born: 10/16/93.

Born Date Error Variation

25 Aaron Judge - New York Yankees

Base

Blue Name Text Error Variation

74 Giancarlo Stanton - New York Yankees

Base

Reverse Image Error Variation

80 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs

Base

Red Name Text Error Variation

275 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels

Base

Batboy Image Error Variation

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RC Cup Error

 

2018 Topps Heritage RC Cup Error Variations Checklist

Code ends in #03. Shows Topps 1969 All-Star Rookie cup trophy instead of 2017.

 

25 Aaron Judge - New York Yankees

Base

1969 All-Star Rookie Error

63 Ian Happ - Chicago Cubs

Base

1969 All-Star Rookie Error

118 Cody Bellinger - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base

1969 All-Star Rookie Error

130 Andrew Benintendi - Boston Red Sox

Base

1969 All-Star Rookie Error

150 Josh Hader - Milwaukee Brewers

Base

1969 All-Star Rookie Error

180 Jordan Montgomery - New York Yankees

Base

1969 All-Star Rookie Error

189 Rafael Devers - Boston Red Sox

Base - Devers/Martin

1969 All-Star Rookie Error

250 Trey Mancini - Baltimore Orioles

Base

1969 All-Star Rookie Error

320 Paul DeJong - St. Louis Cardinals

Base

1969 All-Star Rookie Error

348 German Marquez - Colorado Rockies

Base

1969 All-Star Rookie Error

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Nickname

 

2018 Topps Heritage Nickname Variations Checklist

Code ends in #04. Lists player nickname instead of team name.

 

22 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals

Base

Nickname Variation - Big Kid

25 Aaron Judge - New York Yankees

Base

Nickname Variation - All Rise / Catcher

50 Andrew McCutchen - Pittsburgh Pirates

Base

Nickname Variation - Cutch

80 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs

Base

Nickname Variation - KB

90 Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets

Base 

Nickname Variation - Thor

114 Clint Frazier - New York Yankees

Base - Andujar/Frazier

Nickname Variation - Red Thunder

118 Cody Bellinger - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base

Nickname Variation - Cody Love

130 Andrew Benintendi - Boston Red Sox

Base

Nickname Variation - Benny

145 Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians

Base

Nickname Variation - Mr. Smile

151 Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles

Base 

Nickname Variation - Mr. Miami

189 Rafael Devers - Boston Red Sox

Base - Devers/Martin

Nickname Variation - Carita

216 Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base

Nickname Variation - Kersh

275 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels

Base

Nickname Variation - Kiiiiid

369 Paul Goldschmidt - Arizona Diamondbacks

Base

Nickname Variation - Goldy

381 Carlos Correa - Houston Astros

Base

Nickname Variation - Showrrea

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Throwback

 

2018 Topps Heritage Throwback Variations Checklist

1:6,573 hobby packs.

 

20 Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs

Base

Throwback Variation

35 Jose Altuve - Houston Astros

Base

Throwback Variation

80 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs

Base

Throwback Variation

101 Salvador Perez - Kansas City Royals

Base

Throwback Variation 

119 Alex Bregman - Houston Astros

Base

Throwback Variation 

145 Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians

Base

Throwback Variation

151 Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles

Base 

Throwback Variation

176 Corey Kluber - Cleveland Indians

Base

Throwback Variation 

201 Yoan Moncada - Chicago White Sox

Base

Throwback Variation 

275 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels

Base

Throwback Variation

305 Josh Bell - Pittsburgh Pirates

Base 

Throwback Variation

330 Mookie Betts - Boston Red Sox

Base

Throwback Variation

381 Carlos Correa - Houston Astros

Base

Throwback Variation

406 Ryan Braun - Milwaukee Brewers

Base SP

Throwback Variation

454 Shin-Soo Choo - Texas Rangers

Base SP

Throwback Variation

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Traded

 

2018 Topps Heritage Traded Variations Checklist

Code ends in #99. Back bio at top includes added line for trade information.

58 Justin Verlander - Houston Astros

Acquired: Trade with Tigers, 8-31-17

60 Justin Upton - Los Angeles Angels

Acquired: Trade with Tigers, 8-31-17

74 Giancarlo Stanton - New York Yankees

Acquired: Trade with Marlins, 12-11-17

126 Jose Quintana - Chicago Cubs

Acquired: Trade with White Sox, 7-13-17

159 Jay Bruce - Cleveland Indians

Acquired: Trade with Mets, 8-9-17

161 Yu Darvish - Los Angeles Angels

Acquired: Trade with Rangers, 7-31-17

177 Sonny Gray - New York Yankees

Acquired: Trade with Athletics, 7-31-17

294 J.D. Martinez - Arizona Diamondbacks

Acquired: Trade with Tigers, 7-18-17

315 Sean Doolittle - Washington Nationals

Acquired: Trade with Athletics, 7-16-17

472 Brandon Phillips - Los Angeles Angels SP

Acquired: Trade with Braves, 8-31-17

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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. Trey, I just opened a retail pack of Heritage Baseball. I got the American League Batting Leaders in one pack, and yes, Hanley Ramirez is on the front of the card as a leader. This is clearly a mistake, as Jose Ramirez is the correct leader. Jose Ramirez is correctly listed on the back of the care, batting.318. Hanley, only hit .242 last year.
    I wonder if this error will be corrected?

  2. I just ripped a blaster and got a Benintendi with a code ending 6603 instead of the normal 6565. I still don’t know what the difference is.

  3. Updated: The Rookie Cup Trophy reads 1969 on the error variation instead of 2017.

  4. There is a Hoskins action variation with team name in white that someone pulled.

  5. Very excited about pulling the Rookie Cup Trophy Error that reads 1969 for Rafael Devers today at the local shop

  6. Absolute garbage. Thankfully I paid only $85 presell for my box. The gimmicks are out of hand, the collation is horrible (177 of 500 cards with more than 100 doubles), and the short prints are all commons. You have to be insane to buy this, especially at ripoff prices. Stay away!

  7. I pulled a Ian Happ that the sides are reversed. The back of the card is slick rather than the front. It ends in 565. I do not find anything about there being any swapped sides cards. Error or are there others that exist?

  8. It’s referred to as Flip Stock and it’s a full parallel for the base set rather than a variation. Code is the same as base. They aren’t numbered but are limited to five copies.

  9. Do we know which variations are available in the retail products? Obviously the trophy variations are, if the above comment is correct. Thanks!

  10. We know that Action Image and Team Color Swap are listed as Hobby exclusives. Throwback, Error and RC Cup are all found in retail and hobby. Not 100% sure on Traded.

  11. There’s also an “06” code. I don’t think it’s a variation – it’s on a Then & Now (Killebrew/Judge) insert.
    I mention it because the word seems to be going around that anything other than a “65” is a variation.

  12. These card back codes are part of an internal process from Topps and not expressly intended to be used for variations. However, an unintended consequence is that the codes can normally be used as a cheat of sorts to help identify base variations. Inserts are not generally part of this, though, and most releases have many different codes across the product. We have not heard anything to indicate the Then & Now inserts have variations.

  13. I just pulled a josh bell in a throwback uniform it has a code 00 on back I cant find any information on this card.

  14. I pulled a base card with a red back. I don’t see anything regarding that. Is this a variation. The code is 65.

  15. That’s not considered a variation. It’s the Magenta parallel and listed on the main checklist.

  16. I pulled a Mike Trout bat boy from a pack yesterday. Really caught me off guard haha. Any idea on what the odds are of getting a card like this? I’m curious about what a variation card like this is worth.

  17. Congrats! Very tough pull. No odds available but they have been selling in the $100-200 range lately.

  18. Pulled a card that is missing the black box and topps logo around the card number as well as the white box around the player height and weight stats. The code number isn’t an error code, in fact it’s the same as the base code. Is that an unlisted variation or just a part of the set? The card is #248 CC Sabathia.

  19. pulled a Rafael devers auto the rookie cup says 2018 is this right

  20. How hard is it to find a dual card Bench and Votto.

  21. If you are meaning the Clubhouse Collection relic and autograph, it’s pretty tough since they are all numbered to 69 or less.

  22. Does anyone have any information as to the Print run on the error cards? Specifically the Stanton Reverse card…..Thanks

  23. i pulled a Trey Mancini autograph card that had a 2018 all star cup on it…..

  24. They are all like that. It’s an uncorrected error.

  25. I pulled a Mike Trout magenta base card from Heritage 2018 is it a valuable card?

  26. The Magenta Back parallels only have 10 copies per card, so they are quite rare. The most recent one on eBay sold for $200.

  27. Absolute Garbage
    1 box over priced
    1hit,,,,if you call this a hit,,Miguel Cabrere Clubhouse Collection Game used memorabilia.

    Value approx. $3.00

    Never again

  28. Victor Martinez #427 says he bats righthanded on back of card but is actually a switch hitter and on the front has him hitting lefthanded. A variation or error card???

  29. Just opened pack and got a #22 Bryce Harper card that is cut way off center and the gloss is on the back instead of the front. The date of birth is 92 and the code ends in 65 so it doesn’t say its an error card. Any Ideas?

  30. I noticed that Carlos Correa has two different numbers in the ‘18 Heritage set. #125 and #381. Both have purple refractors but the #125s seem to have a smaller population. Do you have any information on this?

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