2018 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Variations Guide

2018 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Variations Guide

The second run of Heritage '18 offers updates as well as MLB players left off the earlier list, and the 2018 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball variations more or less continue the short-printed themes collectors have come to expect from the retro brand.

Staying with the 1969 design, the 2018 Topps High Number Baseball checklist is not running low on variations by any stretch of the imagination.

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Topps revealed that the Error, Nickname, Throwback Uniform, and Trade versions are in play once more, along with Hobby-only Action Image and Team Color Swap variations. One big change is that the variations now make it very clear that you have one on your hands. Even more helpful, the exact type is indicated via text close to the card number as seen in the "Trade" card for Ichiro below.

2018 Topps Heritage High Number Variation Codes

The CMP codes under the stats remain a handy trick even if they are not meant to be used in this manner. Although, the usefulness drops quite a bit if all variations are now titled on the back of the card. If you want to check through a stack of base cards in a hurry, look at the final digits on the back to see what you have. Some of these can be hard to read given the grainy nature of the design.

  • Base - #575
  • Base SP (#701-725) - #585
  • Trade - #477
  • Error  - #597
  • Throwback - #598
  • Action Image - #599
  • Team Color Swap - #600
  • Nickname - #601

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2018 Topps Heritage High Number Variations Checklist

510 Pablo Sandoval - Color
511 Scott Kingery - Action
511 Scott Kingery - Color
511 Scott Kingery - Throwback
517 Jonathan Lucroy - Action
517 Jonathan Lucroy - Color
517 Jonathan Lucroy - Throwback
539 Jakob Junis - Throwback
549 Jose Martinez - Action
568 Austin Meadows - Throwback
580 Ronald Acuña Jr. - Action
580 Ronald Acuña Jr. - Color
580 Ronald Acuña Jr. - Error
600 Shohei Ohtani - Action
600 Shohei Ohtani - Color
600 Shohei Ohtani - Error
600 Shohei Ohtani - Nickname
600 Shohei Ohtani - Trade
603 Gleyber Torres - Action
603 Gleyber Torres - Color
603 Gleyber Torres - Error
606 Bartolo Colon - Action
612 Tyler O'Neill - Action
620 Jordan Hicks - Action
620 Jordan Hicks - Color
628 Cameron Maybin - Throwback
636 JaCoby Jones - Action
655 Joey Lucchesi - Color
655 Joey Lucchesi - Throwback
684 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. - Action
684 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. - Color
689 Wade Davis - Color
696 Tyler Austin - Action
696 Tyler Austin - Color
697 Brad Boxberger - Throwback
701 Stephen Piscotty - Action
701 Stephen Piscotty - Color
701 Stephen Piscotty - Throwback
701 Stephen Piscotty - Trade
705 Andrew McCutchen - Action
705 Andrew McCutchen - Color
705 Andrew McCutchen - Error
705 Andrew McCutchen - Throwback
705 Andrew McCutchen - Trade
706 Lorenzo Cain - Action
706 Lorenzo Cain - Throwback
707 Yu Darvish - Action
707 Yu Darvish - Color
707 Yu Darvish - Nickname
709 Eric Hosmer - Action
709 Eric Hosmer - Color
709 Eric Hosmer - Throwback
710 J.D. Martinez - Action
710 J.D. Martinez - Color
711 Carlos Santana - Action
713 Matt Kemp - Action
713 Matt Kemp - Color
713 Matt Kemp - Trade
715 Gerrit Cole - Action
715 Gerrit Cole - Color
715 Gerrit Cole - Trade
716 Ichiro - Action
716 Ichiro - Color
716 Ichiro - Error
716 Ichiro - Nickname
716 Ichiro - Throwback
716 Ichiro - Trade
718 Todd Frazier - Action
718 Todd Frazier - Color
718 Todd Frazier - Nickname
718 Todd Frazier - Trade
719 Curtis Granderson – Color
720 Christian Yelich - Action
720 Christian Yelich - Color
720 Christian Yelich - Throwback
720 Christian Yelich - Trade
721 Jake Arrieta - Action
721 Jake Arrieta - Color
721 Jake Arrieta - Throwback
721 Jake Arrieta - Trade
722 Lewis Brinson - Throwback
724 Brandon Morrow - Color
725 Evan Longoria - Color
725 Evan Longoria - Nickname
725 Evan Longoria - Trade

 

2018 Topps Heritage High Number Variations Gallery

Select the specific variation tab below for a breakdown of each option.

Error

2018 Topps Heritage High Number Error Variations

Notes "Error" near the card number on the back. Code ends in #597.
Hobby pack odds - 1:1,663; Blaster pack odds - 1:1,656.

580 Ronald Acuña Jr. - Atlanta Braves

Base RC

Error Variation - Blue Last Name Text

600 Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels

Base RC

Error Variation - Red Last Name Text

603 Gleyber Torres - New York Yankees

Base RC

Error Variation - Purple Last Name Text

705 Andrew McCutchen - San Francisco Giants

Base SP

Error Variation 


Error Variation Back - "Andrew Has Played at 3 Infield Positions for the Cubs"

716 Ichiro - Seattle Mariners

Base SP

Reverse Image Error Variation

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Nickname

2018 Topps Heritage High Number Nickname Variations

Notes "Nickname" near the card number on the back. Code ends in #601.
Hobby pack odds - 1:1,663; Blaster pack odds - 1:1,656.

600 Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels

Base RC

Nickname Variation - Sho Time

707 Yu Darvish - Chicago Cubs

Base SP

Nickname Variation - Yu-San

716 Ichiro - Seattle Mariners

Base SP

Nickname Variation - Ichi

718 Todd Frazier - New York Mets

Base SP

Nickname Variation - Toddfather

725 Evan Longoria - San Francisco Giants

Base SP

Nickname Variation - Longo

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Throwback

2018 Topps Heritage High Number Throwback Variations

Notes "Throwback" near the card number on the back. Code ends in #598.
Hobby pack odds - 1:3,950; Blaster pack odds - 1:3,937.

511 Scott Kingery - Philadelphia Phillies

Base RC

Throwback Variation 

517 Jonathan Lucroy - Oakland Athletics

Base 

Throwback Variation 

539 Jakob Junis - Kansas City Royals

Base 

Throwback Variation 

568 Austin Meadows - Pittsburgh Pirates

Base RC

Throwback Variation 

628 Cameron Maybin - Miami Marlins

Base 

Throwback Variation

655 Joey Lucchesi - San Diego Padres

Base 

Throwback Variation

697 Brad Boxberger - Arizona Diamondbacks

Base 

Throwback Variation 

701 Stephen Piscotty - Oakland Athletics

Base SP

Throwback Variation 

705 Andrew McCutchen - San Francisco Giants

Base SP

Throwback Uniform Variation

706 Lorenzo Cain - Milwaukee Brewers

Base SP

Throwback Variation 

709 Eric Hosmer - San Diego Padres

Base SP

Throwback Variation 

716 Ichiro - Seattle Mariners

Base SP

Throwback Variation 

720 Christian Yelich -  Milwaukee Brewers

Base SP

Throwback Variation

721 Jake Arrieta - Philadelphia Phillies

Base SP

Throwback Variation 

722 Lewis Brinson - Miami Marlins

Base SP

Throwback Variation

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Trade

2018 Topps Heritage High Number Trade Variations

Notes "Trade" near the card number on the back. SP versions have different images. Code ends in #477.
Hobby pack odds - 1:831; Blaster pack odds - 1:831.

600 Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels

Trade Variation Back

701 Stephen Piscotty - Oakland Athletics

Base SP

Trade Variation 

Trade Variation Back

705 Andrew McCutchen - San Francisco Giants

Base SP

Trade Variation 

Trade Variation Back

713 Matt Kemp - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base SP

Trade Variation 

Trade Variation Back

715 Gerrit Cole - Houston Astros

Base SP

Trade Variation 

Trade Variation Back

716 Ichiro - Seattle Mariners

Base SP

Trade Variation

Trade Variation Back

718 Todd Frazier - New York Mets

Base SP

Trade Variation 

Trade Variation Back

720 Christian Yelich - Milwaukee Brewers

Base SP

Trade Variation 

Trade Variation Back

721 Jake Arrieta - Philadelphia Phillies

Base SP

Trade Variation 

Trade Variation Back

725 Evan Longoria - San Francisco Giants

Base SP

Trade Variation 

Trade Variation Back

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Action

2018 Topps Heritage High Number Action Image Variations

Notes "Action" near the card number on the back. Code ends in #599.
Hobby only. Pack odds - 1:24.

511 Scott Kingery - Philadelphia Phillies

Base RC

Action Image Variation 

517 Jonathan Lucroy - Oakland Athletics

Base 

Action Image Variation 

549 Jose Martinez - St. Louis Cardinals

Base 

Action Image Variation 

580 Ronald Acuña Jr. - Atlanta Braves

Base RC

Action Image Variation 

600 Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels

Base 

Action Image Variation 

603 Gleyber Torres - New York Yankees

Base RC

Action Image Variation 

606 Bartolo Colon - Texas Rangers

Base RC

Action Image Variation 

612 Tyler O'Neill - St. Louis Cardinals

Base RC

Action Image Variation 

620 Jordan Hicks - St. Louis Cardinals

Base RC

Action Image Variation 

636 JaCoby Jones - Detroit Tigers

Base 

Action Image Variation 

684 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. - Toronto Blue Jays

Base RC

Action Image Variation 

696 Tyler Austin - New York Yankees

Base

Action Image Variation 

701 Stephen Piscotty - Oakland Athletics

Base SP

Action Image Variation 

705 Andrew McCutchen - San Francisco Giants

Base SP

Action Image Variation 

706 Lorenzo Cain - Milwaukee Brewers

Base SP

Action Image Variation 

707 Yu Darvish - Chicago Cubs

Base SP

Action Image Variation 

709 Eric Hosmer - San Diego Padres

Base SP

Action Image Variation 

710 J.D. Martinez - Boston Red Sox

Base SP

Action Image Variation 

711 Carlos Santana - Philadelphia Phillies

Base SP

Action Image Variation 

713 Matt Kemp - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base SP

Action Image Variation 

715 Gerrit Cole - Houston Astros

Base SP

Action Image Variation 

716 Ichiro - Seattle Mariners

Base SP

Action Image Variation 

718 Todd Frazier - New York Mets

Base SP

Action Image Variation 

720 Christian Yelich - Milwaukee Brewers

Base SP

Action Image Variation 

721 Jake Arrieta - Philadelphia Phillies

Base SP

Action Image Variation 

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Color

2018 Topps Heritage High Number Team Color Swap Variations

Notes "Team Color" near the card number on the back. SP cards have different image. Code ends in #600.
Switches yellow team text to white. Hobby only. Pack odds - 1:139.

510 Pablo Sandoval - San Francisco Giants

Base 

Team Color Swap Variation 

511 Scott Kingery - Philadelphia Phillies

Base RC

Team Color Swap Variation 

517 Jonathan Lucroy - Oakland Athletics

Base 

Team Color Swap Variation 

580 Ronald Acuña Jr. - Atlanta Braves

Base RC

Team Color Swap Variation 

600 Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels

Base RC

Team Color Swap Variation

603 Gleyber Torres - New York Yankees

Base RC

Team Color Swap Variation 

620 Jordan Hicks - St. Louis Cardinals

Base RC

Team Color Swap Variation 

655 Joey Lucchesi - San Diego Padres

Base 

Team Color Swap Variation

684 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. - Toronto Blue Jays

Base RC

Team Color Swap Variation 

689 Wade Davis - Colorado Rockies

Base 

Team Color Swap Variation 

696 Tyler Austin - New York Yankees

Base

Team Color Swap Variation

701 Stephen Piscotty - Oakland Athletics

Base SP

Team Color Swap Variation 

705 Andrew McCutchen - San Francisco Giants

Base SP

Team Color Swap Variation

707 Yu Darvish - Chicago Cubs

Base SP

Team Color Swap Variation

709 Eric Hosmer - San Diego Padres

Base SP

Team Color Swap Variation

710 J.D. Martinez - Boston Red Sox

Base SP

Team Color Swap Variation 

713 Matt Kemp - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base SP

Team Color Swap Variation 

715 Gerrit Cole - Houston Astros

Base SP

Team Color Swap Variation 

716 Ichiro - Seattle Mariners

Base SP

Team Color Swap Variation

718 Todd Frazier - New York Mets

Base SP

Team Color Swap Variation

719 Curtis Granderson - Toronto Blue Jays

Base SP

Team Color Swap Variation

720 Christian Yelich - Milwaukee Brewers

Base SP

Team Color Swap Variation 

721 Jake Arrieta - Philadelphia Phillies

Base SP

Team Color Swap Variation 

724 Brandon Morrow - Chicago Cubs

Base SP

Team Color Swap Variation

725 Evan Longoria - San Francisco Giants

Base SP

Team Color Swap Variation 

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User Comments

  1. The ‘error’ is the dumbest thing ever. It’s not an error if it’s on purpose. Collectors who get pulled in to this crap get what they deserve. Ridiculous.

  2. It’s a replication of the 1969 “errors”. Try not to take everything so literal. By missing this (very simple) point you missed the whole point of the H-E-R-I-T-A-G-E issue.

  3. Is there a version where the position is a different color? Of the cards I have, I only noticed one where the position was in yellow. It is a Ryan Yarbrough RC. – Thanks!

  4. Not that we have come across.

  5. While I understand your point of the error being a tribute to 1969 errors – how many were there? You want to make a tribute, make it one or two cards.

    Also, keep in mind when you try to belittle people who you don’t even know with your snide comments, you look a bit uneducated. What was your point there?

    I still stick to my original belief that these ‘error’ cards are ridiculous. More for you, I suppose.

  6. I have a variation where on the back of the cards the number is just in a circle, doesn’t have the Topps logo. Is this an SP, or just how the card is supposed to be? It’s #606

  7. It’s just the base card. That style appears to be used for players with longer career stats.

  8. I read about someone who pulled a “flip stock” (rough front, glossy back) from this series — is this legit? I have never heard of such. The variation code is base (575). I just saw pix, so I am taking their word on the finish. Thoughts?

  9. Yep, it’s a real thing. They have used those for several years in Heritage. They are a full base parallel rather than a variation.

  10. Why do they keep getter the numbers smaller .how can a old guy sort?

  11. These actually have a written notation for the variations next to the card number.

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