2018 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Gallery

2018 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Gallery

Although normally thought of as a set for kids, 2018 Topps Opening Day counters that with some considerable rarity. These SSP options include the 2018 Topps Opening Day Baseball variations that offer limited image short prints for key players.

Rare cards are nothing new in today's hobby landscape, but many in OD have no extra features like an autograph or relic. The 2018 Topps Opening Day Baseball checklist contains several such SSP sets, including tough inserts like National Anthem (1:286 packs), Stadium Signatures (1:572 packs), and Dugout Peeks (1:3 cases).

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However, this guide is only dealing with those tricky 2018 Topps Opening Day Baseball variations. These are even tougher than 2017, with 2018 odds of 1:477 packs. Initial details about the set indicated over 25 choices in the variation lineup.

2018 Topps Opening Day Variation Codes

While the CODE#CMP number on the back is not actually intended to be used this way, it normally works out in the favor of collectors trying to spot variations.

This is the case for the 2018 Topps Opening Day Baseball variations, as well. Just check the final two digits of the base card to see if you have a super short print photo instead of a regular common.

  • Base - #77
  • Variation - #95

Images are being added as quickly as possible, but email us directly if you notice something we don't have covered.

2018 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Checklist

1 Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers
3 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
4 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
5 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants
7 Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
16 Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
30 Jose Abreu - Chicago White Sox
39 Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
41 Nolan Arenado - Colorado Rockies
46 Miguel Cabrera - Detroit Tigers
55 Mike Moustakas - Kansas City Royals
60 Giancarlo Stanton - New York Yankees
63 Jonathan Villar - Milwaukee Brewers
64 Byron Buxton - Minnesota Twins
70 Amed Rosario - New York Mets RC
71 Aaron Judge - New York Yankees
82 Rhys Hoskins - Philadelphia Phillies RC
83 Andrew McCutchen - Pittsburgh Pirates
87 Hunter Renfroe - San Diego Padres
93 Felix Hernandez - Seattle Mariners
99 Chris Archer - Tampa Bay Rays
100 Joey Gallo - Texas Rangers
107 Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays
112 Max Scherzer - Washington Nationals
139 Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds
142 Paul Goldschmidt - Arizona Diamondbacks
143 Freddie Freeman - Atlanta Braves
150 Andrew Benintendi - Boston Red Sox
179 Matt Olson - Oakland Athletics
187 Matt Carpenter - St. Louis Cardinals

2018 Topps Opening Day Variations SSP Gallery

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1 Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base: Pitching
Variation: Intense stare

Base 

Variation

3 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs

Base: Running (vertical)
Variation: Close-up smiling (horizontal)

Base 

Variation

4 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels

Base: Batting
Variation: Sitting in dugout

Base 

Variation

5 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants

Base: Mask off, gray uniform
Variation: Mask on, black jersey

Base 

Variation

7 Carlos Correa - Houston Astros

Base: Throwing
Variation: Close-up smiling

Base 

Variation

16 Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles

Base: Orange jersey
Variation: White jersey

Base 

Variation

30 Jose Abreu - Chicago White Sox

Base: Running
Variation: Grabbing jersey in dugout

Base 

Variation

39 Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians

Base: Gray jersey, batting
Variation: Navy jersey, sitting

Base 

Variation

41 Nolan Arenado - Colorado Rockies

Base: Batting, purple jersey
Variation: Standing with glove, pinstripes

Base 

Variation

46 Miguel Cabrera - Detroit Tigers

Base: Batting
Variation: Laughing with sunglasses

Base 

Variation

55 Mike Moustakas - Kansas City Royals

Base: Gray uniform, batting
Variation: White uniform, hands together

Base 

Variation

60 Giancarlo Stanton - New York Yankees

Base: Batting with helmet
Variation: Standing, no helmet

Base 

Variation

63 Jonathan Villar - Milwaukee Brewers

Base: Throwing (vertical)
Variation: In front of dugout (horizontal)

Base 

Variation

64 Byron Buxton - Minnesota Twins

Base: Running
Variation: Close-up smiling

Base 

Variation

70 Amed Rosario - New York Mets

Base: Batting
Variation: Close-up smiling

Base 

Variation

71 Aaron Judge - New York Yankees

Base: Batting (vertical)
Variation: Smiling, close-up (Horizontal)

Base 

Variation

82 Rhys Hoskins - Philadelphia Phillies

Base: Batting (vertical)
Variation: High-five (horizontal)

Base 

Variation

83 Andrew McCutchen - Pittsburgh Pirates

Base: White jersey
Variation: Black jersey

Base 

Variation

87 Hunter Renfroe - San Diego Padres

Base: Overhead catch (vertical)
Variation: Diving catch (horizontal)

Base 

Variation

93 Felix Hernandez - Seattle Mariners

Base: Pitching
Variation: Holding Box

Base 

Variation

99 Chris Archer - Tampa Bay Rays

Base: Pitching
Variation: Close-up laughing

Base 

Variation

100 Joey Gallo - Texas Rangers

Base: Running, red helmet
Variation: Leaning, sunglasses on hat

Base 

Variation

107 Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays

Base: Gray jersey with helmet
Variation: Blue jersey, not helmet

Base 

Variation

112 Max Scherzer - Washington Nationals

Base: White jersey, pitching
Variation: Red shirt, goggles

Base 

Variation

139 Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds

Base: Batting
Variation: Back of jersey

Base 

Variation

142 Paul Goldschmidt - Arizona Diamondbacks

Base: Gray jersey (vertical)
Variation: Black batting practice jersey (horizontal)

Base 

Variation

143 Freddie Freeman - Atlanta Braves

Base: Batting, navy jersey
Variation: Creepy stare, gray jersey

Base 

Variation

150 Andrew Benintendi - Boston Red Sox

Base: White jersey
Variation: Navy jersey

Base 

Variation

179 Matt Olson - Oakland Athletics

Base: Batting
Variation: In dugout

Base 

Variation

187 Matt Carpenter - St. Louis Cardinals

Base: Batting (vertical)
Variation: High-five (horizontal)

Base 

Variation

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User Comments

  1. Hi Trey,

    So these are only photos variations right? This is not like Heritage with different types of variations?

    Thanks

  2. Correct. Only standard image variations.

  3. Anyone know how many cards were printed for each SSP?

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