Complete 2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Guide

Complete 2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Guide

While the 2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball variations largely mirror the Series 1 short prints in terms of the basic layout, there are some new wrinkles. The familiar includes SP and SSP options for key names, usually in pre-game or batting practice gear, in the set.

Like Series 1, the full lineup was not provided on the 2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball checklist. However, Topps did make it known that two of the surging rookies—Ronald Acuña and Gleyber Torres—were both late additions.

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Although technically part of the base set, they each share their card number with another player. So, these short-printed rookies are technically base variations.

2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variation Odds / Set Details

Per popular breaker brentandbecca, the main 2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball SP variations average 1:6 Jumbo packs or 1:30 Hobby packs. Obviously, the SSP (super short print) cards are much harder to track down at around 1:3 Jumbo cases (1:177 packs) and 1:2 Hobby cases (1:886 packs).

Joining the current stars, retired Legends are featured among the choices. There are also very limited autographed versions for select SP and SSP subjects.

As far as Acuña and Torres, they don't seem to fall into either the SP or SSP grouping odds. Early info indicates about one per case.

The grand total for the 2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball variations is 102 with 75 SP cards, 25 SSP cards and the two late RC additions.

2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variation Codes

In addition to the image differences, the CMP codes can be helpful for determining the 2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball variations. Just flip the card to the back and look at the small code under the stats.

  • Base ends in #359
  • SP Variations end in #412
  • SSP Variations end in #414
  • Late RC SP end in #249

Series 2 also has some card numbering issues for several standard base cards where two subjects share one card number. This applies to card numbers 365 (Mallex Smith or Dynamic Dodgers) and 564 (Joey Rickard or New York Mets).

Please email us if you have any details to add to the guide.

2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SP/SSP Checklist

SP Variations
351 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
351 Ty Cobb - Detroit Tigers
351 Reggie Jackson - New York Yankees
369 Chris Taylor - Los Angeles Dodgers
384 Addison Russell - Chicago Cubs
384 Ernie Banks - Chicago Cubs
392 Marcus Stroman - Toronto Blue Jays
393 Corey Kluber - Cleveland Indians
397 Dallas Keuchel - Houston Astros
400 Jose Altuve - Houston Astros
400 Honus Wagner - Pittsburgh Pirates
413 Trevor Bauer - Cleveland Indians
416 Matt Olson - Oakland Athletics
418 Jose Ramirez - Cleveland Indians
430 Manny Margot - San Diego Padres
431 Charlie Blackmon - Colorado Rockies
431 Rickey Henderson - Oakland Athletics
436 Yu Darvish - Chicago Cubs
436 Greg Maddux - Atlanta Braves
439 Dustin Pedroia - Boston Red Sox
450 Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds
450 Johnny Bench - Cincinnati Reds
454 Kyle Seager - Seattle Mariners
462 Paul DeJong - St. Louis Cardinals
462 Ozzie Smith - St. Louis Cardinals
469 Sonny Gray - New York Yankees
471 Josh Harrison - Pittsburgh Pirates
484 Kenta Maeda - Los Angeles Dodgers
499 Justin Bour - Miami Marlins
500 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
500 Ryne Sandberg - Chicago Cubs
502 Xander Bogaerts - Boston Red Sox
503 Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays
503 George Brett - Kansas City Royals
506 Jose Berrios - Minnesota Twins
507 Zack Greinke - Arizona Diamondbacks
510 Freddie Freeman - Atlanta Braves
510 Chipper Jones - Atlanta Braves
515 Greg Bird - New York Yankees
515 Don Mattingly - New York Yankees
544 Yadier Molina - St. Louis Cardinals
544 Roberto Clemente - Pittsburgh Pirates
545 Nicholas Castellanos - Detroit Tigers
550 Cal Ripken Jr - Baltimore Orioles
550 Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn Dodgers
555 Jacob deGrom - New York Mets
556 Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers
556 Andrew Benintendi - Boston Red Sox
556 Ted Williams - Boston Red Sox
567 Felix Hernandez - Seattle Mariners
576 Didi Gregorius - New York Yankees
576 Derek Jeter - New York Yankees
582 Albert Pujols - Los Angeles Angels
582 Hank Aaron - Atlanta Braves
585 Brandon Crawford - San Francisco Giants
585 Willie McCovey - San Francisco Giants
589 Adam Duvall - Cincinnati Reds
593 Luke Weaver - St. Louis Cardinals
599 Justin Turner - Los Angeles Dodgers
600 Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets
600 Tom Seaver - New York Mets
605 Lucas Giolito - Chicago White Sox
605 Frank Thomas - Chicago White Sox
611 Max Scherzer - Washington Nationals
615 Eric Thames - Milwaukee Brewers
618 Paul Goldschmidt - Arizona Diamondbacks
618 Lou Gehrig - New York Yankees
629 Sandy Koufax - Los Angeles Dodgers
632 Edwin Encarnacion - Cleveland Indians
650 Justin Verlander - Houston Astros
650 Bob Gibson - St. Louis Cardinals
652 Matt Carpenter - St. Louis Cardinals
665 Tommy Pham - St. Louis Cardinals
700 Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels
700 Babe Ruth - New York Yankees
SSP Variations
351 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
384 Addison Russell - Chicago Cubs
393 Corey Kluber - Cleveland Indians
400 Jose Altuve - Houston Astros
418 Jose Ramirez - Cleveland Indians
431 Charlie Blackmon - Colorado Rockies
436 Yu Darvish - Chicago Cubs
439 Dustin Pedroia - Boston Red Sox
450 Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds
469 Sonny Gray - New York Yankees
500 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
503 Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays
510 Freddie Freeman - Atlanta Braves
544 Yadier Molina - St. Louis Cardinals
550 Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers
555 Jacob deGrom - New York Mets
556 Andrew Benintendi - Boston Red Sox
567 Felix Hernandez - Seattle Mariners
576 Didi Gregorius - New York Yankees
582 Albert Pujols - Los Angeles Angels
600 Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets
611 Max Scherzer - Washington Nationals
618 Paul Goldschmidt - Arizona Diamondbacks
650 Justin Verlander - Houston Astros
700 Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels
Late RC SP
698 Ronald Acuña Jr. - Atlanta Braves RC
699 Gleyber Torres - New York Yankees RC

In addition to the checklist above for easy reference, we have a visual guide to the 2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball variations below. These will showcase the base versions alongside their more limited counterparts.

2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations SP/SSP Gallery

351 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals

Base

SP Variation 

SSP Variation 

351 Ty Cobb - Detroit Tigers

Base - Bryce Harper

Legends Variation 

351 Reggie Jackson - New York Yankees

Base - Bryce Harper

Legends Variation 

369 Chris Taylor - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base 

Variation 

384 Addison Russell - Chicago Cubs

Base 

SP Variation

SSP Variation

384 Ernie Banks - Chicago Cubs

Base - Addison Russell

Legends Variation 

392 Marcus Stroman - Toronto Blue Jays

Base 

Variation 

393 Corey Kluber - Cleveland Indians

Base 

SP Variation 

SSP Variation

397 Dallas Keuchel - Houston Astros

Base 

Variation 

400 Jose Altuve - Houston Astros

Base 

SP Variation 

SSP Variation

400 Honus Wagner - Pittsburgh Pirates

Base - Jose Altuve

Legends Variation 

413 Trevor Bauer - Cleveland Indians

Base 

Variation 

416 Matt Olson - Oakland Athletics

Base - Derek Fisher

Variation 

418 Jose Ramirez - Cleveland Indians

Base 

SP Variation 

SSP Variation 

430 Manny Margot - San Diego Padres

Base 

Variation 

431 Charlie Blackmon - Colorado Rockies

Base 

SP Variation 

SSP Variation

431 Rickey Henderson - Oakland Athletics

Base - Charlie Blackmon

Legends Variation

436 Yu Darvish - Chicago Cubs

Base 

SP Variation 

SSP Variation 

436 Greg Maddux - Atlanta Braves

Base - Yu Darvish

Legends Variation 

439 Dustin Pedroia - Boston Red Sox

Base 

SP Variation 

SSP Variation

450 Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds

Base 

SP Variation 

SSP Variation 

450 Johnny Bench - Cincinnati Reds

Base  - Joey Votto

Legends Variation 

454 Kyle Seager - Seattle Mariners

Base 

Variation 

462 Paul DeJong - St. Louis Cardinals

Base 

Variation 

462 Ozzie Smith - St. Louis Cardinals

Base - Paul DeJong

Legends Variation 

469 Sonny Gray - New York Yankees

Base 

SP Variation 

SSP Variation 

471 Josh Harrison - Pittsburgh Pirates

Base 

Variation 

484 Kenta Maeda - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base 

Variation 

499 Justin Bour - Miami Marlins

Base 

Variation 

500 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs

Base 

SP Variation 

SSP Variation 

500 Ryne Sandberg - Chicago Cubs

Base - Kris Bryant

Legends Variation 

502 Xander Bogaerts - Boston Red Sox

Base 

Variation 

503 Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays

Base 

SP Variation

SSP Variation

503 George Brett - Kansas City Royals

Base - Josh Donaldson

Legends Variation 

506 Jose Berrios - Minnesota Twins

Base 

Variation 

507 Zack Greinke - Arizona Diamondbacks

Base 

Variation 

510 Freddie Freeman - Atlanta Braves

Base 

SP Variation 

SSP Variation 

510 Chipper Jones - Atlanta Braves

Base 

Legends Variation 

515 Greg Bird - New York Yankees

Base 

Variation 

515 Don Mattingly - New York Yankees

Base - Greg Bird

Legends Variation 

544 Yadier Molina - St. Louis Cardinals

Base 

SP Variation 

SSP Variation

544 Roberto Clemente - Pittsburgh Pirates

Base - Yadier Molina

Legends Variation 

545 Nicholas Castellanos - Detroit Tigers

Base 

Variation 

550 Cal Ripken Jr - Baltimore Orioles

Base - Corey Seager

Legends Variation 

550 Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn Dodgers

Base - Corey Seager

Legends Variation 

555 Jacob deGrom - New York Mets

Base 

SP Variation 

SSP Variation 

556 Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base - Andrew Benintendi

SP Variation 

SSP Variation 

556 Andrew Benintendi - Boston Red Sox

Base 

SP Variation 

SSP Variation 

556 Ted Williams - Boston Red Sox

Base - Andrew Benintendi

Legends Variation 

567 Felix Hernandez - Seattle Mariners

Base 

SP Variation 

SSP Variation 

576 Didi Gregorius - New York Yankees

Base 

SP Variation 

SSP Variation

576 Derek Jeter - New York Yankees

Base - Didi Gregorius

Legends Variation 

582 Albert Pujols - Los Angeles Angels

Base 

SP Variation 

SSP Variation 

582 Hank Aaron - Atlanta Braves

Base - Albert Pujols

Legends Variation 

585 Brandon Crawford - San Francisco Giants

Base 

Variation 

585 Willie McCovey - San Francisco Giants

Base - Brandon Crawford

Legends Variation 

589 Adam Duvall - Cincinnati Reds

Base 

Variation 

593 Luke Weaver - St. Louis Cardinals

Base 

Variation 

599 Justin Turner - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base 

Variation 

600 Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets

Base 

SP Variation 

SSP Variation 

600 Tom Seaver - New York Mets

Base - Noah Syndergaard

Legends Variation 

605 Lucas Giolito - Chicago White Sox

Base 

Variation 

605 Frank Thomas - Chicago White Sox

Base - Lucas Giolito

Legends Variation

611 Max Scherzer - Washington Nationals

Base - Josh Bell 

SP Variation 

SSP Variation

615 Eric Thames - Milwaukee Brewers

Base 

Variation 

618 Paul Goldschmidt - Arizona Diamondbacks

Base 

SP Variation 

SSP Variation

618 Lou Gehrig - New York Yankees

Base - Goldschmidt

Legends Variation

629 Sandy Koufax - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base - Max Scherzer

Legends Variation

632 Edwin Encarnacion - Cleveland Indians

Base 

Variation 

650 Justin Verlander - Houston Astros

Base 

SP Variation  

SSP Variation 

650 Bob Gibson - St. Louis Cardinals

Base - Justin Verlander

Legends Variation

652 Matt Carpenter - St. Louis Cardinals

Base 

Variation 

665 Tommy Pham - St. Louis Cardinals

Base 

Variation 

698 Ronald Acuña Jr. - Atlanta Braves RC

Base - Ryan Sherriff

Variation RC

699 Gleyber Torres - New York Yankees RC

Base - Drew Smyly 

Variation RC

700 Babe Ruth - New York Yankees

Base - Shohei Ohtani

2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball

Legends Variation 

700 Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels

Base - Shohei Ohtani

2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball

SP Variation 

SSP Variation 

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User Comments

  1. Thank you for posting these variation images. Topps, once again, improves the hobby by including these cards. Topps, once again, ruins the hobby by making many, if not all, of these inaccessible to the common man/kid.

  2. So is there a base card for Matt Olson or is it just the sp? Also why is Scherzer a variation for Josh Bell? Why are there two #365s and no #364? Will Acuña and Torreyes be in the complete set? Thanks.

  3. Normally Topps matches up the numbers correctly. This time a few are off, as is the case for Olson and Scherzer. Both have base cards in Series 2 with different numbers from the variations. The 365/364 issue is just an unplanned error. Acuna and Torres will both be in the complete set but with different images from the variations.

  4. I just found 2 different 564 one with joey rickard, the other with mets team card ..both ending with 359 in the code

  5. Both are base cards that share a card number.

  6. anyone notice card 564 is both a Mets team card AND Joey Rickard?

  7. Series 2 Purple parallels confirmed! I found some Series 2 Blister packs today with one pack and one loose “Purple” parallel card/blister pack at a Meijer store in MI for $1.99/pack. Meijer stores only is stated on the packaging of which there’s only 242 stores. They’re located in MI (140+), OH, KY, IN, IL, and WI only. These are the same as the Toys-R-Us purple parallels from Series 1. Is it possible these are more rare than Series 1 Toys-R-Us due to low store volume?

  8. I can’t seem to locate the Topps Series 2 Salute #S-97 card anywhere. This should be a fairly common card. Was it produced?

  9. It was not produced.

  10. I have seen different images of #699 Torres – vertical image (249 variation code) – is this in addition top the image posted here?

  11. Torres has a different image in the factory set. https://www.cardboardconnection.com/2018-topps-baseball-factory-set-rookie-variations

  12. Ah ha — yes — thank you.

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