Even the youngest collectors (and young at heart) get a shot at rare short prints thanks to the 2019 Topps Opening Day Baseball variation cards. Mixing in different images for top MLB players, these cards give collectors something else to chase in the low-end set not known for big hits.
At this point, variations are the norm in many of the Topps releases. While they may not carry the clout they once did, the demand still remains fairly strong, especially for superstar players and top rookies. And the Opening Day variations carry very steep pack odds—1:669 packs—which can help value.
2019 Topps Opening Day Variations Set Details
Although the full lineup was not provided on the 2019 Topps Opening Day checklist, Topps did reveal the 15 players with even more limited signed versions. This should represent half of the expected 30-card set.
As for the remaining options and the corresponding images, we are workly to quickly add them as they surface. Based on the first few to show up, it would seem that many showcase players when they are not in the active field of play. This normally includes photos taken in or around the dugout, or celebrating, as opposed to the more standard batting or fielding action images on the base versions.
2019 Topps Opening Day Variation Codes
The CMP codes are again a helpful option to determine a variation. You just need to flip the card over, look at the long string of numbers under the stats, and check out the final three digits to see what you have.
- Base - #853
- Variation - #871
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2019 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Checklist
15 Aaron Judge - New York Yankees
22 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
24 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
31 Nolan Arenado - Colorado Rockies
33 Mookie Betts - Boston Red Sox
34 Trevor Story - Colorado Rockies
39 Christian Yelich - Milwaukee Brewers
41 Jose Altuve - Houston Astros
44 Trey Mancini - Baltimore Orioles
45 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
46 Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers
51 Ronald Acuña Jr. - Atlanta Braves
53 Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
67 Max Muncy - Los Angeles Dodgers
84 Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
86 Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs
95 Javier Baez - Chicago Cubs
98 Ozzie Albies - Atlanta Braves
102 Yadier Molina - St. Louis Cardinals
105 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants
106 Gleyber Torres - New York Yankees
107 Rhys Hoskins - Philadelphia Phillies
128 Juan Soto - Washington Nationals
138 Luis Urias - San Diego Padres
150 Jacob deGrom - New York Mets
183 Max Scherzer - Washington Nationals
185 Khris Davis - Oakland Athletics
196 Blake Snell - Tampa Bay Rays
2019 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Gallery
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