2021 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Checklist Gallery

2021 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Checklist Gallery

Although slightly easier to pull compared to last year, the 2021 Topps Opening Day Baseball variations are still very elusive.

The super short prints (SSP) highlight top MLB stars and rookies with secondary images from the base set.

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2021 Topps Opening Day Variations Set Details

Pulling 30 names from the main 2021 Topps Opening Day Baseball checklist, the rare photo swaps average 1:531 packs overall. This means that you can find one in every 15 boxes or so. In a few cases, the variation replaces a different subject in the base set. These are normally players from the same team.

Obviously, the SSP variations are quite rare. So, too, are the Dugout Peeks (1:1,595) and Walk This Way (1:321) inserts. While the tough inserts also utilize the base design, the insert title is printed on the front and the numbering is not the same as the base cards. Therefore, the limited inserts are not considered variations.

There are signed versions for half of the variation lineup, as well, falling 1:26,600 packs.

2021 Topps Opening Day Variation Codes

For the exact images, refer to the gallery below. Another trick is the location of the Opening Day logo, which appears in the top-right corner for variations.

If you just need a quick way to identify the 2021 Topps Opening Day Baseball variations, flip the card over and find the CMP code number in small print under the stats. Check the final three digits to confirm.

  • Base - #312
  • Image Variation - #334

Spot any differences? Please send us an email or leave a comment.

2021 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Checklist

30 cards. 1:531 packs. *Noted players also have an autographed version.*

1 Fernando Tatis Jr. - San Diego Padres
14 Nate Pearson - Toronto Blue Jays *
29 Yordan Alvarez - Houston Astros
34 Shin-Soo Choo - Texas Rangers
45 Whit Merrifield - Kansas City Royals *
59 Luis Robert - Chicago White Sox
73 Stephen Strasburg - Washington Nationals *
82 Casey Mize - Detroit Tigers *
85 Jo Adell - Los Angeles Angels *
86 Paul DeJong - St. Louis Cardinals *
91 Jackie Bradley Jr. - Boston Red Sox *
96 Manny Machado - San Diego Padres
99 Aaron Judge - New York Yankees *
117 Brandon Lowe - Tampa Bay Rays
121 Starling Marte - Miami Marlins
144 Gary Sanchez - New York Yankees
150 Ronald Acuña Jr. - Atlanta Braves
152 Dylan Carlson - St. Louis Cardinals *
161 Jorge Polanco - Minnesota Twins
162 Anthony Rendon - Los Angeles Angels *
186 Mark Canha - Oakland Athletics
187 Danny Jansen - Toronto Blue Jays
196 George Springer - Houston Astros *
197 Max Muncy - Los Angeles Dodgers
200 Matt Chapman - Oakland Athletics *
205 Tommy Pham - San Diego Padres
212 Eloy Jimenez - Chicago White Sox *
213 Juan Soto - Washington Nationals *
216 Mike Clevinger - San Diego Padres
220 Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs *

 

2021 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Gallery

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1 Fernando Tatis Jr. - San Diego Padres

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14 Nate Pearson - Toronto Blue Jays

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29 Yordan Alvarez - Houston Astros

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34 Shin-Soo Choo - Texas Rangers

Base - Leody Taveras

 

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45 Whit Merrifield - Kansas City Royals

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59 Luis Robert - Chicago White Sox

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73 Stephen Strasburg - Washington Nationals

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82 Casey Mize - Detroit Tigers

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85 Jo Adell - Los Angeles Angels

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86 Paul DeJong - St. Louis Cardinals

Base - Kolten Wong

 

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91 Jackie Bradley Jr. - Boston Red Sox

Base - Alex Verdugo

 

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96 Manny Machado - San Diego Padres

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99 Aaron Judge - New York Yankees

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117 Brandon Lowe - Tampa Bay Rays

Base - Willy Adames

 

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121 Starling Marte - Miami Marlins

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144 Gary Sanchez - New York Yankees

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150 Ronald Acuña Jr. - Atlanta Braves

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152 Dylan Carlson - St. Louis Cardinals

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161 Jorge Polanco - Minnesota Twins

Base - Josh Donaldson

 

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162 Anthony Rendon - Los Angeles Angels

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186 Mark Canha - Oakland Athletics

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187 Danny Jansen - Toronto Blue Jays

Base - Bobby Dalbec

 

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196 George Springer - Houston Astros

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197 Max Muncy - Los Angeles Dodgers

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200 Matt Chapman - Oakland Athletics

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205 Tommy Pham - San Diego Padres

Base - Trent Grisham

 

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212 Eloy Jimenez - Chicago White Sox

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213 Juan Soto - Washington Nationals

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216 Mike Clevinger - San Diego Padres

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220 Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs

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User Comments

  1. It looks like in all the variation images , the “opening day” logo is always in the top right corner.

  2. Topps should just do away with opening day. Too many baseball cards from Topps, who has that kind of money?

  3. Opening Day is such an odd set. Cheap smattering of Series 1/2 Topps cards with Mascots and other base inserts. Very much a kid set. On the other hand there are incredibly rare and obscure SP/SSP inserts not typical of a product marketed for the younger crowd.

    Say what you want about it, I could see the rare stuff hold some real value long term esp. since it mimics the Topps flagship design and the SPs are just so hard to find outside of the current season.

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