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2018 Topps Heritage High Number Variation Guide

Release Date: September 14

Heritage is back with the High Number set, a follow-up to their successful release earlier this season. This set follow a lot of the same themes as the first set with one major tweak when it comes to identifying the variations. So many things to look for, but I'll try to make it easier for you when going through your Heritage High Number. The variations in this set are similar to the last set and include the following: Error, Nickname, Throwback Uniform, Trade Variations, Action Image (Hobby Only), and Team Color Swap Variations. Don't forget to look for the Short Print (SP) base cards. 

What to Look For?

Like the low number series, so much to watch for. There is a base card short print. These cards are easy to find because they are card #’s 701-725. One big change they made, was they now print what type of variation in text near the card number (image below).  Of course, you can still check the codes on the back, at the bottom (see below). Variations include Errors, that usually mimic an error from the original set. Errors also include the last name printed in a different color. Throwback variations are usually a fun card to get. Easy to find by the image on the front with the player in their teams throwback uniform. Heritage cards throwback to an old set, most of those sets had still images of the players, Topps does a variation with an action variation. There are also team color swap cards, where the card design has a different color scheme as the other team cards in the set. This year they did an All Star rookie trophy variation where the year says 1969. There is also a rookie variation where a player who was on a dual rookie card, has a stand alone variation. Lastly, the nickname variation, which displays a players nickname on the front of the card.

Codes for Identifying Variations

Located on the back of the card, at the bottom

BASE CARD: end in 575

BASE SP’s (#701-725): end in 585

ERROR: end in 597

TRADE: end in 477

THROWBACK: end in 598

ACTION IMAGE: end in 599

TEAM COLOR SWAP: end in 600

NICKNAME: end in 601

New Text Identifier

Variations will now have the variation type written next to the card number. You can see "TRADE" in the baseball. You can also see the two card backs here.

2018 Topps Heritage High Number Variation 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

Some Examples

Nickname

Action Image

Color Swap

Error

Action Image

Throwback

Trade

A good look an error back with the printed text. The error is the text in the top right hand corner

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