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2018 Topps Heritage Variation Guide

Release Date: February 28

Heritage seems to be a favorite when it comes to variations, due to the retro layout and how they mimic the original set. With that said, Heritage also might be the most frustrating of the sets when identifying the variations and SPs. A highlight of Heritage was the true photo variation of Shohei Ohtani. By true variation, I mean that this card actually replaces a base card in the set with the same card number. In this case it is Zach Davies, Card #17, A throwback to how variations started.

What to Look For?

Lots of things to look for in the Heritage set. There is a base card short print. These cards are easy to find because they are card #’s 401-500. They also do error cards that usually mimic the same errors from the original set that they are throwing back to. These are tougher to find, so it might be better to search the codes for the error variations. 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.

BASE CARD: end in 65

BASE SP’s (#401-500): end in 85

ERROR: end in 98

TRADED: end in 99

THROWBACK: end in 00

ACTION IMAGE: end in 01

TEAM COLOR SWAP: end in 02

RC CUP YEAR ERROR: end in 03

NICKNAME: end in 04

2018 Topps Heritage Variation Checklist

17 Shohei Ohtani - Action Image RC

20 Anthony Rizzo - Action Image

20 Anthony Rizzo - Color Swap

20 Anthony Rizzo - Throwback

22 Bryce Harper - Action Image

22 Bryce Harper - Color Swap

22 Bryce Harper - Error

22 Bryce Harper - Nickname

25 Aaron Judge - Action Image

25 Aaron Judge - Color Swap

25 Aaron Judge - Nickname

25 Aaron Judge - Player Name Error

25 Aaron Judge - RC Cup Error

31 Amed Rosario - Action Image RC

31 Amed Rosario - Color Swap

35 Jose Altuve - Action Image

35 Jose Altuve - Throwback

45 Corey Seager - Action Image

50 Andrew McCutchen - Nickname

58 Justin Verlander - Traded

60 Justin Upton - Traded

63 Ian Happ - RC Cup Error

67 Max Scherzer - Color Swap

70 Joey Votto - Action Image

70 Joey Votto - Color Swap

74 Giancarlo Stanton - Color Swap

74 Giancarlo Stanton - Error

74 Giancarlo Stanton - Traded

80 Kris Bryant - Action Image

80 Kris Bryant - Color Swap

80 Kris Bryant - Nickname

80 Kris Bryant - Player Name Error

80 Kris Bryant - Throwback

90 Noah Syndergaard - Nickname

101 Salvador Perez - Color Swap

101 Salvador Perez - Throwback

109 Chris Sale - Color Swap

114 Clint Frazier - Action Image RC

114 Clint Frazier - Color Swap

114 Clint Frazier - Nickname

118 Cody Bellinger - Action Image

118 Cody Bellinger - Color Swap

118 Cody Bellinger - Nickname

118 Cody Bellinger - RC Cup Error

119 Alex Bregman - Throwback

126 Jose Quintana - Traded

130 Andrew Benintendi - Action Image

130 Andrew Benintendi - Color Swap

130 Andrew Benintendi - Nickname

130 Andrew Benintendi - RC Cup Error

145 Francisco Lindor - Action Image

145 Francisco Lindor - Color Swap

145 Francisco Lindor - Nickname

145 Francisco Lindor - Throwback

150 Josh Hader - RC Cup Error

151 Manny Machado - Action Image

151 Manny Machado - Color Swap

151 Manny Machado - Nickname

151 Manny Machado - Throwback

159 Jay Bruce - Traded

161 Yu Darvish - Traded

176 Corey Kluber - Throwback

177 Sonny Gray - Traded

180 Jordan Montgomery - RC Cup Error

189 Rafael Devers - Action Image RC

189 Rafael Devers - Color Swap

189 Rafael Devers - Nickname

189 Rafael Devers - RC Cup Error

191 Gary Sanchez - Action Image

191 Gary Sanchez - Color Swap

201 Yoan Moncada - Throwback

206 Rhys Hoskins - Action Image RC

206 Rhys Hoskins - Color Swap

216 Clayton Kershaw - Action Image

216 Clayton Kershaw - Color Swap

216 Clayton Kershaw - Nickname

232 Yadier Molina - Color Swap

250 Trey Mancini - RC Cup Error

275 Mike Trout - Action Image

275 Mike Trout - Color Swap

275 Mike Trout - Error

275 Mike Trout - Nickname

275 Mike Trout - Throwback

284 Victor Robles - Action Image RC

284 Victor Robles - Color Swap

293 Buster Posey - Action Image

293 Buster Posey - Color Swap

294 J.D. Martinez - Traded

305 Josh Bell - Throwback

315 Sean Doolittle - Traded

320 Paul DeJong - RC Cup Error

330 Mookie Betts - Action Image

330 Mookie Betts - Color Swap

330 Mookie Betts - Throwback

348 German Marquez - RC Cup Error

351 Nolan Arenado - Action Image

369 Paul Goldschmidt - Action Image

369 Paul Goldschmidt - Nickname

381 Carlos Correa - Action Image

381 Carlos Correa - Color Swap

381 Carlos Correa - Nickname

381 Carlos Correa - Throwback

406 Ryan Braun - Throwback

454 Shin-Soo Choo - Throwback

472 Brandon Phillips - Traded

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