2018 Topps Series 2 Variation Guide

Release Date: June 13

According to Cardboard Connection, Topps Series 2 is pretty similar to Series 1 with variations and layout. They are still featuring players in pre-game routines. Topps sticks with Short Print (SP) Photo Variations in Series 2, but they added two "Late RC SP" variations of Torres and Acuna. these cards are replacing a player's card number (always my favorite). The final tally includes 75 SP Cards, 25 SSP Cards, and 2 Late RC SP. One other wrinkle to the SP variations of this series are the Legend Variations that are replacing current stars. I.E Ty Cobb #351 variation is replacing the Bryce Harper #351. These end in the same codes as a general SP. One cool thing about the Legend Variation, is there seems to be a tie between the legend and the star that they are replacing on the card. IE Don Mattingly replaces Greg Bird. Examples Below.

What to Look For?

As I mentioned, Topps did not change the "theme" of the variations from Series 1 to Series 2. This year the “themes” aren’t very interesting or easy to spot. The SPs show players in batting practice/pre-game settings. Whereas the SSPs show the players using hand signals or gestures during the game. If you don’t happen to catch the photo change, the fail safe way to check is by looking at the CMP code on the back of the card, small print at the bottom.

SP’s: end in 412 - 1:30 Hobby Pack Odds/1:6 Jumbo Pack Odds

SSP: end in 414 - 1:886 Hobby Pack Odds/1:177 Jumbo Pack Odds

Late RC SP: end in 249 (odds not confirmed yet - one per case?)

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2018 Topps Series 2 Variation 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 Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers
550 Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn Dodgers
555 Jacob deGrom - New York Mets
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
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
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
600 Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets
611 Max Scherzer - Washington Nationals
618 Paul Goldschmidt - Arizona Diamondbacks
700 Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels
Late RC SP
698 Ronald Acuña Jr. - Atlanta Braves RC
699 Gleyber Torres - New York Yankees RC

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