2018 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball Variations Guide

2018 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball Variations Guide

The 2018 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball variations take the charm of the retro GQ look and combine it with the modern craziness of SSP variations and parallels. Collectors will want to be on the lookout for several different things, and this guide should help make that much easier.

Working with the base and base SP options in the 2018 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball checklist, the differences are fairly obvious but can easily be missed if you are tearing through packs. There are also likely to be many questions about the parallels, which may seem like variations, but are not.

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2018 Gypsy Queen Baseball Base Parallels

Although these caught many off-guard in 2017, the 2018 Gypsy Queen base parallels should be more familiar this year. While some collectors immediately label them variations, the Missing Blackplate, Missing Team Nameplate, and GQ Logo Swap editions are more often just base parallels, but there are parallel versions of the short-print variations, as well.

Missing Blackplate Parallels

The Missing Blackplate parallel odds were not listed on Hobby packs this year, but they still seem pretty common. Basically, the end result is a more worn, sepia look with the main attribute being a lack of crispness in the image. Some may list them as "blackless."

Base

Missing Blackplate 

Missing Team Nameplate Parallels

Revealed on the initial sales info for 2018 GQ, the Missing Team Nameplate parallel removes the full team name in the upper corner, leaving only a blank spot. Missing Nameplate base odds are 1:16 packs, with base SP editions averaging 1:422 packs.

Base

Missing Team Name 

GQ Logo Swap Parallels

New this year is the GQ Logo Swap parallel that replaces the circular "GQ" image with a drawing of a woman's face. As far as the Hobby odds, these average 1:22 packs for base, and 1:843 packs for base SP.

GQ Logo Swap

Bazooka Back Parallels

Pretty hard to miss, Bazooka Back replaces the standard card back with a large Bazooka Bubble Gum ad in red and blue. Collectors can find these at 1:43 packs for base, and 1:1,263 packs for base SP.

Bazooka Back

2018 Gypsy Queen Baseball Variations

Just to be crystal clear, there are only three primary variations in 2018 Gypsy Queen. However, both the Jackie Robinson Day and Capless variation cards have the GQ Logo Swap parallels mentioned above.

Jackie Robinson Day Image Variations

Honoring the all-time legend, the Jackie Robinson Day image variations substitute player photos from Jackie Robinson Day in place of the base image. These shots all feature the players in the famed #42 jersey. Averaging 1:106 packs, the JRD variations also come as GQ Logo Swap (1:422) and one-of-one Black (1:41,298) parallels.

Plus, collectors can find signed versions for select players at 1:535 packs. Parallels include Black & White (1:955) and Black (1:38,544). It is not yet known if all players in the Jackie Robinson Day set have autographed options.

Capless Image Variations

Returning from 2017, the Capless variations display some of the top MLB players without their hats on. These average 1:121 packs and add rare GQ Logo Swap (1:303) and Black (1:28,898) parallels.

Team Swap Error Variations

The Team Swap Error cards are very tough pulls at 1:843 packs with no listed parallels. These have "error" team listings, matching players with the wrong franchise.

2018 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball Variation Codes

In addition to the CMP card back codes, it appears that all short prints come either backward or upside down in packs, so that is another easy way to set them aside for further review as you are opening boxes. Please note that parallels don't have different codes, and the number will still either correspond to the base card or variation.

These codes are part of the production process from Topps and aren't actually intended to be used to identify variations. However, they still function this way, so it can be useful for collectors.

  • Base (#1-300) - #29
  • Base SP (#301-320) - #59
  • Jackie Robinson Variation - #64
  • Capless Variation - #67
  • Team Swap Error - #70

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2018 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball Variations Checklist

1 Mike Trout - Team Swap Error
8 Eric Hosmer - Jackie Robinson Day
14 Yoenis Cespedes - Jackie Robinson Day
22 Amed Rosario - Capless
23 Francisco Lindor - Capless
23 Francisco Lindor - Jackie Robinson Day
25 Carlos Correa - Jackie Robinson Day
25 Carlos Correa - Team Swap Error
27/260 Scooter Gennett - Capless
35 Ichiro - Capless
35 Ichiro - Jackie Robinson Day
42 Adam Jones - Jackie Robinson Day
50 Bryce Harper - Capless
50 Bryce Harper - Jackie Robinson Day
50 Bryce Harper - Team Swap Error
53 Rafael Devers - Team Swap Error
65 Trevor Story - Jackie Robinson Day
74 Noah Syndergaard - Team Swap Error
79 Jose Altuve - Capless
79 Jose Altuve - Jackie Robinson Day
81 Buster Posey - Capless
86 Ervin Santana - Jackie Robinson Day
98 Manny Machado - Capless
98 Manny Machado - Jackie Robinson Day
100 Chris Sale - Capless
100 Chris Sale - Jackie Robinson Day
118 Eric Thames - Jackie Robinson Day
123 Alex Bregman - Jackie Robinson Day
125 Corey Seager - Jackie Robinson Day
125 Corey Seager - Team Swap Error
133 Lance McCullers Jr. - Jackie Robinson Day
146 Carlos Martinez - Jackie Robinson Day
148 Josh Donaldson - Capless
156 Yasiel Puig - Jackie Robinson Day
163 Ozzie Albies - Team Swap Error
164 Hunter Renfroe - Team Swap Error
165/74 Justin Turner - Capless
166/224 Ben Gamel - Capless
176 Jacob deGrom - Capless
176 Jacob deGrom - Jackie Robinson Day
187 Matt Olson - Team Swap Error
191 Andrew McCutchen - Jackie Robinson Day
194 Corey Kluber - Jackie Robinson Day
199 Rhys Hoskins - Capless
199 Rhys Hoskins - Team Swap Error
200 Cody Bellinger - Capless
202 George Springer - Jackie Robinson Day
208 Khris Davis - Capless
208 Khris Davis - Jackie Robinson Day
217 Joey Votto - Jackie Robinson Day
233 Robinson Cano - Team Swap Error
242 Daniel Murphy - Jackie Robinson Day
253 Jose Ramirez - Team Swap Error
256 James Paxton - Jackie Robinson Day
259 Edwin Encarnacion - Jackie Robinson Day
260 Kris Bryant - Team Swap Error
265 Justin Verlander - Jackie Robinson Day
268 Rougned Odor - Team Swap Error
280 Yuli Gurriel - Capless
287 Charlie Blackmon - Capless
287 Charlie Blackmon - Jackie Robinson Day
292 Nolan Arenado - Jackie Robinson Day
297 Nelson Cruz - Capless
300 Aaron Judge - Capless
300 Aaron Judge - Team Swap Error

2018 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball Variations Gallery

Click on the player listings below to view cards on eBay. Hobby odds listed.

Jackie

2018 Topps Gypsy Queen Jackie Robinson Day Variations

1:106 packs. Code ends in #64. Variation image shows #42 jersey. *Confirmed autograph versions noted.*

PARALLEL CARDS: GQ Logo Swap (1:422), Black (1:41,298).
AUTOGRAPH PARALLELS: Autograph (1:535), Black/White (1:955), Black (1:38,544).

 

8 Eric Hosmer - Kansas City Royals

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

14 Yoenis Cespedes - New York Mets

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

23 Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

25 Carlos Correa - Houston Astros

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

35 Ichiro - Miami Marlins

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

42 Adam Jones - Baltimore Orioles *

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

50 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

65 Trevor Story - Colorado Rockies

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

79 Jose Altuve - Houston Astros *

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

86 Ervin Santana - Minnesota Twins

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

98 Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles *

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

100 Chris Sale - Boston Red Sox

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

118 Eric Thames - Milwaukee Brewers *

Base 

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

123 Alex Bregman - Houston Astros *

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

125 Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

133 Lance McCullers Jr. - Houston Astros

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

146 Carlos Martinez - St. Louis Cardinals

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

156 Yasiel Puig - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

176 Jacob deGrom - New York Mets *

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

191 Andrew McCutchen - Pittsburgh Pirates

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

194 Corey Kluber - Cleveland Indians *

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

202 George Springer - Houston Astros

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

208 Khris Davis - Oakland Athletics *

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

217 Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds *

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

242 Daniel Murphy - Washington Nationals *

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

256 James Paxton - Seattle Mariners

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

259 Edwin Encarnacion - Cleveland Indians *

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

265 Justin Verlander - Houston Astros

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

287 Charlie Blackmon - Colorado Rockies

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

292 Nolan Arenado - Colorado Rockies

Base

Jackie Robinson Day Variation 

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Capless

2018 Topps Gypsy Queen Capless Variations

1:121 packs. Code ends in #67.

PARALLEL CARDS: GQ Logo Swap (1:303), Black (1:28,898).

 

22 Amed Rosario - New York Mets RC

Base

Capless Variation 

23 Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians

Base

Capless Variation 

27/260 Scooter Gennett - Cincinnati Reds

Base (#27)

Capless Variation  (#260)

35 Ichiro - Miami Marlins

Base

Capless Variation 

50 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals

Base

Capless Variation 

79 Jose Altuve - Houston Astros

Base

Capless Variation 

81 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants

Base

Capless Variation 

98 Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles

Base

Capless Variation 

100 Chris Sale - Boston Red Sox

Base

Capless Variation 

148 Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays

Base

 

Capless Variation 

165/74 Justin Turner - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base (#165)

Capless Variation  (#74)

166/224 Ben Gamel - Seattle Mariners

Base (#166)

Capless Variation (#224)

176 Jacob deGrom - New York Mets

Base

Capless Variation 

199 Rhys Hoskins - Philadelphia Phillies RC

Base

Capless Variation 

200 Cody Bellinger - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base

Capless Variation 

208 Khris Davis - Oakland Athletics

Base

Capless Variation 

280 Yuli Gurriel - Houston Astros

Base

Capless Variation 

287 Charlie Blackmon - Colorado Rockies

Base

Capless Variation 

297 Nelson Cruz - Seattle Mariners

Base

Capless Variation 

300 Aaron Judge - New York Yankees

Base 

Capless Variation 

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Team Error

2018 Topps Gypsy Queen Team Swap Error Variations

1:843 packs. Code appears to end in #70. Lists incorrect team name.

1 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels / Los Angeles Dodgers

Base 

Team Swap Error Variation 

25 Carlos Correa - Houston Astros / Texas Rangers

Base 

Team Swap Error Variation 

50 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals / Baltimore Orioles

Base 

Team Swap Error Variation 

53 Rafael Devers - Boston Red Sox / New York Yankees RC

Base 

2018 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball

Team Swap Error Variation 

74 Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets / Philadelphia Phillies

Base 

Team Swap Error Variation 

125 Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers / San Francisco Giants

Base 

Team Swap Error Variation 

163 Ozzie Albies - Atlanta Braves / New York Mets RC

Base 

Team Swap Error Variation 

164 Hunter Renfroe - San Diego Padres/ Arizona Diamondbacks

Base 

Team Swap Error Variation 

187 Matt Olson - Oakland Athletics / Seattle Mariners

Base 

Team Swap Error Variation 

199 Rhys Hoskins - Philadelphia Phillies / Washington Nationals RC

Base 

Team Swap Error Variation 

233 Robinson Cano - Seattle Mariners / Oakland Athletics

Base 

Team Swap Error Variation 

253 Jose Ramirez - Cleveland Indians / Detroit Tigers

Base 

Team Swap Error Variation 

260 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs / St. Louis Cardinals

Base 

Team Swap Error Variation 

268 Rougned Odor - Texas Rangers / Los Angeles Angels

Base 

Team Swap Error Variation 

300 Aaron Judge - New York Yankees / Boston Red Sox

Base 

Team Swap Error Variation 

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User Comments

  1. Is the Moustakas card an unnoticed one or just a base card?

  2. Just the base card. There are a few different instances where people have listed a card as a variation because the player is in the #42 jersey or has no hat on.

  3. I just pulled a Gypsy queen logo swap parallel Redemption of Ozzie Albie’s.
    What are the odds of getting this in a pack? Because since it’s the Redemption that means it’s an autograph right?

  4. The Hobby odds list 1:169 packs to pull the GQ Logo Swap autograph parallel.

  5. Yeah someone should get reprimanded for the #162 Francisco Mejia base card. He is missing his cap and face-shield, YET it isn’t a SP “capless.” They obviously had other pics of him they could have used as he is pictured running in his other cards in the set. To top it off in my case the card was centerpack… right where a insert should be. I hope someone else can laugh this off because I wasn’t. The final insult of another disappointing box break – where every back card in every pack was damaged.

  6. Do all the Angels car have just Angels and not California or Los Angeles on them??? Is the Trout and Ohtani both so variation???

  7. Topps normally lists just “Angels” on most of their sets. This is not a variation.

  8. Justin Upton #153 clearly looks like a capless variation but isn’t being the code ends #29. Has anyone seen this card? Also there’s multiple ebay listings of this card claiming to be SP variation. Why would Topps put this image on the card if it’s not a SP

  9. It’s just a confusing base image choice. There are a few examples of this (Upton, Moustakas, Mejia) but it is the base version rather than a variation.

  10. no minis/ enjoyed the small cards that stopped in 2016. that’s why is stopped collecting these in 2017.

  11. The boxes from target, the special 5 card parallels are they all ” missing back plate”

  12. Those Mega Blaster boxes have exclusive parallels that are different from the main “blackless” parallel. I believe they are called Purple.

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