Sometimes it’s up to collectors to just figure things out. Without a traditional checklist being released, the 2012 Topps Heritage color swap variations were just sort of ‘out there’.
While it may not mirror the original 1963 Topps set that Heritage is patterned after, the variations on the bottom color are fairly significant (if you’re into that kind of thing). Topps printed the majority in one color but also included randomly inserted color variations for what appears to be 25 different player cards.
Unless you break numerous boxes, it’s pretty hard to figure out whether you’ve got a regular version or the variation. The good news is that the information may be coming into focus.
All About Cards took stock of what’s out there and came away with a Heritage Color Swap Variation Visual Checklist. Take a look if you’ve got some singles or sets sitting around.