2012 Topps Football Variations Short Prints Guide

2012 Topps Football Variations Short Prints Guide

Love them or pretend like they don't exist, variations are here to stay. And judging by the number of 2012 Topps Football variations short prints, they're getting bigger. The set has 29 veteran variations and 26 rookies including two separate Andrew Luck cards.

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This year's crop includes both rookie and veteran players. And falling less than one per case, individual cards are going to be tough to come by once 2012 Topps Football starts to dry up. Players include most of the hobby's biggest stars heading into the season.

On the rookie side, Andrew Luck has two variations. The first has a rabbits foot and a horseshoe replacing the "U" in his last name. The other pictures the first overall pick with two hands on the football. Other first-year standouts with variations include Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson and Justin Blackmon.

Veterans on the 2012 Topps Football variation short prints checklist include quarterbacks Drew Brees, Matthew Stafford, Tom Brady and Cam Newton. The final Topps checklist sorts them into three groups: Breakout Performance, Ultimate Achievement and Postseason Heroics.

2012 Topps Football short print variations are usually pretty easy to spot. Most have a very different action shot or jersey. Many of the rookies can be discerned by distinct portrait poses. These cards can be found in both hobby and retail packs.

Below is the complete list of 2012 Topps Football variation short prints. We've included images and brief descriptions of what to look for. We'll continue to update as images become available.

2012 Topps Football Variations

Cards pictured are the variations short prints. Click on card names to shop for specific singles on eBay.

1 Aaron Rodgers - no All-Pro foil, versus Bears

3 Brandon Weeden - turned to side

18 Alshon Jeffery - holding football

50 Tim Tebow - Broncos uniform

58 Dwayne Allen - no helmet

70 Rob Gronkowski - dark jersey, no All-Pro foil

77 Ryan Broyles - leaning forward

82 DeMarco Murray - versus Rams

91 Michael Floyd - turned to side, glove blocking corner of 5 on jersey

100 Drew Brees - black jersey

112 A.J. Jenkins- no helmet

115 Stephen Hill - facing forward

120 Maurice Jones-Drew - blue jersey, vertical

130 Hakeem Nicks - catching ball, versus Packers

132 Coby Fleener - crouched, looking forward

134 Ryan Tannehill - facing forward

2012 Topps Football 134 Ryan Tannehill Variation

140 Andrew Luck - ball held close

140 Andrew Luck - rabbit's foot, facing forward

150 Larry Fitzgerald - leaning over to catch ball

151 Mohamed Sanu - no helmet

164 Vernon Davis - holding ball, versus Saints

165 Russell Wilson - field in background, "waiter hand"

180 Ray Rice -white jersey, running

185 LaMichael James - head down, leaning to side

186 Nick Foles - two hands on ball

204 Doug Martin - running

210 LeSean McCoy - catching ball, standing up

214 Bernard Pierce - crouching

220 Wes Welker - facing forward, no All-Pro foil

223 Antonio Brown - vertical, black helmet

225 Matthew Stafford - hand on ball

237 Demaryius Thomas - tighter shot, getting grabbed

240 Justin Blackmon - close-up

250 Cam Newton -vertical, no ball

265 Reggie Bush - leaping, facing forward

279 Brian Quick -crouched, feet on ground

280 Jimmy Graham - dunking ball at posts

289 David Wilson - two hands on ball

300 Eli Manning - white jersey

314 Rueben Randle - posing, arms up

320 A.J. Green - orange jersey, catching ball in end zone

340 Robert Griffin III -white jersey

360 Arian Foster - dark jersey

365 Brock Osweiler - throwing arm up, jersey number in full view

372 Marshawn Lynch - dark jersey, vertical card

374 Steve Smith - dark jersey, catching ball

376 Darren Sproles - catching ball, versus 49ers

378 Kendall Wright - no ball

380 Trent Richardson - facing forward

2012 Topps Football 380 Trent Richardson Variation

399 Isiah Pead - leaping

400 Calvin Johnson -white jersey, catching ball

420 Jared Allen - reaching for tackle

430 Victor Cruz - white jersey, reaching for ball

440 Tom Brady - dark jersey

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User Comments

  1. MISSING 1!..,NO ALEX SMITH ON THIS LIST!!

  2. &I JUST PULLED 1 OF HIM A FEW DAYS AGO!!,WOW,(HES STILL NOT ADDED TO LIST!),THATS MY 5TH THAT IM AWARE OF BUT HOPE TO COME ACROSS SOME MORE IN MY TONS OF 2012 TOPPS I’VE ACQUIRED,+IM SURE I PULLED SOME FROM 2011 BUT HAVENT CHECKED FOR EM..,MY ’12 SP PULLS: LUCK RABBIT’S FOOT,A.RODGERS,MEGATRON,B.WEEDEN &ALEX S.,PRETTY NICE,MOVED 3 OF EM ON EBAY SO FAR

  3. Anyone have a Tebow 2012 SP or 2013 SSP with Brady. Looking to buy.

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