2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints and Variations Guide

2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints and Variations Guide

The 2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball short prints list is here. They include 18 photo variations, two Rookie Cup photo variation cards, five Hall of Fame variations plus one short print.

Most of the variations continue with the celebration theme introduced with the 2012 Topps Series 1 Baseball short prints, although this isn't the case for all of them. Just as 2012 Topps Series 1 Baseball had variations for Series 2 cards, several 2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball short prints are for Series 1 cards.

Five Hall of Famers are also on the 2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball short print variations list. They are most likely intended to draw comparisons to players from the same franchises or with similar accomplishments.

Super rookie Bryce Harper is a short print. The card is not a variation but rather card 661 in the set. For those not wanting to shell out huge amounts for the card, Topps has already announced that a different version of the 661 Bryce Harper will be included in 2012 Topps Baseball factory sets. 2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball also has randomly inserted Bryce Harper autographs, which are simply copies of the regular short print with a sticker autograph added to the front.

It looks as though all short prints have been printed in equal or roughly equal numbers, including the Bryce Harper. However, they are also tougher to find. 2012 Topps Series 1 Baseball averaged about five short print variations per hobby case. 2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball short prints fall just two or three per case.

2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints and Variations Gallery

30. Derek Jeter - Celebrating with Team

30. Joe DiMaggio

80. David Price - with Trophy

85. Jason Heyward - Throwback Jersey

158. Josh Reddick - Rookie Cup, Athletics

207. J.P. Arencibia - Rookie Cup, Not Wearing Mask

2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints 207 JP Arencibia Rookie Cup Variation

273. David Freese - Rally Squirrel

2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints 273 David Freese Rally Squirrel Variation

273. Stan Musial

2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints 273 Stan Musial Variation

280. Ryan Howard - Back of Jersey

2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints 280 Ryan Howard Variation

330. Matt Kemp - Beast Mode Shirt

330. Willie Mays

331. Albert Pujols - Wearing Suit, Waving

331. Babe Ruth

350. Evan Longoria - Signing Autographs

2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints 350 Evan Longoria Variation

398. Buster Posey - San Francisco Trolley

2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints 398 Buster Posey Variation

430. Felix Hernandez - as Larry Bernandez

462. Brett Lawrie - Pie in the Face

2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints 462 Brett Lawrie Variation

497. Andrew McCutchen - with Mascot

497. Roberto Clemente

537. Ichiro - Wearing Sunglasses

540. Dustin Pedroia - Standing on Field, American Flag

2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints 540 Dustin Pedroia Variation

600. Clayton Kershaw - Wearing Brooklyn Dodgers Jersey

2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints 600 Clayton Kershaw Variation

639. Justin Verlander - Holding Two No-Hit Balls

2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints 639 Justin Verlander Variation

650. Prince Fielder - Signing Autographs

2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints 650 Prince Fielder Variation

660. Yu Darvish - Throwing Left-Handed, Warm-Ups

661. Bryce Harper

2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints 661 Bryce Harper

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User Comments

  1. Just wanted to add one little correction. Pedroia is standing in foul ground in front of the Red Sox dugout on the first baseline. If he were standing in the outfield, there’s no way that the diamond could be between him and the Green Monster.

  2. Offy (ID 42598) » Very true.

  3. The RC Cups are still Photo variations of the RC Cup players from series 1. They have done this in past years to the RC Cup players.

  4. I have many more SP than you list is their a reason?

  5. Carroll R. Dyer » Are they all from Series 2?

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