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