2012 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Variation Short Prints Guide

2012 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Variation Short Prints Guide

Many collectors busting 2012 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions are finding a surprise that wasn't announced ahead of time or mentioned on the checklist released by the card maker. Several 2012 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions variation short prints are popping up, adding another chase for base set and variation collectors.

The cards are easy to identify. They are horizontal base cards that have expanded images, often with additional people. A common theme on several shows the athlete meeting the President of the United States at the White House. These include Hakeem Olajuwon and Sidney Crosby. Another interesting variation, particularly for wrestling fans, is that of Karl Malone. The horizontal version of his card has an image from his short stint with WCW back in 1998. The card has Malone in a confrontation with Hulk Hogan. Dennis Rodman stands in the background.

2012 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions uses painted images for its base cards. This carries over to the variations as well. As with any artwork, some of the paintings are better than others. However, most show a good amount of detail and capture the feel of the subject matter. If nothing else, they give the cards a distinct look.

Upper Deck has yet to confirm either the number of Goodwin Champions variations or their insertion rates. They appear to be falling about one per hobby case, though.

Below is a checklist of confirmed 2012 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions variation short prints. We'll add to the list as more appear.

2012 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Variation Short Prints

4 Hakeem Olajuwon

5 Magic Johnson

8 Steve Wozniak

9 Nick Faldo

20 Kate Middleton

42 Clint Dempsey

42 Karl Malone

49 Sidney Crosby

53 Lou Brock

57 Bobby Hurley

72 John F. Kennedy

87 Jim Kelly

94 Adrian Dantley

107 Ernie Banks

123 Michael Jordan

2012 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Variation Shirt Prints 123 Michael Jordan

127 Dennis Eckersley

143 Tim Howard

145 Pete Rose

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User Comments

  1. You can add to this list:

    Al Kaline #55B w/ Richard Nixon and Arnold Palmer;

    Butch Cassidy with group of Outlaws;

  2. any idea on the print run of the horizontal sp of Michael Jordan/Julius erving?

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