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

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30. Joe DiMaggio

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80. David Price - with Trophy

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85. Jason Heyward - Throwback Jersey

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158. Josh Reddick - Rookie Cup, Athletics

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

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273. David Freese - Rally Squirrel

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273. Stan Musial

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280. Ryan Howard - Back of Jersey

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330. Matt Kemp - Beast Mode Shirt

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330. Willie Mays

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331. Albert Pujols - Wearing Suit, Waving

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331. Babe Ruth

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350. Evan Longoria - Signing Autographs

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398. Buster Posey - San Francisco Trolley

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430. Felix Hernandez - as Larry Bernandez

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462. Brett Lawrie - Pie in the Face

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497. Andrew McCutchen - with Mascot

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497. Roberto Clemente

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537. Ichiro - Wearing Sunglasses

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540. Dustin Pedroia - Standing on Field, American Flag

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600. Clayton Kershaw - Wearing Brooklyn Dodgers Jersey

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639. Justin Verlander - Holding Two No-Hit Balls

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650. Prince Fielder - Signing Autographs

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

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661. Bryce Harper

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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

User Comments

  1. Author

    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. Author

    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.

  3. Author

    I have two number 395 cards. One is johnathan lucroy and the other is rod barajas. I couldn’t find this on the variation list

  4. Author

    I believe this is just a numbering error versus a short print variation. Some cards for Barajas are #391 and some are #395.

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    I have 3 variations : all without a name on the front of each card. They are #s 168-Beavan,288-Montero, & 320-Holliday. Any info?

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