The 2022 Topps Series 2 Baseball Card Short Print and Variations Guide

The 2022 Topps Series 2 Baseball Card Short Print and Variations Guide


You've been waiting for months, and now 2022 Topps Series 2 baseball cards are finally here! If you ripped packs of the flagship release today and you're not quite sure if you've landed a short print (SP) or super short print (SSP), we have a guide to identifying those coveted inserts.



Topps JUST released 2022 Series 2 cards this morning, and kept their tradition of including short prints and super short prints in the packs. We know you're eyeing down SP rookies like Spencer Torkelson and Julio Rodriguez, as well as SSP hits of legendary players like Babe Ruth. How can you tell if you pulled a variation card, though? The easiest way is to check the back of the card.

Turn your card over so the stats are facing you. Look very bottom of the card in the center. Here you will find in bold CODE# and a series of numbers. The last THREE digits in this code will indicate whether you have a base card, short print, or super short print. Take a close look as these codes are in tiny print!

  • Base cards will end in #847
  • Short Prints will end in #865
  • Super Short Prints will end in #866




The odds of finding a variation are as follows:


Hobby Packs                            

  • SP - 1:50                           
  • SSP - 1:483

Jumbo Packs

  • SP - 1:16                          
  • SSP - 1:451

Good luck in ripping 2022 Topps Series 2; hopefully you find SP and SSP cards in your packs! If you're looking for 2022 Topps series ONE variations, we have those for you here. We also have the 2022 Topps UPDATE variations here:

We have been pulling MONSTER cards in our recent baseball card breaks like Derek Jeter autographs, Mickey Mantle and Lou Gehrig patch cards, Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani autos, and of course vintage pulls like this 1947-1966 Exhibits Willie Mays card. You know we'll be putting 2022 Topps Series 2 cards on the site this week, too! We'd love to pull your next great card. Come shop our baseball card breaks here:


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