Guide To 2022 Topps Heritage Short Prints and Variations

2022 Topps Heritage celebrates the classic 1973 Topps design. It includes several twists for the modern collector. These include several short prints and variations for collectors to chase. Much like the 2022 Topps Flagship release, there are several rarity levels. The variety makes pack busting exciting. So without further ado, here is our guide to 2022 Topps Heritage short prints and variations.

A Little History On The 1973 Topps Set

Get a 2022 Topps Heritage Hobby Box on eBay. 

For many years, Topps released cards in series throughout the season. This was a way to keep collectors buying packs to complete the entire set. As a bonus, it was a way to get cards of players who were traded (and rookies) into sets.

The final series typically didn’t sell as well as it was released around or just after the end of the season. Topps, therefore, printed them in lower quantities. To this day, these “high number” cards are considered short print. Therefore, they tend to carry a premium.

1973 Topps was the final Topps set released in series. As a result, the fifth and final series of the 1973 Topps carries a premium to this day. Card #615, the rookie card of Hall of Famer, and Phillies Legend Mike Schmidt leads the way.

The #615 Mike Schmidt is a high number classic. Look for them on eBay. 

2022 Topps Heritage Short Prints and Variations: High Number Short Prints

In homage to the 1973 Topps set, the 2022 Topps Heritage cards 400 through 500 are short-printed. They are inserted into packs at a rate of 1:3 packs.

2022 Topps Heritage Short Prints and Variations: A Guide To Variations 

The variations available in the 2022 Topps Heritage are numerous. Therefore, master set builders will discover a tremendous challenge. Meanwhile, the variations will keep collectors on their toes.

Note that some players are featured on many variations. Most notably, the biggest stars in baseball.

In Heritage, it is easy to identify many variations. They are marked in small text on the back.

You can identify this Mike Trout Error short print through the word “error” near the number at the back. Look for more 2022 Heritage error short prints on eBay. 

2022 Topps Heritage Short Prints and Variations: A Guide To Error Short Prints

The “Error” treatment has been applied to five random cards in the set. OK, that’s clearly untrue. After all, this parallel features five of the hottest names in the hobby!

88 Fernando Tatis Jr. – San Diego Padres.
100 Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels.
150 Shohei Ohtani – Los Angeles Angels.
269 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – Toronto Blue Jays.
347 Wander Franco – Tampa Bay Rays.

2022 Topps Heritage Short Prints and Variations: A Guide To Player Icon Color Swap

This 12-card variation features a different color for the “player” icon. The player icon is the silhouette of a player in the lower right of the card over a colored circle.

A Mookie Betts color swap variation. Look for others on eBay. 

88 Fernando Tatis Jr. – San Diego Padres

100 Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels

150 Shohei Ohtani – Los Angeles Angels

154 Juan Soto – Washington Nationals

201 Aaron Judge – New York Yankees

223 Ronald Acuña Jr. – Atlanta Braves

245 Bryce Harper – Philadelphia Phillies

250 Jacob deGrom – New York Mets

269 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – Toronto Blue Jays

295 Luis Robert – Chicago White Sox

347 Wander Franco – Tampa Bay Rays

386 Mookie Betts – Los Angeles Dodgers

2022 Topps Heritage Short Prints and Variations: A Guide To Throwback Uniform Variations

As the title suggests, these variations feature the players in throwback uniforms instead of the modern uniform photos on their base cards.

The Throwback Uniform Variations show the players in action in classic threads. Look for these on eBay.

88 Fernando Tatis Jr. – San Diego Padres

100 Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels

150 Shohei Ohtani – Los Angeles Angels

154 Juan Soto – Washington Nationals

201 Aaron Judge – New York Yankees

223 Ronald Acuña Jr. – Atlanta Braves

245 Bryce Harper – Philadelphia Phillies

250 Jacob deGrom – New York Mets

269 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – Toronto Blue Jays

295 Luis Robert – Chicago White Sox

347 Wander Franco – Tampa Bay Rays

386 Mookie Betts – Los Angeles Dodgers

A Guide To Image Variations

This hobby-only variation features 25 cards of players with an alternate image than their base card.

Image Variations features a different pic. Look for more of them on eBay. 

34 Rafael Devers – Boston Red Sox.

52 Joey Votto – Cincinnati Reds.

54 Pete Alonso – New York Mets.

88 Fernando Tatis Jr. – San Diego Padres.

100 Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels.

104 Alex Bregman – Houston Astros.

123 Christian Yelich – Milwaukee Brewers.

150 Shohei Ohtani – Los Angeles Angels.

154 Juan Soto – Washington Nationals.

157 Oneil Cruz – Pittsburgh Pirates.

166 Gerrit Cole – New York Yankees.

176 Brandon Marsh – Los Angeles Angels.

196 Francisco Lindor – New York Mets.

201 Aaron Judge – New York Yankees.

211 Jarren Duran – Boston Red Sox.

223 Ronald Acuña Jr. – Atlanta Braves.

245 Bryce Harper – Philadelphia Phillies.

250 Jacob deGrom – New York Mets.

269 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – Toronto Blue Jays.

279 Yadier Molina – St. Louis Cardinals.

295 Luis Robert – Chicago White Sox.

347 Wander Franco – Tampa Bay Rays.

386 Mookie Betts – Los Angeles Dodgers.

429 Freddie Freeman – Atlanta Braves.

497 Cody Bellinger – Los Angeles Dodgers.

A Guide To Team and Name Color Swap Variations

Like the logo, the player and team name at the bottom left of the card front are swapped out here. However, this one appears for 25 cards in the set.

13 Buster Posey – San Francisco Giants

34 Rafael Devers – Boston Red Sox

52 Joey Votto – Cincinnati Reds

54 Pete Alonso – New York Mets

88 Fernando Tatis Jr. – San Diego Padres

100 Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels

104 Alex Bregman – Houston Astros

123 Christian Yelich – Milwaukee Brewers

150 Shohei Ohtani – Los Angeles Angels

154 Juan Soto – Washington Nationals

166 Gerrit Cole – New York Yankees

176 Brandon Marsh – Los Angeles Angels

196 Francisco Lindor – New York Mets

201 Aaron Judge – New York Yankees

211 Jarren Duran – Boston Red Sox

223 Ronald Acuña Jr. – Atlanta Braves

245 Bryce Harper – Philadelphia Phillies

250 Jacob deGrom – New York Mets

269 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – Toronto Blue Jays

279 Yadier Molina – St. Louis Cardinals

295 Luis Robert – Chicago White Sox

347 Wander Franco – Tampa Bay Rays

386 Mookie Betts – Los Angeles Dodgers

429 Freddie Freeman – Atlanta Braves

497 Cody Bellinger – Los Angeles Dodgers

2022 Topps Heritage Short Prints and Variations: A Guide To Nickname Variations

Featuring players’ nicknames in place of their name, this variation brings a bit of fun and whimsy to the party.

The Nickname Variations have the name swapped out for a nickname. Check them out on eBay. 

34 Rafael Devers – Boston Red Sox

88 Fernando Tatis Jr. – San Diego Padres

100 Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels

110 Josh Donaldson – Minnesota Twins

150 Shohei Ohtani – Los Angeles Angels

196 Francisco Lindor – New York Mets

201 Aaron Judge – New York Yankees

245 Bryce Harper – Philadelphia Phillies

250 Jacob deGrom – New York Mets

295 Luis Robert – Chicago White Sox

2022 Topps Heritage Variations Pull Odds

We currently only have odds for hobby packs. The retail odds will be added when available.

  • mage – 1:64
  • Team and Name Color Swap – 1:382
  • Error – 1:9,506
  • Nickname – 1:4,753
  • Throwback – 1:22,487
  • Player Icon Color Swap – 1:3,961

Bottomline Of The Guide To 2022 Topps Heritage Short Prints and Variations

The 1973 Topps design is a classic. If you asked someone who knows nothing about baseball cards to picture a baseball card, they’d probably display a 1973 Topps card.

The short prints and variations included in the 2022 Topps Heritage set that honor that 1973 Topps set captures the spirit of the original with some added twists. They provide an exciting chase element, highlight some of the best players in the game, and add a bit of fun.

Mike D

Mike D

Mike D. has collected cards since he bought his first pack of Topps at the corner store in 1987. He has long been fascinated by the Baseball Hall of Fame, and of course cards of Hall of Famers, present and future.


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