Guide To 2022 Topps Series 1 Variations

The release of 2022 Topps Series 1 kicked off a flurry of activity, as each flagship Topps release does. One of the most fun elements of this release is the rush to identify the variations included to add to their collections. To help you join, we present our guide to 2022 Topps Series 1 variations.

What Are Variations?

For several cards in the 2022 Topps set, Topps has created short-printed versions with different front images. The variation can be a different photo of the original player or an image of an all-time great player from the past, often who played for the same team as the base card player.

2022 Topps variations come in three variations, Short Print (SP), Super Short Print (SSP), and Ultra Short Print (SSSP). As the names imply, each variation is rarer than the prior level.

So, card #1 in the set, Shohei Ohtani, has a base card, plus SP and SSP versions with different photos of Ohtani.

Meanwhile, card #4 in the set is a base card of Travis d’Arnaud, but there is an SSP version featuring Yankees legend Lou Gehrig.

Some SPs have all time greats like Lou Gehrig.

Card #42 features Mitch Moreland on the base card but has SP and SSP variations featuring Jackie Robinson.

The Ultra Short Print (SSSP) cards honor members of the 2021 World Championship Atlanta Braves.

Guide To 2022 Topps Series 1 Variations Odds

Get a 2022 Topps Series 1 Hobby Box on eBay. 

Your chances of pulling a variation vary based on purchasing hobby or jumbo packs, with the odds better in Jumbo packs.

Hobby Pack 2022 Topps Series 1 Variations Odds

SP – 1:112 packs

SSP – 1:3,341 packs

Jumbo Pack 2022 Topps Series 1 Variations Odds

SP – 1:34 packs

SSP – 1:1,018 packs

SSSP – 1:39,226 packs

Note that SSSP odds are only given for Jumbo packs. As of this writing, it is unknown if SSSPs are exclusive to Jumbo packs or if they are or will be available via other means.

Guide To 2022 Topps Series 1 Variations: Identifying The Variations

So, how do you know if you’ve pulled a variation? On the back of the card, centered at the bottom next to the www.topps.com address, you’ll find the text CODE#CMP along with a number.

If you’re holding a base card, the text will end in the number 543. A Short Print (SP) will end in 560. Super Short Prints (SSP) end in 561, and Ultra Short (SSSP) end in 562.

This Vlad Guerrero Jr. is an SP. You can tell by the code at the bottom ending with 560. Look for more SPs on eBay. 

To avoid checking the code on every card: keep a checklist of variations at hand while opening packs.

Where can you find a checklist? Read on!

Short Print (SP) Checklist

1 Shohei Ohtani – Los Angeles Angels
6 Jazz Chisholm Jr. – Miami Marlins
8 Xander Bogaerts – Boston Red Sox
12 Gavin Sheets – Chicago White Sox
21 Shane Bieber – Cleveland Guardians
23 Derek Jeter – New York Yankees
25 Vidal Brujan – Tampa Bay Rays
27 Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels
30 Kyle Muller – Atlanta Braves
31 Matt Manning – Detroit Tigers
35 Gerrit Cole – New York Yankees
41 Clayton Kershaw – Los Angeles Dodgers
42 Jackie Robinson – Brooklyn Dodgers
43 Josiah Gray – Washington Nationals
50 Mookie Betts – Los Angeles Dodgers
56 Ke’Bryan Hayes – Pittsburgh Pirates
64 Tim Anderson – Chicago White Sox
68 Alex Bregman – Houston Astros
80 Mitch Haniger – Seattle Mariners
83 Will Smith – Los Angeles Dodgers
85 Rodolfo Castro – Pittsburgh Pirates
86 Kris Bryant – San Francisco Giants
87 Nolan Arenado – St. Louis Cardinals
99 Aaron Judge – New York Yankees
100 Fernando Tatis Jr. – San Diego Padres
103 Mike Yastrzemski – San Francisco Giants
103/246 Willie Mays – San Francisco Giants
107 Luis Robert – Chicago White Sox
126 Bo Bichette – Toronto Blue Jays
131 Luis Gil – New York Yankees
135 Chas McCormick – Houston Astros
149 Matt Olson – Oakland Athletics
150 Juan Soto – Washington Nationals
152 Austin Meadows – Tampa Bay Rays
176 Matt Chapman – Oakland Athletics
180 J.T. Realmuto – Philadelphia Phillies
182 J.D. Martinez – Boston Red Sox
185 Ken Griffey Jr. – Seattle Mariners
186 Jake Burger – Chicago White Sox
187 Jarren Duran – Boston Red Sox
194 Miguel Cabrera – Detroit Tigers
196 Randy Arozarena – Tampa Bay Rays
200 Ronald Acuña Jr. – Atlanta Braves
201 Reid Detmers – Los Angeles Angels
205 Yadier Molina – St. Louis Cardinals
206 Kyle Lewis – Seattle Mariners
209 Buster Posey – San Francisco Giants
215 Wander Franco – Tampa Bay Rays
216 Kyle Schwarber – Boston Red Sox
219 Salvador Perez – Kansas City Royals
233 Hank Aaron – Atlanta Braves
236 Freddie Freeman – Atlanta Braves
237 Albert Pujols – Los Angeles Dodgers
242 Anthony Rizzo – New York Yankees
243 Brandon Marsh – Los Angeles Angels
245 Whit Merrifield – Kansas City Royals
250 Bryce Harper – Philadelphia Phillies
259 Marcus Stroman – New York Mets
260 Trevor Story – Colorado Rockies
264 Jackson Kowar – Kansas City Royals
269 Jose Ramirez – Cleveland Guardians
277 Cal Raleigh – Seattle Mariners
278 Jose Altuve – Houston Astros
285 Roberto Clemente – Pittsburgh Pirates
288 Christian Yelich – Milwaukee Brewers
290 Joey Votto – Cincinnati Reds
297 Hyun-Jin Ryu – Toronto Blue Jays
299 Julio Urias – Los Angeles Dodgers
300 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – Toronto Blue Jays
301 Corey Seager – Los Angeles Dodgers
309 Yu Darvish – San Diego Padres
310 Max Scherzer – Los Angeles Dodgers
315 Pete Alonso – New York Mets
322 Joey Gallo – New York Yankees
330 Jacob deGrom – New York Mets

 Super Short Print (SSP) Checklist

1 Shohei Ohtani – Los Angeles Angels
4 Lou Gehrig – New York Yankee
23 Derek Jeter – New York Yankees
27 Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels
35 Gerrit Cole – New York Yankees
41 Clayton Kershaw – Los Angeles Dodgers
42 Jackie Robinson – Brooklyn Dodgers
49 Babe Ruth – New York Yankees
50 Mookie Betts – Los Angeles Dodgers
51 Nolan Ryan – Houston Astros
94 Cal Ripken Jr – Baltimore Orioles
99 Aaron Judge – New York Yankees
100 Fernando Tatis Jr. – San Diego Padres
103 Willie Mays – San Francisco Giants
150 Juan Soto – Washington Nationals
174 Ted Williams – Boston Red Sox
185 Ken Griffey Jr. – Seattle Mariners
200 Ronald Acuña Jr. – Atlanta Braves
215 Wander Franco – Tampa Bay Rays
225 Stan Musial – St. Louis Cardinals
250 Bryce Harper – Philadelphia Phillies
288 Christian Yelich – Milwaukee Brewers
300 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – Toronto Blue Jays
315 Pete Alonso – New York Mets
330 Jacob deGrom – New York Mets

This Ronald Acuna Jr. is an SSP, as you can see from the code ending with 561. Look for more SSPs on eBay. 

Ultra Short Print (SSSP) Checklist

200 Ronald Acuña Jr. – Atlanta Braves
208 Jorge Soler – Atlanta Braves
236 Freddie Freeman – Atlanta Braves
401 Ozzie Albies – Atlanta Braves
507 Dansby Swanson – Atlanta Braves

Meanwhile, this Acuna is an SSSP ultra-variation, which you can tell because its code ends with 562. Look for more on eBay. 

Bottomline Of The Guide To 2022 Topps Series 1 Variations

2022 Topps Series 1 variations offer a fun wrinkle to collecting Topps flagship product. They provide some interesting alternate photos of a player or a legend of the game and offer fans a potentially valuable collectible.

For team and player collectors, they provide a nice bonus in addition to a player’s base card. For master set builders, they offer an exciting challenge. And for anyone opening a pack, they add an extra layer of intrigue as you search for cardboard gold.

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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