Baseball Card Short Print Codes

Up until Topps 2023 Series One was released, there were only a few tried and true ways to tell if a Topps card is a short print. You could either look at the picture on the front, and if you know your cards, can tell right away that the image is a variation. The other way is to look at the three digit CMP code in fine print on the bottom back of the card.

Example:

2022 Topps Update

  • Base – 241
  • Short Print Image Variations (SP) – 259
  • Super Short Print Image Variations (SSP) – 260
  • Ultra Short Print Image Variations – 261

Images

2022 Topps Update Series One

  • Base – 543
  • Short Print Variations (SP) – 560
  • Super Short Print Variations (SSP) – 561
  • Ultra Variations – 562

Images

2022 Topps Update Series Two

  • Base Cards – 847
  • Short Print (SP) Variations – 865
  • Super Short Print (SSP) Variations – 866
  • Ultra Short Print (Ultra) Variations – 867

Images

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