2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Guide

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The 2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball variations are heading to the ballpark, but not necessarily during an actual game.

Customary for the flagship set, there are both Short Print and Super Short Print Variations that swap out the regular photos for other ones. It’s still early to know if there’s a theme throughout, but based on some of the earliest ones to surface as well as history from recent years, there are some things in common.

Warm-ups and pre-game activities are definitely in the 2021 Topps Series 1 Baseball variations mix. These often picture players in different uniforms or casual attire. Others are from special games like the Field of Dreams, making cornstalks a photo focal point.

Retired legends are also back. These are easy to spot because they’re greats from the past appearing on 2022 Topps base cards.

Ultra Short Print Variations are back. Not listed among the pack odds, these are believed to be the toughest of all the variations in the product. Topps introduced these a couple of years ago so they shouldn’t come as a major surprise.

Advanced Stats cards are also back in 2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball. Fronts are the same, but the stats on the back are different. They’re also serial numbered to 300. It’s likely that all regular player cards have Advanced Stats cards. Because they’re similar to parallels, they’re not listed in the guide below.

How Tough Are 2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations?

Specific print runs are not announced for variations. However, odds are available on packs.

SP Variations are 1:112 hobby, 1:34 hobby jumbo, 1:98 retail and 1:112 blaster packs. 2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball SSP Variations are extremely tough, landing 1:3,341 hobby, 1:1,018 hobby jumbo, 1:2,922 retail and 1:3,342 blaster packs.

As for Ultra Short Print Variations, odds for those are only on hobby jumbo packs — 1:39,228 packs. It’s not known if they’re exclusive to the one place.

Confirming Variations on the Back

The photo on the front isn’t the only way to identify and confirm an SP or SSP variation. While there isn’t a clear tag on the back, the CMP codes in the fine print continue to lend a hand to those with sharp eyes or a magnifying glass within reach.

Meant for the production side of things and not necessarily collectors, these codes help identify different card types — like variations. You’ll find it at the end of the fine print on the back next to the URL for the Topps website.

The only digits you need to pay attention to are the last ones. Here’s are the endings to look for to tell base cards from variations:

  • Base – 543
  • Short Print Variations (SP) – 560
  • Super Short Print Variations (SSP) – 561
  • Ultra Variations – 562
2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Codes

2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Checklist

It’s possible a couple of Ultra Short Print Variations are waiting to be uncovered, but all the SP (75 cards) and SSPs (25 cards) should be accounted for. If you’re looking for a specific card, click on the link to see what’s currently available on eBay.

1 Shohei Ohtani – SP | SSP
4 Lou Gehrig – SSP
6 Jazz Chisholm Jr. – SP
8 Xander Bogaerts – SP
12 Gavin Sheets – SP
21 Shane Bieber – SP
23 Derek Jeter – SP | SSP
25 Vidal Brujan – SP
27 Mike Trout – SP | SSP
30 Kyle Muller – SP
31 Matt Manning – SP
35 Gerrit Cole – SP | SSP
41 Clayton Kershaw – SP | SSP
42 Jackie Robinson – SP | SSP
43 Josiah Gray – SP
49 Babe Ruth – SSP
50 Mookie Betts – SP | SSP
51 Nolan Ryan – SSP
56 Ke’Bryan Hayes – SP
64 Tim Anderson – SP
68 Alex Bregman – SP
80 Mitch Haniger – SP
83 Will Smith – SP
85 Rodolfo Castro – SP

86 Kris Bryant – SP
87 Nolan Arenado – SP
94 Cal Ripken Jr. – SSP
99 Aaron Judge – SP | SSP
100 Fernando Tatis Jr. – SP | SSP
103 Willie Mays – SSP
103 Mike Yastrzemski – SP
107 Luis Robert – SP
126 Bo Bichette – SP
131 Luis Gil – SP
135 Chas McCormick – SP
149 Matt Olson – SP
150 Juan Soto – SP | SSP
152 Austin Meadows – SP
174 Ted Williams – SSP
176 Matt Chapman – SP
180 JT Realmuto – SP
182 J.D. Martinez – SP
185 Ken Griffey Jr. – SP | SSP
186 Jake Burger – SP
187 Jarren Duran – SP
194 Miguel Cabrera – SP
196 Randy Arozarena – SP
200 Ronald Acuna Jr. – SP | SSP | Ultra

201 Reid Detmers – SP
205 Yadier Molina – SP
206 Kyle Lewis – SP
208 Jorge Soler – Ultra
209 Buster Posey – SP
215 Wander Franco – SP | SSP
216 Kyle Schwarber – SP
219 Salvador Perez – SP
225 Stan Musial – SSP
233 Hank Aaron – SP
236 Freddie Freeman – SP | Ultra
237 Albert Pujols – SP
242 Anthony Rizzo – SP
243 Brandon Marsh – SP
245 Whit Merrifield – SP
246 Willie Mays – SP
250 Bryce Harper – SP | SSP

257 Marcus Stroman – SP
260 Trevor Story – SP
264 Jackson Kowar – SP
269 Jose Ramirez – SP
277 Cal Raleigh – SP
278 Jose Altuve – SP
285 Roberto Clemente – SP
288 Christian Yelich – SP | SPP
290 Joey Votto – SP
297 Hyun-Jin Ryu – SP
299 Julio Urias – SP
301 Corey Seager – SP
300 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – SP | SSP
309 Yu Darvish – SP
310 Max Scherzer – SP
315 Pete Alonso – SP | SSP
322 Joey Gallo – SP
330 Jacob deGrom – SP | SSP
401 Ozzie Albies – Ultra
507 Dansby Swanson – Ultra

2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Gallery

1 Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels

SP – bat in one hand, white jersey
SSP – West jersey
Base – swinging

4 Lou Gehrig, New York Yankees

SSP – Lou Gehrig fielding
Base – Travis d’Arnaud

6 Jazz Chisholm Jr., Miami Marlins

SP – warm-up jacket
Base – Future Stars, red jersey

8 Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox

SP – sitting in dugout, white jersey
Base – running, red jersey

12 Gavin Sheets, Chicago White Sox

SP – standing in cornfield
Base – batting

21 Shane Bieber, Cleveland Guardians

SP – portrait, white jersey
Base – pitching, red jersey

23 Derek Jeter, New York Yankees

SP – Derek Jeter with World Series trophy
2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Derek Jeter
SSP – Derek Jeter throwing
Base – Gio Urshela

25 Vidal Brujan, Miami Marlins

SP – sliding with leg up, dark blue jersey
Base – batting, light blue jersey

27 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

SP – thumb up
SSP – batting cage
Base – fielding

30 Kyle Muller, Atlanta Braves

SP – blue sleeves
Base – white sleeves

31 Matt Manning, Detroit Tigers

SP – white jersey, name on back visible
Base – gray jersey, numbers on front visible

35 Gerrit Cole, New York Yankees

2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Gerrit Cole
SP – triple exposure
SSP – standing in cornfield
Base – pinstripe jersey

41 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

SP – signing autographs
SSP – Presidential podium
Base – pitching

42 Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers

SP – Jackie Robinson fielding grounder
SSP – Jackie Robinson, no ball visible
Base – Mitch Moreland

43 Josiah Gray, Washington Nationals

SP – knee up, body turned to side
Base – 40 visible on front of jersey

49 Babe Ruth, New York Yankees

SSP – Babe Ruth kissing bat
Base – Brett Gardner

50 Mookie Betts, Los Angeles Dodgers

2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Mookie Betts
SP – diving
SSP- smiling
Base – batting

51 Nolan Ryan, Houston Astros

2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Nolan Ryan
SSP – Nolan Ryan pitching
Base – Zack Greinke

56 Ke’Bryan Hayes, Pittsburgh Pirates

SP – signing autographs
Base – Future Stars, batting

64 Tim Anderson, Chicago White Sox

SP – standing in cornfield, throwback uniform
Base – black jersey, fielding

68 Alex Bregman, Houston Astros

SP – walking out of dugout
Base – dropping bat

80 Mitch Haniger, Seattle Mariners

SP – warm-up shirt
Base – batting, wearing helmet

83 Will Smith, Los Angeles Dodgers

SP – wearing helmet
Base – holding helmet

85 Rodolfo Castro, Pittsburgh Pirates

SP – black jersey
Base – batting, white jersey

86 Kris Bryant, San Francisco Giants

SP – signing autographs
Base – throwing

87 Nolan Arenado, St. Louis Cardinals

SP – waving to crowd
Base – throwing

94 Cal Ripken Jr., Baltimore Orioles

SSP – holding trophy
Base – Cedric Mullins

99 Aaron Judge, New York Yankees

SP – standing in cornfield
SSP – wearing suit
Base – batting

100 Fernando Tatis Jr., San Diego Padres

2021 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Fernando Tatis Jr.
SP – wearing sleeveless shirt, sunglasses
SSP – smiling, with teammates
Base – batting

103 Willie Mays, San Francisco Giants

SSP – Willie Mays with glove
Base – Mike Yastrzemski

103 Mike Yastrzemski, San Francisco Giants

SP – head-first slide
Base – batting

107 Luis Robert, Chicago White Sox

2021 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Luis Robert
SP – leaning on dugout fence
Base – dropping bat, throwback uniform

126 Bo Bichette, Toronto Blue Jays

SP – headband, white jersey
Base – diving for ball, red jersey

131 Luis Gil, New York Yankees

SP – kissing hand
Base – pitching

135 Chsa McCormick, Houston Astros

SP – blue t-shirt
Base – catching ball

149 Matt Olson, Oakland Athletics

SP – lying on clubhouse floor
Base – batting

150 Juan Soto, Washington Nationals

2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Juan Soto
SP – arms up, no cap
SSP – arms up, backwards cap
Base – tossing bat

152 Austin Meadows, Tampa Bay Rays

SP – umpire
Base – batting

174 Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox

2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Ted Williams
SSP – Ted Williams with bat
Base – Hunter Renfroe

176 Matt Chapman, Oakland Athletics

SP – referee shirt
Base – fielding

180 J.T. Realmuto, Philadelphia Phillies

Base – batting

182 J.D. Martinez, Boston Red Sox

SP – suit
Base – pointing up

185 Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle Mariners

2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Ken Griffey Jr.
SP – blowing bubble
2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Ken Griffey Jr. SSP
SSP – Ken Griffey Jr. walking through smoke
Base – Justin Dunn

186 Jake Burger, Chicago White Sox

SP – throwing
Base – batting

187 Jarren Duran, Boston Red Sox

SP – red t-shirt
Base – batting

194 Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Miguel Cabrera
SP – hand on chest
Base – batting

196 Randy Arozarena, Tampa Bay Rays

SP – with bobblehead
Base – batting

200 Ronald Acuna Jr., Atlanta Braves

SP – sunglasses, finger horns
SSP – leaping high-five
Ultra – goggles, with towel
Base – looking down, pink sleeve

201 Reid Detmers, Los Angeles Angels

SP – red jersey
Base – white jersey

205 Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals

2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Yadier Molina
SP – crouching, mask on
Base – standing, mask off

206 Kyle Lewis, Seattle Mariners

SP – batting cage
Base – pointing

208 Jorge Soler, Atlanta Braves

2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Jorge Soler Ultra
Ultra – wrapped in flag, with Willie Mays trophy
Base – batting

209 Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

SP – sitting in dugout
Base – throwing

215 Wander Franco, Tampa Bay Rays

2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Wander Franco
SP – batting, throwback jersey
2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Wander Franco SSP
SSP – pointing up
Base – blue jersey

216 Kyle Schwarber, Boston Red Sox

SP – walking in hall
Base – batting

219 Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals

2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Salvador Perez
SP – water bottle shower
Base – throwing

225 Stan Musial, St. Louis Cardinals

SSP – Stan Musial at batting cage
Base – Harrison Bader

233 Hank Aaron, Atlanta Braves

2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Hank Aaron
SP – Hank Aaron batting
Base – Cristian Pache

236 Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves

SP – with Chipper Jones
Ultra- arms raised
Base – batting

237 Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Dodgers

2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Albert Pujols
SP – kneeling
Base – batting, white jersey

242 Anthony Rizzo, New York Yankees

SP – wearing helmet
Base – throwing

243 Brandon Marsh, Los Angeles Angels

Base – batting

245 Whit Merrifield, Kansas City Royals

SP – with bat
Base – throwing

246 Willie Mays, San Francisco Giants

SP – Willie Mays kneeling
Base – Mauricio Dubon

250 Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies

SP – running
SSP – pointing
Base – batting

259 Marcus Stroman, New York Mets

2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Marcus Stroman
SP – batting
Base – pitching

260 Trevor Story, Colorado Rockies

SP – sunglasses
Base – holding bat

264 Jackson Kowar, Kansas City Royals

SP – white jersey
Base – blue jersey

269 Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Guardians

SP – in bullpen cart
Base – running

277 Cal Raleigh, Seattle Mariners

SP – cooler shower
Base – batting

278 Jose Altuve, Houston Astros

SP – orange shirt
Base – running, wearing jersey

285 Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh Pirates

SP – Roberto Clemente portrait
Base – Ben Gamel

288 Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers

SP – hands up
SSP – batting cage
Base – batting

290 Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds

SP – hands up
Base – batting

297 Hyun-Jin Ryan, Toronto Blue Jays

SP – CN Tower in background
Base – pitching

299 Julio Urias, Los Angeles Dodgers

SP – batting
Base – pitching

300 Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays

SP – black shirt
SSP – blue shirt, sunglasses
Base – batting

301 Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers

SP – blue uniform
Base – gray uniform

309 Yu Darvish, San Diego Padres

SP – batting
Base – pitching

310 Max Scherzer, Los Angeles Dodgers

SP – blowing bubble
Base – pitching

315 Pete Alonso, New York Mets

SP – with Home Run Derby trophy
SSP – yelling, knee up
Base – batting

322 Joey Gallo, New York Yankees

SP – holding three bats in dugout
Base – pointing up

330 Jacob deGrom, New York Mets

SP – bunting
SSP – sleeveless shirt
Base – pitching

401 Ozzie Albies, Atlanta Braves

Ultra – wrapped in flag

507 Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves

Ultra – with World Series trophy

Now that you’ve seen them all, what’s your favorite one of the 2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball variations?

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  1. Gus Lawton 17 February, 2022 at 08:48

    Tatis SP is an error…position listed is Pitcher, and stats on back are pitching categories but with his hitting stats.

  2. Jackie Fan 21 February, 2022 at 21:30

    Every year Topps does Jackie Robinson variations and every year the card back has the same incorrect info. He led the league in stolen bases in 1947 and 1949. He never led the league in slugging percentage in those years.

  3. Jerry 5 March, 2022 at 23:43

    I picked up the Ultra Variation of Ke’bryan Hayes reverse image. Would you have an idea as to how many may have been produced ?

  4. Patryk Larney 13 March, 2022 at 22:48

    I think its annoying that Topps couldn’t keep the number locations consistent for boxing and set collectors. Now I’ll have to pennysleeve some players and put them in a box upside down. You’d think they’d figure this out after nearly 100 years. Hey Fanatics, take note. that is annoying

  5. d_ 26 March, 2022 at 13:08

    I have a Franco from opening day with him blowing a bubble 5/10 auto the variation isn’t on. This list

  6. Jim VanderSchaaff 19 April, 2022 at 08:58

    I pulled a card that has French writing on the back of it. The code ends in 943. It’s out of 73, but I’m finding no variations regarding this type of card.

  7. Jaime Silva Jr 10 July, 2022 at 21:48

    Have you had a chance to start compiling the series 2 variants? so far, i have seen new numbers in the code on the backs. 847 is base and the other is 865 for one of the variants.

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