Every year Topps short prints some of the base cards to mimic the older sets when the cards were released in different sets and one of those sets was always produced in a much smaller quantity. This was usually the high number cards, and for the past five years, Topps has used the last 75 cards in the set as the short prints (except for 2008 when about 70 of the last 75 cards were short prints and the other five short prints were placed in various spots throughout the first 425 cards).

Short prints make the set more challenging to put together, but not so tough as to discourage set collectors from pursuing the goal. For 2012, the short prints can be found at a rate of one in three packs. So if you were extremely lucky and did not get any duplicates, you could put together the complete 500 card set with 225 packs...less than one case which is 288 packs.

2012 Topps Heritage Short Print Checklist

Click on any player name or card number to show auctions and sales of that card on eBay.

426 Frank Francisco (SP)
427 Dee Gordon (SP)
428 Eric Thames (SP)
429 Jonny Venters (SP)
430 Ben Zobrist (SP)
431 Jerry Hairston Jr. (SP)
432 Matt Joyce (SP)
433 Rickie Weeks (SP)
434 Shane Victorino (SP)
435 Asdrubal Cabrera (SP)
436 Ike Davis (SP)
437 Chris Denorfia (SP)
438 Juan Nicasio (SP)
439 Aaron Miles (SP)
440 Jonathan Sanchez (SP)
441 Paul Goldschmidt (SP)
442 Jason Bartlett (SP)
443 Endy Chavez (SP)
444 Brandon League (SP)
445 Gaby Sanchez (SP)
446 CC Sabathia (SP)
447 Jose Iglesias (SP)
448 Heath Bell (SP)
449 Gerardo Parra (SP)
450 Leo Nunez (SP)
451 Steve Lombardozzi (SP)
452 Fautino De Los Santos (SP)
453 Troy Tulowitzki (SP)
454 Julio Teheran (SP)
455 Jimmy Rollins (SP)
456 Greg Dobbs (SP)
457 Dellin Betances (SP)
458 Adron Chambers (SP)
459 Alex Liddi (SP)
460 Brett Pill (SP)
461 Jose Altuve (SP)
462 Chris Young (SP)
463 Edwin Encarnacion (SP)
464 Omar Infante (SP)
465 John Mayberry Jr. (SP)
466 Kyle Seager (SP)
467 David Wright (SP)
468 Nelson Cruz (SP)
469 Jeremy Affeldt (SP)
470 Ben Revere (SP)
471 Yunel Escobar (SP)
472 Alfonso Soriano (SP)
473 Carlos Zambrano (SP)
474 Barry Zito (SP)
475 Jason Bay (SP)
476 Prince Fielder (SP)
477 Derrek Lee (SP)
478 Roy Oswalt (SP)
479 Eric Hosmer (SP)
480 Carlos Gonzalez (SP)
481 Justin Upton (SP)
482 David Ortiz (SP)
483 Mike Stanton (SP)
484 Todd Helton (SP)
485 Mike Napoli (SP)
486 Josh Hamilton (SP)
487 Casey Kotchman (SP)
488 Ryan Adams (SP)
489 Jose Bautista (SP)
490 Brandon Belt (SP)
491 Ichiro (SP)
492 Joel Hanrahan (SP)
493 Josh Willingham (SP)
494 Ryan Zimmerman (SP)
495 James Shields (SP)
496 Josh Johnson (SP)
497 Jered Weaver (SP)
498 Jhoulys Chacin (SP)
499 Jason Bourgeois (SP)
500 Michael Cuddyer (SP)