SP?

SP?

Mosconi
Mosconi

December 18th, 2012, 10:22 pm #1

When it shows SP next to a certain card in the Beckett price guide it means short print, correct? If so, why is it that they will often show two prices of a certain card, one showing SP and the other the basic card. How do you know if you have the SP version or the basic version?
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December 19th, 2012, 2:47 am #2

Hello Mosconi,

Yes, SP means "Short Print" I'm not quite sure what you mean by showing two listings for a single card with two values, one with an SP designation and the other without. You might have to send me an example of a card listed this way and I can look further into it.

It's been awhile since I've opened up a copy of Beckett, but I do remember they used to list 2 prices, one being a high price for the card, the other a low price. The SP designation would be for both prices for that single card.

Topps recently has been issuing as a gimmick, two cards under a single number. One is the regular issued card of a current star player, and the other a Short Print variation Legend and both cards share the same card number. I'm not sure if this is what you are referring to.

If you could send me an example of a card that is listed this way, I might be able to clear it up for you. -Steven KeyMan

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December 22nd, 2012, 3:06 am #3

Thanks a lot Steven for your response. The SP appears on most Topps cards. An example of this is 2012 Topps Football cards. Almost all cards listed in Beckett have a normal price for the card or Rookie Card and another price for the SP card. I figured it was short print, but I'm trying to understand how I can determine if the card I have is the short print version or not becauss there is a large price difference depending. For instance Card #1 is Aaron Rogers. Basic card is $1and the SP card is $30. Thanks for any clarification you can provide.
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December 22nd, 2012, 3:31 pm #4

Hello Mosconi,

There is a website, Checkoutmycards.com that uses Beckett's price guide for book value in all their listings. I checked for the 2011 Topps Rising Rookies #1 - Aaron Rodgers as the also picture the card with the listing, and use the SP designation along with a brief description of any varations when it applies.

I could not find the card with the SP listed. Try another example until you find a listing that has both the card from the base set and the SP card. In most case the card will just have a different picture. Here is the link to get you started >

http://www.checkoutmycards.com/Cards,=t ... +Rodgers+1

Topps has started a trend with these variation "Gimmicks" in recent years making it confusing at times not only for the collector but the price guides also have trouble sometimes. Topps don't always announce when they issue some of these variations.

When I put up a checklist I will list the SP variations at the bottom because there is no room to do so in the checklist. I thought that Beckett did the same, listing the SP card with the price and explained the variations in the description of the set.

Let me know if this helps you Identify the SP cards. -Steven KeyMan

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Mosconi
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December 22nd, 2012, 6:28 pm #5

Thanks a lot. That is helpful.
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