1982 Squirt Baseball Card Set and Checklist

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Year: 1982

Title: Squirt

Size: 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″

Number in Set: 22


The 1982 Squirt baseball card set was made in conjunction with Topps, just like the 1981 Squirt set. Squirt released the 22-card set in four ways:

First, with a yellow attachment card on top, the picture card in the middle, and a scratch-off game at the bottom.

1982 Squirt Panel – Yellow Top, Brett Middle, Scratch-off Game Bottom

Second, with an attachment card at the top (Becket describes it as yellow, but I have only seen examples with a white attachment), a scratch-off game in the middle, and a picture card at the bottom.

1982 Squirt Panel – White Top, Scratch-off Game Middle, Rose Bottom

Third, with a white attachment card at the top, a “Collect all 22” panel in the middle, and a picture card at the bottom.

1982 Squirt Panel – White Top, Collect all 22 Middle, Brett Bottom

And fourth, with a two-card panel with a yellow attachment card at the top.

1982 Squirt Panel – Copper and Rose with Yellow Attachment

These two card panels were printed with parallel card numbers (one American League and one National League player): 1 and 12 on one panel, 2 and 13 on the next, etc.

Even though the 1982 Squirt set was made for Squirt by Topps, the pictures and format are different than regular 1982 Topps cards. The yellow and green fronts have a player portrait in an oblique cut along with Squirt’s logo with the words “Exclusive Limited Edition” printed beneath it. The backs have a similar style to 1982 Topps cards but have different colors and numbers.

To complete a set, you will need 11 panels of two players, 22 separated cards, or 22 single-player panels. Non-scratch-off card panel sets are very inexpensive ungraded; you can find complete panel sets for between $10 and $20. Panel sets with scratch-off cards will be about double that.


1982 Squirt #3 George Brett – Front
1982 Squirt #3 George Brett – Reverse

Key Cards

The set’s key cards belong to George Brett and Pete Rose. Panels with scratch-off cards are scarcer than those without them.


1 Cecil Cooper

2 Jerry Remy

3 George Brett

4 Alan Trammell

5 Reggie Jackson

6 Kirk Gibson

7 Dave Winfield

8 Carlton Fisk

9 Ron Guidry

10 Dennis Leonard

11 Rollie Fingers

12 Pete Rose

13 Phil Garner

14 Mike Schmidt

15 Dave Concepcion

16 George Hendrick

17 Andre Dawson

18 George Foster

19 Gary Carter

20 Fernando Valenzuela

21 Tom Seaver

22 Bruce Sutter