Topps announces 50th annual Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team

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Topps revealed its Major League Rookie All-Star Team on Thursday, which means that the following players will have the famous little rookie cup trophy on their 2009 Topps cards:

1B — Joey Votto, Cincinnati (151 games, 24 HR, 84 RBI, .297)
2B — Alexei Ramirez, Chicago (A.L.) (136, 21, 77, .290)
3B — Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay (122, 27, 85, .272)
SS — Mike Aviles, Kansas City (102, 10, 51, .325)
OF — Jay Bruce, Cincinnati (108, 21, 52, .254)
OF — Denard Span, Minnesota (93, 6, 47, .294)
OF — David Murphy, Texas (108, 15, 74, .275)
C — Geovany Soto, Chicago (N.L.) (141, 23, 86, .285)

RHP — Brad Ziegler, Oakland (59.2 IP, 3-0, 1.06, 30 K, 22 BB)
LHP — John Lannan, Washington (182 IP, 9-15, 3.91, 117 K, 72 BB)

It’s the 50th year of the honors, which has included 15 future Hall of Famers, including Willie McCovey, Johnny Bench, Rod Carew, Gary Carter, Carlton Fisk, Paul Molitor, Joe Morgan, Eddie Murray, Tony Perez, Kirby Puckett, Cal Ripken, Ryne Sandberg, Tom Seaver, Ozzie Smith and Billy Williams).

Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at


  1. Robert Braxton
    Posted Monday January 26th, 2009 at 01:27 AM | Permalink

    I sure would like a list of all the Topps Rookie Cup winners.

    Can you assist me with that?

    Thank you,

  2. Jim Bruggeman
    Posted Friday June 12th, 2009 at 03:06 PM | Permalink

    Gold Trophy missing on 2009 Topps Alexei Ramirez and David Murphy card. What happen?

    Thanks Jim B

  3. Bo
    Posted Wednesday November 18th, 2009 at 12:31 PM | Permalink

    I have Evan & Jay. How much are they worth?

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