Topps reveals 2014 All-Star Rookie Team
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
Eleven baseball players have been honored — and next year their Topps baseball cards will be enhanced with a trophy.
Topps announced its 56th-annual All-Star Rookie Team on Friday, and it includes only one of the this year’s Rookie of the Year award-winners, Jose Abreu. NL Rookie of the Year Jacob deGrom did not get the right-handed hobby honor as that went to New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka.
The 2014 Topps Rookie All-Stars include:
First base — Jose Abreu, White Sox
Second base — Kolten Wong, Cardinals
Shortstop — Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox
Third base — Nick Castellanos, Tigers
Outfield — Danny Santana, Twins
Outfield —Billy Hamilton, Reds
Outfield — George Springer, Astros
Catcher — Travis d’Arnaud, Mets
Left-handed pitcher — Roenis Elias, Mariners
Right-handed pitcher — Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees
Relief pitcher — Dellin Betances, Yankees
Each of their 2015 Topps baseball cards will include a Rookie All-Star trophy, a feature that regularly appeared on Topps cards since the first class — a 1959 roster that included Hall of Famer Willie McCovey — that had cards in 1960. Since that time, 20 Hall of Famers and countless other memorable players have had cards featuring the trophy or rookie cup.