2014 Topps Series 1 “Topps All Rookie Cup Team” – Albert Pujols
Topps’ All-Rookie Team means a lot of different things to a lot of different collectors. But, one thing is for certain – If your card is tagged with the All-Rookie Team logo, you did something during your first season in the big leagues to make yourself stand out from the rest.
And for that reason alone, I can totally support a set of cards that picks ‘The Best Of The Best’ from these teams.
In 2014, Topps issued a subset in their Series 1 release that took one player at each position, naming them to the ‘Topps All Rookie Cup Team’.
Representing the catcher is Albert Pujols:
Albert Pujols burst on the scene for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2001. He appeared in 161 games for the team and hit .329. Pujols connected for 194 hits in his rookie campaign including 47 doubles, 4 triples, and 137 home runs. He was responsible for driving in 130 runs for the Cardinals while scoring 112 times.
During his rookie season, Pujols was an All-Star, a Silver Slugger Award winner, an MVP candidate and the NL Rookie of the Year.