2014 Topps Series 1 “Topps All Rookie Cup Team” – Joe Morgan
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 Joe Morgan:
In his first full season with the Houston Astros in 1965, Joe Morgan proved that he belonged in the big leagues.
Morgan played in 157 games for the team, collecting 163 hits. Of the 163 hits, Morgan connected for 22 doubles, 12 triples, and 14 home runs. He stole 20 bases in 1965 en route to scoring 100 runs for the team.