2014 Topps Series 1 “Topps All Rookie Cup Team” – Ken Griffey Jr.
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 Ken Griffey:
Ken Griffey Jr. has a lot of lofty expectations placed on him prior to his first at-bat as a major league player.
And during his debut season, he did not disappoint. He played in 127 games for the Mariners during his rookie campaign.
The numbers: 120 hits, .264 batting average, .329 on-base percentage, 23 doubles, 16 home runs, 16 stolen bases, 61 runs scored, 61 RBI.
A very solid debut for Junior!