2014 Topps Series 1 “Topps All Rookie Cup Team” – Derek Jeter
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 Derek Jeter:
While he played in 15 games during the 1995 baseball season, 1996 is known as Derek Jeter’s rookie campaign.
And it was superb!! Jeter nabbed the AL ROY Award with his .314 batting average and .370 on-base percentage. He connected for 183 hits in that season including 25 doubles, 6 triples, and 10 home runs. He also stole 14 bases en route to scoring 104 runs and driving in 78. In 654 plate appearances, Jeter struck out 102 times while drawing 48 walks.