2014 Topps Series 1 “Topps All Rookie Cup Team” – Tom Seaver
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 right-handed starting pitcher is Tom Seaver:
Tom Seaver had a superb rookie season in 1967. At 22 years of age, Seaver started 34 games for the Mets and posted a 16-13 record. He threw 251 innings during his rookie campaign while striking out 170 batters and walking just 78. Seaver posted an ERA of 2.76 as he allowed 77 runs during his 251 innings of work.
Seaver was an All-Star in 1967 and he also won the Rookie Of The Year Award.