David Ortiz 2014 Topps Series 1 Subset – ‘Super Veterans’
When I got back into the hobby of baseball card collecting in the summer of 2008, my goal was to pay homage to the players that helped build my love for the game and the hobby.
The first subset I put together that helped me with that cause was the ‘Super Veterans’ subset from the 1983 Topps baseball card set. This set is a beauty and it highlights the true legends of the game as their careers were winding down.
For the last few years, I have actively been begging Topps to bring this subset back and pay honor to today’s ‘Super Veterans’. And while I cannot confirm that they obliged my request, I was very excited to see that a 15-card ‘Super Veterans’ subset was part of the 2014 Topps Series 1 release.
I am building the set now. Here is the card of David Ortiz:
David Ortiz is on his way to Cooperstown.
Upon entering the 2014 major league baseball season, Ortiz was already a 3-time World Series champion and 9-time All-Star. He has more than 2,000 career hist with 1450+ RBI and he continues to climb the all-time HR list as he chases 500.
Ortiz is the winner of six Silver Slugger Awards. He is a lifetime .287 hitter and he has 7 seasons of 30 or more home runs on his resume.