2014 Topps Series 1 “Topps All Rookie Cup Team” – Mike Trout
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 one of the three outfielder positions is Mike Trout:
While it was just two seasons ago that Mike Trout debuted in the big leagues, he has clearly made a name for himself. And quickly too!
His numbers from his 2012 rookie campaign include: .326 batting average, .399 on-base percentage, 315 total bases including 27 doubles, 8 triples, and 30 home runs. Trout stole 49 bases and was caught just 5 times. He scored a league leading 129 runs for the Angels.
Trout was named as an All-star in 2012 while also winning a Silver Slugger Award, a Rookie Of The Year Award, and finishing in second place for the AL MVP.