Albert Pujols 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 Albert Pujols:
Upon entering the 2014 baseball season, Albert Pujols was preparing for his 14th big league campaign.
His career resume includes 2 World Series titles, 3 MVP Awards, and multiple Silver Slugger, Gold Glove Awards, and All-Star selections.
Pujols is a career .320 hitter and is still connecting with power and consistency at the plate. His numbers may be down when compared to his prior standards, but he is still on pace for some amazing career numbers.
Pujols reached the 500-HR plateau earlier in 2014, and by the end of the season, he should be over the 2,500 hits mark and 1,500 runs scored.