CC Sabathia 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 CC Sabathia:
While he has been shut down for most of the 2014 baseball season due to injury, CC Sabathia entered the season with a very solid resume.
A 14-year veteran, Sabathia has a career record of 208-119 with a win percentage of .636. He has 37 complete games to his credit with 12 shutouts. Sabathia could be a future member of the ‘3000 Strikeouts Club’ as he has registered 2,437 strikeouts in 2,281 innings of work. He has a career ERA of 3.63 and a K’s per nine innings ratio of 7.8.
CC Sabathia has been selected as an All-Star six times. He captured the AL Cy Young Award in 2007 with the Indians and has four more Top 5 finishes on his resume. Sabathia was a member of the 2009 World Series championship winning New York Yankees.