My 2014 Topps Series 1 ‘All Rookie Cup Team’ Set Is DONE!!!
It’s been a while since I was able to boast that I have knocked out another modern subset, but that is exactly what I am able to do now.
I have finally pieced together, and completed, the ‘All Rookie Cup Team’ subset from this year’s Topps Series 1 release.
The set is 10 cards deep and features an All-Star line-up that includes all positions and two pitchers.
Here is the full set:
The colors of this set are superb, and Topps gave us a pretty decent mix of action imagery (though I would have liked to have seen better images of Pujols & Rice).
As I, and many readers, have pointed out already in the set – The cards are missing a key Topps element, the Rookie Cup Trophy. Over the decades, we have grown to expect these little trophies on our baseball cards, and I think that it would have been appropriate here to have them on the cards as well.
Personally, I think that this set grades out as a B, but if the trophies were part of the card’s design, we could be looking at a A, for sure!
The only other issue is the mix of players taken – but that is certainly subjective. Would I take Jim Rice , Mike Trout, or CC Sabathia on my team? Maybe not, but I won’t argue against them either.
Another subset in the books for ’30-YOC’!!!