Carlos Beltran 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 Carlos Beltran:
Entering the 2014 baseball season, Carlos Beltran will begin his 17th big league season. He is a 8-time All-Star and has won 3 Gold Glove awards and 2 Silver Slugger trophies as well as being the 1999 Rookie Of The Year.
Beltran has 2,228 career hits in 2,064 games. He has a career batting average of .283 with five seasons of .300 or better on his resume. He has 446 doubles, 77 triples, and 358 home runs. Beltran also has 308 stolen bases to his credit alongside 1,346 runs scored.