They made their debut in 1959 and Topps continued the tradition Tuesday with the announcement of the players who’ll get the All-Star Rookie cup on their 2019 baseball cards. You can also snare autographed Topps NOW versions right now.
Twelve top newcomers were named to the 2018 Topps MLB All-Star Rookie team, with three teams nabbing two spots apiece. Dual threat newcomer Shohei Ohtani received the first ever combined pitcher/DH slot.
The Rookie Cup logo will be featured on each player’s 2019 Topps flagship cards, starting with Series 1, which is scheduled for release on January 30.
Each player is also being featured on a TOPPS NOW card showcasing their selection to the team. The cards are being offered for $9.99 with limited autograph versions available. One card will be featured per week day online, starting with Ohtani on Tuesday. You can see them on the TOPPS NOW webpage here.
Included in the 2018 Topps MLB All-Star Rookie Team are New York Yankees Gleyber Torres (second base), and Miguel Andújar (third base); Tampa Bay Rays Ryan Yarbrough (pitcher), and Willy Adames (short stop); Atlanta Braves Ronald Acuña Jr., and A.J. Minter.
Other selections include Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler, Philadelphia Phillies catcher Jorge Alfaro, Kansas City Royals first baseball Ryan O’Hearn, Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto, and St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Harrison Bader.
MLB All-Star Rookie Team
P/DH – Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels
P – Walker Buehler, Los Angeles Dodgers
P – Ryan Yarbrough, Tampa Bay Rays
P – AJ Minter, Atlanta Braves
C – Jorge Alfaro, Philadelphia Phillies
1B – Ryan O’Hearn, Kansas City Royals
2B – Gleyber Torres, New York Yankees
SS – Willy Adames, Tampa Bay Rays
3B – Miguel Andújar, New York Yankees
OF – Ronald Acuña Jr., Atlanta Braves
OF – Juan Soto, Washington Nationals
OF – Harrison Bader, St. Louis Cardinals