We now know whose baseball cards will carry the little Topps Rookie All Star trophies. The company announced its selections for the annual squad of star prospects on Wednesday.
The Topps Major League Rookie All-Star team began in 1959 with Willie McCovey being the first of 17 future Hall of Famers named to the squad (others include Johnny Bench, Rod Carew, Gary Carter, Andre Dawson, Carlton Fisk, Paul Molitor, Joe Morgan, Eddie Murray, Tony Perez, Kirby Puckett, Jim Rice, Cal Ripken, Ryne Sandberg, Tom Seaver, Ozzie Smith and Billy Williams).
The Rookie All-Stars will each have a trophy on their 2012 trading card in Topps Baseball, with Series One due out in early February.
Here’s the list:
1B Mark Trumbo, Angels (149 games, 29 HR, 87 RBI, .254)
2B Danny Espinosa, Nationals (158, 21, 66, .236)
SS Dee Gordon, Dodgers (56, 0, 11, .304)
3B Brett Lawrie, Blue Jays (43, 9, 25, .293)
OF Desmond Jennings, Rays (63, 10, 25, .259)
OF Josh Reddick, Red Sox (87, 7, 28, .280)
OF Ben Revere, Twins (117, 0, 30, .267)
C J.P. Arencibia, Blue Jays (129, 23, 78, .219)
Starting Pitcher Jeremy Hellickson, Rays (189 IP, 13-10, 2.95, 117 K, 72 BB)
Relief Craig Kimbrel, Braves (77 IP, 46 Saves, 2.10, 127 K, 32 BB)
When you’re the defending Super Bowl champions and you’ve got a legion of fans collecting your stuff, you can charge whatever you want for game-used jerseys. The Green Bay Packers put a few gamers from this season up on their Packers Pro Shop website this week.
We’ve heard an Aaron Rodgers jersey sold quickly for $7,500. As of Wednesday night, the team was offering jerseys from A.J. Hawk, Morgan Burnett, Mason Crosby, Sam Shields and Tramon Williams–all priced at $2,000 each. That’s more than twice the cost of a season ticket.