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2012 Topps Rookie All-Star Team Announced

2012 Topps Rookie All-Star Team Announced

The 2012 Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team has been announced. Both Rookie of the Year winners, Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, are among the 11 players named to the squad.

Here's a look at the complete roster:

2012 Topps Rookie All-Star Team

1B Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs
2B Steve Lombardozzi, Washington Nationals
SS Zack Cozart, Cincinnati Reds
3B Todd Frazier, Cincinnati Reds
OF Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels
OF Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals
OF Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland Athletics
C Wilin Rosario, Colorado Rockies

LHP Wade Miley, Arizona Diamondbacks
RHP Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers
RP Addison Reed, Chicago White Sox

Sticking with tradition, all players will have the iconic Rookie Cup included on their 2013 Topps Baseball base card.

This is the 54th year of the Topps Rookie All-Star Team. Since 1959, 18 recipients have gone on to the Hall of Fame. These include Cal Ripken Jr, Johnny Bench, Willie McCovey, Kirby Puckett and Carlton Fisk.

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User Comments


Nineteen players who were named to Topps’ All-Star Rookie team have been inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame, the most recent being Ron Santo.


JayBee Anama

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

James B. Anama (ID 111397) Does this include Ripken who was named twice?

Nice to see Lombo make it for the Nats – overlooked by many, but not by Topps. Scrappy hitter with some surprising pop was just another reason Nats had such a nice year.

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