The preliminary checklist for 2011 Topps Heritage includes the name of the player, team name, and what kind of card it is of the player (veteran, rookie, combo card, league leaders). But then there were eleven listed as rookie cup. Now unlike the preliminary checklist of 2011 Topps Series 1, where the names were still TBD, there were players' names listed next to the words Rookie Cup. And there were 11 of these cards. Who were they???
- #25 Starlin Castro, ss, Cubs
- #35 Stephen Strasburg, rhp, Nationals
- #91 Gaby Sanchez, 1b, Marlins
- #218 Buster Posey, c, Giants
- #283 Danny Valencia, 3b, Twins
- #288 Mike Stanton, of, Marlins
- #320 Jason Heyward, of, Braves
- #335 Austin Jackson, of, Tigers
- #353 Neil Walker, 2b, Pirates
- #372 Jamie Garcia, lhp, Cardinals
- #454 Jose Tabata, of, Pirates
I'm glad I cut off the contest on the first of November. And I'm not sure when exactly the preliminary checklist first appeared on Magazine-Exchange's website. And I know that the checklist is "always subject to change." So the question now is...
Are these eleven players on the 2010 Topps All-Star Rookie Team? Stay tuned.