The 2009 team was coming off consecutive division titles. You'd expect there to be several four and five star players in the bunch.
Five Stars: 2 - Ryan Dempster and Aramis Ramirez
Four Stars: 5 - Mark DeRosa, Rich Harden, Derrek Lee, Geovany Soto, and Carlos Zambrano
Three Stars: 3 - Jim Edmonds, Kosuke Fukudome, Ryan Theriot
Two Stars: 1 - Jeff Samardzija
So seven of the eleven have four or five stars. I see that Topps didn't buy into the Fukudome hype either, as he has just three stars.