Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Two More Rookie Cup Cubs

Series One included two Cubs with Rookie Cups.


Bryant and Schwarber were named to the Topps 2015 Rookie All Star team during the off-season and the cup showed up on their card.  A third Cub was named to the team, Addison Russell.  We'll have to wait until the second series to see his card.

There have now been a total of fifteen Cubs that have had the rookie trophy / cup on their card since Topps began showcasing the rookie stars in 1960.

Take a look at all fifteen:

1961 Ron Santo
1962 Jack Curtis
1962 Billy Williams
1967 Bryan Browne
1967 Randy Hundley
1975 Bill Madlock
1989 Damon Berryhill
1989 Mark Grace
1990 Jerome Walton
1999 Kerry Wood
2009 Geovany Soto
2011 Starlin Castro
2013 Anthony Rizzo
2016 Kris Bryant
2016 Kyle Schwarber


  1. I could make this a burn, but it is an honest observation: quite the jump in cups from Madlock to Berryhill. Yeah, it was the Cubs, but hard to believe that didn't have some decent rookie for 14 years. Then again for 10 with Wood to Soto.

    I should probably look up my White Sox. I bet I find the same info. And it may be true for plenty of clubs out there.

    Maybe I should just delete this comment all together.

    Dammit - I hit publish!

    1. Topps skipped some years of putting the cups on cards but still named the team.

      Scot Thompson 1978 OF
      Ryne Sandberg 1982 3B <---yep 3B
      Mel Hall 1983 OF

    2. I did a post on the missing cups... click here
      Also, Rich Nye was on the team in 1966 but was one of three that Topps left the trophy off of their card.