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Topps Names Its 53rd Annual MLB Rookie All-Star Team

Each year for the past 53 years, Topps has named an All-Rookie team from the past baseball season, adding that familiar "trophy" to those players' cards in the upcoming season.

For the 53rd consecutive year, Topps has announced its MLB All-Rookie Team for 2011:
– 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 pitcher Craig Kimbrel, Braves (77 IP, 46 Saves, 2.10, 127 K, 32 BB)


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.

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