Friday, June 9, 2023

Will Elly De La Cruz get a rookie card in 2023 Topps update - Recent History says NO.

 Elly De La Cruz debut 6/6/23. Will he get a rookie card in Topps update (or Heritage). Recent history says no.

While back in 2008, 2009 players who debut in August of those years usually got rookies card in Topps update. Pablo Sandoval debut 8/14/08 and got an update card in Heritage that year.

Michael Harris debuted 5/28/22 but did not see his rookie card until 2023.

Topps has been pushing back rookie cards based on debut date each year. Its funny but that is the way it was in the 1970s. George Brett debut in 1974 but his rookie card did not appear until 1975.

Unless Topps has a change of Heart no De La Cruz rookies until next year.


1 comment:

  1. I don't think it's Topps' decision. MLBPA designates the cut-off. That's why Topps has to use "call-up" on cards of guys who come up after that.