"It's awesome," Trout said in a statement released by Topps. "I appreciate the support from fans across MLB. It's pretty special to be the No. 1 card for Topps."
Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays and Derek Jeter are among those who have previously earned the distinction. Topps Baseball Series 1 will be released on Wednesday, marking 65 years of producing baseball cards. David Leiner, vice president and general manager of North American sports and entertainment for Topps, noted in a statement that "the first card in the Topps baseball set has historically been given to top players or has been meaningful.
"This time around, we wanted our collectors to be part of the 65th Topps Baseball set, and they made their mark by picking one of the best players in baseball today."
Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez and Facebook , and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.