Best Player to retire in 1953. Johnny Mize (Hall of Famer)
Did he have a 1954 card? No
Mize had his last playing-day baseball card in 1953 Topps.
Was a “retro” card ever produced? No – Topps never created a Mize card from 1954 Topps or Bowman sets. I tried my hand at my first ever custom-made card. Nothing too special – I may learn how to do this a little better in the future. I couldn’t figure out how to get a signature moved on top of the card either, so I just did a fancy script :). Still, a decent first attempt – I think 1954 Topps may be the most difficult set to do this with!
Apologies to: Eddie Stanky, who unlike Mize did have a 1954 Topps card. Like Boudreau, this was due to the fact he continued to manage the team after he retired (see above).