Best Player to retire in 1954. Johnny Pesky
Did he have a 1955 card? Yes – 1955 Bowman
Pesky wasn’t included in the 1955 set, but did make the final Bowman set to show off his full career statistics. His last Topps card was 1954 Topps.
Was a “retro” card ever produced? No – Topps never created a Pesky card from the 1954 Topps or Bowman sets.
Apologies to: Allie Reynolds, who also made it into 1955 Bowman.
Note: The card at the top of the post is Mickey Mantle’s 1955 version from the 2011 “Cards that Never Were” set.