Best Player to retire in 1957. Roy Campanella (Hall of Famer)
Did he have a 1958 card? No
Campy was paralyzed in a car accident in January, 1958. Topps didn’t include a card of him for the 1958 season, but did have a tribute card in the 1959 set entitled “symbol of courage”.
Was a “retro” card ever produced? No – Topps never created a Campy card from 1958. Bob Lemke did so on his blog, however.
Apologies to: George Kell (Hall of Famer) retired after the 1957 season. He did get a card in the 1958 set, however. This is the first player on any of my lists to have a Topps card the next year where he wasn’t the team’s manager (see above).