Best Player to retire in 1962. Richie Ashburn (Hall of Famer).
Did he have a 1963 card? Yes – 1963 Topps.
Ashburn had a 1963 Topps card with his final statistics. This is the first card of the “best players” to have a Topps card the following year.
Apologies to: Eddie Yost, who didn’t have a 1963 Topps card – his last card was 1962 Topps.