Best Player to retire in 1966. Sandy Koufax (Hall of Famer)
Did he have a 1967 card? No (mostly)
Well, not really. Koufax actually has a few cards from 1967. He was featured on a few league leader cards in Topps, since he led the league in wins, strikeouts and ERA – winning his 3rd Cy Young in 4 years. He pitched the Dodgers to the World Series, too – talk about going out on top! But Topps didn’t feature a single-player base card of Koufax with his full stat line.
Koufax also had a card in the 1967 Topps Venezuelan “retired” set – but that card doesn’t have full stat lines on the back.
Was a “retro” card ever produced? No – Topps didn’t do a “never were” card of Koufax. Uncle Doc’s closet did create one for our enjoyment, however!
Apologies to: Robin Roberts (Hall of Famer) also finished up after the 1966 season. He didn’t have a 1967 Topps card of any type.
The Nolan Ryan card at the top is from the 2007 National Convention / eTopps “Cards that Never Were”.