“Lost Cards”: The Year After, 1969

23 01 2014

1969

1969 Topps Mantle

Best Player to retire in 1968.   Mickey Mantle (Hall of Famer)

Did he have a 1969 card?   Yes – 1969 Topps.  See above.

After the vast majority of the players from the 60’s and 70’s didn’t get a true “final card”, the biggest cardboard icon of them all did get a card with his full stat line – all 536 homers – on the back.  He almost looks like he’s feeling a little bit guilty here, knowing he got a card and some of those other players didn’t.  It’s OK Mick!  We’re glad you did.

Apologies to:   Eddie Mathews (Hall of Famer), who, unlike the Mick, didn’t have a card in 1969 Topps.  Cards that Never Were just made a custom of Mathews that looks much better than the one other card with him as a Tiger (1968 Topps).

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