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).