Best Player to retire in 1986. Pete Rose
Did he have a 1987 card? Yes – 1987 Topps, Fleer and Donruss
Rose got 3 cards in the 1987 set – as shown above. But most importantly, he had a final player card in the 1987 Topps set. He also had a card in Fleer and Donruss.
Apologies to: Tom Seaver (Hall of Famer). Like Yastrzemski, this is a heck of a runner-up – Seaver is one of the greatest pitchers of all-time. Tom Terrific was also featured in all 3 sets in 1987. 2 more of Rose’s Big Red Machine teammates also retired in 1986 – George Foster and Tony Perez. Foster didn’t have a card in 1987 – mostly because he hung ’em up mid-way through the ’86 season. Perez had a Fleer card.