Best Player to retire in 2013. Mariano Rivera.
Did he have a 2014 card? Yes, 2013 Topps and some others so far
This is my last and most recent post on this topic. The list of retired players can’t even be considered final yet. But Rivera would be the best player to retire, with one possible exception. He’s been given a few final cards – so far he’s made the Topps set and the Turkey Red set.
Apologies to: I can’t decide between Roy Halladay and Todd Helton, both of whom officially announced their retirements at the end of 2013. Topps gave Helton a last card in series 1 this year, but didn’t do so for Halladay. Halladay is in 2014 Turkey Red.
That major exception? If this guy’s last game was played at the end of 2013, I’d have to bump him ahead of Rivera no matter how much he’s despised.