Last active player from this decade: The answer to this question for the 80’s was Omar Vizquel. For the 90’s Topps decade, there are 8 guys who are still on active rosters. Ortiz has announced his retirement at the end of the year, but I think the rest of these guys are going to be playing in 2017, so it won’t get weeded out much more.
The card listed below is the player’s first Topps card.
Adrian Beltre – 1998 Topps #254
Matt Holliday – 1999 Topps #442
Matt Belisle – 1999 Topps #438
C.C. Sabathia – 1999 Topps Traded #T33
David Ortiz – 1998 Topps #257
There’s also 3 other guys who played this year and aren’t officially retired. I think A-Rod is done, and while Josh Hamilton just got cut by the Rangers it sounds like he will re-sign next year. I have no clue about Carl Crawford.
Josh Hamilton – 1999 Topps Traded #T66
Carl Crawford – 1999 Topps Traded #T75
Alex Rodriguez – 1998 Topps #504