Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Final Card: Recapping all 50 51

For the past few years, one of the recurring series on this blog has been a player's final card. The 1968 set includes the final card for 48 49 players and 2 managers, pictured below in order of years of service, from Eddie Mathews (17 years, and the only player to play for the Boston, Milwaukee, AND Atlanta Braves) to several players with 2-year careers (no 1-year wonders this time).

Some played several more seasons after their final card was issued (Pete Mikkelsen to 1972, Jim Bouton to 1970, plus a cameo in 1978), others went out on top (Mathews and Roger Maris played in the '68 World Series), or went out near the top (Elston Howard and Norm Siebern played in the '67 Series), while the vast majority just went.

Also check out the 1966 and 1967 final cards.

11/12/2018 edit: Also Ted Davidson:

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