Sunday, July 1, 2012

Final Card: Recapping all 80

For the past few years, one of the recurring series on this blog has been a player's final card. The 1967 set includes the final card for 77 players and 3 managers. Here is a quick recap of them all, in order of years of service, from Curt Simmons' 20 years to Bruce Brubaker's 2 games:

Some, like these 11, had already played their last big-league game before these cards came out. Others like Dennis Bennett, would remain in the majors for 2 more seasons, but most saw their careers end in 1967.

Also check out the 1966 and 1968 final cards.


Commishbob said...

A lot of old favorites of mine in that group...Chuck Estrada, Jackie Brandt, Ralph Terry, Stu Miller. Ray Barker rented a house down the street from us while he played for the Yanks. Lots of memories for sure.

Jim from Downingtown said...

Glad you liked the post. The most famous of these are surely Whitey Ford, Bob Uecker, and Jim Piersall.

By the time I started following the Phillies in May 1967, 6 of the 7 Phillies' players pictured here were were already (or soon to be) off the team. There's also 10 ex-Phillies in this group (led by Curt Simmons).