so many hall of famers didn't get their due the year following their final season since they were no longer active and not included on the set checklists, which is a shame. in recent years, with the glut of card manufacturers, it was less likely that a marquee player would be overlooked, so modern era hall of famers (and fan favorites) seem to be receiving that final cardboard sendoff.
none may have had it better than gary carter. take a look at the three mainstream releases he had in 1993.
special tribute subset in the 1992 o-pee-chee set, but those cards didn't include his stats from his final season. these cards do. here are the backs with the kid's totals.
i'll be on a final tribute kick over the next few weeks - i've been doing some organizing. unfortunately, not all of the cards will be as nice as carter's, which are pretty much perfection on cardboard. stay tuned, though - i'm interested to know which ones you think are best.