October 27, 2014

Random Royals #12: Hall of Fame Retirees

**From now until the Royals eventual World Series Championship comes to fruition I'll be posting Random Royals from my collection.** 

Although George Brett is the only player to have had a long playing career with the Royals to have made the Hall of Fame, the team does have an interesting history of signing formerly great players at the end of their careers. Both Harmon Killebrew and Orlando Cepeda were Royals for one season and in 1983 Gaylord Perry signed with the Royals halfway through the season after he was released by the Mariners. At the end of the season he retired and graced this 1984 Topps cards along with fellow retires Johnny Bench and Carl Yastrzemski.
1984 Topps #6 Bench, Perry, and Yastrzemski Retire

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