On Thursday, April 15, 2021, hardcourt fans awoke to a disappointing message from LaMarcus Aldridge – the 5-time All-NBA honoree’s career was done.
Sunsetting Careers – Drew Brees Football Cards – Another legendary quarterback has called it a career, ending as the NFL’s all time passing leader among other marks!
Sunsetting Careers – Philip Rivers Football Cards – The 2004 NFL rookie card year is remembered as one of the best in hobby history, thanks in large part to a stellar quarterback crop. Among those names, few are left standing in the NFL. Eli Manning and Matt Schaub retired in recent years, and now another joins them – Philip Rivers.
Sunsetting Careers – Wayne Rooney Soccer Cards – For anyone who was thinking 2021 was going to be a quiet, calm year in sport, that impression was dispelled with the retirement of one of the most iconic Soccer stars, Wayne Rooney.
Sunsetting Careers – Johnny Boychuk Hockey Cards – It’s never easy to walk away from the sport you love, but it’s even tougher when you’re forced out due to injury. Such was the case Wednesday when the New York Islanders announced that Johnny Boychuk’s career was over.
Sunsetting Careers: Undertaker Wrestling Cards, WWE – Though wrestling fans are always skeptical when a Superstar announces their retirement, the recent proclamation by Undertaker looks to be fully legitimate, as evidenced by his sendoff last night a WWE’s Survivor Series 2020 pay-per-view event.
Sunsetting Careers: Khabib Nurmagomedov Trading Cards, UFC – In the fight world, every retirement announcement is taken with a grain of salt. Case in point – Conor McGregor, who has retired and returned to the octagon more times than the Yankees have won the World Series. Many, however, are taking Khabib Nurmagomedov’s proclamation seriously, closing off one of the greatest careers in MMA history.
Sunsetting Careers – Mike Emrick Hockey cards – The hockey world was taken by surprise today when longtime broadcaster Mike “Doc” Emrick announced his retirement. The announcement brings to close one of the most well-known voices in all of hockey. Emrick has been the lead commentator for NBC broadcasts of NHL games for 15 years and for 21 seasons he was the play-by-play lead for the New Jersey Devils.