What Is It? – Pete Rose “3000” Hits Commemorative Metal Object

I get e-mails all the time from people usually asking common questions about cards that can easily be answered.  The other day I received a question from a reader about an item I’ve never seen before.  I’m not too sure what it is or how it was distributed, so I thought it would make for an interesting post.  Does anyone have an idea of what this is?

Here is the e-mail that goes along with it:

My brother and I ran across this Pete Rose desk paper weight.  It has a coin that we cannot find any information on.  We think it may have belonged to the person who ran the Riverfront Stadium in 1978 and may have been custom made for him.  Judging by the aged color of the resin it’s enclosed in it maybe about that old.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  We have no idea what it is or what it may be worth.  I have attached two pictures of the item and feel free to forward the email to anyone who may be able to help.

 photo IMG_20130428_121554a_zpsd79af00a.jpg

 photo IMG_20130428_1215401a_zpsad532ee6.jpg

Card of the Day: Terry Francona 2001 Topps Series 2 Base Hit Auto

 photo tfranbasehit_zps9cc907a9.jpg

Card of the Day: Robert Griffin III 2012 SAGE HIT Artistry Auto

Photobucket

Card of the Day: Mark Ingram 2011 SAGE HIT Auto

Photobucket

My 2010 Topps Football Gridiron Giveaway Hit

Inside each jumbo pack of 2010 Topps Football collectors can find a Topps Gridiron Giveaway redemption.  I just redeemed one and received a Danny Villaneuva 1963 Topps #43.  I was hoping for an old card and I got one.  Very cool idea by Topps.  What have you received?

Photobucket

Card of the Day: Colt McCoy 2010 SA*GE HIT

Photobucket

Card of the Day: Karlos Dansby 2004 SA-GE Hit Auto

Photobucket

Card of the Day: Mark Sanchez 2009 SA-GE HIT Auto

Photobucket