Card of the Day: Pete Rose 1987 Topps #393

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Card of the Day: Axl Rose 2013 Topps Archives Heavy Metal Auto

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“Pin-Up” of the Week: Pete Rose District 4L2 California Lions Club Pin

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Batman vs. Joker.  Superman vs. Lex Luther.  Pete Rose vs. MLB.  These are three foes that will be against one another for the rest of time.

In my opinion, Pete Rose should be inducted into the Hall of Fame.  Sure he signed the documents agreeing to what Major League Baseball wanted to do.  Should have he and his lawyers read the paperwork better?  Absolutely.  But considering all the crap athletes get into today, betting on baseball doesn’t seem all that bad.

The district 4L2 Lions Club from California issued a seven pin set of athletes.  The set includes Mario Andretti, John McEnroe, Wayne Gretzky, Jack Nicklaus, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Pete Rose.  About 500 sets were produced. Why did the Lions Club make these?  Most likely they sold them as a fundraiser.  Lions Club pins can be quite collectible.

A set of seven pins was up for sale not too long ago with an asking price of $350.00.  It sold for an undisclosed amount.

Card of the Day: Pete Rose 1971 Topps #100

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Card of the Day: Justin Rose 2002 Upper Deck SP Authentic Rookie Auto

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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.

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2011 Leaf Pete Rose Legacy (2) Box X-Mas Break + Holiday Bonus Packs

Auto/Relics

  • Pete Rose Red Ink “Hit King 4256” #AB-16 Auto Bat #’ed/10
  • Pete Rose Red Ink “Hit King 4256” #AJ-21 Auto Jersey #’ed/10

Base

  • (2) Familiar Faces #48
  • Old Teammates #27
  • Press Interview (1978) #22
  • Foul Ball!? #19
  • Team Captain #5
  • Spring Training (1979) 31
  • Grounded #8
  • 1963 Rookie Of The Year #2
  • More Than Just Baseball #25

2012 Leaf Holiday Bonus Packs

  • Michael Kelly 2012 Leaf Metal Draft Auto
  • 2012 Leaf Ali: The Greatest Black Plate #’ed 1/1 #FW-16 – Un-Autographed Printing Plate From The Fight Worn Card Set

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Phillies Dream Scene Concept Art Included Pete Rose

Jaime Cooper’s Phillies “Dream Scene” masterpiece that hangs inside the Diamond Club at Citizens Bank Park is a must see when visiting.  The 14′ painting shows the best Phillies players from various generations all hanging out in the locker room.  The only player not seen in physical form is Pete Rose.  He was left out and is represented in spirit by having a rose sitting on the table.

Recently some Phillies “Dream Scene” concept art popped-up for sale which you can see includes Pete Rose.  Rose can be seen off to the right and standing in front of Gary Maddox.

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Unfortunately Rose didn’t make the final cut.  Too bad.  I think he deserves to be in there.  This isn’t the only difference, but it is the most significant.  Larry Bowa is standing in a different position, and so is Paul “Pope” Owens.  I’m sure there are even more differences if you sat and looked at it longer.

For those of you that haven’t seen the real thing.  Here it is.  I’ve split it up in two parts so you can get a closer look.  Prints are available and for more information please feel free to contact Jaime Cooper at: jamie@jcap.com.au

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Pujols and Pete Highlight Leaf Metal Baseball This Year

Last year it was Ichiro.  This year Albert Pujols and Pete Rose, along with members of the 2012 prospect class, will highlight Leaf Metal Baseball.  I think Pujols will be more of the highlight than Rose considering all of the Rose signatures Leaf has issued within the past year.

2011 Leaf Pete Rose Legacy 2 Box Birthday Break

This product continues to be one of my favorites.  I received two boxes for my birthday today.

Autos

  • Pete Rose #A-16 Auto #’ed/30
  • Pete Rose #A-3 Auto #’ed/30
Base
  • 1970 Series #6
  • Talking To The Press #7
  • Batting Practice #17
  • Getting Ready To Play #33
  • Tied With Stan #40
  • Racing The Ball To Third #15
  • Old Teammates #27
  • Former Teammates #35
  • 1975 Sportsman Of The Year #13
  • Atlanta (1978) #23

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