Sunday, March 22, 2015

Pete Rose Personal Collection

A while back, I decided to start a collection of Pete Rose. The all time hits leader doesn't only have the most hits, he has the most games played, most at bats, and the most plate appearances. So why isn't he in the Hall Of Fame? He should be. Just because he bet on baseball, doesn't mean that he shouldn't be in the Hall Of Fame. I think It's time for everybody to forgive the hit king, and allow him to enter Cooperstown! 

The only non autographed card that I have in this post is a 1974 Kellogg's 3-D Super Stars card! It's graded a NM-MT 8 by PSA. I bought this at a monthly card show that's about 10 minutes away from me. It has only about 10 tables, but I get to know the people better which is always nice.

I remember going to Target to buy some repacks a few years back, and ended up getting a repack with a guaranteed autograph or relic.  I was sitting in the front seat. It's weird how you remember the small details. I opened the repack, and right on the top was the autograph - It was Pete Rose! I couldn't have been more excited, pulling a Pete Rose autograph from a $10 repack! This was about a year or 2 ago, before I really got into collecting. 

I forget where I got this one from... Either way it's a Rose autograph! 

I pulled this from a 2014 Leaf Best Of Unopened Baseball box. I must say, those boxes are a ton of fun to open! You get a guaranteed buyback Pete Rose autograph (yipee) plus an unopened buyback box of cards. I got a box of 2013 Topps Chrome, which was a ton of fun, and pulled a Dylan Bundy 1972 autograph #ed /24, which I later traded for a Pete Rose patch autograph, Tony Gwynn strata, and a Clayton Kershaw 2013 Five star autograph. Included in that trade, in my end, was also a Vin Scully autograph from 2012 Prime cuts. More boring information!

I pulled this last Christmas from a box of 2011 Pete Rose legacy. The autograph is on card and is #ed /30! 

I pulled this card from a box of 2011 Pete Rose legacy late last summer. It's #ed /10, and is inscribed "Lou Gehrig Award" in red ink! 

I traded for this card, as I mentioned earlier, and is #ed /10! It's inscribed "Hit King 4256" in red ink, along with a 2 color patch! This is probably my favorite card in my Rose collection! 

The newest addition to my Rose collection, is this autograph from 2012 Pete Rose Legacy! I made a trade with Brian about a week ago, and he sent me this card! I'm trying to complete the autograph set (slowly but surely) so I'll always accept an autograph of Rose from 2012 Pete Rose Legacy! 
Thank you for reading! 


  1. Really impressive collection, Frankie! I'm glad I was able to add one that you didn't have already!