Friday, January 11, 2019

TTM Success - Pete Rose

I added another huge name to my 1987 Topps set and crossed off three cards with this TTM success from Pete Rose.  I was missing this manager card from my bulk box of 87s, so I had to buy this off of COMC last year, but I got it, and now it is signed.
Rose signed pretty small, but the autos still look good.  I was really happy to go ahead and get these done.

Rose (b. 1941) played in the majors from 1963 to 1986 for the Reds, Phillies and Expos.  He is the all-time leader in hits (4,256), games played (3,562), plate appearances (15,890) and at bats (14,053).  He also had 160 home runs and a career .303 batting average.

He was an All Star 17 times (1965, 1967 to 1971, 1973 to 1982 and 1985), the NL Rookie of the Year in 1963 and the NL MVP in 1973.  He won the World Series with the Reds in 1975 and 1976 and with the Phillies in 1980.  He remains banned from baseball after a 1989 investigation into his admitted betting on baseball.

I mailed to the private signing on October 12 and got the cards back on December 15, for a 64-day TAT.  I paid a fee of $35/card.

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