Skip to comments.Pete Rose erased from baseball cards - Has Topps gone too far?
Posted on 02/13/2013 6:42:56 PM PST by SMGFan
Baseball card collectors and fans of the game are left scratching their heads after Topps made the decision to scrub mentions of Pete Rose and his Major League Baseball records from their products.
Yet, when it comes to players chasing Rose' records, his name is omitted. For example, Chicago White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski's card mentions his standing in regard to the "all-time record of 4,256" hits, but no mention as to who holds that mysterious record.
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Good God! All the man did was gamble, it’s not like he murdered anybody.
TOPPS, MLB, need to get a life.
Love him or hate him, Rose earned his on-field credentials honestly, as far as I've ever heard, and simply being made to disappear from the record books (and the Topps cards) is just ridiculous, IMHO! Hall of Fame is a different story, of course...rules is rules, I reckon.
Well I hope for his sake he gets in to the HOF. Everytime I am in Vegas he is doing autograph sessions at either Caesars or like 20 minutes ago when I waved at him at Mandalay Bay. He was by himself and did not look happy at all.
You would think he punched Rihanna or something.
Sad state of affairs when you can't bet on your own team to win !
And we have his word on that....
Rose spoke Wednesday with Dan Patrick and Keith Olbermann on ESPN Radio to discuss the new Pete Rose exhibit that will be on display at the Great American Ballpark as part of the Reds Hall of Fame. The exhibit will be on display for 11 months.
"I bet on my team every night. I didn't bet on my team four nights a week. I was wrong," Rose said.
Rose said that he believed in his team so much that he bet on them to win every night.
"I bet on my team to win every night because I love my team, I believe in my team," Rose said. "I did everything in my power every night to win that game."
Exactly. Something stupid that he did as a coach should not erase his records as a player. The fact that the hall of fame will never touch him and his caricature of a public image is punishment enough.
Whew! I’m glad that’s settled....
And his cards will be worth big money. He will be folk lore.
That said, his records are legit and should be recognized. I don't have an issue with him being in the HOF posthumously. While he's alive, however, he should be banned from official MLB activities IMHO.
I've got to respectfully disagree there. Pete Rose is sort of like the Benedict Arnold of baseball. Like Arnold, Rose did many good things, but then he went over to the dark side.
Arnold won great victories early in the Revolutionary war. But Arnold should not be on an American coin. Rose should not be in the Hall of Fame.
For crying out loud, he bet on baseball, he didn’t bugger the commissioner’s pet goat.
Leave him alone, he’s paid enough.
Pete was such a hero to me growing up. But the guy simply can't stop lying.
Don't forget he AGREED to the lifetime ban. He signed the papers with Giamatti.
First it was I never bet on baseball, then it was I bet on the Reds to win most of the time (except when he knew a starting pitcher wasn't up to snuff), then it was I bet on the Reds to win every game (foolish strategy BTW).
I'm at the point where I truly don't believe anything he says.
I really would not be that surprised if he bet against the Reds on occasion, just to cover his substantial losses.
Anyone who knows a patholgical gambling addict knows that there is virtually nothing they won't do.
Oh, I know he's sorry. But I think it's because got caught.
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MLB’s investigation linked Rose and his drug-dealing, bookmaking, baseball gambling, race-fixing, steroids using/dealing, amphetamine using/dealing, income-tax fraud friends, many whom lived in Rose’s houses and hotel rooms.
MLB released some of the investigation but much more was not disclosed as per Rose’s contract with MLB, which threatened to turn the investigation to the government. There were a lot of people, very scary people, who urged Rose to take the deal.
And all of these undisclosed facts you know how???
There were a lot of people, very scary people, who urged Rose to take the deal.
And also this fact, you know how???
Note: They said, was rumored, unnamed sources are not adequate answers, btw.
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Why thanks Captain Obvious!
I've been stumbling around here for 14 years and didn't realize that.
Fans should decide by never supporting anything “Tops”
I don't know if you know who runs the bookmaking business, but let me assure you, it ain't the Boy Scouts.
Rose associated with all KINDS of low-lifes during this time. He even met them in the clubhouse at Riverfront.
Read the book "Hustle".
Pete was very very stupid.
Just makes his cards all the more valuable.......
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