|IN '84, PETE WAS ON A QUEST|
AND NOBODY WAS GETTING IN HIS WAY.
|THAT'S STAT-GEEK HEAVEN RIGHT THERE.|
THE FRONT PAGE
- Ah, yes. It's the forgotten Pete Rose card. However, it's always been one of my favorites. You don't see it a lot and it comes from a significant year in his career.
- I have to say when I purchased this set, I was more excited to get this card than the Gooden or Saberhagen.
THE BACK PAGE
- Even if you hate him, you have to appreciate the numbers this cat put up.
- No need to write more. Click and dive in.
- Expos logos and uniforms are always OK with me, even on Pete.
- I think this is a sweet-looking card front to back.
- Rose attained his milestone 4,000th hit with the Expos on April 13, doubling off the Phillies' Jerry Koosman.
- It came against the team he left the year before because the Phils wanted to use him in a limited role. That, of course, would've hurt his quest to break Ty Cobb's all-time hits record.
- Before ordering Rose to do anything, it was always wise to check with him first to make sure he was OK with it.
- I really used to hate Rose growing up, but as years pass, I'm really in awe of what he accomplished. Others were more talented, but few were as driven.
- Everyone knows about Rose's desire to compete on the field. I think this quote says it all: "I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball.'' Who can't appreciate that devotion?
- I'd be remiss not to plug his website, http://www.peterose.com/ where you can get his latest autographed gear. Always free shipping.
|MY VERY OWN LIMITED-EDITION PETE ROSE BALL, |
No. 64,143,556,814,191 of 109,333,106,056,234,192.