|A CLASSIC ROSE MUG SHOT.|
|THAT TROPHY LOOKS A LITTLE LIKE A MALNOURISHED CHICKEN.|
THE FRONT PAGE
- This is my oldest Pete Rose card, and Pete looks, well, punky.
THE BACK PAGE
- The '70 card backs are pretty sweet, very readable.
- Rose sure did put together a helluva '61 season for the Tampa Tarpons of the Florida State League.
- Pete was born to wear the Reds cap, don't you think?
- After two consecutive batting titles, Rose finished ninth (.316) in '70.
- Led the league for a third time in hits (205). He would do that four more times in his 24-year career.
- After hitting a career-high 16 homers in '69, he added 15 more in '70. It was his sixth consecutive season with double-digit homers.
- Won his second consecutive Gold Glove in right field.
- I covered Rose's career a little more in depth in his '84 Topps Traded card post.