Sunday, February 16, 2014

Ten Best Cards From a $30 Lot: #7

1974 Topps #300 Pete Rose

The Open-Mouthed-Pete-Rose-Bunting card is one of the most memorable cards from the 1970s. Although I had never owned this card until now, it is very familiar to me because of the back of the 1986 Topps Sticker Album, which featured photos of all of Rose's Topps cards and stickers up until that point. The stats on the back of this card indicate that Pete then had a career total of 2,152 hits. Amazingly, it was during his 1973 230-hit season that he finally hit the halfway point of what would eventually be his career base hit total.

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