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MLB

Pete Rose Has Been Forgotten By Topps Like A Scorned Ex-Lover


Baseball cards still exist–and they’re pissed at Pete Rose. Well, not really, but they are refusing to acknowledge Rose’s all-time hits record. Well, not even that, they still recognize 4,256 hits as the most ever, they just won’t attach his name to it. That’s right, Topps is on board with MLB that 4,256 baseballs miraculously hit themselves from 1963-1986. G-G-G-G-Ghost! It’s like that period after your breakup when you pretended all those extra small Hollister shirts were “dad’s hand-me-downs” and not “bad anniversary gifts.”

Maybe they’re trying to appease the MLB, by going all Bud Selig on Charlie Hustle, in order to retain a good relationship. Or maybe they just saw his reality show and wanted to hit him 4,256 times. Either way, both Pete Rose and baseball cards still exist, whether or not they acknowledge each other.

[via USA TODAY, Getty Images]


  • BotO

    Or maybe since they have an MLB license and Rose is banned from baseball, they aren’t allowed by MLB to use his name or likeness in a product. Just like every year since he was banned.

  • SHADRUL

    MR. ROSE IS A SNARLER. LOUSY MANNERS. UNGRACIOUS. SO WAS TY COBB. ROSE WILL LIVE AS AN EXAMPLE TO THE AGGRESSIVELY ILL MANNERED. BASEBALL IS FOR THOSE WHO ARE OTHERWISE UNEMPLOYABLE. “HAAAAWK – PTOOIE!” ADJUST THE CLANGERS. MAKE FACES. GRUNT. SNORT. GASP! RUN LIKE HELL! KILL, WOUND AND MAIM TO GET ON BASE! AARRGHGHG! WHAT WAS THE QUESTION?


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