Archive for Pete Rose

Baseball Cards On Television

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

gehrigrc2Since I started collecting in the late 1980s, I’ve always been intrigued whenever baseball cards are discussed or shown on television. One of my fondest memories was watching Kevin and Paul on “The Wonder Years” try to hash out a trade for a Willie McCovey rookie card, something that eventually turns ugly and ultimately causes a temporary rift in their friendship — what’s new, right? This episode is great for many reasons — I wish I could find this on You Tube but the entire episode is not there — but the baseball cards makes it a classic for any collector. And for the record, neither character is actually seen handling a 1960 Topps McCovey rookie card, both are seen with common cards from 1989 Topps.

But that episode also reminded me of an episode of MacGyver I watched about a decade and a half ago. I remember distinctly there was tie-in with counterfeit baseball cards and Pete Rose. Well, after some simple searching this morning, I found the MacGyver episode on YouTube. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 1985 Topps Pete Rose autograph

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

1985toppspeteroseautographGotta give a shout out to two people for making the acquisition of this card possible. First to Mario at Wax Heaven, who brought attention to a lot of 10 Pete Rose sets for sale on eBay, which a bunch of bloggers decided to split. And secondly to Chris G. from Project ’62, who bit the bullet and bought the lot to distribute to those expressing interest. Thanks to you both.

Now, about the card … Continue reading

Card of the Day: 1985 Fleer Sticker Philadelphia Phillies

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

Neglected. Used. Unappreciated.

If I was a old school Fleer baseball sticker, that’s how I would feel. I would have been inserted into packs, just like the sticks of gum that Topps used to put in their products, but no one would ever talk about me with the same sentiment that adults express for the relationship between baseball cards and sticks of gum. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 1989 Topps Pete Rose

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

I own thousands of baseball cards. Some worthless, some worth hundreds of dollars, some I’d even consider irreplaceable. But of all the cards I have, one card in particular kept me up Friday night. And believe it or not, it was a 1989 Topps Pete Rose.

Don’t bother going to Google to see what the latest is on Rose. He’s still alive, bannished from baseball, and shunned from the Hall of Fame; all the while remaining one of the greatest the profession has ever seen. If it were up to me, Pete would be in the Hall tomorrow. Continue reading