Wednesday, January 18, 2012

#6 - Record Breaker, Pete Rose

What a card: This card recognizes Pete Rose achieving the record for most singles in a career. Rose still holds the all-time mark with 3,215.

My observation on the front: Looks like a game against the Padres. I have no idea which team surrendered Rose's record-setting single, but my guess is the Padres were responsible for providing several players with record-setting achievements.

More opinion from me: Rose is all over this set with at least three cards. But that would be nothing compared to the Rose-palooza that opens the 1986 Topps set.

Something you might know: Rose holds the record for most outs made in a career with 10,328. No one is even close to it.

Something you might not know: Pete Rose was the first ballplayer I ever learned to hate. Surprised it wasn't a Yankee? Yeah, me, too.

My observation on the back: I'm not sure why Topps chose to recognize Rose with a card for most career singles but not a card for most career games.

The blog wants to speak now: The 1985 (and 1971) Topps blog will remain open over the next 24 hours, but I do invite you to read up on the SOPA and PIPA initiatives in the U.S. Senate and do the right thing. You want to continue to read this blog, don't you?


Play at the Plate said...

According to my research, freely conducted on the as of now SOPA free interweb, Pete Rose hit his record single while playing for the Expos. It came on 7/27/84 in a game against the Phillies and he hit it off Steve Carlton.

night owl said...

Thanks. In my still-recovering state, I really didn't look forward to the research on this one.

Brandon said...

Is anyone else bothered by Topps irrational use of capitalization on any word associated with baseball such One-Hit?

'30-Year Old Cardboard said...

Fantastic card - I recall feeling very lucky when I pulled one of these back in '85!!

Play at the Plate said...

You're welcome. After seeing the Ryan record breaker, it's an interesting coincedence that Carlton such a connection to the Rose and Ryan records.

James Seward said...

How much does this card sale for?

night owl said...

Around a dollar.