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?