Found June 03, 2013 on
Via the Wall Street Journal:
Since 2005, he has spent several hours per day, 15 to 25 days per month, 12 months per year signing his name for money. He signs and poses for photos with anyone who buys memorabilia from his business partners, with items such as baseballs and photos ranging from $75 to $800. And for this, Rose earns more than $1 million per year.
This blew my fuggin mind. Dude there are that many people on planet earth that want a Pete Rose autograph? Good heavens.
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On Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Major League Baseball hit king Pete Rose racks in over $1M annually from signing autographs in Las Vegas. Rose, who’s now 72, lives in a condo just off the Vegas strip and writes his name for serious cash. Rose isn’t just doing one off card shows like some former MLB greats, he’s living up to his Charlie Hustle monicker...
Rose should be in the Hall of Fame, but that is another discussion for another day. Right now Charlie Hustle is doing just that hustling to keep some cash in his pockets.
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