Originally posted on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 9/15/12

Pete Rose is a dude who will sign anything for money. Books, balls, bats, pictures...anything you can think of, Rose has probably signed. But this is a new one: Goldin Auctions is selling the document Rose signed when former MLB commissioner Bart Giamatti banned him from baseball.

The document is five pages long, acknowledges his banishment from the league (though does not contain an admission of him betting on baseball), and features the signatures of Rose, Giamatti, and former MLB deputy commissioner Fay Vincent. Only two copies of this document exist, with one in the hands of MLB, and the other (Rose's copy) being handed over to a friend of Rose before Goldin acquired it.

Copies of this document have been sold by Rose in the past (for the cool price of $500), but I don't think anyone ever imagined that the original would ever pop up on the secondary market. Well, here we are. This is a legitimate piece of baseball history unlike any other item sold in recent years. You can talk about jerseys, bats, gloves, and signatures of legendary players...but is there anything more interesting to have in your possession than a signed copy of the original document that destroyed the legacy of one of the best players in baseball history? I think not.

The auction will begin on October 10th, and no reserve has been set. The highest price that a baseball related document has for in the past was the sale contract between the Red Sox and Yankees that sent Babe Ruth to New York. That piece of history went for $996,000, and the people at Goldin feel like this could go for more.

[h/t: ESPN]


Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Jim Mora calls UCLA's upcoming schedule 'a complete injustice'

Tommy Tuberville returned to Auburn, lined up at Tiger Walk

WATCH: Arizona State pushes pile 20 yards on TD run

Jim McElwain still won't name Will Grier Florida's starter

Steve Smith has microfractures in back, out for Week 5

Cowboys want Brandon Weeden to attempt longer passes


Nebraska captain tells crowd 'I'm sorry we suck'

Report: Dolphins could fire some coaches if team loses to Jets

Georgia fans get #FireRicht trending on Twitter

Mark Fox paints body, wears shoulder spikes in student section

WATCH: Nick Chubb ties Herschel Walker's record

WATCH: Ohio St. WR penalized for 'throat slash' celebration

WATCH: Dabo Swinney interview awkwardly cut off

Ohio St. LB Darron Lee has message for fans after close win

WATCH: Swedish league player unties opponent's skates

Max Scherzer throws second no-hitter of the season

Ezekiel Elliott jokes he owes his OL a steak dinner

Mike Riley explains questionable pass play on third down

Torey Lovullo would be 'honored' by managerial offers

WATCH: Ohio State stops Indiana on 4th down to win game

McIlroy: Spieth, Day have made me hungry again

Jacob Coker Hits Calvin Ridley For 50-Yard TD

Sideline reporter stunned by Bama's 'new technology'

There is reason for cautious optimism with the Raiders

Nick Saban’s has personal umbrella holder with him

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Rick Pitino and the shadows that never leave

Chad Johnson ... Steelers kicker?

Flacco deserves more from the Ravens

Time for Neymar's Barcelona

Seth Rollins, WWE depth, Divas and winning

Madison Keys and the future of women’s tennis

Most underrated games in NFL Week 4

What to watch in CFB Week 5

Starter strategies for final, tie-breaker and wild card games

Five outrageous predictions for NFL Week 4

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker