Originally posted on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 2/14/13

Pete Rose is no longer the all-time hits leader. Well, according to Topps. It doesn’t seem that like the baseball card company was only printing the biggest baseball card in the world to get a little pub, as they are actually changing history as well. ChicagoSideSports.com’s Rob Harris has a keen eye to go along with his avid love of baseball cards. He was looking at the back of the new cards for 2013 and saw a new feature that is labeled “Career Chase.” It’s meant to show just how far off each an every player is from the career total of the record holders. It seems like all the totals are listed with who holds the career records, except for all-time hits,which is held by Pete Rose. Topps has taken it upon itself to omit Rose’s name from the record, even though his baseball banishment happened well after his playing days. And even though Rose hasn’t been elected to the Hall of Fame, wrongly, the museum still recognizes him as the record holder. On the back of each card, wedged between each player’s personal information and his “Complete Major and Minor League Batting Record,” there’s a little line labeled [...]

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