According to Topps baseball cards this year the all time record holder for most base hits in baseball is simply known as "all-time record holder." Or at least that is likely how Pete Rose would be listed on the back of a baseball card printed today.
As Chicago Side Sports points out, the baseball card company is not using Pete Rose by name on their baseball cards, but they will use the names of other players who own records. Was this an error? Something that slipped through the cracks? Does somebody at Topps have it out for Rose, who continues to try and wiggle his way back in to the good graces of Major League Baseball?
The reason may be fairly simple. It all comes down to - what else - money.
Topps is licensed to print and sell baseball cards under separate licenses from Major League Baseball and the MLB Player's Association. Rose, who was banished from baseball for gambling on the sport as a manager of the Cincinnati Reds, no longer falls under either...