Found February 13, 2013 on
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 fall...
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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...
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Topps, as the exclusive rights-holder to produce MLB-licensed trading cards, has removed from its trading cards any mention of Pete Rose as the all-time hits leader.
The Outside Corner ran down this bit of ********: Topps has removed Pete Rose's name when it mentions the all time hit record on its cards. 4,296 sits alone.
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Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Forget the Hall of Fame. If a player disappears from the back of baseball cards, does he still exist?
A little investigating by chicagosidesports.com, followed by some further poking by Yahoo!’s Big League Stew, seems to show that one baseball card company may be trying to give Major League Baseball a hand in forgetting Pete Rose.
Rose, who holds many MLB records but has been shunned...
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