Card gallery: Leaf readies Pete Rose Legacy set

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Baseball’s career hits leader is one of the sports world’s most polarizing — and, yet in some areas, beloved — figures.

And that enigma that is Pete Rose not lost on Leaf as the company is readying a Pete Rose Legacy set coming in November, which will apparently be chock-full of autographs, memorabilia and more. The high-end offering will include signatures, game-used pieces (a bat and a game-used Montreal Expos jersey were used) and inscriptions … lots of inscriptions.

Because he was banned from baseball for betting on the game, Rose has not appeared on an MLB-approved trading card in a standard set since 1989. That has made his releases since then — there have been plenty from companies that are not MLB-approved — of interest to collectors who prefer to remember Rose for his achievements on the field, not his failures off of it.

Click on the images for a full view of the cards below if it shows a thumbnail.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

8 Comments

  1. Posted Wednesday September 21st, 2011 at 06:49 PM | Permalink

    Either someone helped him with these inscriptions or his handwriting varies a lot. Look at his numbers especially. The “2”s “5”s and “1”s in particular change styles between cards.
    Probably all him, but still interesting.

  2. James
    Posted Wednesday September 21st, 2011 at 07:18 PM | Permalink

    Wow! Its been along time since I was truly impressed with a new product. This one looks amazing. I hope the price is right..

  3. Posted Thursday September 22nd, 2011 at 06:19 AM | Permalink

    I love this freaking set! I can’t wait.

  4. Kent Dalpan
    Posted Thursday September 22nd, 2011 at 06:27 AM | Permalink

    Do we know if there is going to be regular cards or just insert?

  5. chrisolds
    Posted Thursday September 22nd, 2011 at 08:16 AM | Permalink

    There will be base cards.

  6. Brent
    Posted Thursday September 22nd, 2011 at 09:34 AM | Permalink

    Anyone know where I can pre-order this?

  7. Posted Thursday September 22nd, 2011 at 11:26 AM | Permalink

    Great looking cards! We will have boxes and cases available for pre-order when we receive the info from Leaf.

  8. chrisolds
    Posted Thursday September 22nd, 2011 at 05:29 PM | Permalink

    It’s not been formally solicited/announced yet. This is just a big ol’ teaser.

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