1963 Topps Pete Rose Rookie Card Approaching $150,000
By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor
He might not have a place in Cooperstown but a 1963 Topps Pete Rose rookie card looks to be headed to Hall of Fame territory. A copy of the card graded PSA 9 Mint is approaching $150,000 in an eBay auction.
Should the sale close, it’ll be another blue chip vintage card seeing a huge spike in price. In 2014, Heritage Auctions sold a PSA 9 Pete Rose rookie card for just over $19,000. In May, 2016, a PSA 8 copy of the card went for almost that much, hitting $16,730 through Heritage once again.
This Pete Rose rookie card is being sold by eBay seller Invest In Baseball. It’s scheduled to end on Sunday, July 3, just before 7:30 PM EST.
The 1963 Topps Pete Rose is tough to find in top condition. Less than 30 have gotten a PSA 9 grade versus almost 400 PSA 8 cards. Just one has gotten the Gem Mint PSA 10.
Like a lot of rookie cards from the 1960s and ’70s, Rose shares the card. So if one wanted to, they could also claim that Al Weis has a rookie card that sold for more than $100,000.
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