1963 Topps Pete Rose Rookie Card Approaching $150,000


1963 Topps Pete Rose RC

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.

1963 Topps Pete Rose RC PSA 9 front

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.

1963 Topps Pete Rose RC PSA 9 reverse

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.

Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.


Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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  1. Jason 23 December, 2016 at 21:27

    I just met the guy who owns the Gem Mint 10 in San Rafael tonight. He popped in a popular card shop there and they both discussed this PSA 10.

    Looks like this guy is sitting on a super valuable baseball card.

  2. Bill Andreas 10 November, 2017 at 16:22

    Are graded cards more difficult to sell then non graded cards? How long does it take to get a card graded?

  3. Sus 14 December, 2019 at 13:39

    Just found 1963 Pete Rose Rookie card (original) in an unopened pack of cards along with a bunch of others(several boxes of cards I opened in the last week) that have been in storage since they were initially bought.
    Been getting all kinds of advice from different card shops but none are offering anything before a couple of months per their time line for sending it in to be graded.

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