Pete Rose baseball card investments should be only gravy in the moderate to long term. Pete Rose, aka Charlie Hustle, played most of his career for the Cinncatti Reds and was one of the best pure hitters the baseball game has ever witnessed. He also played for the Philadelphia Phillies and the Montreal Expos and was a manager after his playing career.
Despite being one of the game, best players Rose is not eligible for the MLB Hall of Fame as he was guilty of gambling on baseball games while he played for and managed the Reds.
Its funny how Pete Rose gets black balled from baseball for betting on games but then some players like Michael Jordan simply are forced to retired. This is part of the reason why Michael Jordan basketball cards are as expensive as they are. Imagine how much less MJ cards would be worth if he was found guilty of betting on basketball games.
“…My gosh, as a player, there was no question – first-ballot Hall of Famer, probably darn-near unanimous. But he did commit the cardinal sin. And that is what it is known as in the game. And no matter how much MLB might embrace gambling, they’re not embracing players gambling on games.” – Ken Rosenthal
We feel this ruling is unjust, and at some point, Pete Rose will be a member of the Baseball HOF, making his baseball cards an excellent investment.
Fun Fact: Over a 24-year career, Pete Rose finished with a .304 batting average to go along with .784 OPS and 4256 total hits. Rose also holds the record for most games played, hits, plate appearances, and at-bats in a career, which is truly mind-blowing.
Best Pete Rose Baseball Cards
Here are our top Pete Rose baseball card investments for the moderate to long term. Email us at email@example.com for any questions or concerns regarding sports card investing.
1965 Topps #207
1964 Topps All-Star Rookie #125
1963 Topps Rookie Card #537
1987 Topps Tiffany #200
1968 Topps #230
1986 Topps Record Breaker #206
1972 Topps Set Break #559
1975 Topps #320
1973 Topps #130
1986 Topps #206
Pete Rose baseball cards should have a good to excellent investment outlook in the long term but not so great in the short term. Similar investments include Barry Bonds, Tony Gwyn, Ichiro, and Ty Cobb baseball cards.
Full Disclosure: We do not own any of the above baseball cards mentioned in this article.