Daily Archives: March 18, 2010

1986 Topps Pete Rose Subset – Card #7 – 1983-85

1986 Topps Pete Rose Subset – Card #7 – 1983-85

Highlights from this final stage of Rose’s career include becoming the game’s all-time leader in career hits.  Pete also became a player/manager as he took over managerial responsibilities for the club in 1985.

During these last few seasons, Pete Rose added 335 more hits to his staggering numbers.

My favorite card from the 3 pictured above – 1983 Topps(upper, right).

1986 Topps Pete Rose Subset – Card #6 – 1979-82

1986 Topps Pete Rose Subset – Card #6 – 1979-82

Highlights from this era of Rose’s career include winning his first and only Silver Slugger Award while also making all 4 All-star teams.

During this span of 4 seasons, Rose added 705 to his impressive numbers.

My favorite card from the 4 pictured above – 1979 Topps(upper, left).

1986 Topps Pete Rose Subset – Card #5 – 1975-78

1986 Topps Pete Rose Subset – Card #5 – 1975-78

Highlights from these 4 seasons include winning 2 World Series championships as well as finishing in the Top 5 for the MVP race twice while making 4 All-star teams.  Rose also joined the ‘3,000 Hits Club’ in 1978.

During this time period, Pete Rose added 827 hits to his career tally.

My favorite card from the 4 pictured above – 1977 Topps(lower, left).

1986 Topps Pete Rose Subset – Card #4 – 1971-74

1986 Topps Pete Rose Subset – Card #4 – 1971-74

Highlights from these 4 seasons include winning the 1973 MVP award and making the All-star team 3 times.

During this 4-year run, Pete Rose collected 805 hits.

My favorite card from the 4 pictured above – 1972 Topps(upper, right).

1986 Topps Pete Rose Subset – Card #3 – 1967-70

1986 Topps Pete Rose Subset – Card #3 – 1967-70

Highlights from 1967-1970 include 2 Gold Glove awards, 4 All-star selections, and 3 Top 7 finishes for the MVP award.

During this 4-year stretch, Pete Rose amassed 809 hits.

My favorite card from the 4 pictured above – 1967 Topps(upper, left).

1986 Topps Pete Rose Subset – Card #2 – 1963-66

1986 Topps Pete Rose Subset – Card #2 – 1963-66

Highlights from the first 4 years of Pete Rose’s career include winning the Rookie of the Year award in 1963.  He also finished in 6th place for the MVP in 1965 and in 10th place in 1966. 

During that 4-year span, Rose tallied 723 hits.

My favorite card from the 4 pictured above – 1965 Topps(lower, left).

1986 Topps Pete Rose Subset – Card #1 – Base

1986 Topps Pete Rose Subset – Card #1 – Base

1986 was Pete Rose’s final season as a player in major league baseball.  The game’s all-time hits king wrapped up his 24-year major league career by appearing in 72 games with the Reds.  Still able to hit the ball well, Rose collected 52 more hits in that final campaign giving him 4,256.

Pete Rose was a Rookie of the Year, an MVP, a World Series MVP, a 17-time All-star, a 2-time Gold Glove winner and 1-time winner of the Silver Slugger Award. 

Hopefully, in my lifetime, he will be able to add Hall of Famer to his resume as well!!

1986 Topps Pete Rose Subset!!!

1986 Topps Pete Rose Subset!!!

While shopping around on Ebay for more 1980’s subsets to add to my collection, I found this 7-card tribute to Pete Rose that was part of the 1986 Topps base set.  I built that full set back in ’86 and I am fairly certain that I had a few of these subsets built on the side as well.

I decided to scoop one of these up, but the asking prices were all higher than what I was willing to pay so I jumped over to www.sportlots.com and was able to pick up each card for just 18 cents apiece.

And here it is – COMPLETE!!!

Topps did a perfect job in honoring Rose with this 7-card doozie.  I liked their approach when I was a kid as it gave me a chance to see the changes that cards took on during his laying days.  And now, more than 24 years later, I still enjoy the efforts that they put into this set.

Throughout the course of the day I will show off each and every card of this set for you.  And for the multi-image cards that show off Rose’s Topps cards from his rookie year through the end of his playing days, I will select my favorite from each.

This will be fun!  Enjoy.