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1976 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #240 – Pete Rose

1976 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #240 – Pete Rose

Pete Rose was the epitome of offense for most of his playing days.  An absolute menace both at the plate and on the bases, Rose drove his opposition crazy.  And coupled with his top-notch skills as a hitter, Rose was the ignition that kept the Cincinnati Reds firing on all cylinders.

Rose played 24 seasons in the big leagues, spending 19 of them in Cincinnati.  The game’s all-time hits leader, Rose amassed over 3,300 hits with the club while also scoring 1700+ runs for the team.  During his days with the Reds, Rose was selected as an All-star 13 times while collecting 2 Gold Glove awards.  He was named the National League Rookie of the Year in 1963 while winning the Most Valuable Player award ten seasons later in 1973.

Rose made it to the World Series four times with the Reds.  He was part of both championship winning teams in 1975 & 1976.

1975 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #320 – Pete Rose

1975 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #320 – Pete Rose

Pete Rose was the epitome of offense for most of his playing days.  An absolute menace both at the plate and on the bases, Rose drove his opposition crazy.  And coupled with his top-notch skills as a hitter, Rose was the ignition that kept the Cincinnati Reds firing on all cylinders.

Rose played 24 seasons in the big leagues, spending 19 of them in Cincinnati.  The game’s all-time hits leader, Rose amassed over 3,300 hits with the club while also scoring 1700+ runs for the team.  During his days with the Reds, Rose was selected as an All-star 13 times while collecting 2 Gold Glove awards.  He was named the National League Rookie of the Year in 1963 while winning the Most Valuable Player award ten seasons later in 1973.

Rose made it to the World Series four times with the Reds.  He was part of both championship winning teams in 1975 & 1976.

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1975 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #211 – Pete Rose, 1973 MVPs

1975 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #211 – Pete Rose, 1973 MVPs

This card pays tribute to Pete Rose’s incredible MVP season in 1973.

During that campaign Rose was awesome!  He hit .338 while collecting 230 hits(a career high).  Pete had an on-base percentage of .401 during that year.  And while earning 65 walks in 752 plate appearance, he struck out just 42 times.  Other notable stats from that magical ’73 season include scoring 115 runs ans stealing 10 bases.  Rose connected for 36 doubles, 8 triples, and 5 home runs.   He also knocked in 64 runs for the club.

Pete’s solid season led to another All-star team selection and his 1st place finish as the NL Most Valuable Player.