Pete Rose Bowman RetroFractor, RC & More, Pt. 1

Top Pete Rose Cards

Date: May 13, 2024
Topics: Baseball, MLB, Rookie Cards
Length: 459 Words
Reading Time: ~3 Minutes

Fondly known as “Charlie Hustle,” Pete Rose’s remarkable legacy spans over two decades and is marked by unparalleled determination, the MLB’s all-time hit record for hits (4,256), and 17 All-Star appearances. Beyond his rookie card, Rose’s trading cards have become prized possessions among enthusiasts, capturing iconic moments from his storied journey on the diamond. In a momentous return to the trading card scene, Rose was immortalized in the 2024 Bowman Baseball Retrofractor, a testament to his enduring impact on the sport and popularity among fans and collectors alike. Let’s check out some of “Charlie Hustle’s” top cards. 

Pete Rose Cards to Collect

Pete Rose

2024 Bowman Baseball Chrome #BRA-PR Pete Rose RetroFractor 1st Bowman Auto

The 2024 Bowman Baseball #BRA-PR Pete Rose 1st Bowman Auto card is a piece of baseball history captured in a single frame. What makes it truly remarkable? First off, prior to this, Rose had only one autographed Topps card, and it wasn’t even a baseball card. Secondly, this card boasts the coveted 1st Bowman tag and marks Rose’s return to baseball cards after years of absence. The orange refractor version has a limited print run of 25, while the even rarer red refractor is limited to just five copies. And if you’re lucky enough to come across the superfractor, well, you’ve hit the jackpot – it’s one-of-one.

Pete Rose

2015 Topps WWE Undisputed Pete Rose Auto

We briefly mentioned that Rose only had one official Topps auto before the 2024 Bowman Baseball RetroFractor release. Now, who would’ve thought the greatest hitter in the history of baseball’s first official Topps autograph would come on a WWE card? Wouldn’t have been on many bingo cards, but hey, this is history!

Pete Rose

1984 Topps Tiffany #300 Pete Rose

Topps debuted its Tiffany cards in 1984. And at the seasoned age of 43, Rose was still hangin’ around which led to his inclusion in this legendary set. He wound up playing until 45, which is almost unheard of in any of the four major US sports. Salute to longevity.

Pete Rose

1977 Topps #277 Pete Rose

Rose played every game as if it were his last, and the picture captured in the 1977 Topps #277 Pete Rose, commemorating the Reds’ sweep of the Phillies in the 1976 NL Championship, exemplifies that. In the three-game sweep, “Charlie Hustle” batted a scorching .429 with three runs scored.

Pete Rose

1980 Topps #540 Pete Rose

In 1980, Rose led the league in doubles with 42, landed his 14th All-Star selection and helped the Reds to a World Series title. For many this would be a career-defining season. For Rose? It was just another highlight of a career that cemented him into the G.O.A.T. conversation.

Pete Rose Bowman RetroFractor, RC & More, Pt. 2

Pete Rose Bowman RetroFractor, RC & More, Pt. 2

Explore the legendary career of Pete Rose through his trading cards

Date: May 13, 2024
Topics: Baseball, MLB, Pete Rose, Rookie Cards
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