Pete Rose Baseball Cards

Pete Rose is one of the most famous baseball players of all time. Across his 24-year career, he acquired 4,256 hits making him the Hit King. Currently, he is banned from the baseball HOF due to him betting on baseball and being banned for life.

Even though he’s banned, many collectors and Baseball fans want to have a card of his in their collection.

Pete Rose Rookie Card

Pete Rose has two Rookie Cards. The 1963 Topps and the 63 French Bauer Milk Caps.

1963 Topps

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The 63 Pete Rose is his first major release. While he shares the card with 3 other players, it’s still his most desirable. A PSA 10 has sold for over $700,000. Even lower graded ones cost a minimum of 4 figures.

1963 French Bauer Milk Caps

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The alternative Pete Rose Rookie. These were milk caps released regionally in Cincinnati. Many were thrown away over the years. 

A PSA 2 recently sold for over $4,000. There is less than 20 total graded and a PSA 9 exists.

1964 Kahns

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This is another regional release only distributed with Kahn’s hot dogs. I’ve personally only seen them at Ohio card shows. A 10 has sold for over $6,000.

1964 Topps

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Topps

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Venezuela

This is the first Topps release where Rose appeared by himself. The first one in 63 had 3 other players. Many collectors prefer this over the rookie due to the single image of Rose and the trophy. The PSA 9 of this card sold for close to $60,000.

1964 Venezuela

Topps also had a 64 release in Venezuela. They have a different card stock but are extremely scarce and condition sensitive. Unlike the US Topps version, you will not find these in high grades. 

1965 Topps

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This is Rose’s third Topps release, the nine sells for over five thousand dollars. There hasn’t been a 10 sale yet.

Lower grades are much more affordable.

1965 O-Pee-Chee

OPC first created Baseball cards in the 1930s, but this was the first licensed Topps released in Canada. With that being said it’s still cheaper then the Topps.

1967 Topps Punch Outs

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These were a regional test release only in Maryland. These cards feature a team captain followed by nine players. There are squares on the right that kids could punch out.

They are super scarce as PSA has graded only 8. The only one sold was a PSA 4 which went for $2,000. With the highest grade being an 8, it would read well over five figures.

1968 Jamesway Trucking

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These cards were believed to only be distributed to Jamesway trucking executives. The last 10 sold over 10 years ago for $2,700 and a total pop of under 30.

1968 Topps Discs

Another Test issue. These are extremely difficult to find and to my knowledge, one hasn’t sold at auction.

I would predict it to be a 5 figure card at auction.

1971 Topps

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The 1971 releases outperform some of the late 60s Rose cards. Many collectors desire high-grade cards from this year due to their scarcity. These cards are damaged very easily. Chipping issue show white on the border and significantly lower the grade and eye appeal. 

1971 OPC

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Topps

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O-Pee-Chee

The 71 O – Pee – Chee is much more difficult to find than the Topps. Although it’s scarcer, more people desire the Topps. There are no PSA 10s that exist.

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