A trite expression has it that “Records are made to be broken.” Well, in the matter of Ty Cobb’s 4,191 career hits, “insurmountable” seemed the appropriate description. That is, until determination, hustle and longevity propelled Pete Rose to 4,256 lifetime safeties. These (4) items hail from Rose’s feat of surpassing the Georgia Peach. Includes:
Signed Newspaper: issued by The Cincinnati Post on September 12, 1985, the special section titled “THE HIT” features a full-page color photo of the Queen City’s favorite son delivering career hit No. 4,192 and is autographed in blue marker (“10” strength). Accompanying is a basic cert/sticker from JSA.
Ticket Stub: issued at Riverfront Stadium on September 11, 1985, the voucher features printed seating and event legends and presents nicely. Encapsulated and assessed “Authentic” by PSA.
Program: issued during the Reds-Padres September 9-12 four-game series, the 60-page guide presents (VG) with covers and crisp pages completely intact. There is minor wrinkling/creasing in the upper right corner. The cover shows Rose posing near the Reds on-deck circle with baseballs arranged to form “4192.” The center (scorecard) pages remain unmarked.
Photograph: an 8x10" color photo of Rose at bat with Padres catcher Bruce Bochy and home plate umpire Lee Weyer awaiting the pitch, as well. (photo is not signed)