No ... Topps did not diss Pete Rose.
Pete Rose has been banned from Major League Baseball and on its Ineligible List for more than 20 years now and that has meant one thing that should be obvious to collectors.
He hasn’t had a single, officially licensed baseball card since.
It’s nothing new, but his name being omitted from the Career Chase trivia lines in the 2013 Topps baseball set has at least one collector angry, who foolishly took Topps to task for something that’s out if its hands.
And I’ll use the word again. Foolish.
Why would I say that? Rose is on baseball’s Ineligible List — banned for life from the game for his gambling habits while manager of the Cincinnati Reds. That bans him from MLB products, too — and that’s Major League Baseball’s call. A player who is banned will not be in an MLB-approved product — period.