Originally Posted by Unassisted
Pete would probably be just fine with Topps and every other company never selling his likeness again. I'm sure he'd very much like to be the exclusive seller of all things Pete Rose. Because that way, everyone who wants something with Pete on it has to pay Pete to get it.
That's why I have trouble getting worked up about this.
That's true enough. I wouldn't say that I am "worked up" about this but it is stupid. In a way it reminds me of the old days of the Soviet Union when group photographs of Stalin and his cronies were carefully airbrushed to omit the image of any henchman who had fallen out of favor with Stalin. Of course, in those cases the image of the henchman in a photo was not all that was removed.
Rose gambled on baseball, he has been permanently banned from the game--I get that--but he also got 4256 hits, whether or not MLB wants to acknowledge that fact or not. What next-airbrush Rose from photos of the '75 World Series?