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    TOPPS disses Rose


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    Re: TOPPS disses Rose

    As I've said many times else. I HATE revisionist history. Acting like something didn't happen neither honors the game nor educates the fans.
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    Re: TOPPS disses Rose

    Topps is an Eisner run company, simply looking for free press in a market saturated and dated

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    Re: TOPPS disses Rose

    I didn't realize that Topps had the authority to do this.

    Can someone explain which of Rose's hits became illegitimate because he bet on baseball?

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    I am about as far as you can get from being a Pete Rose kool aid drinker but thats just stupid.
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    Re: TOPPS disses Rose

    I like the logic used to reach the decision--simple and plain and simple. In other words, I just decided it was right, so it was right.
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    Re: TOPPS disses Rose

    As westofyou said, this is so obviously an orchestrated move to manufacture a controversy and get people to talk about baseball cards for the first time since 1986.

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    Re: TOPPS disses Rose

    Quote Originally Posted by Pony Boy View Post
    As westofyou said, this is so obviously an orchestrated move to manufacture a controversy and get people to talk about baseball cards for the first time since 1986.
    Yea but I think it will back fire. In the court of public opinion Pete is still loved by the fans so I can see a backlash where fans wont buy Topps cards as a form of protest.
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    Re: TOPPS disses Rose

    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    I am about as far as you can get from being a Pete Rose kool aid drinker but thats just stupid.
    Agreed! I have grown weary of even hearing his name, but this is idiotic!
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    Re: TOPPS disses Rose

    I dislike Pete Rose for many, many things, but this makes zero sense.

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    Re: TOPPS disses Rose

    "You can't fix stupid"-Ron White.
    To be consistent, Topps should announce that Ty Cobb will no longer be listed as having the highest career batting average because he was a racist and a really mean guy, so the honor of having the highest career batting average will go to Rogers Hornsby.....er, wait, Hornsby may have also been a bigot and he certainly was by all accounts a self-centered jerk, so the career batting average leader is now Shoeless Joe Jackson....er, wait, "Black Sox" you say.....hmmmm.....
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    Re: TOPPS disses Rose

    Have we gotten a response from Pete yet? Is he on Twitter? I feel like sooner or later he's just going to turn into The Iron Sheik and begin saying things like "F-- the no good Topps!"
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    Re: TOPPS disses Rose

    I heart manufactured controversy.
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    Re: TOPPS disses Rose

    No ... Topps did not diss Pete Rose.

    http://www.beckett.com/news/2013/02/...its-mlbs-call/

    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.

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    Re: TOPPS disses Rose

    They let Rose be part of the All-Century Team, on-field at an MLB-sanctioned event (ASG). I think one e-mail to MLB would have cleared the issue of putting his name (not his image, not his likeness, but the 8 letters that spell out his name) on a card.

    Though, it's not like they've been particularly troubled by the issue of putting Rose's name on cards in the past (2006 Topps):


    It's such a non-issue, though. I wouldn't be surprised to learn Topps was behind the "outrage" that started it as part of a viral marketing campaign to get people talking about baseball cards.
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