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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Document Banning Pete Rose From Baseball Goes on Sale

Rose’s personal copy of the 1989 agreement—the only other original copy belongs to Major League Baseball—is being put up for bid by Goldin Auctions. In addition to Rose’s autograph, the pact features the signatures of Rose’s attorney, Giamatti and Fay Vincent, the deputy commissioner who ended up succeeding Giamatti.
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The auction is scheduled to begin on October 15 and remain open for nearly four weeks. Bids start at $100,000, and [Goldin Auctions founder Ken] Goldin estimates the document could fetch between $500,000 and $1 million.

Your chance to own a scuzzy piece of history.

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: October 09, 2012 at 02:50 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cincinnati, memorabilia, pete rose, philadelphia, phillies, reds

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   1. Ron J2 Posted: October 09, 2012 at 03:30 PM (#4260709)
It's always sad when an athlete has to part with a treasured item.
   2. There are a lot of good people in alt-Shooty Posted: October 09, 2012 at 03:33 PM (#4260714)
I bet it goes for less than a million...
   3. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 09, 2012 at 03:44 PM (#4260727)
No, the guy running the auction said it might go for a million! Why would he lie about such a thing?

   4. There are a lot of good people in alt-Shooty Posted: October 09, 2012 at 03:47 PM (#4260733)
No, the guy running the auction said it might go for a million! Why would he lie about such a thing?

I BET it goes for less than a million...
   5. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 09, 2012 at 03:53 PM (#4260748)
i will forward this to my boys in case they need ideas for christmas
   6. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: October 09, 2012 at 03:56 PM (#4260755)
This is why it's good that I'm not independently wealthy. If I had the money I'd snap this up in a heartbeat.

The fact that I would snap something like this up in a heartbeat is probably part of the reason I'm NOT independently wealthy.
   7. RJ in TO Posted: October 09, 2012 at 03:56 PM (#4260756)
i will forward this to my boys in case they need ideas for christmas

And you're hoping this will give them the idea of getting you Pete Rose's head on a pike?
   8. Ron J2 Posted: October 09, 2012 at 03:59 PM (#4260759)
Shooty I had the under on posts before a bet joke was made.

Thanks.
   9. Craig Calcaterra Posted: October 09, 2012 at 05:29 PM (#4260880)
I presume the varied amounts are a function of the uncertainty of the condition of the document itself.

Because based on the way Rose has carried himself since 1989, I could see the document being in pristine condition due to Rose never having read it, or I could see it being totally soiled after he repeatedly wiped his butt with it.
   10. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: October 09, 2012 at 05:46 PM (#4260900)
Pete Rose slides into third base in March 1986.

He wasn't a Phillie in 1986. Now I doubt the authenticity of the whole story.
   11. Shock Posted: October 09, 2012 at 11:02 PM (#4261349)
Shooty I had the under on posts before a bet joke was made.


The line was 1.5 so you really shot yourself in the foot.
   12. Monty Posted: October 09, 2012 at 11:12 PM (#4261361)
The line was 1.5 so you really shot yourself in the foot.


I would have bet the under if the line were 0.5. I'm surprised the intro was bet-joke-free.
   13. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: October 09, 2012 at 11:27 PM (#4261383)
Too bad I just blew my wad on the Einstein God letter.
   14. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: October 10, 2012 at 01:07 AM (#4261420)
God does not play dice. But He has a fantastic tip on a little 12-1 filly running in Santa Anita.
   15. Dan Evensen Posted: October 10, 2012 at 01:22 AM (#4261427)
Is Hauls of Shame going to report one day that these documents are inauthentic? ;-)

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