1964 Pete Rose Signed Game Worn Cincinnati Reds Jersey (Photo-Matched, ex-Reds HOF)
This Pete Rose signed, game-worn Cincinnati Reds flannel from 1964 was formerly displayed at the Reds Hall of Fame. Rose, baseball's all-time career hits leader, is on MLB's permanently ineligible list and thus excluded from the Baseball Hall of Fame, but was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in 2016, long after his checkered career came to an end amid scandal in 1989. Rose was a 17-time All-Star at a record five different positions. He played 19 seasons in Cincinnati, amassing two World Series victories, an NL MVP Award, and an NL Rookie of the Year Award, which he won in 1963. This jersey comes from the year after he was named Rookie of the Year, when Rose endured a bit of a sophomore slump. Rose's signature appears on the right breast of the jersey, just under his number "14", and is accompanied by the inscription "Hit King." There is a wash tag inside the bottom tail, along with a MacGregor "Set 2, 1964" tag. A MacGregor size 44 tag appears in the neck. The crest has been restored with a cream-colored, slightly oversized patch used to cover remnants of stitch holes from the removal of the original crest. The original seven buttons remain, though the "Rose" on the back has been restored and is not original to the jersey. There is black piping around the arm holes of the tank-top style jersey, and a small team repair on the front. The jersey comes with the original card from when it was displayed at the Reds Hall of Fame "Pete" exhibit. One of the most controversial figures in baseball history, Rose remains a prolific figure to this day. This jersey has been photo-matched but the crest does not match as the original one was replaced. Mark Fugate LOA.