Ever since 2007 Sport Kings released a Pete Rose certified autograph it seems the “in” thing to do in the Hobby is to continue on that trend. Lately, both Donruss and Razor have come out with their own overpriced, Pete Rose certified autographs but it seems that many have forgotten about the 1985 Topps certified autograph randomly inserted in ‘The Official Pete Rose Baseball Card Set” (LINK).
Not only is this autograph on-card, it also features a Major League Logo. Basically, it’s way more legit than any of today’s Rose autographs and quite possibly more rare. There is one eBay auction selling ten sets for under $300 dollars with each set containing one Pete Rose certified autograph. Sadly, most Pete Rose collectors will most likely end up getting scammed with some 2008 monstrosity like this instead of a beautiful, licensed Topps card like the one below.