“The banishment of Pete Rose from baseball is one of the most significant events in baseball in the past 50 years, making this among the most important documents in baseball history, not just because if it’s significance but because it is the only known document signed by Rose, Giamatti and Vincent – the three key figures in the decision that has left baseball’s Hit King and one of the most popular players in baseball history exiled from the game for more than 23 years,” Ken Goldin explained in a press release. “We know there are many baseball historians, collectors and Rose fans in Philadelphia, Cincinnati and around the world that will need to have this original document in their collections.”
The curious can check out the scanned document online, but only one collector will end up with the original.
Some of the other auction highlights include a 1980 Philadelphia Phillies World Series Ring, a 1908-10 Ty Cobb Game Used Bat, Barry Lyons‘ 1986 World Series Ring and Michael Jordan‘s old American Express card.
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(Photo by Kjunstorm from Laguna Niguel, CA, US. Color-corrected, cropped and red eye removed by Daniel Case 2008-07-16 (Pete Rose) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)