Seriously, what is there left to say about one of THE cards of the 1970’s, the 1976 Pete Rose card?! Just take a look at this beauty and soak in all it’s greatness:
The man was at his peak in the mid-70’s, collecting hit after hit, along
with a couple of championships, an MVP Award, all-star nods, and a
menacing “winner-take-all” stare that Topps caught brilliantly here!
I remember seeing this card back in 1976 for the first time, opening a
fresh pack at my cousin’s house up in Yonkers, and just FELT the
awesomeness of this guy!
The card itself is perfect! The colors, the big beautiful “all-star”
designation, and Rose staring right at you as if to be saying “Remember
Ray Fosse?” with his era-perfect sideburns. Perfect!
Always one of my all-time favorite cards, up there with the 1976 Bench, 1978 Reggie and 1977 Rusty Staub.