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Pete Rose is the HIT KING no matter how many games he bet on!

Originally posted on CBS Philly:

By Spike Eskin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Who has the most hits in MLB history? Don’t ask Topps.

Topps baseball cards no longer contain the name “Pete Rose.” Sure, they’ll mention the all-time hit record is 4,256, but they won’t say who has it.

Topps is the only baseball card company with an MLB license, an exclusive agreement they signed in 2009. It was different when we were growing up. In the 80′s, it was Donruss, Fleer and Topps, Then came the boom of the 90′s, and Upper Deck, Classic, and many premium editions like Stadium Club and Leaf (which used to be simply the Canadian version of Donruss), hit the market.

Now, it’s just Topps. Exclusivity like this is rarely a good thing for any product, and this is evidence of it.

Pete Rose did an inexcusable thing by betting on baseball. He made a terrible mistake by taking years…

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