Additional InformationItems signed by baseball’s top two hit kings, Pete Rose and Ty Cobb, are naturally rare, in part because these two legends are from entirely different eras. Offered here is an item signed by both—a feat that is rarely seen: a Ty Cobb personal check. The check, dated October 25, 1948, is made out to “P.G. & E. Co.” in the amount of $14.04 and is signed in black ink (rating “9-10”) “Tyrus R. Cobb.” Cobb’s preprinted name appears along the left border. Years later the check was signed in black ink (rating “10”) by Pete Rose directly to the left of Cobb’s signature. Rose broke Cobb’s hit record on September 11, 1985, and finished his career with 4,256 hits. The check features a heavy cancellation stamp in the center, however this stamping does not affect Cobb's signature and is only lightly intersecting the tail end of Rose's autograph. Accompanied by a full Letter of Authenticity from PSA/DNA. This is one of the most collectable items I have ever seen, This is beautifully matted and professionally framed and also has the glass removed and replaced with upc acrylic for sunlight protection which can be very damaging to an autograph. In the frame top-left is an 8x10 photo of hit king Pete Rose bottom-left is a 1974 topps # 300 card ex-mt of Rose also, in the middle-top is the PSA/DNA Letter of Authenticity for the check signed by both and below in the
bottom-center is the check signed by each. On the top-right is an 8x10 of Ty Cobb and on the bottom-right is a Ty Cobb 1909 T206 tobacco vintage reprint. All the items are in protective sleeves behind the matte.
Tyrus Raymond "Ty" Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961), nicknamed "The Georgia Peach," was an American Major League Baseball outfielder. He was born in Narrows, Georgia. Cobb spent 22 seasons with the Detroit Tigers, the last six as the team's player-manager, and finished his career with the Philadelphia Athletics. Cobb is widely regarded as one of the best players of all time. In 1936, Cobb received the most votes of any player on the inaugural Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, receiving 222 out of a possible 226 votes. Cobb is widely credited with setting 90 Major League Baseball records during his career. He still holds several records as of 2011, including the highest career batting average (.366 or .367, depending on source) and most career batting titles with 11 (or 12, depending on source). He retained many other records for almost a half century or more, including most career hits until 1985 (4,189 or 4,191, depending on source), most career runs (2,245 or 2,246 depending on source) until 2001, most career games played (3,035) and at bats (11,429 or 11,434 depending on source) until 1974, and the modern record for most career stolen bases (892) until 1977.
MAJOR LEAGUE RECORDS
Highest lifetime major-league batting average (.366), Most career batting titles (12), Most career steals of home (54), Second in career hits (4,189 – first in AL and first when retired), Second in career runs scored (2,246 – first in AL and first when retired), Third in career steals (892 – first when retired), Stole second, third, and home after reaching base on 6 separate occasions, Led the American League in hits 8 times, Led the American League in runs scored 5 times, Scored 100 runs 11 times in his career, Reached 1,000 hit level by the age of 24 -- the youngest of any major league player, Batted under .320 only once in his career -- his first season, Batted over .400 three times (1911, 1912 & 1922), Batted over .320 for 23 straight seasons,Had two consecutive game hitting streaks of 35 games or more (35 in 1917 and 40 in 1911), the only player to do so; his two streaks rank 6th and 11th on the all-time list; (George Sisler had streaks of 41 and 34 games), Five hitting streaks of 20+ games: 40, 35, 25, 21, and 21. One of only two people to hit a home run before his 20th birthday and after his 40th birthday (the other is Rusty Staub), After subtracting home runs, Cobb drove in more of his teammates for RBI, 1,843, than any other player. Won the prestigious Triple Crown in 1909, First player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Peter Edward Rose was born April 14, 1941, in Cincinnati, Ohio, nicknamed "Charlie Hustle,"
Pete Rose is one of the greatest professional baseball players in the history of the game -- and also one of the most controversial. Rose began playing professionally for the Cincinnati Reds in 1963, where he quickly earned the nickname "Charlie Hustle" for his work ethic and boundless enthusiasm. During his 24-year career he had many high points, including a career batting average of .303, a record-setting 4,256 hits, a 44 game hitting streak (1978) and three appearances in the World Series (twice with Cincinnati, 1975 and 1976, and once with the Philadelphia Phillies, 1980). Rose was all but guaranteed a spot in the Hall of Fame until 1989, when he was accused of betting on baseball. Although Rose denied it, the charges were proved and he was banned from baseball for life. He finally admitted that he had bet on baseball in his 2004 book, My Prison Without Bars.
In 1963 Rose was named the National League's Rookie of the Year...In 1975 he was named World Series Most Valuable Player...Rose is most closely associated with Cincinnati, but he also played for Philadelphia (1978-83) and the Montreal Expos (1984)...During his career Rose played five positions: second base, right field, left field, third base and first base...It was Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford who gave Rose his "Charlie Hustle" nickname... Rose was manager of the Reds (1985-88) as well as a player.
MAJOR LEAGUE RECORDS
Most Career Hits 4,256, Most Games Played 3,562, Most AB’s 14,053, Most Singles 3,315, Most Total Bases Switch Hitter 5,752, Most Season 200 or more hits 10, Most Season 600 or more AB’s 17, Most Season 150 or more games played 17, Most Winning Games 1,972, 5 hits or more in Games 10XS, Only major league Player in History to Play 500 Games at 5 Positions, 1B(969) 2B(634) 3B(634) LF(671) RF(595), Most 20 Games or more hitting streak 7XS, Most Total Times on base 5,929
NATIONAL LEAGUE RECORDS
Most Doubles 746, Longest Consecutive Game Hitting Steak (44 Games) 1978, 1963 ROY, 1973 NL MVP, 1975 WS MVP, 17X All star at 5 positions, 1B,2B,3B,LF, &RF, 3 X NL Batting Champ 1968-1969-1973, All Century Team 1900-2000, 4 Hits or More in Games 73 Times, Gold Glove 1969-1970 & Most Extra Base Hits by Switch Hitter 1,041
Two of the best players of all-time with over 8,400 hits combined!!!!!!!!
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