Thread: Question !!!!
12-09-2012, 01:20 PM #1
Do you guys and gals think every time a piece of paper comes near Pete Rose he signs it out of impulse,just wondering.All my teams stink.
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12-09-2012, 04:46 PM #2
While I think you may be correct in your statement Steve, I don't think there is anything wrong with it. Pete has always had a ton of loyal fans wanting his signature. Although I will say that I think his age is really starting to show when it comes to the clarity of his signature over the last few years.
12-09-2012, 04:55 PM #3
12-09-2012, 05:14 PM #4
12-09-2012, 06:46 PM #5
Collecting Baseball Rookie Cards.
12-09-2012, 06:56 PM #6
12-09-2012, 06:58 PM #7
I'll try to make the story short. I had seen numerous posts that Rose would not sign Muzuno bats at different shows. We had an upcoming show in our area and there was no mention of him not signing Muzuno's. I called up the show promoter and asked if there would be a problem with Rose signing a Muzuno and explained to him that I've seen that the recent shows around the country said "No Muzuno bats. The promoter assured me there would be no problem getting it signed. So I special ordered the bat. My friend collects starting lineup figures. He had one of Rose and Bench together that had already been signed by Bench. I told him that Bench and Rose dislike each other and Rose was going to throw the figure back at him saying he would not sign it. My friend is in front of me and when we get up to the table Rose grabs the starting lineup figure all the time looking at my bat. You know where this is going. I hand Rose the bat and he throws it back at me saying "I'm not &*%% signing it". The promoter sees the commotion and comes over and talks to Rose. I ended up paying an additional $20 and the promoter payed $30. At least Rose added the inscriptions "Hit King" and "4,256".
Redmond5006 and TheCardBandit, Sorry I quit typing to help the wife out and did not see your posts until I finished up and submitted it.
12-09-2012, 07:18 PM #8
My top four jerks.
1. Mantle - I'll explain in a second.
2. Rose - Already done
3. Mays - Tried rolling a ball back to me. I had a heads-up that he tries that a lot so I was prepared.
4. Brandon Jacobs - Blew me off at least thirty times at Giants training camp over the years. Many of the times I was with only one or two other people.
When I was a kid somewhere in the 7-9 range I waited outside of Yankee Stadium for 2-3 hours after a game to get my idols autograph. There was myself and one other kid (of course my parents were there, I was a little squirt). Mantle comes out and says "get the F away from me you little bass turds". I thought my Dad was going to clock him. Even though I'm a Yankee fan I despise Mantle. I've heard it all before, give he a break, he was probably drunk. What kind of scumbag says that to two little kids? Drunk is not an excuse in my book.
12-09-2012, 07:55 PM #9
12-09-2012, 08:03 PM #10
My guess is that if there are fewer of certain items signed then they demand a premium price. So a signed baseball by Rose is a dime a dozen. Now if he puts some outlandish inscription on the ball then that ball would be worth more. Some athletes won't sign in a certain color. Many of these guys in-person graphs at spring training or training camp are different from their paid signatures. I've gotten Eli Manning four times at training camp. 999/1,000 he will only sign in black sharpie and he will give you an Eli M_____g, as opposed to his pay graph when he spells his name completely spelled out. You pretty much have to be alone to get Eli to sign in a different color sharpie or paint pen and also to get his entire name. If you have a disability you can also get a good signature. Next time I catch him I'm going to tell him I have a problem with cranial development. He should be able to figure that out on his own.
EDIT: There is one golfer, I can't remember who it is, he won't sign in red ink in-person. There are a few golfers who won't sign certain pin flags unless it is at a paid event. Many of these athletes won't sign certain items because they are under contract with a certain endorser.