Spring 2017 Major League Baseball "Set Registry Masters" Premium Auction
Graded PSA 10 Gem Mint and offered in this month's Set Registry Masters Premium Auction, here is baseball's all-time "Hit King" embarking on his third season in the Major Leagues. After winning the National League Rookie of the Year award in 1963, Pete had a sub par 1964 season, but he returned in 1965 to lead all of baseball in hits (209), at-bats, and plate appearances. Twenty-one seasons later, he would retire as baseball's all-time leader in these three categories, plus games played.
With the inclusion of Milwaukee Braves players to the colorful 1965 Kahn's checklist, which had traditionally included only Pirates, Indians, and Reds players, the 1965 issue was the largest to date. The cards continued their popular full-bleed (borderless) front color player photo and facsimile signature design of the previous year, making examples with chip-free Mint to Gem Mint corners and edges virtually impossible, even in 1965.
Prices for this card in the PSA 9 grade over the last four years have ranged from a low of $2,271 to a high of $3,750, and there are a half dozen of those on record. The offered card is one of just four specimens to ever realize the grade of PSA 10 Gem Mint, the majority of which have been sheltered in the same peerless collection. Perhaps now is the time to finally add this early Cincinnati-area oddball Gem to your collection. Opportunities like this are as rare as the popular Kahn's cards themselves in Gem Mint 10 condition, so bid early, and bid often.
Immaculate 1965 Kahn's Wieners Pete Rose PSA 10 Gem Mint Pop 4
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