Cincinnati Reds home jersey worn by baseball's all-time hit king Pete Rose, circa 1985/1986. Graded A10 by MEARS. The white knit jersey features the Reds team logo on the left breast and the number "14" on the right breast and reverse. "Rose" is lettered on the reverse, directly above the number. All letters and numerals are appliquéd in red on white tackle twill. A "M. Goodman & Sons 43" label appears on the left front tail. (Goodman & Sons was the Red uniform supplier in both 1985 and 1986; directly prior to and after that two-year period it was Rawlings.) The jersey is original as issued, with no alterations, and displays light wear, including some minor soiling along the collar trim. 1985 and 1986 marked Rose's final two seasons as player/manager of the Reds. In 1987 he officially retired as a player, but continued to manage the Reds through the 1989 season. It was during the 1985 and 1986 seasons that he recorded the final 159 hits of his career, which brought his lifetime total to 4,256, a record that will probably stand for all time. Graded A10 by MEARS (base grade of 10, with no deductions). LOA from MEARS. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500+.
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