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1978 Pete Rose Game-Worn Jersey Home COA 100% Authentic – GRADE 16/20Go Back
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Presented is a Pete Rose game-used home uniform that came directly from Karolyn Rose, his ex-wife. What is significant that Rose wrote, “May 5th 1978” on the jersey. 1978 is the season of Rose’s famous 44 game hit streak, the most serious threat to DiMaggio’s record since 1941, and Rose recorded his 3,000th hit that day in May.
Particularly, on May 5, 1978, Pete Rose became the 13th player in MLB history to get his 3000 hit. Shortly later, that new record was brewing. It started on June 14, 1978 when Rose singled off Dave Roberts (Cubs pitcher). Rose then got a hit in every single game he played until August 1, making a run at Joe DiMaggio’s 37-year unchallenged 56-game hitting streak. The streak was quiet but at around 30 games the media took notice and followed him to every game.
The only scare happened on July 19 against the Phillies when Rose was hitless going into the ninth with his team trailing. He walked in the eight and the streak was looking woozy. But the Reds somehow batted through their lineup and Rose had another chance in the ninth. Rose ended up bunting a perfect single which extended the streak to 32. He then tied Willie Keeler’s 1897 single-season NL record at 44 games but on August 1, the streak ended on a sour note from Rose feeling slighted by the opposing pitcher (Gene Garber of Atlanta). According to Rose, they treated the situation like it was the ninth inning of the 7 game of the World Series and added that Phil Niekro would have given me a fastball to hit.
This white home game uniform was worn during the 1978 season. The jersey and pants are from a game that put Rose in the running for being at the top of the record books with the NL record of 44 games with a hit. The pullover jersey shows Wilson size 44 tagging in interior left tail with Set 1 1978 tag. The Reds logo pops in red right next to his jersey number 14 in red tackle twill. “ROSE” is also sewn on the back in the same red tackle twill above his number “14”. Red striping accents the sleeves and collar.
The matching uniform pants show 14 – 32 – 24- 78 and were made by Wilson. Important to note, that the uniform was worn multiple times during the season after the record games and shows a season’s worth use. It shows soiling and wear still visible throughout. Rose signed and inscribed the front of the shirt: (dated) May 5, 1978 for added measure.
Authentication: 100% Authentic Team Graded 16/20.
|Game-Used Auth Status||
5. = Wear-Lots of use, great use, no repairs
4 = Positive direct match on all tags
2 = Appears in used condition, laundered
2 = 2 or more modifications or attributes designed for/by player
1 = Style Match
2 = Lineage of item directed toward locker room or team.