Rose ball draws $403,000

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - THE SECOND PAGE -

The base­ball Pete Rose hit to left-cen­ter field for his record-set­ting 4,192th hit has sold at auc­tion for more than $403,000. The auc­tion site Le­lands.com reports that the ball sold Satur­day for $403,657.20. Rose’s sin­gle off San Diego’s Eric Show on Sept. 11, 1985, at Cincin­nati’s River­front Sta­dium broke Ty Cobb’s hits record. Le­lands didn’t say who bought the ball, which came with doc­u­men­ta­tion in­clud­ing copies of a no­ta­rized let­ter signed by Rose and a let­ter from the col­lec­tor who first bought it from Rose. Le­lands said the ball first was sold in 1987, be­com­ing the first piece of sports mem­o­ra­bilia to fetch six fig­ures. Rose was banned from base­ball and re­mains in­el­i­gi­ble for the Hall of Fame for bet­ting on Reds games when he man­aged the team.

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