Pete Rose selling copies of his banning documents

Thu, Dec 1

Fan of Pete Rose? Want a piece of Major League Baseball's hit king?

That's never been tough to achieve, as plenty is and has been available on his website, or at Charlie Hustle's many personal appearances.

But this one's new -- and, it's safe to say, pretty unique to Rose: For $500, you can own a copy of the official document with which he was banned from Major League Baseball in 1989, signed by Bart Giamatti, Fay Vincent and the former Cincinnati Reds star.

Rose's quote, according to a press release: "My banishment from baseball is a major event in the history of the game. … The positive support from my fans has been overwhelming since my banishment, and I wanted to offer my supporters and all baseball fans a chance to share an important aspect of my personal history."

The Nevada-notarized memo is bound, and also includes an insert listing Rose's many records.

One thousand have been made available, according to a Pete Rose spokesman.

Each can be personalized for the buyer at no charge. Or the purchaser can leave it as-is, already featuring a message from Rose:

"I'm sorry I bet on baseball."

And as said before, here's betting you won't be able to find this kind of thing from anyone else.