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    1963 Pete Rose National League Rookie of the Year Trophy. Charlie had only just begun to Hustle when he was presented this sizeable (35" tall) trophy following a freshman season punctuated by 170 hits including forty for extra bases. A terrific image of the budding Rose holding the trophy appears on page seventeen of "The Official Pete Rose Scrapbook," (included in lot) with a caption that explains "Gary Peters of the White Sox and I were Rookies of the Year together in 1963 and the Savannah Sugar Company gave us those huge trophies because we played against each other in the old Sally League when I played at Macon, Ga. I still have that trophy, my first real important one..." Clearly this last statement no longer holds true, as we offer it here today, the very one that Rose cherished at least until the printing of the book in October 1985. Bold engraving upon the massive plaque affixed to the base addresses the specifics, reading, "Pete Rose, Cincinnati Reds, National League 1963 Rookie of the Year, Presented by Savannah Sugar Refining Corp., Savannah, GA and Everglades Sugar Refinery, Inc., Clewiston, FLA." Only the loss of the removable bats once held in the hands of the two lowermost figures is to be noted in terms of condition flaws, as the enormous wood and metal prize is otherwise free of all but a couple minor, inconsequential abrasions. Certainly a piece as worthy of the Hall of Fame as is the man himself, and a fitting centerpiece of any fine baseball awards collection.

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    October, 2007
    27th Saturday
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