Thursday, October 3, 2013

Four Pete Rose gambling checks set to be sold at auction

    Pete Rose check

If you are in the market to buy old checks that Pete Rose once used to fund his gambling habit than I have just the deal for you.

Beginning Saturday, will be opening up the bidding for four checks the all-time hit king previously scratched in the mid-1980s to bet on baseball. As reader @GCoch astutely pointed out, the check is dated for January 1987, which would be in the middle of the baseball offseason, so we can only assume this check was written to pay a debt of some kind.

The checks are all made out to "cash," with individual values of $500, $8,000, $8,000 and $10,000, respectively. Pages 24-27, 107 and 117 of the 225-page Dowd Report, the document which ultimately led to Rose being banned from baseball for life, are also included in the package being auctioned off. Those are the pages in which these four particular checks were referenced.

The minimum bid is set at $2,500 and bidding ends Nov. 1


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