A. Bartlett Giamatti died September 1, 1989…just eight days after banishing Pete Rose for life.
The next year, the Topps Company celebrated the life of Major League Baseball’s seventh commissioner with a card celebrating his brief legacy. And up until recently…you could have owned an autographed copy of it.
— Eric Mace (@erocmace) May 20, 2015
Sure, the “rare” autograph didn’t stay on eBay for long…but the auction was active long enough to garner nearly $235 worth of bids.
But, really, what is worse…the guy selling the card or the dope buying it? Seriously, the back of the card actually lists Giamatti’s death date.