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For Sale: Dead Commissioner’s Autograph

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.



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.