Every time I'm in Las Vegas, I happen to walk by Pete Rose, singing autographs in one of the sports shops in Cesaer's.
There's usually never a crowd (I'm guessing with prices around $50, that's probably why).
Well, he usually also sells his autograph a few doors down from the Hall of Fame museum in Cooperstown, New York, during the induction weekend. This year, he's been absent.
The store he usually works in have been saying that Rose had "prior commitments."
It's not uncommon for former baseball players, even the Hall of Famers, to make money selling signatures at card shows and conventions. I once read a quote from the late Joe DiMaggio, where he said he makes more annually than he did as a player.
Since Pete Rose was banned from baseball for betting on the sport, when he did show up, it always kind of mothered Major League Baseball officials. Heck, he's even banned from attending Cincinnati Reds games in the stands!
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