After 23 years and significant help from those in the blogging community I have completed the '86 Topps set. Friday afternoon the compa gave me a $5 budget at the local card shop (I went over by $3) and came across #741, the Pete Rose MGR card and the last one I needed to complete the set.
I dig the bowl cut and I dig the smile. It's a real tragedy what's happened to him since. Given the current state of the game I don't think anyone could make an argument for why Charlie Hustle doesn't belong in the HOF. I also like how in this card he's in the dugout, off the field, visibly in the role of MGR.
Thanks again to everyone who helped me out with the '86. Now I'm only 1 card away from the '76.
Have a good one and goodnight Pumpsie Green, wherever you are!