Every once in a while, Cleve will have Starting Lineups come through his auctions. I’m not really interested in expanding my SLU collection, but if I see something cheap, I’ll probably try to get it. Case in point, several months ago, I got this Pete Rose SLU from one of his auctions for $2 on a write in bid. I didn’t expect to get it. It was the only thing I got for that particular auction, and since it wasn’t a baseball card, I never wrote a “Cleve” post about it.
When these figures first came out, I would have had to pay $5 or $6 bucks for this, or much more on the secondary market. Pete Rose doesn’t do anything for me, but I never got around to getting this one in 1988, so I went ahead and bid on it.