BASEBALL CARDS are awesome - and not just because of the sound they make when flapping against bicycle spokes.
They have all sorts of information. The player's height, weight, batting average from 5 years ago - tons of fun stuff.
But the jocularity ends when Pete Rose's name comes up.
Rob Harris, a Chicago-based writer, noticed the omission of any mention of Rose on the back of Topps' cards from this year.
You see, every card has a line indicating how far a player is from a career record. For example, Mets reliever Bobby Parnell has pitched in 249 games which is 1,003 away from Jesse Orosco's record. Fun stuff.