The Rookie of the Year award Pete Rose won for his 1963 debut season is on the auction block.
Lelands is offering the award as part of its current auction, set to close October 28.
The sterling silver bowl measures 8 inches in diameter and is engraved “Baseball Writers Association of America, 1963 Rookie of the Year, National League, Pete Rose, Cincinnati Reds.” The engraver spelled Cincinnati with two Ts and only one “N”.
Auction officials say the award originated with Rose’s ex-wife Karolyn, who sold several of her former husband’s items in the 1990s.
The award is stamped on the bottom by the maker, Web, and comes with a copy of a photo of Rose with the bowl standing beside manager Fred Hutchinson in 1964.
Rose made his debut on Opening Day 1963. He went 0-for-11 to start his big league career but wound up hitting .273 with 101 runs scored. He earned 17 of the 20 first place votes from the writers who elected the Rookie of the Year.