Lot # 430: 1954 Topps #128 Hank Aaron Rookie PSA 7 NM

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

Bids: 11 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring Rarities 2022",
which ran from 4/29/2022 4:00 PM to
5/21/2022 7:00 PM

(LOT 430)
1954 Topps #128 Hank Aaron Rookie PSA 7 NM

PSA-GRADED AARON ROOKIE!!! "I don't want them to forget Babe Ruth, I just want them to remember me!" - Henry Aaron. Thank God, that Henry Aaron has lived long enough to see his quote come to fruition. All through the prime of Aaron's career, there were players ahead of him on the respect ladder, mostly Mantle and Mays. But Hank kept hammerin' away. Season after season, All-Star Game after All-Star Game, Hank Aaron kept going out everyday and doing his job. Year in and year out, Hammerin' Hank batted .300, hit 35-40 homers and knock in 100-115 runs. Year after year after year after year, Aaron produced. He played in 122 games in his rookie season of 1954, and didn't play less than 145 games again until 1971, in which he played in 139 games and hit a career best 47 round-trippers!

In the year 2000, things started to change for Aaron. MLB had a poll inviting fans across the country to vote for the "All-Century Team." And vote they did! Over 20 million votes were cast, and Henry Aaron had the third most votes, behind only Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth. That's some mighty fine company! And the Bambino barely beat out the Hammer, by slightly more than 1,200 votes. Aaron garnered more votes from the fans than, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays, and Mickey Mantle, for God's sake! They remembered you Hank, they remembered you. Offered is an incredible PSA NM 7 example of Henry Aaron's 1954 Topps Rookie. A gorgeous card that is certain to be a cornerstone in the most advanced of collections.

MIN BID $5,000

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