1954 Topps #128 Henry Aaron PSA/DNA CERT Auth Auto 10
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When his rookie card was issued in 1954, no one could have imagined the tremendous impact Hank Aaron would have on the game of baseball. Born into humble circumstances on February 5, 1934, in Mobile, Alabama, Henry Louis ‘Hank’ Aaron ascended the ranks of the Negro Leagues to become a major league baseball icon. Aaron played 23 years as an outfielder for the Milwaukee (later Atlanta) Braves and Milwaukee Brewers, during which time he broke many of baseball’s most distinguished records, including being crowned baseball’s all-time Home Run King, a crown he wore nobly for more than two decades. Sheer ability, consistency and resilience were the earmarks of Hank Aaron’s prolific career.
For 20 consecutive seasons he totaled more than 20 home runs; 15 times topping the 30 homer mark, and eight times he walloped 40 or more home runs. As Aaron biographer Lonnie Wheeler wrote, “(Hank) Aaron’s excellence was not expelled in blinding bursts of energy, but rather played out, patiently and inexorably, over a whole generation.” Only through the passing of three decades has most of America come to gradually understand and appreciate the heroism and character of Hank Aaron, a class player who refused to preen at home plate or strut shamelessly around the bases, even as he reached the pinnacle of our National pastime.
Presented here is an example of one of the most immediately recognizable rookie cards on earth. This Hank Aaron rookie card carries a virtually perfect GEM MINT 10 blue marker signature. Hank Aaron cards, and specifically his rookie card, had already witnessed an exponential price increase, in all grades, before his recent passing. The prospect of newly signed examples joining this one at the top of the PSA/DNA grading scale is gone, but you can add this incredible signed Aaron rookie to your collection today.