Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #2 – 1955 Topps Design
I continue to work to add more cards from this set to my collection set since officially declaring that I wanted to build the full set as one of my 2013 collecting goals.
This is the 2nd card in the set, a re-print of Aaron’s 1955 Topps baseball card:
The 1955 baseball season was Hank Aaron’s second season in the big leagues. And Hank started to put his baseball skills on display for the world with an extremely successful sophomore effort.
The numbers: 153 games played, 189 hits, 37 doubles, 27 home runs, 105 runs scored, 106 RBI, a .314 batting average, a .366 on-base percentage, and best of all – just 61 strikeouts in 665 plate appearances.
Aaron was selected to his first All-Star Game in 1955 – starting a streak of 21-straight selections!
Not bad for a 21-year old kid from Mobile, Alabama!!