Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #1 – 1954 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 1st card in the set, a re-print of Aaron’s 1954 Topps baseball card:
Ah, the rookie card – Hank Aaron’s first baseball card!!! What a beauty!!
Aaron had a pretty solid debut season in 1954 with the Atlanta Braves. He finished in 4th place for the league’s Rookie Of The Year Award behind Wally Moon, Ernie Banks, and Gene Conley.
Still, the numbers were impressive for a 20-year old: 131 hits in 122 games played, .280 batting average, 27 doubles, 13 home runs, 58 runs scored, 69 RBI, and just 39 strikeouts in 509 plate appearances.