Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #8 – 1961 Topps Design

Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #8 – 1961 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 8th card in the set, a re-print of Aaron’s 1961 Topps baseball card:

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Hank Aaron was spectacular in 1961.  His numbers are MVP-worthy, yet he finished in 8th place for the honor.

The numbers:  .327 batting average, .381 on-base percentage, 197 hits, 39 doubles, 10 triples, 34 home runs, 120 RBI, 115 runs scored, and 358 total bases.  He was an All-Star for the National League squad, and when reviewing his numbers and comparing them to the MVP of the league in 1961, Frank Robinson, they are on par or better in every major offensive category.

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