Category Archives: 2000 Topps Hank Aaron Commemorative Set

Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #23 – 1975 Topps Design

Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #23 – 1975 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 23rd card in the set, a re-print of Aaron’s 1975 Topps baseball card:

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The 1975 baseball season was the last full-time season for Aaron in the big leagues.  At 41 years of age, Aaron played in 137 games for the Milwaukee Brewers.  While Aaron was still able to show some pop, with 16 doubles and 12 home runs, his batting average of .234 dipped well below his career average of .305. 

’75 was Aaron’s final season as an All-Star as well.

Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #20 – 1973 Topps Design

Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #20 – 1973 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 20th card in the set, a re-print of Aaron’s 1973 Topps baseball card:

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It’s nice to see Aaron playing defense on a card for a change…

As for Aaron’s 1973 baseball season, he was showing signs of turning 40-years old as he only played in 120 games, but he was still performing pretty consistently.  Hank Aaron had a batting average of .301 in 1973 and had an on-base percentage of .402.  He connected for 40 home runs while driving in 96 and scoring 84 times.  Aaron struck out 51 times in 465 at-bats during the 1973 baseball season – and he walked 68 times.

Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #4 – 1957 Topps Design

Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #4 – 1957 Topps Design

This is the third card that I have obtained for this set since officially declaring that I wanted to build the full set as one of my 2013 collecting goals.

This is the 4th card in the set, a re-print of Aaron’s 1957 Topps baseball card:

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Hank Aaron’s greatest individual season came in 1957.  He captured the league MVP Award in 1957 as well as his lone World Series championship.

Some of Aaron’s amazing numbers from that 1957 baseball season include: 198 hits, 27 doubles, 44 home runs, 118 runs scored, 132 RBI, 369 total bases and just 58 strikeouts in 675 plate appearances.

And he did all of this at the age of just 23 – WOW!!!

Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #3 – 1956 Topps Design

Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #3 – 1956 Topps Design

This is the third card that I have obtained for this set since officially declaring that I wanted to build the full set as one of my 2013 collecting goals.

This is the 3rd card in the set, a re-print of Aaron’s 1956 Topps baseball card:

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As for Aaron’s 1956 baseball season, it was his best so far as a young major leaguer.  At just 22 years of age, Aaron displayed all of the talents that would put him in the class of the best players in the game.  Aaron won his first batting title in 1956 with his .328 average and league leading 200 hits.  He also connected for 34 doubles and 26 home runs while driving in 92 and scoring 106 runs.  Aaron made the All-Star team for the second consecutive time in 1956 and placed in 3rd for the MVP Award.

Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #16 – 1969 Topps Design

Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #16 – 1969 Topps Design

This is the third card that I have obtained for this set since officially declaring that I wanted to build the full set as one of my 2013 collecting goals.

This is the 16th card in the set, a re-print of Aaron’s 1969 Topps baseball card:

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As for Aaron’s 1969 baseball season, at 35-years of age, Hank Aaron was still king!!  In 147 games played, Aaron hit .300 and had an on-base percentage of .396.  He led the National League with 332 total bases and connected for 44 home runs while driving in 97 runs and scoring 100 times.

Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #19 – 1972 Topps Design

Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #19 – 1972 Topps Design

This is the third card that I have obtained for this set since officially declaring that I wanted to build the full set as one of my 2013 collecting goals.

This is the 19th card in the set, a re-print of Aaron’s 1972 Topps baseball card:

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The 1972 baseball season was the one where Aaron’s stats started to drop at a pretty quick rate from what he had been producing annually.

In 1972, Aaron his .265 which was his lowest batting average since beginning his major league career in 1954.  Still, he did produce power connecting for 34 home runs while driving in 77 and scoring 75 times.

Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #9 – 1962 Topps Design

Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #9 – 1962 Topps Design

This is the third card that I have obtained for this set since officially declaring that I wanted to build the full set as one of my 2013 collecting goals.

This is the 9th card in the set, a re-print of Aaron’s 1962 Topps baseball card:

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I’m not sure if you could call Hank Aaron’s 1962 baseball season a ‘down year’, but ’62 was the first season since 1958 that Hank Aaron did not lead the National League in at least one major offensive statistical category.

Still, his 1962 season was superb!  The numbers: 191 hits, .323 average, .390 on-base percentage, 28 doubles, 45 home runs, 127 runs scored, 128 RBI, and just 73 strikeouts in 667 at-bats!!

A Great Trade Lands Me Five New Cards For My Nolan Ryan & Hank Aaron Commemorative Sets!!!

A Great Trade Lands Me Five New Cards For My Nolan Ryan & Hank Aaron Commemorative Sets!!!

I had been having a bit of an issue adding cards to my 1999 Topps Nolan Ryan and 2000 Topps Hank Aaron commemorative sets.  The ones that I am finding are priced a bit higher than what I would like, and for the ones that I am finding that are affordable, they are no longer on my ‘Need List’.

Enter Ryan, of the blog ‘Another Orioles Blog’.

Ryan saw a post that I ran a few weeks ago in which I was offering up 2013 Topps Series One baseball cards for people who were building player collections, team sets, or the entire set.

Ryan and I exchanged a few emails and we had a deal struck.

I sent him a nice stack of cards for his 2013 Topps set, and he sent me some cards for both of these commemorative sets that I am building from scratch.

First, let me show you the Nolan Ryan cards he sent:

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And now, the Hank Aaron:

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Five awesome cards!!  Five X’s added to my checklists.

Thanks again Ryan, your generosity is greatly appreciated!!!

Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #21 – 1974 Topps Design

Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #21 – 1974 Topps Design

This is the third card that I have obtained for this set since officially declaring that I wanted to build the full set as one of my 2013 collecting goals.

This is the 21st card in the set, a re-print of Aaron’s 1974 Topps baseball card:

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The 1974 baseball season was Hank Aaron’s final season as a member of the Braves.  With the team since he was 20-years old, Hank Aaron’s last season with Atlanta came when he was forty.  Aaron was still able to launch 20 home runs and drive in 69 runs during the 1974 baseball season.  He only played in 112 during that campaign, but Aaron was still a key contributor with 91 hits, 47 runs scored, and only 29 strikeouts in 382 plate appearances.

Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #6 – 1959 Topps Design

Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #6 – 1959 Topps Design

This is the third card that I have obtained for this set since officially declaring that I wanted to build the full set as one of my 2013 collecting goals.

This is the 6th card in the set, a re-print of Aaron’s 1959 Topps baseball card:

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Aaron’s 1959 baseball season was superb.  He finished in 3rd place for the league’s MVP Award due to his league leading batting average of .355.  He collected a league-high 223 hits in 1959, with 46 doubles, 7 triples, and 39 home runs.  Aaron also paced the NL in slugging percentage at .636, OPS at 1.037, and total bases with 400.