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Hank Aaron 2001 Upper Deck Cooperstown Collection – Hall Of Famers – 1982

Hank Aaron 2001 Upper Deck Cooperstown Collection – Hall Of Famers – 1982

I love the theme of this card as it celebrates the induction year of the player’s Hall of Fame career.

But the result of that thought was just not executed very well.  The card is boring, it lacks color, and the image selection is not good either.

This is the Hank Aaron card from the set:

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Upper Deck got this one all wrong.  Hank Aaron deserves more.  Hank Aaron fans deserve more.  And card collectors deserve more.

You know my collecting style.  I like cards that commemorate special baseball events.  And you also know that batting cage cards are cards that I seek out.  But this one here is simply horrible…

NEXT!

Hank Aaron 2012 Topps ‘Gold Standard’ – 700 Home Runs

Hank Aaron 2012 Topps ‘Gold Standard’ – 700 Home Runs

This card is from the 2012 Topps ‘Gold Standard’ subset.  It features Hank Aaron and it celebrates that Aaron is a part of the ‘700 Home Run Club’.

Have a look:

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There is a lot to like about this baseball card.  I have always been a fan of this subset, and I really like the Gold seal that Topps developed for it.

Of course I love the vintage Braves uniform that Aaron is sporting in the image used for this card.

What I really like, though, is that only three players in major league history can have the same card with the same theme made of them, one of which is Mr. Aaron.

Any time that Aaron can be called out as elite, I will be all over it.  I believe that this card gets the job done!

A great addition to my Hank Aaron player collection – YES!!!

1976 HEADLINE: Hank Aaron’s Legendary Career Comes To An End

1976 HEADLINE:  Hank Aaron’s Legendary Career Comes To An End

On this day in 1976, Hank Aaron played in his final game as a major league baseball player.

On the last day of the 1976 baseball season, Aaron and his Brewers teammates were at home in Milwaukee taking on the Detroit Tigers.  Sadly, there were less than 7,000 fans in the stands to see Aaron make his final appearance in the big leagues.

Aaron was hitless in the game until the 6th inning when he hit a single off of Tigers’ pitcher Dave Roberts.

That at-bat would be the final one of his career.  It was hit 3,771 of Hank’s amazing career!!

Did You Know…

As a member of the ‘500 Home Runs Club’, Hank Aaron never hit 50 home runs in a single season.  Aaron crushed 40 or more home runs in eight different seasons, with his highest tally of 47 round-trippers coming in 1971.

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Amazingly, two more members of the club to never amass 50 or more homers in a single season are Willie Mays and Frank Robinson.

1976 HEADLINE: Hank Aaron’s Legendary Career Comes To An End

1976 HEADLINE:  Hank Aaron’s Legendary Career Comes To An End

On this day in 1976, Hank Aaron played in his final game as a major league baseball player.

On the last day of the 1976 baseball season, Aaron and his Brewers teammates were at home in Milwaukee taking on the Detroit Tigers.  Sadly, there were less than 7,000 fans in the stands to see Aaron make his final appearance in the big leagues.

Aaron was hitless in the game until the 6th inning when he hit a single off of Tigers’ pitcher Dave Roberts.

That at-bat would be the final one of his career.  It was hit 3,771 of Hank’s amazing career!!

Did You Know…

Hank Aaron never hit 50 home runs in a single season.  Hank connected for forty or more home runs in eight different campaigns, eclipsing at 47 in 1971.

 

 

 

 

Baseball Card Show Purchase #11 – Hank Aaron 2005 Donruss Champions

Baseball Card Show Purchase #11 – Hank Aaron 2005 Donruss Champions

For this baseball card, I have found that most collectors either love the design or hate it.  Very little middle ground for this issue by Donruss.

For me, it is a love thing – For Sure!!!

From the matching team colors, to the flags waving in the background, to the space made for an autograph, I love this card.

Nice, huh??

Now I just need to add a card from Aaron’s playing days to my collection!  A man can dream, can’t he??