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Hank Aaron 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter

Hank Aaron 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter

Surprisingly, I am not a huge fan of the Allen & Ginter set.  And I am what can be called ‘a vintage guy’.

I like the cards, they just don’t rank as high on my list as the Gypsy Queen set does…

Maybe it has something to do with the fact that Allen & Ginter has not featured Andre Dawson or Fergie Jenkins in any of their releases.  I bet that is it!

Still, I do find the cards appealing.  And I try to scoop up the cards of the former players that I collect when they can be bought affordably.

I paid just twenty-five cents for this card of Hank Aaron:

I would have to say that this was a worthwhile investment.  For sure!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Chrome ‘Magic Moments’

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Chrome ‘Magic Moments’

There was no way that I was going to let this card get by me.  I was on the prowl for Hank Aaron cards all night long and when I found this one, I scooped it up.

The card is from the 2000 Topps Chrome set tagged as ‘Magic Moments’.  The card celebrates Aaron’s MVP season of 1957, the season in which Aaron elevated his game to legendary status!!!

Gotta love it!!!

Hank Aaron 2001 Topps Archives ‘Aaron Clubs World Series Homer’

Hank Aaron 2001 Topps Archives ‘Aaron Clubs World Series Homer’

So far, I am doing a pretty solid job of nabbing cards that feature Hank Aaron.

One of the greatest legends of the game, many of Aaron’s modern baseball cards depict the history that he helped build as a player.

This card follows suit.

From the 2001 Topps Archives set, this card’s headline reads ‘Aaron Clubs World Series Homer’.

The card celebrates Aaron’s home run in Game 4 of the 1957 World Series.  With the Yankees up 2 games to 1 in the match-up, it was Aaron’s home run in the fourth inning of Game 4 that helped tie the series at 2-2 and eventually lead to the Braves winning the championship.

Here is that fantastic card:

Hank Aaron 2000 Topps ‘Golden Greats’

Hank Aaron 2000 Topps ‘Golden Greats’

I have picked up a nice little stack of modern Hank Aaron baseball cards and I look forward to showing them off in the coming weeks.

I am going to try very hard to feature at least one card of Hank every week – as long as my supply of cards lasts…

This card is from the 2000 Topps ‘Golden Greats’ set.  It helps celebrate the 50th year of Topps, and offers us a nice photo of Aaron in his Milwaukee Braves uniform.  I especially like that old tomahawk logo on the front of his jersey.

Check it out:

Hank Aaron 2012 Topps Heritage Flashbacks – ‘Hank Hammers His Way To Power Crowns’

Hank Aaron 2012 Topps Heritage Flashbacks – ‘Hank Hammers His Way To Power Crowns’

There is something about these ‘Heritage’ cards that I just love.

Actually, it is many things – from the vintage cardstock to the muted colors to to the lack of a glossy finish to the plain graphics – it all screams vintage baseball cards and that pleases this collector to no end.

I picked up this card of Hank Aaron for $1.00.

And it is great – so great, in fact, that I have to show off both the front and back for you.

Here we go:

First, the front:

And now, the back:

I told you that she is a beauty.

A fantastic to my growing collection of cards that honors Mr. Aaron.


Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – Hank Aaron 2001 Upper Deck Cooperstown Collection

Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – Hank Aaron 2001 Upper Deck Cooperstown Collection

I was only able to scoop one Hank Aaron baseball card at the show this time around.  Yes, I am happy to grab one, but I really wanted to bring home a lot more than that.

Here is the card that I picked up for ten cents:

The card comes from the 2001 Upper Deck Cooperstown Collection set, and it honor Mr. Aaron’s induction into the Hall of Fame.

I just wish that the image used on the card was better…

Hank Aaron Voices His Position on PEDs In Major League Baseball

Hank Aaron Voices His Position on PEDs In Major League Baseball

By Ryan Kartje, FoxSports.com

MILWAUKEE — Henry Aaron can see the progress commissioner Bud Selig has made with his comprehensive testing programs to rid the game of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). But Aaron, at a benefit for his Chasing the Dream Foundation on Wednesday, said that he believes the punishment for such violations in today’s game should be much more severe than it is currently.
“I think in some ways, I think the commissioner has cleaned up the act in some ways,” Aaron said. “I’m a little bit disturbed about some of the things that are happening now in baseball. I see a few players, even in the minor leagues, getting involved and some steroids. How are we going to fix this? What’s going to happen?”
Just recently, NL batting leader and Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera and Oakland pitcher Bartolo Colon were suspended 50 games for failed tests in relation to PED use.
But in answering a question from a fan about the steroid era, Aaron lobbied for a more intense suspension for steroid offenders.
“I think it’s got to be a little bit more severe as far as penalties are concerned,” Aaron said. “I think 50 games is not enough. I’d like to see 100 games really. I think the second time, they need to just ban the player from baseball.”
Aaron’s answer sent the crowd into a standing ovation.
With 755 career home runs, Aaron returned to Milwaukee — the birthplace of his illustrious baseball career — for his 9th annual “Evening With Hank Aaron,” a benefit to raise money for his Chasing the Dream Foundation.
Aaron even offered his opinion on his former town’s team, as he’s gotten a few chances to watch this year’s Brewers. He said that the team has just had a tough season all-around in Milwaukee.
“It’s just baseball,” Aaron said. “They’ve got a lot of young kids, and I think they’re going to do just fine. You just have to give them a chance.”