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Card of the Day: 1974 Topps Hank Aaron All-Time Home Run King

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

From the time most of us “young” (younger than 35) collectors were kids, Hank Aaron was the home run king. He was the baseball player depicted in school text books, named as the guy who took down the record set by the game’s biggest legend, Babe Ruth.

One look at this card to the left pretty much says it all: All-Time Home Run King. But what I find interesting about this particular card though is that when it was produced, Hank Aaron was not the king. If anything, he had just arrived in the royal castle and the king, Babe Ruth, was sharing his throne. Continue reading