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    1954 Topps Hank Aaron Rookie #128 SGC 92 NM/MT+ 8.5. Certainly one of the hobby's most important post-war cards, a status it will retain even though Aaron's remarkable 755 career home run total was finally surpassed. Though Aaron's own assumption of the home run crown came more than a quarter century after Jackie Robinson broke the color line, Hammerin' Hank was forced to endure everything from racist taunts to death threats as he reeled in the Babe. This exceptional example of his 1954 Topps rookie card is a fitting tribute to the skill and bravery of history's most prolific slugger, remaining to this day essentially unchanged from its emergence from a wax pack over a half century ago. Offering perfect color, registration and centering to go along with its virtual absence of wear, it is not surprising that this card finds itself near the top of the record books, with just four examples ever charting higher.


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    October, 2008
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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