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    1954 Topps Henry Aaron #128 PSA NM-MT 8. It's 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.

    Dodgers announcer Vin Scully celebrated the scene when Aaron finally claimed the throne: "What a marvelous moment for baseball, what a marvelous moment for Atlanta and the state of Georgia, what a marvelous moment for the country and the world. A black man is getting a standing ovation in the Deep South for breaking a record of an all-time baseball idol."

    Graded PSA NM-MT 8. Colors are exceptional, registration is perfect, borders are well-balanced. There is little to suggest over six decades of time have passed and this special representation remains within the upper echelon of the PSA population report.


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    July, 2018
    19th-20th Thursday-Friday
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