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    1954 Topps Henry Aaron Rookie #128 PSA NM-MT 8. Intriguingly, future Home Run King Hank Aaron's Big League debut in 1954 had come at the expense of another long ball hero, former Giants star Bobby Thomson who broke an ankle sliding into second during that year's spring training schedule. The twenty-year old Aaron would win the competition to succeed the 1951 pennant-winner in left field and would appear in 122 games in 1954, batting .280 and clubbing thirteen home runs. It was the only season of his service to the Braves franchise his homer output would dip below twenty. On September 5, 1954, Aaron ironically suffered the same injury as his predecessor, a broken ankle putting an end to his rookie campaign.

    But that abridged 1954 season supplied the trading card hobby with one of its most coveted post-war entries, and we are pleased to present here a particularly impressive example thereof. The 1954 Topps issue was only 250 cards because Topps and Bowman were still in a card war, and each had signed many players to exclusive contracts. Topps spared no expense in the war, and for the first time Topps issued cards with two front photos: a large colorized portrait and a small B&W action shot. Graded PSA NM-MT 8.


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