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Hank Aaron

What better way to begin to showcase my Nat'l Baseball HoF collection than with Hammerin' Hank Aaron! As you will see, I organize my overall collection alphabetically, and I organize my individual collections chronologically (mostly), and start it with a HoF postcard. I recall watching the game Aaron broke Babe Ruth's home run record with my dad, and I've held onto this SI cover ever since. Aaron hit the record breaking home run off of the Dodger's Al Downing. I don't include too many pictures such as this in my collection, but I do make exceptions, especially for some of my favorite players or for some items from my kidhood. HoF manager Walter Alston: "More than anyone else, Hank Aaron made me wish I wasn't a manager." From L-R, and T-B, my collection starts with a 70 Milton Bradley playing card, followed by a 70 Topps TSN (ragged, but a cool card), and a Topps 71. Middle row shows a 71 Topps IA, a 73 APBA game card, and a 72 Top