8.07.2008

1973 Topps
Hank Aaron


Of the nearly 50 posts on this blog, this is the first of the man many consider to be the real home run king.

By the end of the 1973 season, Hank Aaron finished with 713 career homers, one shy of Babe Ruth's career record. He would eventually break the record on April 8, 1974, and ended his career with 755 homers.

Aaron never hit 70 homers in a season. He never hit 60, or even 50 homers in a season. But he did have 23 great season, averaging more than 32 home runs each year.

Not bad for the real king.

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