You don’t see Hank Aaron making a lot of national TV appearances these days so it was a treat to see the Hall of Famer stop by for a relaxed chat with David Letterman late Wednesday night.
Aaron has a promotional deal with Topps this year, signing autographs for three different baseball card products and he’s also agreed to do a number of interviews with national and regional media outlets.
He was hitting in the number two hole on the Late Show, the middle guest and one Letterman clearly was honored to have on his show.
Aaron, who just turned 77 (that doesn’t seem right, does it?), talked about his relationship with Willie Mays, about the night he belted his record-breaking 715th home run, about one big change he’d like to make…and toward the end, he got to pump Topps a little by bringing out his own rookie card (looked to be about a 5) and a special Topps creation for Dave–complete with a diamond in it–another nod to the company’s 60th anniversary.
You can watch a good sized chunk of the interview below, courtesy of WorldWide Pants. You can also hear a longer interview, with Hammerin’ Hank talking a little more about baseball cards and memorabilia with Yahoo Sports by clicking here and downloading the file.