He was barely 20 years old when his pro baseball career began but what happened from 1954-1976 is why collectors and fans spend a lot of time looking for Hank Aaron cards on eBay.
From his 1954 Topps rookie card to the many regional cards and food issues to his current commemorative cards—some autographed by the elder statesman of the Braves and Brewers—Aaron is among the most collected players of all-time.
A shy kid from Mobile, Alabama, Aaron joined the Indianapolis Clowns but before long, the Boston Braves spotted him and he was on his way to Eau Claire, WI, a lower level minor league team ironically located in the same state where the Braves would soon be moving.
When Bobby Thomson was injured during spring training 1954, the door opened for the young man who would become baseball’s all-time home run leader 20 years later. His 755 career four- baggers are still seen by many as the ‘real’ home run record in light of the steroid era that saw many of the game’s hallowed records fall.
Yet Aaron was more than a home run hitter. Rarely did he have a monster home run season. Breaking Babe Ruth’s 40-year-old record was simply a product of yearly excellence and consistency. He wound up with more than 3,771 career hits and won three Gold Gloves. Even by today’s non-traditional methods of calculating player value, Aaron ranks among the best.
Aaron’s 1954 Topps rookie card has been increasing in value as the years go by and so have many others, especially those in high-grade. When buying Aaron on eBay, look for cards that have strong eye appeal, regardless of grade. Check the description closely and buy graded examples whenever possible using the ‘best you can afford’ motto.
Below is a live list of the current ‘most watched’ Hank Aaron cards on eBay right now.