Hank Aaron Autographed Memorabilia
Your memorabilia collection will be a home run with Hank Aaron autographed memorabilia
Every baseball fan loves to see a home run. It is something magical about seeing a person take a piece of wood and launch a little ball almost into orbit. It doesn’t matter what level of baseball you are watching, when you hear the crack of the bat and see that ball fly, your body immediately rises from its seat to witness greatness. A high school home run is just as great as a major league home run. When it comes to home runs, there is just one man that set a higher standard than anyone else. Despite what the record books might say about Barry Bonds, the real home run king is Hank Aaron. That is why Hank Aaron autographed memorabilia is still as popular as it is.
Just as fans love seeing a home run hit, baseball players love hitting them. It is one of the few occasions in sports that everyone recognizes as something special. You don’t need to know a thing about the game of baseball to know that a home run is special. You are witnessing a person that is defying the odds. It is that amazing if you think about it. A hitter has less than a second to figure out what type of pitch is being thrown. They then have to decide if they are going to swing and how hard they are going to swing. And they still have to make contact with enough force to drive the baseball out of the park. The great hitters make this look extremely easy but anyone that has ever stepped up to the plate or took a few swings in the batting cages knows that it is anything but simple.
Baseball has always had the greats that have made the home run look easy. Before Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth was baseball’s home run king. Ruth had hit 714 home runs throughout his impressive career. Although his record was expected to stand forever, many of baseball’s greats took their shot at breaking it. Before Hank Aaron could break the record, he would have to surpass the accomplishments of other Hall of fame players. He would have to pass Stan Musial’s 475 home runs, Eddie Mathews’ 512 home runs, Ted Williams’ 521 home runs and Mickey Mantle’s 536 home runs. And he would have to do all of this in a climate that was less than favorable. Many people did not want an African- American to break the record of a White baseball legend. Aaron was used to racial strife. He had encountered some of it in Milwaukee with the original Braves before they moved to Atlanta. He would encounter it in Atlanta before he could get past it when he finished his career back in Milwaukee with the Milwaukee Brewers.
But nothing could diminish his breaking of the record on April 8, 1974. Home run number 715 would break Babe Ruth’s record but it wouldn’t be Hank Aarons’ last. He would continue until he finished his career with 755 home runs. Even though Barry Bonds eventually broke the record with 762 home runs, many baseball purists believe that some of his homers were aided by steroids.
Today Hank Aaron signed memorabilia is some of the most popular Atlanta Braves memorabilia around. When you have a player that was a 25 time All-Star, and a 3 time Gold Glove winner, it’s not hard to imagine that people want to own something with his name on it. That’s why fans lust over Hank Aaron autographed memorabilia. It commemorates a career that was not tarnished by steroid use. Next time you see any Hank Aaron signed memorabilia, think about that.
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