Forty years ago tonight … Hank Aaron became MLB’s home run king
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
Forty years ago tonight, Hank Aaron passed Babe Ruth to become MLB’s home run king with his 715th career home run. Card No. 1 in the 1974 Topps set ($50) predicted and commemorated this milestone.
Topps announced Tuesday that the first Mystery Redemption in 2014 Topps Tribute is an autographed card commemorating this anniversary. (The second redemption is for White Sox rookie Jose Abreu.)
While he’s no longer the king, we’d like to hear your thoughts on the anniversary and Aaron’s place in the game below.
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