Hank Aaron to appear on Letterman tonight

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By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

By now, most collectors know it’s the 60th anniversary for Topps baseball trading cards. Now, the rest of the country will find out.

Topps kicks off a media blitz this week when legendary baseball player Hank Aaron appears on The Late Show with David Letterman tonight. He gives Letterman a one-of-a-kind David Letterman card with a diamond embossed on to the card. These are the types of cards collectors can get in the Diamond Giveaway dig game.

Several media outlets will have stories on the 60th anniversary and Aaron’s appearance including USA Today, New York Post and New York Daily News. Former Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas will join Aaron this week as Topps spokesmen to promote the diamond anniversary.

Here is USA Today’s interview with Aaron, where he talks about his one regret (link).

The former home run king appeared on Fox News where he talked about this year’s Topps cards and offered a peek at his signed Heritage card. (Watch it here.)

In December, Aaron signed an autograph deal with Topps, which are his first signatures in five years for the company. His autographs will appear in Topps Heritage, Topps Tribute and Gypsy Queen this year.


  1. John
    Posted February 24, 2011 at 12:36 am | Permalink

    Damn….. if that wasn’t the best person I’ve ever seen on Dave’s show… Most natural. For Rachel methinks…

  2. Quentin Paulsen
    Posted February 24, 2011 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    Very cool, Always looked up to Hammerin Hank…

  3. Darin Amundson
    Posted February 24, 2011 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    Wathched the full interview on Youtube, very entertaining, and a couple good laughs.
    I was disappointed that Dave only gave like 10 seconds mention about Topps, and didn’t even mention why Hank was working for Topps, and what the occaision was. If I was Topps I would be very disappointed, that would have been great advertising if They would have talked about the diamond cards, and the diamond giveaway promotion. I hope Dave realizes that is a real diamond in his card, and how special it is.

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