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Old 01-01-2018, 04:23 PM
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Great thread Adam.

I've had this Aaron auto for as long as I can remember. Always assumed I got it signed in person at a show when I was a kid but not sure. Any thoughts on whether it's legit or not.

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Old 01-01-2018, 04:25 PM
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I guess itís possible Mays was simply having a bad day. Stinks though. I had a similar thing happen with a not so legendary player Mark McGwire of all people, lol. I was in my late twenties and he probably figured I was just gonna flip it but I really just wanted his autograph.

Anyway Hank Aaron is the man and Iíve always heard he was a complete gentleman. Canít wait to see what youíve got.

Iím curious about one thing though, can anyone post something in these player threads or should it be only for the OP to post?
I don't see it being a problem, and I think most do regardless anyways?
Maybe I'm wrong but I think exhibitman would welcome them.
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Old 01-01-2018, 04:37 PM
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I had the Mays cards until I was in my twenties. I soured on Mays later in life, once I met the man at a show. I was very excited to meet him, of course, a boyhood idol and all, so I carefully rehearsed what I was going to say when I was finally in the presence of the great man. I said my piece, Mays didn't even acknowledge me, just rolled my baseball across the table to the handler like he was shooing a cockroach from his dinner plate. I was so disappointed in that non-interaction that I sold off my entire Mays collection, 1952-1973, including the autographed ball [which I'd had Mantle and Snider sign too]. For years I refused to own a Mays card. I've made peace with the 'Say Nothing' Kid since then--you gotta have Mays in a baseball card collection--but the idolization was dead the moment I left his presence.
I had a similar experience with Mickey Mantle. Of all the players I met during the 80s, he was the worst. When I was putting together the 1952 Topps set, that was the last card I bought and I never would have bought it if I wasn't doing a Topps set run.
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Old 01-02-2018, 09:38 AM
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Wonderful story, Adam, thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed reading this.
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Old 01-02-2018, 11:37 AM
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I got to see Aaron play in 1975 when he went to the Brewers and they came to Baltimore to play the Orioles, the closest team to the D.C. area where I grew up. I was in the 5th grade. Even at that age I understood he was past his prime but still appreciated that I was seeing a legend. He went hitless against Jim Palmer on a frigid April night but it was still a huge thrill for me. I got to meet him a couple times as an adult and he was a very decent, genuine guy. People forget he was a lifetime .305 hitter and never struck out 100 times in a season. Put on some weight near the end of his career but never a big guy to hit all those HRs.
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Old 01-02-2018, 12:10 PM
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A few Hanks.
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Old 01-02-2018, 12:29 PM
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My Hank Aaron collection. The lack of a 1954 rookie card gnaws at me.
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Old 01-02-2018, 12:34 PM
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Joe Adcock, Peter.

"Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster. Joe Adcock"
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Sure, post away; celebrate Hank Aaron, not me and my stuff. Here's a few more:

When I was 12 I got a big box of cards from some family friends with grown kids and there were a bunch of 1968 Atlantic Oil contest cards in there. Ever since I've liked the set. There was a small find of unopened pieces in the 1990s but even those yielded relatively few nice cards because of the tendency of the glue to slop over the card edges and the overall difficulty removing perforated cards from the packet. I was pretty stoked to get this Aaron recently:



Ex-Mt is really nice for the issue.

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Nabisco both variations:




1970 Action Cartridge (full box):



1976 Hostess; boy did I eat a lot of this crap as a kid:

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