We all thought 2020 was bad, but 2021 looks like it could end up being worse. In just three short weeks we have lost Tommy Lasorda, Don Sutton and now Hank Aaron.
Out of all the Hall of Famers and other MLB legends that have passed over the last year or so, none have hit me harder than finding out that Hammerin' Hank Aaron passed away yesterday.
Perhaps it's because as the former Home Run King, Aaron is legitimately the biggest name. But I suspect its because I have been a fan of Hank since I was a kid and while I never saw him play, I've ben collecting his cardboard for close to 30 years. His 1976 Topps base and '75 Record Breakers card were the first individual cards I ever bought from a card shop circa 1990.
Here is a look at what I have been able to acquire. My goal is to collect every one of his Topps cards from his playing career.
1959 Topps Aaron Clubs World Series Homer