Baseball card for Hank Aaron in his rookie year

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Manufactured by
The Topps Company, Inc., American, founded 1938
Subject of
Aaron, Hank, American, born 1934
Atlanta Braves, American, founded 1871
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 3 3/4 × 2 11/16 in. (9.5 × 6.8 cm)
Type
baseball cards
Place depicted
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, North and Central America
Date
1954
Description
Henry (Hank) Aaron rookie card. Baseball card features both a black and white and color image of Aaron. The large color image at center depicts Aaron from above the shoulders. In bottom left corner is a black and white image of Aaron fielding a ground ball. White and black type at top of card reads: [HENRY AARON / outfield MILWAUKEE BRAVES]. In the top left corner there is an illustration of a Native American Indian. A reproduction of Aaron's signature appears across the bottom right of the card. The reverse side of baseball card features a biography, statistics, and a two panel comic strip featuring Aaron.
Topic
African American
Athletes
Baseball
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.120.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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