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Lot # 12: 1954 Hank Aaron, "Braves Star Chooses His Weapon" Early Rookie Year Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 33 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "February Collectors Auction 2024",
which ran from 2/19/2024 10:00 PM to
3/9/2024 8:00 PM

1954 Extremely early photograph of young Milwaukee Braves star Hank Aaron as he picks his bat during his first spring training in the major leagues. Taken at a rickety old ballpark, Aaron is holding one of Johnny Logan's bats, seeming to indicate he did not have one of his own yet through H&B or Adirondak because he was a rookie trying to make the club! While the photo has a 1955 date on the back, this is when the image was filed and the uniform appears to be lacking a number, which would indicate spring training 1954 or at the latest it is a second year 1955 spring training example! One of the finest documented 1954-55 images of Aaron we have handled and the condition is nice with some light creasing and handling wear. We genuinely believe this to be a 1954 spring training image and it is the only example we have ever seen offered for sale!

Size: 8x10
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 3.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 8.5/10

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