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1954 Topps Hank Aaron rookie

So I am thinking about getting one. My question is. Where do I get it? a card show I am thing would be the best place. There are some on eBay. Would a show be better to pick one up? thanks

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  • RufussCkingstonRufussCkingston Posts: 1,481 ✭✭✭✭

    Graded or ungraded?

  • stwainfanstwainfan Posts: 1,511 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 20, 2023 6:07PM

    @RufussCkingston said:
    Graded or ungraded?

    Graded PSA 1-3 range.

    I collect hall of fame rookie cards, https://www.instagram.com/stwainfan/

  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,456 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 21, 2023 3:20AM

    At that grade I'd go with the best centering and color you can get and the best deal from my experience would be a show where the seller doesn't have to
    pay Ebay fees.

    I mean obviously in hand would be best to judge it but really your not losing much looking on Ebay either since the card will have multiple flaws regardless but you can find some gorgeous cards even at 3 grade

  • stwainfanstwainfan Posts: 1,511 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @perkdog said:
    At that grade I'd go with the best centering and color you can get and the best deal from my experience would be a show where the seller doesn't have to
    pay Ebay fees.

    I mean obviously in hand would be best to.judhe but really your not losing much looking on Ebay since the card will have multiple flaws regardless but you can find some gorgeous cards even at 3 grade

    Thanks. Yes I was thinking a show. So I can see the card. And have it when I make the deal. There is a show in my area next month. I plan on going.

    I collect hall of fame rookie cards, https://www.instagram.com/stwainfan/

  • brad31brad31 Posts: 2,552 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Show is best. Make sure you have cash to get the best deal. Good luck - it will be one to be proud of.

  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,456 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @stwainfan said:

    @perkdog said:
    At that grade I'd go with the best centering and color you can get and the best deal from my experience would be a show where the seller doesn't have to
    pay Ebay fees.

    I mean obviously in hand would be best to.judhe but really your not losing much looking on Ebay since the card will have multiple flaws regardless but you can find some gorgeous cards even at 3 grade

    Thanks. Yes I was thinking a show. So I can see the card. And have it when I make the deal. There is a show in my area next month. I plan on going.

    Best of luck!!

    I hope you find one that presents well

  • stwainfanstwainfan Posts: 1,511 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks guys. I am doing the Aaron basic topps run. I have 11 of the 23 cards. When I get that one it would be the biggest one of the list.

    I collect hall of fame rookie cards, https://www.instagram.com/stwainfan/

  • totallyraddtotallyradd Posts: 926 ✭✭✭
    edited August 21, 2023 6:09AM

    @stwainfan said:
    Thanks guys. I am doing the Aaron basic topps run. I have 11 of the 23 cards. When I get that one it would be the biggest one of the list.

    I plan on getting them all at some point also. I was trying to build every Milwaukee Braves team set when I got back into grading. I "had" to be within a few cards of each set before starting the following year. I wish I had taken another approach and just bought all the Aaron's right away. Especially after I got his rookie. After the boom so many of his cards could have been purchased in higher grades for less than what midgrade cards go for now.

    I'm happy I got my 1954 in a 6 for a little more than what a 2 runs today.

    I'm still missing his 1957 card, otherwise I have all of his 50's cards. (This doesn't include multi player cards. Which I'll probably address when I get all his main cards).

    Good luck with the hunt!!!

  • BBBrkrrBBBrkrr Posts: 945 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good for you!

    I’ve been working up to one too, but just haven’t decided which grade/how much to spend. Definitely an iconic piece.

  • stwainfanstwainfan Posts: 1,511 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @totallyradd said:

    @stwainfan said:
    Thanks guys. I am doing the Aaron basic topps run. I have 11 of the 23 cards. When I get that one it would be the biggest one of the list.

    I plan on getting them all at some point also. I was trying to build every Milwaukee Braves team set when I got back into grading. I "had" to be within a few cards of each set before starting the following year. I wish I had taken another approach and just bought all the Aaron's right away. Especially after I got his rookie. After the boom so many of his cards could have been purchased in higher grades for less than what midgrade cards go for now.

    I'm happy I got my 1954 in a 6 for a little more than what a 2 runs today.

    I'm still missing his 1957 card, otherwise I have all of his 50's cards. (This doesn't include multi player cards. Which I'll probably address when I get all his main cards).

    Good luck with the hunt!!!

    Thanks I have the 55 and 57 for the 50's. Congrats on the rookie.

    I collect hall of fame rookie cards, https://www.instagram.com/stwainfan/

  • JolleyWrencherJolleyWrencher Posts: 605 ✭✭✭

    @stwainfan said:

    I plan on getting them all at some point also. I was trying to build every Milwaukee Braves team set
    I'm still missing his 1957 card, otherwise I have all of his 50's cards. (This doesn't include multi player cards. Which I'll probably address when I get all his main cards).

    Darn, I just sold a PSA 5 57 rookie for cheaper than it probably was worth since it was sold the same day on a BIN for full price in 2 hours without any offers.

    I know a guy who has some old Braves cards.

    I have a hand cut Johnny Logan Red Man chew sitting in front of me right now which needs a new home.

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