Back in the fall when I was interviewed for an article in the December issue of Worth Magazine, I spoke about what it is I look for when evaluating uniforms. Part of the conversation that did not appear in the final interview dealt with what makes for a solid investment. As such, I wrote a piece a while back titled Investing in Sports Memorabilia 101. I mentioned one area to focus on was first year 1970s knits or early style baseball knits from the 1970s but more about that later.
This spring talk will begin early about Barry Bonds pursuit of Hank Aaron’s career home run record. There is no single topic of debate that has been as prominent in baseball that can surpass that of comparing the most prolific home run hitters. Over the next few months and throughout this season, Babe Ruth, Roger Maris, Hank Aaron, Mark McGwire, and Barry Bonds will have their names launched about with the same force and passion as their home runs.
If you are considering investment grade material to add to your collection, please spend some time looking at a couple of Hank Aaron jerseys currently listed on MEARS On line.
1972 Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves Home Jersey
1976 Hank Aaron Milwaukee Brewers Home Jersey
The 1972 Aaron offering fits the category of first year knits to be sure, but this is no common jersey by any stretch of the imagination. While I never saw Ruth or Maris play, I did see Aaron as he was a killer of my beloved Cincinnati Reds. He feasted on Reds pitchers and seemed to love both Crosley Field and Riverfront Stadium.
Home Run 100 was off of Reds Pitcher Don Gross at Crosley.
Home Run 714 was off of Reds Pitcher Jack Billingham in Riverfront.
Hit 3000 came off of Reds Pitcher Wayne Simpson at Crosley.
The Braves knits of the early 1970s are some of the most visually appealing that I think the game has ever seen. The 1972 Hank Aaron jersey that is being offered grades out at an impressive and problem free 9.
Those following the sport and the sports memorabilia market have seen the impact that off field activities and allegations can have on the value of a player’s game used items. This jersey represents one of those that is not subject to these market fluctuations as Hank Aaron’s place in history is as secure as an investment in this jersey when you consider the grade, scarcity, style, and the coverage offered by the MEARS Buyer Protection Program. Take a serious look at this jersey and please feel free to contact Dave or Troy about any questions you might have.
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NOTE: I have no financial interest in this jersey nor will I be compensated in any additional manner as the result of its sale.