Revisiting a favorite Hank Aaron baseball card on his 84th birthday

On this day in 1934 in Mobile, Ala., Henry Louis Aaron was born — and 20 years later he made his big-league debut for the Milwaukee Braves.

Twenty-two years after that? Hammerin’ Hank’s career ended — in the uniform of the Milwaukee Brewers — with him atop the all-time home run list. All of this is a simple but impressive stat-sheet reality that you can revisit here but should know.

What some younger collectors may not realize, though, is that one of his baseball cards arrived noting his new record before it actually happened and before it was on the back of his card, instead of the year after as it really should have been. (It’s actually among my favorite Aaron cards, too, making the birthday the reason you’re reading this.)

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 20)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: First-week NBA freak-outs and big breaks to ponder heading into the weekend.

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Gallery: 2016 Topps Heritage WWE

ARTWWELE-POS-16WWEH-1106-SThe newest retro-styled look at World Wrestling Entertainment arrives on Friday in the form of 2016 Topps Heritage WWE trading cards.

It’s a product that will pack two hits per hobby box and one that looks back at the past stars as well as today’s greats.

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