Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron established himself early in his career as one of the greatest power hitters in baseball. Even posthumously, Hank Aaron continues to set records, as one of his rookie cards just sold for record price.

TMZ reports that Aaron’s famous 1954 Topps piece netted $720K at auction on Thursday night, making it the most expensive Aaron card EVER. The record sale surpassed the old record of $645K for a Hank card.

Officials at PWCC told the outlet that it sold for the staggering price because the card “is one of the finest on the market” and “ranks among the most recognized and respected baseball cards in the industry.” The card’s front features two images of Aaron when he was a member of the Milwaukee Braves.

The back showed off some of Aaron’s stats and fun facts. It was given a 9 grade, meaning it’s still in nearly perfect condition. PWCC officials further said of the piece, “Simply stated, this card belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame. It is a national treasure.” Surely, the 1954 Topps Aaron card rests comfortably amongst the most important symbols the baseball card world has to offer. 

Meanwhile, during his rookie campaign with the Braves, Aaron took the Majors by storm. He played 122 games with the team while logging a .280 batting average and hitting 13 home runs.” Hammerin’ Hank” would go on to have an iconic Hall of Famer career, setting the record for most-ever home runs (755 in 23 seasons), a mark that’s only since been topped by one other, Barry Bonds (762).

However, it’s unknown who the lucky buyer of the card. You can check out pictures of the card below. Stay tuned to Thirsty for further updates.

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