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4/15/74 Sports Illustrated with Hank Aaron "715" Cover - CGC 8.0

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An important piece of baseball history is preserved with this 4/15/74 Sports Illustrated Vol. 40, #15 issue. A jubilant Hank Aaron is seen holding up a baseball in triumph on the front cover, under a succinct caption of "715" that says it all. Nearly forty years after Babe Ruth retired with a career total of 714 home runs, "Hammerin' Hank" eclipsed Ruth's mark and went on to reign as baseball's long ball king for more than thirty years, until the PED generation emerged. This handsome example of this timeless issue is graded a very respectable (8.0) by CGC. Given the charged climate of calls for change this year, it's important to recall that Aaron persevered through a torrent of death threats, insults and a blanket of media coverage, to record his tremendous accomplishment.

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