In 1952, Hank Aaron made his professional baseball debut with the Indianapolis Clowns, a minor league team in the Southern Association of Baseball. After being bought by the Braves, Aaron spent his rookie year playing mostly in the outfield for minor league teams. In 1953, he was promoted to the Class A Jacksonville Braves, where he continued to tear apart pitching. He finished the year with 205 hits, 22 home runs, and a batting average of.362. In the following season, he broke into the major leagues, and he went on to win the league’s MVP award.
Despite the setback in his rookie year, Aaron continued to impress his team and became a superstar. His batting average rose from.325 to a whopping.419, which is the second-highest mark in Major League history. Aaron would win his first batting title in 1956 and win the National League MVP in 1957. His career would be forever changed and he would go on to win three World Series championships.
A Hank Aaron autograph is a great investment for any collector of baseball. The right fielder’s career numbers are a determining factor in the value of a Hank Aaron baseball card. Despite earning the MVP award for the first time in his career, Aaron finished second in two other major league categories. His rookie year card is valued at $4000, while a Near-Mint Aaron autograph commands between $500 and $1,000,000.