Category Archives: Hank Aaron

Cards That Never Were and Topps Bunt

This post is indirectly related to 1975 cards. It’s about the Cards That Never Were blog that I follow. It houses custom/concept cards including some that resemble the 1975 set.

Today the Topps Bunt app announced card designs from the CTNW blog. Whatever you feel about collecting cards on the app, I think this bit of news is pretty cool.

Update: John Hogan, wrote about it

These are popular. Below is the announcement and all the cards.

Hank Aaron is the award card and these are now sold out.

 

The card backs look like this:

Card Spotlight: 660 Hank Aaron

This is a 1975 card blog, and so far I haven’t posted about any cards from my favorite set… not cool.

Given we’ll get the voting results on Tuesday for the Greatest Living Major League Baseball player, I’m sharing my vote here. It’s not just about the player stats, but the person and their personality. I don’t choose a friend based on who makes the most money or has a winning personality trait which doesn’t outweigh their other flaws. I based it on their total character.

These are the contenders:

 

Misc 2015 MLB Votes

I pick Mr. Aaron. He stands out not just because of his drug-free home run achievement, but also the strength he has to have put up with all the junk leading to getting to 715. When I first read of the threats and evil words other humans sent to him, it reminded me that there are tools out there that have nothing else to do in life but hate. It takes a really tough person to live with that.

So that’s why he gets my vote and he’s the first 1975 card that gets tribute here.

1975 660

I hope you enjoy the 86th All Star Game.