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As advanced player collectors are keenly aware, regional issues are the toughest items to track down. This is especially true of Hall of Famer rookie cards, as hobbyists are always on the lookout to obtain or upgrade the earliest cards of their hardball heroes. During baseball's Golden Age, there were not many players more accomplished than Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron. A first-ballot inductee to Cooperstown in 1982, Aaron is still regarded as the sport's all-time home run king by many purists, and he led the city of Milwaukee to its only World Series title, a classic seven-game triumph for the Braves over the New York Yankees in 1957.

Three years earlier, Wisconsin-based dry cleaner Spic and Span issued a set of 18 postcards featuring Milwaukee's hometown team. Featuring a star-studded checklist including Warren Spahn and Eddie Mathews, the set also included a card of 20-year-old rookie phenom Hank Aaron. In over a quarter-century of professional third-party card grading, a mere 78 examples of Hank's postcard have made their way to Professional Sports Authenticator for evaluation. Offered here are two of them, one graded PSA 3.5 and the second graded PSA 4 VG-EX. Interestingly, the cards appear to be of two distinct variations, a larger version on a white card stock and a slightly smaller version on a noticeably darker, beige-colored stock. Both appear to be authentic and unaltered and were likely grouped together by their original collector because of these distinctions.
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