1954 Mint Hank Aaron Rookie #5 Milwaukee Braves Signed 16” x 20” Photo (JSA)

Offered is an authentically signed, stunning, high quality, 16" x 20" photo of a very young rookie image of Hank Aaron. Each signature was executing using a fresh sharpie, “Hank Aaron, 5”. Hank Aaron wore #5 during his rookie season, and images are quite rare. Signed images of this quality are non-existent. Taken in front of the visiting team dugout at Milwaukee County Stadium, the young Aaron is just completing a warm up swing and looks towards the camera man. Large wrists, perfect balance, gritted teeth; the image of Aaron is an early glimpse of great things yet to come.

The detail of the image is superb, and the dutiful Milwaukee County Stadium usher outfitted in red jacket and matching cap can be seen directly above the dugout. Several reporters and camera man dressed in sports coats, formal jackets, and derby’s are walking near the gate separating the field from the adoring fans. Several additional usher can be seen beginning to see the first fans that have entered the stadium looking for their seats.

This limited edition signed print was hand developed from the original negative, in the darkroom, the old fashioned way. Hank Aaron was contracted to sign 25 photos. To my knowledge, this is the only time this image was offered in the oversized 16x20 format. Fresh sharpie pens were used, and rotated after every 6 signatures, insuring a high quality, near mint blue sharpie signature. The finest signed example of this image extant. The entire project, image selection, and autograph signing was conducted under the supervision of MEARS founder and president, Troy R. Kinunen. The finest, earliest known image of Aaron extant. (67U0356)

Price: $750.00 Or
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1954 Mint Hank Aaron Rookie #5 Milwaukee Braves Signed 16” x 20” Photo (JSA)