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1956 Topps Hank Aaron 31 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾

Topps has always screwed up. Sometimes the errors are from pure sloppiness, as would be the case on the 1957 Hank Aaron card which used a reverse negative showing him as a left handed hitter. Other times, Topps just doesn’t care. In this case, for the action photo on Aaron’s 56 card, Topps chose to airbrush a Braves cap and plain white uniform onto a photo of Willie Mays. If you know anything about Mays and Aaron and their personal history, you have a pretty good idea why the Hammer was offended by the card.

Seriously, how do you screw up a Hank Aaron baseball card? Well, you can’t. Not really. Every Aaron card is great. Every Aaron card from his playing career is especially special. That said, Topps should have done better by Aaron in 1956.