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April 8, 1974 Hank Aaron HR #715 Record Breaker Ticket Stub Hoard of (192)

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Consignor Carl, an usher-ticket taker present at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium when Hank Aaron hit his record breaking HR #715, had a feeling souvenirs from this historic event would be important. Forty years later he finally got around to offering this lot of (192) 4/8/74 Atlanta Stadium ticket stubs, wisely gathered that day. Amid a tidal wave of media coverage and an avalanche of fan mail (including many death threats) Aaron overcame a perfect storm of hype, pressure and racial prejudice to claim baseball’s most hallowed record, surpassing the great “Babe” Ruth with a 4th inning homer off Dodgers pitcher Al Downing. Adorned with Atlanta Braves and Delta Airlines logos this spectacular group ranges in grades of (EX to NM-MT) with a few lesser. Featured are: (68) 3-3/4 x 1-1/2” stubs with: (38) blue three section Field Level, (7) green two-section Club Level and (23) pink three-section Upper Level; and (124) 2-3/4 x 1-1/2” stubs with: (48) blue two-section Field Level, (22) green one-section Club Level and (54) pink two-section Upper Level. Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully summed up the moment with this quote “A black man is getting a standing ovation in the Deep South for breaking a record of an all-time baseball idol and it is a great moment for all of us, particularly for Henry Aaron.”

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