Hank Aaron's Jersey from 3,000th Hit Game at Auction

Heritage Auctions Has Game-Worn, Signed Jersey from Historic Game
  • August 15, 2021

The actual jersey that the legendary Hank Aaron wore the game he collected his 3,000th hit is now available at auction!  The jersey is signed by Aaron, too, from the fateful night in 1970.  See the incredible piece and the current price!

Hank Aaron is one of the greatest baseball players in the history of the game.  Aaron retried as the all-time leader in career home runs (755), won an MVP (1957), World Series (1957), and had over 3,000 hits on his way to being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot.  Aaron was so good, we could dedicate this entire blog to him and that still wouldn't be enough!  You, or any other lucky collector, now has an opportunity to own an absolute treasure from Aaron's illustrious career; his game-worn jersey from his 3,000th hit game is at auction!


On May 17th, 1970, Aaron's Braves were on the road to play the Reds in Cincinnati.  In a double-header, fans turned out in record numbers to see Aaron chase history. There were  33,217 people in the crowd to watch Hank - the most fans at a Reds home game in nearly 25 years. 

Aaron went 0-4 in the first game and stood at 2,999 hits. Wasting no time in game two, Aaron hit a ball up the middle that was too deep in the infield for second baseman, Woody Woodard, to make the play to first. Hank collected his 3,000th hit!



The jersey that you can see Hank Aaron wearing in the video, the very jersey he worn to collect hit number 3,000, is now at auction at Heritage Auctions.  Just look at this amazing piece of history:

You can view the auction and jersey HERE. Bidding ends on August 21st, and the current amount is $191,000!  Remember paying $2.50 for a Grand Stand ticket back in May of 1970?  You couldn't buy a hot dog today for the amount a ticket to Hank's 3,000 hit game was!  We'd love to back to when tickets were $2.50 and we were putting cards in our bike spokes without a care in the world.


If you have Hank Aaron memorabilia or vintage cards, we're always interested!  Just Collect is always buying vintage sports and non-sports cards from 1879 to 1979 as well as select modern cards. If you have a collection that you are considering selling, contact us today to discuss or get our industry-leading purchase offer. If you have a collection that you want appraised, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss your collection and help you understand the real cash value of your collection in the current marketplace. Check out the Just Collect buy list blog here


We've run into a wide range of people and collections over the last 25 years. Although Just Collect is known for buying vintage sports cards and especially vintage baseball cards, we are also extremely interested in buying non-sports cards, too!  

Every collection and every collector is different and we treat EVERY collection with the respect and attention that we show for our own collections. We understand that many have put their heart and souls into building their collections. So when you're ready to sell, we understand the feelings that you're going through and will work with you to help you reach a decision that is a WIN/WIN, because if you're not happy, we're not happy.


Whether you have Hank Aaron cards, vintage cards or wax you want to sell, you can reach out to us any time! 


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