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This print started out as a baseball card more than twenty years ago. Every aspect of it is designed to preserve the original look and feel of the card, from the printing pattern to the slightly worn edges. In fact, this print started by finding the actual card in our vault and then painstakingly re-mastering it with a team of designers. The authenticity extends to manufacturing; each print is made on high-quality, cotton fine art paper that measures 1/64 inches in thickness. Framed prints feature 2-inch flat wood or metallic frames with high-end, glare-resistant glass. And all prints are officially licensed by MLB and the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
STORYWally Backman had one of the most unique batting stances on the New York Mets in the 1980s and the switch-hitter is shown in this 1983 Topps card about to jump on an offering and punch a single into right field. Backman was limited to only 26 games in '83, however. He would become the team's largely full-time second baseman the following year.
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