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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.
When the original card was released in 1986, Ryne Sandberg, Hall of Fame second basemen for the Chicago Cubs, wasn’t so sure about his abilities. In March that year, Sandberg told the Chicago Tribune “people tell me how good I am, or how good I could become, but to me, every season is a new season and I have to go about proving myself all over again… If I start sloughing off and not working hard, I don’t think I’d get the most out of myself. That would be a letdown.” If only he knew then, at 26, that we know now.
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