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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.
Bert Blyleven wouldn't be in a Pittsburgh Pirates uniform in 1981, the year this Topps card was released. The right-hander was traded by Pittsburgh on Dec. 9, 1980, with Manny Sanguillen to Cleveland for Gary Alexander, Victor Cruz, Rafael Vasquez and Bob Owchinko. Blyleven would finish his three-season Pirates career at 34-28 with a 3.47 ERA in his only National League stint.
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