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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.
Future Tigers legend Kirk Gibson finally became a regular in 1983, the year this Topps card was released, at age 26. He played in 128 games, split between designated hitter and the outfield. Gibson struggled average-wise at .227, one of the worst seasons of his career, but hit 15 homers and knocked in 51 while stealing 14 bases. It would set the stage for several big seasons to follow.
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