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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.
Ultra-popular Kirk Gibson would not spend the 1988 season with the Detroit Tigers. As a result of the MLB owners' free-agent collusion in the 1980s, he was granted special free agency. Gibson stunned many by signing with the Dodgers on Jan. 29, 1988. He would win the NL MVP that year and lead the Dodgers to the World Series title by hitting one of the most memorable home runs in baseball history in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 1 against heavily favored Oakland and future Hall of Fame closer Dennis Eckersley. It was the injured Gibson's only at-bat of the Fall Classic.
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