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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.
The donut on Sandberg’s bat in this original 1989 card would prove to be a good omen. In 1989, Sandberg would optimize strength over speed and hit his homerun peak, blasting 30 homeruns for the first time in his career. The last time a second baseman hit 30 homers? That’s right, it was Bobby Grich in 1979. Unfortunately the tremendous play of Sandberg and teammate Mark Grace could not overcome the San Francisco Giants in the 1989 NLCS.
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