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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.
STORYWhy do so few players these days use the eye black that Mets third baseman Howard Johnson shows off in this 1988 Topps card as he strolls to the plate? After he best season to that point in his Mets career, Johnson fell off to 24 homers and 23 steals in 1988 with a .230 average. He struggled big-time in the NLCS against the Dodgers, going 1-for-18.
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