Friday, August 29, 2014
1989 Topps Kirk Gibson World Series Highlights
In 1989, Fleer, Score, and Upper Deck made cards highlighting Kirk Gibson's Home Run in the 1988 World Series. Donruss wasn't really into making highlight cards, but he was a Diamond King. Topps missed the boat altogether, just giving him a base card, and an All-Star card (which ironically has him listed as a Pinch-Hitter). You have to go all the way to 1997 before Topps made any form of highlight cards, and then a year later before they made World Series highlight cards. I used a little bit of the design from a 1989 Topps Gary Carter All-Star card, and a 1989 Topps Orel Hershiser Record Breaker card to make this one. So now, about 25 years overdue, we have a 1989 Topps Kirk Gibson World Series Highlight card.