Kirk Gibson "World Series HR" 8x10 Photo Display w/ Ticket (SGA Signature Series)
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ABOUT THIS COLLECTIBLE
An All-America football flanker and baseball outfielder at Michigan State University, Gibson was Detroit's number-one pick in the June 1978 draft. But it was with the Los Angeles Dodgers that Kirk experienced one of the most memorable baseball moments in history. Joining the Dodgers as a free agent in 1988, Kirk Gibson's intensity spurred the team to a World Series Championship highlighted by his fabled Hollywood-like game-winning home run in the Series opener. The National League MVP that year, Kurt was kept out of the lineup by a leg injury. But with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Mike Davis on base, and the Dodgers down 4-3, Kirk stepped to the plate as a pinch-hitter. Visibly wincing on each swing, he fouled off four pitches before he hit a slider into the right field stands off the A's HOF relief ace Dennis Eckersley. Photographs of Kirk pumping his fists and limping round the bases, forever immortalized Kirk in baseball history. Amazingly, it was Kirk's only at-bat in the Series but it was enough to inspire the Dodgers to a five game Series victory over the heavily-favored Athletics. This classic moment is part of our Exclusive SGA Signature Series, unsigned displays that include an engraved SGA facsimile signature plate. In this case, we've combined an 8x10 photo of Kirk celebrating his HR, along with his unique signature and detailed description of the moment. Also included in the display is a replica ticket from the game. A lot of good stuff in one totally unique presentation, this is a terrific piece of Sports Art commemorating a great...great...moment in Dodgers history. Please note: shot has vintage blurred look common in historic sports photographs.