Friday, September 26, 2008
#40T Kirk Gibson
IMPACT FACTOR 10/10: Gibson is our first perfect 10 performer for impact factor. This card is OH SO RIGHT featuring Gibby in Dodger blue on a 1988 card. Gibson gets his perfect score for, of course, the greatest home run that most of us will ever see in our lifetimes, winning Game 1 of the 1988 World Series against Oakland. I suspect that Gibson's regular-season MVP award in 1988 would be much more harshly criticized if he hadn't played that post-season.
I could go on and on about that homer, but let me leave you with this. Sit back, relax, and remember the sound of the late Jack Buck's voice, making what is easily the greatest home run call in broadcast baseball history:
"Gibson swings, and a fly ball to deep right field! This is gonna be a home run! Unbelievable! A home run for Gibson! And the Dodgers have won the game, 5 to 4; I don't believe what I just saw!"