For someone getting started with baseball collecting, a Kirk Gibson rookie card is a nice card to consider. The 1981 Fleer Kirk Gibson Rookie Card with a Mint grade is currently sold for $10 to $20.
The price of a Kirk Gibson rookie card is determined by a few factors. The condition of the card or cards is vital to its value. The better the condition the more the Kirk Gibson rookie card is worth. Scarcity also a determining factor when figuring out how much a Kirk Gibson rookie card is worth. Like condition, scarcity can make a big difference when it comes to pricing.
Best and Most Valuable Kirk Gibson Rookie Card- Bord11. This is also his most expensive rookie card.
Kirk Gibson Bio- Gibson was actually an All-American Wide Receiver in college but after playing just one year of baseball, he ended up with a .390 batting average that included 16 homeruns and 52 RBIs in 49 games. With this, the Detroit Tigers, as well as the St. Louis Cardinals football team took him in the first round rick. However, he chose to play with the Tigers as a right fielder starting in 1983 and staying with the team until 1987. In 1984, he helped the Tigers win the World Series, as well as the AL East Championship.
Becoming a free agent, Gibson switched to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1998 and while he was fourth in the NL West Championship, he carried a bad attitude that caused problems. One of his greatest professional plays was in the 1988 World Series. Not on the roster due to illness and fatigue, with the team trailing to the Oakland Athletics Gibson was inserted into the game as a pinch hitter.
Anticipating a certain pitch, he hit a 3-2 backdoor slider clean over the fence at right field, taking the Dodgers to a World Series victory. Then in 1991, he signed with the KC Royals as a free agent but moved to the Pittsburg Pirates in 1992. Gibson had a brief retirement but finished his career with the Detroit Tigers from 1993 to 1995. Several online sites sell the Kirk Gibson rookie card to include eBay, as well as local memorabilia stores.
Teams Kirk Gibson has Played For- Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Royals, Pittsburgh Pirates
Top 3 Kirk Gibson Rookie Cards- These are some of the best Kirk Gibson Rookie cards and some of his most expensive.
1981 Fleer #481 Kirk Gibson
1981 Topps #315 Kirk Gibson
1982 Donruss #407 Kirk Gibson