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[Mike Mandel baseball photographer trading cards].
BANC PIC 2018.087--PIC
Collection Overview

Title:

[Mike Mandel baseball photographer trading cards]

Creator/Contributor:

Mandel, Mike, creator, photographer.

Creator/Contributor:

Roberts, Mike, printer.

Creator/Contributor:

Topps Chewing Gum, Inc

Abstract:

Trading cards depicting 134 photographers, most of them American, prominent circa the mid-1970s. Light-hearted portraits of subjects posing as baseball players in action, most of them wearing the cap of a Major League Baseball team associated with the city where the photographer was based or born. Backs of cards are printed with personal information resembling that found on traditional baseball cards -- i.e. height, weight, place of birth, home, throws, bats, etc.; other information more pertinent to the subject's photographic practice -- e.g. FC (favorite camera), FD (favorite developer), FP (favorite paper), FF (favorite film) and FPh (favorite photographer); and a printed statement, often humorous, by the subject. Among the numerous well-known photographers represented are Ansel Adams, Ed Ruscha, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Judy Dater, Ira Nowinski, Minor White, Aaron Siskind, Arthur Tress, Arnold Newman, Edmund Teske, Imogen Cunningham, Beaumont Newhall, Wynn Bullock, Bunny Yeager, John Szarkowski, and Bill Eggleston.

Date:

1975 (issued)

Subject:

n-us---
Major League Baseball (Organization)
Photographers -- United States -- 20th century -- Portraits
Baseball cards -- Parodies, imitations, etc
Baseball players -- Photographs

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Photographed by Mike Mandel.
Printed on back of most cards at bottom: Gum by Topps Chewing Gum, Brooklyn / Litho by Mike Roberts, Berkeley. (c) 1975 Mike Mandel.
Mike Mandel baseball photographer trading cards, BANC PIC 2018.087, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift ; of James W. Hendel ; 2018.

Type:

graphic
Collecting cards.

Physical Description:

print
approximately 200 photographs in 1 binder : photomechanical prints ; sheets 9 x 7 cm (trading card format)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2018.087--PIC

Origin:

California