Tuesday, September 28, 2010

What were they thinking?

I'm guessing back in the late 50's/early 60's, Topps only gave the photographers one roll of film at a time. How else do you explain pictures like this?

I know we are in the digital age now and photographers have immediate confirmation of the quality of their pictures. I take 50-100 pictures at my son's games and usually end of with 8-10 that are really nice shots worth keeping.

That said, how else do you explain Topps using this photograph for Cal's card? I can't imagine the photographer took 3 or 4 shots and this one was the best.

Do you know of any more examples of the "Eyes Wide Shut" look?


  1. I've shown this card in way worse (but somehow better) condition.


    (Last card in the post.)

  2. Cal Mclish is pretty cool, but I believe he passed away about a month ago. Horrible photo though. His 1960 card is a lot better looking.

  3. Wow, that card is now a must-have.