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?