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When Men Where Men
September 8, 2007 11:51 PM   Subscribe

Pre-1990s Sports Card Portraiture (Flickr slideshow) Images of pre-1990 sports cards which feature excellent photographic portraits, not action shots. I will delete stuff I don't think is good enough with abandon.

Featuring appearances from Willie McGee, Duke Snider, Steve Carlton, Carmen Fanzone, The Secretary of Defense, Bubba Smith and Joe Pettini.
posted by dhammond (11 comments total)

When Men Were Men.
posted by dhammond at 11:54 PM on September 8, 2007

When the men were men, were the sheep scared?
posted by stavrogin at 12:01 AM on September 9, 2007

Gary Maddox' card is perfect.
posted by stavrogin at 12:02 AM on September 9, 2007

Danny Ainge before the Boston Celtics bought him.
posted by Cranberry at 12:40 AM on September 9, 2007

Oh wow, my son has several of these "portrait-style" sports cards that he bought at a garage sale (a gallon-size Ziploc baggie FULL of them, mostly baseball and football, for a couple of dollars; hmm I wonder if they're worth more than that). They're all from the 70s and 80s. I never really paid much attention to the fact that there was a difference between the portraiture versus the action shots. Very interesting. Thanks, dhammond!
posted by amyms at 2:21 AM on September 9, 2007

The Gary Maddox one is great, but I think this one of Hal Woodshick's my favourite.
posted by jamesonandwater at 8:08 AM on September 9, 2007

For some reason, I really want Matt to do the Hal Woodshick face.
posted by dismas at 8:13 AM on September 9, 2007

Got him, got him, got him, need him, got him, got him...
posted by wfc123 at 8:46 AM on September 9, 2007 [1 favorite]

That 90-91 Mogilny shouldn't be there.
posted by furtive at 9:07 AM on September 9, 2007

posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 12:34 PM on September 9, 2007

I have a signed copy of this one somewhere. My grandma used to work with a lady that he was sleeping with when he came to town...
posted by esch at 5:48 PM on September 9, 2007

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