Thursday, May 27, 2010

Dick Allen Baseball Card Project: 1973

For 1973 Topps resisted the temptation to re-use the now infamous Dick Allen side profile mug shot. Maybe this had something to do with the fact he was the 1972 American League Most Valuable player. But in any case, this one is an improvement. The 1973 card was the first time in his career DA was shown in an action picture.

Considering what we have become used to, I have no legitimate complaints about this card. From a photography perspective, it is a difficult angle. Creating decent batter images from the camera wells on the inside of the dugouts is a tricky proposition. When I shoot baseball games from those positions, I focus on the pitcher and the infielders making defensive plays. My edition gives a nice clear view of the MVPs face, even if it happens to be from the wrong side of the plate.


Johngy said...

The 73 card was one of my favorites, but you came up with another great one. It's also an excellent shot of the famous zipper uni's.

Nate said...

With the pork-chop sideburns, and wire rimmed glasses, Dick was a mighty handsome man! The stuff of legend.

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