Mike Mandel Set of 135 Famous Photographer cards.

Lot 212. Mike Mandel Set of 135 Famous Photographer cards.

Winning Bid  $807
Created and produced by a photographer Mike Mandel in 1975 and issued by Topps, this unusual and very rare set depicts photographers dressed in baseball gear. Mandel apparently visited all the subjects with appropriate attire and gear and took the photos. SCD reported an online auction sold a set for $5,675 in early 2010. A B&W issue, 2 1/2 by 3 1/2, distributed with Topps chewing gum in clear plastic packs at art museums and photography stores. Each of the renowned American photographers (including Imogen Cunningham, Ansel Adams, Peter Gowland) is depicted in a baseball pose, wearing a cap of his or her favorite team. Backs have the photogs’ comments about baseball, photography and life. The set of 135 cards is in near mint condition and includes 2 checklist cards and a newspaper article about the set. Winning Bid $807

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