Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The many hats of Sam Mejias

In this very interesting 1981 article from Sports Illustrated, the magazine examined the impact of the two new card manufacturers, Donruss and Fleer. It has some interesting commentary from fans, players and photographers of the time. There are a lot of interesting stories. For example, they are interviewing Topps photographer George Heyer while he takes pictures of the Reds. Sam Mejias interrupts the interview to complain that he is always wearing his batting helmets in photos, like this one from 1981.

Heyer obliged, giving us the photo that would be in 1982 Topps.

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