Saturday, February 9, 2013

1973 Topps Willie Mays - From a Different Perspective

I came across this photo of Willie Mays at Shea Stadium

and it reminded me of his 1973 Topps card:

If I'm not mistaken, it appears that the picture was taken at a slightly different angle at almost the same time the picture was taken that was used for the card.   The bat, the position of his arms and his fingers, the black arm band (worn during the 1972 season in honor of Gil Hodges) on the left sleeve, the blue undershirt, and even the facial expression are almost identical.