...rarely has the power of this shot. Mickey Mantle Having a Bad Day at Yankee Stadium, New York, 1965 by Life photographer John Dominis. I don't like the Yankees, I don't care about Yankee Stadium, I'm no fan of Mickey Mantle, but this is a terrific example of the moment-in-time photography that we need to see more of on baseball cards, which mostly seems repetitive. Swinging. Staring hopefully up. Sliding into base. Posing with bat. Posing with glove. We were taking a walk in downtown Santa Fe and stopped at the Monroe Gallery, which exhibits classic black and white photography, when we came upon this. You could argue that a baseball card should not show a moment of defeat, I suppose, but this does so much more than that.
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