Mike Mandel shows off his baseball card collection at SFMOMABack in 1974, when the big hitters of black-and-white photography were still at work, conceptual artist Mike Mandel had the brilliant inspiration to make baseball cards out of them.Good 70s in the Pritzker Center for Photography, which takes over the third floor at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.The exhibition combines several 1970s projects by Mandel, starting with “Baseball-Photographer Trading Cards (1975).”There is a long wall of cards — Adams, Larry Sultan, Ed Ruscha, Minor White, Bill Eggleston — each next to a vintage card of a real ballplayer, for athletic contrast.“The whole idea of the baseball cards is that the people in the photography world were like a team,” she says.Like any team, there were standouts and these are highlighted in an ancillary exhibit called All-Stars:Works From the Collection, drawn from SFMOMA’s trove of 17,000 pictures.“There has always been humor in his work and a regard for regular folks,” says Phillips, That’s the point of the baseball-photographer trading cards.
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