Alec Soth's Archived Blog

September 9, 2006

Mike Mandel and Johnathan Gitelson

Filed under: artists,baseball — alecsothblog @ 8:44 am

I just realized that among my Mike Mandel photographer/baseball cards, I have a Todd Walker:
Hard to believe these things are over thirty years old. Look at Larry Sultan then:

and now:


One more favorite (not going to trade this one):

I think that Johnathan Gitelson might be my generation’s Mike Mandel. On Jon’s blog he says he is a baseball fan. Maybe someone can talk him into doing a contemporary version of these cards. We know he has the graphic design talent:



  1. Great blog and great baseball cards – especially Larry Sultan. congratulations on baby William – have fun and enjoy the games.

    Comment by colin pantall — September 13, 2006 @ 2:05 pm

  2. I have a complete set of mike mandel’s baseball photography cards and am looking to sell them. any idea of how much there worth?

    Comment by don — February 5, 2008 @ 3:33 am

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