If you own baseball card sets from the 1960s and 70s, you probably own a lot of Doug McWilliams’ work.
The California man was a prolific photographer for Topps. Now, his work is heading to Cooperstown.
Making good on a long ago promise, McWilliams is donating thousands of images he shot–including some very rare pictures–to the Baseball Hall of fame.
Some were used to print those great pieces of cardboard, but the card photography turned out to be just part of the deal.
He took an interest in shooting photos for the players who asked.
“I realized when I shot for Topps (which owns all of his baseball card work) that nobody was shooting good stuff for the players,” he told the San Jose Mercury-News, which offers this story on his work.