18 February 2024

1990 & 1991 California Angels Photomation


     I'm just posting these here to document their existence.  I'm not sure how they were distributed, whether through the mail in response to fan mail, or as stadium or event giveaways.  In any case, in 1990 & 1991 the California Angels issued these series of 4"x8" black & white glossy photos, sponsored by Photomation Photo Lab in Anaheim.  Each photo features a facsimile autograph, as well as the players' uniform number, name and position.  Not sure exactly how many there were, but these are what I have seen on eBay:


Scott Bailes
Pete Coachman
Mark Eichhorn
Mark Langston
Scott Lewis


Jim Abbott
Chuck Finley
Gary Gaetti
Wally Joyner
Dave Parker
Lance Parrish
Jimmie Reese
Dave Winfield

There was an earlier set issued in color, but without the facscimile autographs.  Haven't nailed down the year (guessing 1988 due to the inclusion of Donnie Moore), but here are the photos I've seen:

Tony Armas
Stewart Cliburn
Joe Coleman
Sherman Corbett
Chili Davis
Brian Downing
Chuck Finley
Willie Fraser
Bryan Harvey
Jack Howell
Wally Joyner
Bobby Knoop
Marcel Lachmann
Kirk McCaskill
Mark McLemore
Donnie Moore
Johnny Ray
Moose Stubing
Mike Witt