Time magazine has had a long tradition of using contract artists for its weekly covers. Favorite artists and contemporaries of Boris Chaliapin were Boris Artzybasheff and Ernest Hamlin Baker. Time’s editors referred to the three of them as the ABCs of the magazine’s art department. Chaliapin’s portrait of Stan "The Man" Musial, the St. Louis Cardinals’ All-Star hitter and outfielder, was never published, nor do we know when or why it was made. Musial appeared on the September 5, 1949, cover of Time; however, he was portrayed by Baker (below). Given the success of Musial’s twenty-two-season career, all with the Cardinals, there were numerous opportunities for him to have been featured on Time. Musial held many major league records, was a perennial All-Star, and played on three World Series championship teams.