Monday, April 04, 2011

Recycling baseball images on cards

2010 Bowman Draft J.P. Arencibia #BDP 103 - from the crease of his pants, it looks like his fly is down, like the old-school Claude Raymond Topps cards from 1966 and 1967.

2011 Topps Heritage J.P. Arencibia #368 - the image is the same one used on his 2010 Bowman Draft card, except we don't get a crotch shot since the crop is much tighter.

I'm pretty sure recycling images on baseball cards isn't all that unique - it probably doesn't take a lot of time or effort to use the same image for two or three different brands of baseball cards from the same company.

2010 Bowman Draft Mike McCoy #BDP 107

2010 Topps Series II Mike McCoy #482


mistyloy said...

The McCoy images are different, but obviously from the same session..the bat is at different angles.

The Arencibia pictures look as if either one was actually taken at a slightly different angle than the other, or Topps messed with the background a little since the fence is in a different place in each card.

Paul Hadsall said...

I don't mind too much when they recycle portrait photos like this - it's a tradition that dates back to the 60s (or earlier) for Topps.

I hate it when they get a unique action shot & use it on multiple cards.