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

2 comments:

Misty 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 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.

-Paul