I'm not reinventing the wheel with this post as I've seen it done several times. Just thought I would show a Pirates version of the Topps practice of using the same image over and over.
I haven't been hearing about this as much with recent releases so maybe they listened to the collecting masses and ended this lazy practice. In some ways it is kind of funny considering how many pictures of players are taken during one game. I guess its equal part cheap/lazy/bad selection of Getty Images.
Check out this awesome variety of Pedro Alvarez cards!
The lack of variety always stings a little more with players like Alvarez who don't have much in the way of "hit" cards. Plus several of these cards are from high end sets so that adds to the insult even more.
Big thanks to Brian from Collecting Cutch who sent me all of these Pedro cards in the same team bag. He sarcastically had mentioned the great swinging pose that Topps fell in love with on the note.
Thanks for reading!
Man...really, the same picture on all those cards?ReplyDelete
Topps has enough money to get different pictures of players...very poor by Topps.
I understand some pictures are iconic and should be used a good bit. With players today so many different photos exists that I don't even see how this is possible. One of the more frustrating things in todays collecting environment.Delete
I guess they love that pose.. Much like the Pufferfish look on Ryan Braun..ReplyDelete
It's not so bad when it's parallels...but that many different sets is bad. You give me credentials and a pass into the arena/stadium and I'll get you so many pictures you won't have to reuse any of them! I mean, I did just shoot 1500+ pictures in a 30 hour period last month, so it's not outside the norm for me, lol.ReplyDelete
You are hired by my non existent card company.Delete
If pez me off that Pedro does not have one card with the rookie card logo on it.ReplyDelete
I don't think you will find someone with the draft pedigree of Pedro that has so few cards.Delete
I hate this practice, esp with high end cards. I haven't noticed much improvement this year. Lazy and CHEAP. They know we'll buy it anyway. Why do we do this to ourselves?? Argh!ReplyDelete
I've noticed more improvement too. I remember someone had shown a similar post as this one with Gary Carter cards.Delete
I'm a big supporter of Topps... but this is ridiculous. I hope someone over there reads this post and sees that most collectors aren't amused.ReplyDelete
Yeah it seems really lazy. Maybe I'm missing something and there is a better explanation, but for now LAZYDelete
Ooh, nice rainbow!ReplyDelete
The worst part is it isn't being "thrifty" when Topps reuses photos. Sooz even said on Twitter that Topps has to pay the same everytime they use a photo. So Topps pays Getty the same amount if they use the same 1 photo on 50 different cards, or they use 50 different photos on 50 different cards. No monetary difference. Pure laziness by Topps.ReplyDelete
Oh wow....if that is the case why does this happen.Delete
So lazy by ToppsReplyDelete