Friday, November 18, 2011

Thoughts: Seeing Double, At It's Worst

A little while back I wrote a post about some of Jimmy Howard's cards from different manufacturers using the same picture on multiple occasions. I only brought that up because I like to see a variety when it comes to cards of a single player, and two different cards with the same picture just make things a bit repetitive.

Now, for a little background first. I don't know why but for some reason I've become a Nashville Predators fan, unless of course they're playing my Red Wings. I know that sounds weird coming from a Wings fan, but there's just something I like about that team now. 

Anyway, because of this I found myself looking for some Pekka Rinne stuff on eBay the other day (maybe the start of another PC...) and came across what I tought was the same exact card twice, at first. However, upon closer inspection I realized there was no incorrect listing or anything like that, just two different cards with the same picture.

Here's Rinne's Net Cam insert from 2010-11:

Now, here's the same insert from 2011-12:

Good work Panini, how pathetic is that? I'd be slightly annoyed if I were actually a Rinne collector. It's forgivable if two companies just happen to use the same picture, but this? I don't know, but it just bugs me for some reason.

How difficult could it have been to find a new net cam shot of Rinne. There has to be more than one out there from the last year of action, right? What do you guys think? I know I shouldn't let things like this get to me, but for some reason I can't let it go.


  1. Ugh, not only did they re-use a photo but they used it for the exact same insert set the very next year. This is a prime example of the little things that Panini always seems to screw up.

  2. wow that is BRUTAL! nice catch on that one...very disappointing

  3. OK. Now the other examples you showed were one thing, but this one is terrible.

    These 'net cam' views are getting to be a little overdone.

    What I once thought was a cool idea is fading on me.

    As my niece would say....

  4. Thanks for the comments guys, at least I know I'm not alone in thinking this is, like Brett said, an EPIC FAIL...