Here’s something I’d noticed while updating my team binders… This is Gio Gonzalez photoshopped into his new Nationals uniform…
…and here’s Gio Gonzalez from last year’s Heritage set. Hmmm… Something about this photo seems strangely… familiar.
The odd thing is that on closer examination, it appears that they are two different photos. Look at the railings behind Gio’s cap, they don’t match between the two. It’s possible that they just took the image of Gio, separated it from the background and adjusted it slightly so it looks like a different photo, but that seems like it would be more trouble than it’s worth. I want to say his expression is ever-so-slightly different in the two, but that might be just my mind playing tricks on me.
What’s really funny is that the black and white photo on this year’s card is almost the same pose as the other two. Topps obviously bought their Gio Gonzalez photos in bulk from Costco.