Donruss used hacked picture for 2001 Classics

dale

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I was bored the other day and started looking closely at my 2001 Donruss Classics baseball set. Take a look at the picture and tell me what you think about the Ruth and Gehrig pictures. I always found the stance on Ruth odd, but in the film clips he did seem to have a very closed stance and follow-through. But look at the two pictures from the belt down - they are the same picture! Every tiny detail and wrinkle is present in both pictures. I think they took Gehrig from the waist down and "pasted" it on Ruth. What do you guys think? And no, I don't make a habit of examining pictures of players below the waist.

Dale
 
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tglg

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Looks like it to me. Probably got tired of using the same photo of him, so the cut and paste job worked and made for a different looking pose.
 

75zito

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The belt loops in the front look different to me.. Ruth's looks "fatter"!! I'm sure they photoshop all old timers nowadays!!


Christopher
 

ckinney

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Looks like they put Gerig on Ruth's legs, judging from the shadow. The shadow is in a nice line from Ruth's arm on down. Gerig's shadow is on the other side, doesn't match at all.

Nice find - pretty funny really.

- Chris
 

dale

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Yeah, I agree with some of these observations. I now think they took Ruth's legs and pasted them on Gehrig, in which case they covered the top of his belt a tiny bit. And maybe it was a third player's torso they put under Gehrig's head. I wonder if anyone at Donruss did this, or someone who sold them the picture?
 
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