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Friday, August 5, 2011

Topps Ganks Pictures From Wikipedia - #3 Pigs

More Yoink! Same set.  Different year. Last one for today, just wanted to establish the theme and maybe stir up some isht while the National is going on.

2010 Allen & Ginter Three Little Pigs

Topps Pigs

Wikipedia Project Gutenberg Pigs

Ok, so it's Project Gutenberg instead of Wikipedia. Close enough for government work.


--David said...

Wow, that is pathetic. I looked through the other ganked images you posted, too. Seriously!? So, the Topps monopoly is good for creativity and originality? I never thought so, and this just proves my point. ugh.

Anonymous said...

Does this mean we can start mass-producing and releasing our custom cards? I mean, if the big boys can do it...

dayf said...

"Does this mean we can start mass-producing and releasing our custom cards?"

Yes. Yes it does.


banditwolf said...

Lazy & pathetic. With all the millions Topps has they could take a picture themselves not copy internet photos.

Community Gum said...

Personally, as long as Topps pays for the rights to use the image, I don't mind it. It may be the easy/lazy way, but if it wasn't the obvious source of wikipedia, it would just be some other source that someone would find out about. After all, the company doesn't take all of their sports photos in house. They commission and/or pay photographers for images. At least I think they still do. If they're outright stealing it, that would get me flustered.

dayf said...

All of these pics are in the public domain so they don't have to pay a cent. If anything, the Ginterizing Topps did to the pictures might actually allow them to copyright the images with the football pebble textures as their own.

And to reiterate, this is not a GRAAR TOPPS post, this is a LOL TOPPS does the same thing I do when making cards! post.

Anonymous said...


Community Gum said...

I can come off as combative without intending to be. I didn't mean to make it sound like I was taking issue with the series of posts at all. Just adding my opinion.

My intention, geared towards those that say "lazy & pathetic", is pretty much to say why not take the easy way out? Someone will call them out eventually anyway and I'd personally not have them spend resources (aka $$) by taking actual pictures or commissioning, or even going out of the public domain, if it keeps Ginter costs out of high-end territory.

I would be surprised if they could copyright the image, though. I don't know photoshop, but I think the pebble effect is a texture filter (or combination) that come standard.

DK Cook said...

Wow... Talk About Phoning It In.