More from Fleer of the 1990's
Topps did it quite often in the late 1960's. Was it laziness? cheapness? just didn't care? I don't know. But for whatever reason, Topps reused photographs from one year to another. A lot
1968 and 1969 Ernie Banks
1967 and 1969 Glenn Beckert
1968 and 1969 Ken Holtzman
1967 and 1969 Randy Hundley
1968 and 1969 (Deckle Edge) Don Kessinger
1968 and 1969 Rich Nye
Did I say "a lot'? I mean really, A LOT!!
But by the late 1970's the practice had pretty much ended. Thankfully.
So I was pretty surprised when I was going through my Fleer Cubs and found that Fleer had resurrected the practice in 1991 and 1992. There are four cards from the 1991 update set that showed the same (or nearly the same) picture in 1992. I guess they figured they could kill two birds with one stone. Knock out the '91 update set and get the '92s out of the way at the same time.
George Bell. The pictures aren't identical, but from the same at bat. He finished the swing in '92 and drops the bat in '91.
Danny Jackson. Again, not the same picture, but the same delivery, just a second later.
Heathcliff Slocumb. The exact same picture
Dave Smith. The exact same picture.