Tucked away in boxes at my parents house sit some of the baseball cards I collected while growing up. While 99% of the cards could be worth to a recycling facility than to a collector they all tell a story about my youth. I remember looking at some of the cards and wondering about everything which went into the production of the cards. Gene Wojciechowski recently wrote a column about Gregg Forwerck a photographer for Topps. While it doesn’t get into the details of the photographing process, it is interesting to learn about the photographer, his backgrounds and some of what he has come across in his 19 years of being the “Annie Leibovitz of sports trading card photographers”.
Here is an article I found about picture day at Giants spring training in 2006, while it is from two seasons ago it is still interesting to see what happens during photo day.
Also for those keeping track, 15 days until opening day for the White Sox.