It’s not all fun and games, but being a baseball card photographer is really nice work if you can get it.
Meet one guy who snuck on the bandwagon nearly 20 years ago and is still at it.
Gregg Forwerck wasn’t quite sure how he’d get there, but he knew he had to try.
Baseball cards were hot back in the late 1980s, but some of the cards needed a little pep. The Michigan native thought he could provide that and so he took his trusty camera, begged for a small gig and turned it into a full-time job thanks to the plethora of baseball card products that are being produced each year and the demand for high quality, creative images.
"I’m living a dream every day," says Forwerck, who works for Topps. "I can’t believe I get to do this for a job."
After reading the story by ESPN.com’s Gene Wojciechowski, we can’t either.
What’s in the Topps Vault? Signed player contracts, original negatives dating to the ’50s, file copy cards and more…All for sale via eBay.