The baseball card industry has been dying for years. But there was a time when every sports-loving kid had shoeboxes full of cards.
What few collectors know is that every baseball card photo during collecting's heyday was taken by one man: Jean-Philippe Garceau baseball card photography artiste!
Garceau was a classically-trianed painter who, while attending the Royal Academy in London, went on an exchange program to the Art Institute of Chicago. There he took in a Cubs game and became instantly smitten with America's national pastime. He decided to focus his talents on baseball card photography. The rest is history.
Today, in the premiere of a new feature, he sits down with SportsPickle to discuss some of his most iconic images.