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  • Sy Berger has passed away

    Sy Berger, the father of modern baseball cards, passed away today at the age of 91.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/12...ds-dies-age-91

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    What's THAT guy doing?
    - one of the YES Network broadcasters, after the camera cut to me doing the thumbs-down after Todd Frazier's home run

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    Like TV's Philo T. Farnsworth, Berger should go down as a taken-for-granted innovator who touched so many without too many realizing it.
    Dave Bill Tom George Mark Bob Ernie Soupy Dick Alex Sparky
    Joe Gary MCA Emanuel Sonny Dave Earl Stan
    Jonathan Neil Roger Anthony Ray Thomas Art Don
    Gates Philip John Warrior Rik Casey Tony Horace
    Robin Bill Ernie JEDI

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    • #3
      I wonder if anyone ever made a baseball card of him.

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      • #4
        Yes, there were. Topps made three.

        2004 Topps Fan Favorites - produced in the design of the 1952 Topps, and issued in both a regular version with a printed signature, or with a certified authentic autograph (as shown at the link): http://1952toppsbaseballcards.com/SyBergerCard.jpg

        2011 History of Topps - issued as an insert to 2011 Topps Series 1: http://img.comc.com/i/Baseball/2011/...df6b&size=zoom

        2012 Topps Diamond Anniversary autographs, randomly inserted throughout various sets: http://lifetimetopps.files.wordpress...-60th-auto.jpg
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        What's THAT guy doing?
        - one of the YES Network broadcasters, after the camera cut to me doing the thumbs-down after Todd Frazier's home run

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        • #5
          Thanks for the note on Mr. Berger. Apparently he was only about 28 in the early 1950s when at his urging Topps dove into producing baseball cards "head first". Sy was an originator and a very important and influential man in the baseball card industry.

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