Sy Berger Co-Designer 1952 Baseball Cards Autographed Signed Business Card DECEASED
~~Great looking autographed autographed business card of former 1952 Topps Baseball Cards Co-Designer...Sy Berger.
This is a nice looking autographed business card, which I had in my own personal collection. Over the past 30 years, I have accumulated a number of autographed baseball and football cards and now I am beginning to part with a few duplicates.
Great looking autographed business card signed in black.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
Seymour Perry "Sy" Berger (July 12, 1923 – December 14, 2014) was an employee of the Topps company for over 50 years. He is credited as being the co-designer of the 1952 Topps baseball series.
Berger was born on July 12, 1923, in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, to Louis and Rebecca Berger. He served in the Army Air Forces in World War II and later graduated from Bucknell University with an accounting degree. While in college, Berger met Joel Shorin, son of Philip Shorin, one of the founders of Topps.
Berger's first day at Topps was also the first day that Topps began to produce Bazooka Gum. In the autumn of 1951, Berger, then aged 28, designed the 1952 Topps baseball card set with Woody Gelman on the kitchen table of his apartment on Alabama Avenue in Brooklyn. The card design included a player's name, photo, facsimile autograph, team name and logo on the front; and the player's height, weight, bats, throws, birthplace, birthday, stats and a short biography on the back. The basic design is still in use today. Berger would work for Topps for 50 years (1947–97) and serve as a consultant for another five, becoming a well-known figure on the baseball scene, and the face of Topps to major league baseball players, whom he signed up annually and paid in merchandise, like refrigerators and carpeting.
In later years, Berger had the equivalent of three garbage trucks full of 1952 Topps baseball cards loaded onto a barge. The barge was tugged a few miles, and the cards were dumped into the Atlantic Ocean.
Berger died on December 14, 2014, aged 91.
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