1. Sy Berger defined Topps' success with his drive, creativity and integrity.

    Sitting at his kitchen table in early 1952, Sy Berger designed a masterpiece.

    Baseball card collectors have benefited from his artistry ever since. And Sunday, collectors lost the “father of modern day baseball cards.”

    Seymour P. “Sy” Berger, the iconic Topps employee known as the “father of modern day baseball cards,” died early Sunday at his home in Rockville Center, New York, said baseball historian Marty Appel, a friend and former public relations man for Topps ...
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