Thursday, August 21, 2014
Honor Thy Father
It took awhile... but I finally obtained an autograph of Sy Berger. Who the heck is Sy Berger? Well... he's often referred to as the Father of the Modern Day Baseball Card and is credited for helping design the iconic 1952 Topps baseball card. Berger was a Topps employee for a staggering fifty years.
Unfortunately... the authenticity of this autograph has come into question, since it doesn't have the official Topps authenticity sticker that's usually affixed to the back. In other words this card isn't one of the pack pulled versions from 2004 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites.
When I first noticed this, I was pretty disappointed. But since then... I have spoken to two collectors who received these cards from Sy himself... and neither of theirs had stickers on the back.
So maybe... just maybe Sy Berger did actually autograph this card after all. MAYBE.
Happy Thursday and sayonara!